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The Green Road Audiobook

The Green Road

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Publisher's Summary

From internationally acclaimed, Man Booker Prize - winning author Anne Enright comes a shattering novel set in a small town on Ireland's Atlantic coast. The Green Road is a tale of family and fracture, compassion and selfishness - an audiobook about the gaps in the human heart and how we strive to fill them.

Spanning 30 years, The Green Road tells the story of Rosaleen, matriarch of the Madigans, a family on the cusp of either coming together or falling irreparably apart. As they grow up, Rosaleen's four children leave the west of Ireland for lives they could have never imagined in Dublin, New York, and Mali, West Africa. In her early old age, their difficult, wonderful mother announces that she's decided to sell the house and divide the proceeds. Her adult children come back for a last Christmas with the feeling that their childhoods are being erased, their personal history bought and sold.

A profoundly moving work about a family's desperate attempt to recover the relationships they've lost and forge the ones they never had, The Green Road is Enright's most mature, accomplished, and unforgettable novel to date.

©2015 Anne Enright (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Clio 08-25-15
    Clio 08-25-15
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    "Phenomenal"
    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    The female narrator was spectacular! The Irish male narrator was much weaker (3 stars), less nuance and more sing-song-y. The American voice was great also.


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    Nearly didn't get this because of the negative reviews. This is easily one of the best books I've read this year. Literature for adults! My previous read was "The Marriage of Opposites," which is much more highly rated on Audible, but not even in the same league as this. Wish it had been longer.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Marty Metcalf 02-05-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Not an uplifting book."

    This book was a sad story about an Irish family's troubled relationships inside and outside the family.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy5940 02-03-16
    Nancy5940 02-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Lost 10 hours of my life!`"
    What would have made The Green Road better?

    A better story! I kept listening as I thought it would get better, which it didn't. The story was so depressing, self-absorbing and just a waste of my time. The performers did a fine job of reading, just their material was poor.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine San Diego, CA 01-03-16
    Catherine San Diego, CA 01-03-16 Member Since 2011

    Catroy

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    "But... What Happened?!"
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    I don't know what happened at the end of the book. There were several plot lines that had just come to an important juncture and suddenly the Audible voiceover comes on and says the book is over. What happened?

    The writing was good, with great character development. I honestly thought something must have happened to my download. Was someone running late on their deadline so they just stopped? Very disappointing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eleanor B. 08-26-16
    Eleanor B. 08-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Why the need to come up with cutting edge style?"

    in trying to tell the story in a way that I can only describe as "connect the dots storytelling"... takes away from narrative. Plus pretty morose as well. Not a fan.

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    devin farrelly 06-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Had to stop - what a waste of money. Did t enjoy being tricked into hearing about gay sex."

    No where was it stated that this was a gay journey of self discovery story.

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    lynne 04-26-16
    lynne 04-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "can you go less than one star"

    I could not make it past chapter 3. I did not appreciate this writers talent at all

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    yhamel 02-10-16
    yhamel 02-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    If you could sum up The Green Road in three words, what would they be?

    simply enjoyable to listen to; to get into the hearts and minds, and the life uncertainties of such singular characters.


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    marisol wild 01-31-16
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    "Very disappointing ending"

    On the whole the story was incredibly disappointing. And the ending just wasn't an ending. I'm sorry to say it was a waste of money

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    mama rock 08-07-15
    mama rock 08-07-15

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    "Stupid ending. Not much of a story"

    Had good reviews but found it annoying and boring. I know that they were trying to do is write and epic novel but they fell very short. And the dumbest least satisfying ending ever!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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