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  • Days Without End

  • A Novel
  • By: Sebastian Barry
  • Narrated by: Aidan Kelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,130

Thomas McNulty, having fled the Great Famine in Ireland and now barely 17 years old, signs up for the US Army in the 1850s and with his brother in arms, John Cole, goes to fight in the Indian Wars - against the Sioux and the Yurok - and, ultimately, in the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, they find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in. Moving from the plains of Wyoming to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry's latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning, disturbing, amazing

  • By Donna Deal on 07-28-17

Bliss

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-17

The writing and narration make for pure bliss. The joyful, faithful, never doubting love of two men, the girl who makes them a family- the beauty and simplicity of acceptance of hardship, it gives me hope at this tough place in time. We shall get through it all if we remember that others have gone before us and others will come after.
Let us find joy in our lives, no matter what.
This book has touched my core.

66 of 75 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret History

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: Donna Tartt
  • Length: 22 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,898
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,344
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,342

The snow in the mountains was melting and Bunny had been dead for several weeks before we came to understand the gravity of our situation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive

  • By Ann on 03-06-11

Story 5 stars but the reading brought it down

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-15

The book itself was very well written and quite original.
The reading, unfortunately, came close to spoiling the storyline for me.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful