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    • From a Low and Quiet Sea

    • By: Donal Ryan
    • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins, Gerard Doyle, Alan Smyth, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Three men search for some version of home; their lives move inexorably toward a reckoning that will draw them all together. For Farouk, family is all. He has protected his wife and daughter as best he can from the war and hatred that has torn Syria apart. If they stay, they will lose their freedom. Lampy is distracted; he has too much going on in his small town life in Ireland. He has the city girl for a bit of fun, but she's not Chloe. The game was always the lifeblood coursing through John's veins: manipulating people for his enjoyment. But it was never enough. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deeply moving and beautifully written.

    • By Carrie Arnold on 07-18-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • From a Low and Quiet Sea

    • By: Donal Ryan
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan, Gerry O'Brien, Ramon Tikaram
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan, read by Stephen Hogan, Gerry O'Brien and Ramon Tikaram. Farouk’s country has been torn apart by war. Lampy’s heart has been laid waste by Chloe. John’s past torments him as he nears his end. The refugee. The dreamer. The penitent. From war-torn Syria to small-town Ireland, three men, scarred by all they have loved and lost, are searching for some version of home. Each is drawn towards a powerful reckoning, one that will bring them together in the most unexpected of ways.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • How Much the Heart Can Hold

    • Seven Stories on Love
    • By: Carys Bray, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Bernardine Evaristo, and others
    • Narrated by: Grainne Gillis, Jane Collingwood, Jeff Harding, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Love is not a singular concept. In this collection, seven award-winning authors explore seven concepts of love: from philautia (self-love) to agape (love for humanity) and from storge (a natural affection for family) to mania (a frenzied, obsessive love).

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Spinning Heart

    • A Novel
    • By: Donal Ryan
    • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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      4 out of 5 stars 68

    In the aftermath of Ireland's financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Through a chorus of unique voices, each struggling to tell their own kind of truth, a single authentic tale unfolds. The Spinning Heart speaks for contemporary Ireland like no other novel. Wry, vulnerable, all-too human, it captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and thoughts of a generation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 21 Distinct Voices Beautifully Crafted

    • By Cariola on 03-19-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • All We Shall Know

    • A Novel
    • By: Donal Ryan
    • Narrated by: Sonya Macari
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Melody Shee is alone and in trouble. At 33 years old, she finds herself pregnant with the child of a 17-year-old Traveler boy, Martin Toppy, and not by her husband, Pat. Melody was teaching Martin to read, but now he's gone, and Pat leaves, too, full of rage. She's trying to stay in the moment, but the future is looming, while the past won't let her go. It's a good thing that she meets Mary Crothery when she does.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breathtakingly beautiful writing.

    • By Vistarina on 07-28-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Thing about December

    • By: Donal Ryan
    • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    While the Celtic Tiger rages, and greed becomes the norm, Johnsey Cunliffe desperately tries to hold on to the familiar, even as he loses those who all his life have protected him from a harsh world. Following the deaths first of his father and then his mother, Johnsey inherits the family farm, and a healthy bank account, both of which he proves incapable of managing on his own. Village bullies and scheming land-grabbers stand in his way, no matter where he turns.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Inner Thoughts of a Mentally Challenged Man

    • By asassyvic on 01-21-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Slanting of the Sun

    • Stories
    • By: Donal Ryan
    • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Donal Ryan's short stories pick up where his acclaimed novels The Spinning Heart and The Thing About December left off, dealing with dramas set in motion by loneliness and displacement and revealing stories of passion and desire where less astute observers might fail to detect the humanity that roils beneath the surface. Sometimes these dramas are found in ordinary, mundane situations; sometimes they are triggered by fateful encounters or tragic decisions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Jeff Lacy on 02-07-18

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Rust

    • By: Donal Ryan
    • Narrated by: Jesper Bøllehuus
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Det økonomiske kollaps og finanskrisen forårsager farlige spaendinger mellem indbyggerne i en lille by. Grådighed graver grøfter mellem tidligere venner. Arbejdsløshed, sorte penge, et mord og en barnebortførelse sender chokbølger gennem det lille samfund.

    Regular price: $14.68