Edna O'Brien
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Edna O'Brien

Edna O'Brien, the author of "The Country Girls" Trilogy, "The Light of Evening," and "Byron in Love," is the recipient of the James Joyce Ulysses Medal, and an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in London.

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    • The Little Red Chairs

    • By: Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 418
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 385

    Vlad, a stranger from Eastern Europe masquerading as a healer, settles in a small Irish village where the locals fall under his spell....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exquisite prose

    • By Sharey on 05-04-16

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Country Girls

    • By: Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Edna O'Brien
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    It is the early 1960s in a country village in Ireland. Caithleen Brady and her attractive friend, Baba, are on the verge of womanhood and dreaming of spreading their wings....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spectacular Writing and Narrating

    • By Steve M on 09-02-16

    Regular price: $15.66

    • The Love Object

    • Selected Stories
    • By: Edna O'Brien, John Banville - introduction
    • Narrated by: Catherine McGoohan, Julian Sands, Elle Newlands, and others
    • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    In "A Rose in the Heart of New York", the single-mindedness of love dramatically derails the relationship between a girl and her mother....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wow

    • By judyp on 10-06-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Light of Evening

    • By: Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Dearbhla Molloy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    From her hospital bed in Dublin, the elderly Dilly awaits the visit of her daughter, Eleanora, from London. The epochs of her life pass before her....

    Regular price: $55.97

    • The Lonely Girl

    • By: Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Edna O'Brien
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Caithleen and Baba, first encountered in The Country Girls, are now living in Dublin, where they discuss men, drink gin, and try to look fast....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Sequel to The Country Girls

    • By Steve M on 11-04-16

    Regular price: $16.21

    • Girls in their Married Bliss

    • By: Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Edna O'Brien
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Kate and Baba are in London, playing out the tragicomedy of their married lives to its surprisingly level-headed conclusion....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Devastating Final Chapter

    • By Steve M on 06-17-17

    Regular price: $13.93

    • Country Girl

    • A Memoir
    • By: Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Edna O'Brien
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Edna O'Brien's family encouraged her to attend pharmacy school but she left before finishing, to marry an older writer, give birth to two sons, and publish, in 1960, her first novel....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Needs a Professional Narrator

    • By CLD on 08-15-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • James Joyce

    • By: Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Donada Peters
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    One of Ireland's best current novelists provides a thumbnail sketch of Ireland's greatest writer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthusiastic and insightful

    • By Tad Davis on 07-29-12

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Saints and Sinners

    • By: Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Bertish
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Edna O’Brien introduces us to a vivid new cast of restless, searching people who – whether in the Irish countryside or London or New York – remind us of our own humanity....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bleak but Beautiful

    • By Cariola on 10-15-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The High Road

    • By: Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Lara Hutchinson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Set in a Spanish seaside enclave this is a passionate account of lost love and the return to loving, where currents of regret and loneliness clash with a fiery instinct for survival....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • vignettes rather than a novel

    • By Theodore on 08-25-16

    Regular price: $15.98

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