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R. Boehm

The Villages, Florida
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  • Exit Unicorns

  • By: Cindy Brandner
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

In this sweeping and powerful epic the journey begins in the "terrible beauty" of Northern Ireland during a time when conflict reigns and no one is spared from tragedy and sorrow, the time known as The Troubles. It is the spring of 1968 in Belfast and James Kirkpatrick has just lost his father under suspicious circumstances, Casey Riordan is released from prison after five years and Pamela O'Flaherty has crossed an ocean and a lifetime of memories to find the man she fell in love with as a little girl. All three lives are on a collision course with each other against the backdrop of the burgeoning civil rights movement and a nation on the brink of revolution. They come from disparate backgrounds - Jamie a wealthy aristocrat whose life is like an imperfect but multi-faceted jewel-brilliant, flawed and with a glitter that is designed to distract the observer. Casey, a card-carrying member of the Irish Republican Army, who must face the fact that five years away has left him a stranger, a misfit in his own neighborhood where not everyone is sympathetic to a convicted rebel. Pamela, who has come to Ireland in search of a memory and a man who may not have existed in the first place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At long last!

  • By Christine Nemechek on 11-07-17

loved the story and the storyteller

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Cindy Brandner's Exit Unicorn series
Now I am thrilled to listen to Gary Furlong read them to me.

  • Mermaid in a Bowl of Tears

  • By: Cindy Brandner
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 29 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

The long-awaited sequel to Exit Unicorns opens in the autumn of 1969. Casey and Pamela Riordan have fled the erupting violence of Belfast, Northern Ireland, only to find themselves tangled in the web of political corruption that permeates South Boston. Here, a man's life can hang upon the whim of another, and neighborhood politics and organized crime are one and the same.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do not miss Mermaid in a Bowl of Tears!

  • By Victoria Jewel on 12-03-18

I think I'm in love!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-18

I was thrilled when I discovered that Cindy Brandner was creating a Mermaid audiobook. I have eagerly followed Pamela, Jamie and Casey's story throughout the Exit Unicorn series. As much as I enjoyed reading Mermaid however, having it read to me in the accomplished (and sexy) voice of Gary Furlong was a real treat. I didn't want to stop listening! Well done! Looking forward to listening to the next in the series when it's completed.