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The Secret Scripture | [Sebastian Barry]

The Secret Scripture

Nearing her 100th birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital where's she spent most of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks with her psychiatrist, Dr. Greene, and their relationship intensifies and complicates. Told through their respective journals, the story that emerges is at once shocking and deeply beautiful.
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Publisher's Summary

Nearing her 100th birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital where's she spent most of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks with her psychiatrist, Dr. Greene, and their relationship intensifies and complicates.

Told through their respective journals, the story that emerges is at once shocking and deeply beautiful: a secret history of Ireland's changing character and the story of a life blighted by terrible mistreatment and ignorance.

Short listed for the Man Booker 2008 Prize

©2008 Sebastian Barry; (P)2008 Oakhill Publishing

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  • Elizabeth Davies
    8/15/11
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    "Haunting ..."

    .... once I began listening it was difficult to stop. The characters are brought to life by the brilliant narration. What a great writer!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gerard
    Abergavenny, Gwent, United Kingdom
    5/8/11
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    "Wonderful"

    A wonderful and gripping story written in language so
    perfect that it makes you gasp. Read to perfection.
    You will think about Rosseane for a long time after
    you finish this book.

    The best audio book I have ever listened to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy
    Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
    10/7/10
    Overall
    "Haunting"

    This is an audiobook I've returned to many times. Not something I do often. The writing style is just beautiful and the reader is perfect. I was utterly spellbound by the combination. It's nothing short of painting with words.
    And that's just the icing on the cake. A great but gritty story, captivating characters and an insightful look of how we see and are seen by others.
    Very much a winner in my books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fiona Seltzer
    Glasgow
    4/13/10
    Overall
    "Secret Scripture"

    this audio book had me enthralled from the moment it started.............i hadn't heard of it or its narrator before but the book was a recommendation by a good friend, and not wanting to tell her i was not in the slightest interested in the subject i thought i would get it as an audio book for my ipod and let it lull me to sleep at night.
    well as i said it held me in thrall from first to last and the narrator is so good you believed him to be all the characters in their turn. so good in fact was he that this months book for me is one narrated by him even though i have no idea what the book is like.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Phillistein
    Margate, Kent United Kingdom
    1/10/09
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    "intriguing, beguiling tale beautifully told"

    Though I have only listened to the taster, this has whetted my appetite for more. The reader's voice has a lyrical quality and draws the listener in. The story has depth and mystery. Worth a listen!

    5 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    coventry, United Kingdom
    3/31/09
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    "stretched co-incidence too far"

    As the book drew to its end and I realised (who could not) what the author was planning to do as his "reveal" I kept telling myself that surely, surely, he wouldn't expect us to stretch our belief in co-incidence that far. But yes, there it was (I won't give it away just in case you do actually read it). And what woman worth her salt would hang around waiting for eight years for someone else to decide her fate?
    Don't bother reading it - you'll be disapointed.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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