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Sunset Song Audiobook

Sunset Song

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Publisher's Summary

The most acclaimed Scottish novel of all time, Sunset Song is a powerful portrait of a land and people in turmoil, seen through the life and struggles of its heroine, Chris Guthrie.

In the years up to and beyond the First World War, Chris' resilience, like the land itself, endures despite everything and is portrayed with a lyrical intensity that echoes through the years and still resonates today.

©2015 Canongate Books (P)2015 Canongate Books Ltd

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    K. Cole Cincinnati, Ohio, US. 11-27-16
    K. Cole Cincinnati, Ohio, US. 11-27-16 Member Since 2016

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    "wonderful"

    the narrator is exquisite, the story magnificent, and the performance is irresistible.. I can't recommend this highly enough

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    Karen Winston-Salem, NC, United States 10-23-16
    Karen Winston-Salem, NC, United States 10-23-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Beautiful language"

    Gibbon's poetic language spoken in McCallum's appropriately thick accent combine to require closer attention, but oh, so worth it! Gibbon tells an honestly realistic tale in words that make it beautiful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maxine Aitkenhead 09-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Beautifully told."

    What a treat to hear this. Perhaps my first north east story. I look forward to seeing the show now. Thank you.

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    Mary L. 07-26-16
    Mary L. 07-26-16
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    "Good book for learning about the land and its authors"

    I am going to Scotland and wanted to get in the spirit. This was a good one to give me a sense of the people, land and history. The narrator made the story come alive, with her authentic accent being both a pro and con. I enjoyed her accent and the colloquialisms of the Scottish but at the same time found it difficult to understand, especially when she was speaking quickly. I may have to get the written book to study and decipher some of the language. Would recommend!

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    hugh hungerford 07-24-16
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    "A very fine book and surely a Scottish classic"

    Beautifully and evocatively read and very moving. Such a lyrical description of place and a culture no more.

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  • Andrew
    12/28/15
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    "Wonderfully read in a convincing accent."

    Absolutely loved listening to Eileen McCullum convincing accent and dialect; brings the story alive! Marvellous!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • John Boyle
    12/2/15
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    "Wonderful"

    Fantastic narration. I've read Sunset Song many times and will never tire of it. Eileen McCallum's voice is perfect and added so much to an already firm favourite of mine. I'm looking forward to listening again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. J. Fanning
    Sussex, UK
    5/12/17
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    "Beautiful absorbing narration of the book."
    What made the experience of listening to Sunset Song the most enjoyable?

    Eileen McCallum. What a performance as narrator. Breathtaking. Stunning. Loved it. Have listened to it time and again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The use of language. The setting.


    What does Eileen McCallum bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Stunning. You'll cry listening to this.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, absolutely.


    Any additional comments?

    Simply the best audio book I have purchased from Audible. Will Cloud Howe and Grey Granite be available?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Agatha Christie
    London UK
    1/27/17
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    "Outstanding performance"
    Where does Sunset Song rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great book made all the better by the masterly performance of Eileen McCallum. Please release her reading of the other two books in the trilogy - they aren't available in any format any more, even cassette, though I was prepared to resurrect my ancient Walkman if necessary!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The language is sublime and the characters are compelling - but perhaps not for you if you like a fast-moving plot.


    What does Eileen McCallum bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I read this book years ago and while I enjoyed it, I have to admit that I got a bit bogged down reading the dialect. This narration brought the whole setting completely to life.


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  • Samie
    12/20/16
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    "A voice from the past."

    The language of Sunset Song is the language of my youth. The story of ordinary folk has never sounded sweeter. A real joy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Francesca F.
    11/18/16
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    "great performance"

    The performance by Eileen McCallum is simply wonderful! of course this is not an easy book so it might be advisable to have the text in front of you while listening or to have read it before. But the performance really helps to appreciate this beautiful novel. And she sings the Scottish tunes in the book, a real treat. I really hope she will record the other two books of the trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nick Skinner
    10/31/16
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    "AMAZING"

    Superbly read. A true celebration of a great writer in a rich language. Loved every moment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • LynnD
    6/9/16
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    "Beautiful"

    A lovely Scottish poetic language novel. The narration enhances the story. Strong characters in an interesting plot. Throughly recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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