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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 1,226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,124

    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

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Secret Scripture

    • By: Sebastian Barry
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 967
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 786
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 784

    Roseanne McNulty, once one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland, is now an elderly patient at Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital. As her 100th year draws near, she decides to record the events of her life, hiding the manuscript beneath the floorboards. Dr. Grene, Roseanne's caretaker, takes a special interest in her case. In his research, he discovers a document written by a local priest that tells a very different story of Roseanne's life than what she recalls.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Haunting and Lovely

    • By Amanda on 05-17-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Days Without End

    • By: Sebastian Barry
    • Narrated by: Aidan Kelly
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Having signed up for the US Army in the 1850s, aged barely 17, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and ultimately the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, despite the horrors they both see and are complicit in, they find these days to be vivid. Both an intensely poignant story of two men and the lives they are dealt and a fresh look at some of the most fateful years in America's past.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Facinating

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-10-18

    Regular price: $20.03

    • On Canaan’s Side

    • A Novel
    • By: Sebastian Barry
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    From the two-time Man Booker short-listed author of The Secret Scripture comes a magnificent new novel that is the story of the twentieth century in America. Told in the first person, as a narrative of Lilly Bere’s life over seventeen days, On Canaan’s Side opens as Lilly mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely and sad

    • By Laurene on 12-24-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Temporary Gentleman

    • By: Sebastian Barry
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    In this highly anticipated new novel, Irishman Jack McNultyis a "temporary gentleman" - an Irishman whose commission in the British army inWWII was never permanent. Sitting in his lodgings in Accra, Ghana, in 1957, he's writing the story of his life with desperate urgency. He cannot take one step further without examining all of the extraordinary events that he has seen. A lifetime of war and world travel - as a soldier in WWII, an engineer, a UN observer - has brought him to this point. But the memory that weighs heaviest on his heart is that of the beautiful Mai Kirwan and their tempestuous, heartbreaking marriage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grab a box of Kleenex because if you have a heart you will need it.

    • By Carrie Arnold on 05-12-14

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Secret Scripture

    • By: Sebastian Barry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Nearing her 100th birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital where's she spent most of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks with her psychiatrist, Dr. Greene, and their relationship intensifies and complicates. Told through their respective journals, the story that emerges is at once shocking and deeply beautiful.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grim, and somehow elating..

    • By Katrine on 03-15-10

    Regular price: $31.44

    • A Long Long Way

    • By: Sebastian Barry
    • Narrated by: John Cormack
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    With acclaimed works like The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, Irish author Sebastian Barry has earned a reputation as a "master storyteller" ( The Wall Street Journal). In A Long Long Way he has created an unforgettable portrait of the horrors of war through the story of Willie Dunne, a young man who leaves his native Dublin in 1914 to join the Allies on the Western Front.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected Pleasure!!

    • By Fear Glic on 09-06-09

    Regular price: $25.37

    • The Temporary Gentleman

    • By: Sebastian Barry
    • Narrated by: Frank Grimes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman', an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second World War was never made permanent. In 1957, in his lodgings in Accra, he sets out to write his story. He is an ordinary man, both petty and heroic, but he has seen extraordinary things. He has wandered the world - as a soldier, an engineer, a UN observer - following his childhood ambition to better himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another heartbreaking piece of the puzzle

    • By Bonny on 04-24-14

    Regular price: $20.03

    • On Canaan's Side

    • By: Sebastian Barry
    • Narrated by: Grainne Gillis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    At once epic and intimate, the story of Lilly Bere unfurls as she tries to make sense of the sorrows and troubles of her life and of the people whose lives she has touched. Spanning nearly seven decades, from Dublin at the end of the First World War to Lilly's life in the new world of America, it is a novel of memory, war, family ties, and love.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • For me .... disappointing

    • By Margaret on 12-06-11

    Regular price: $16.21

    • The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty

    • By: Sebastian Barry
    • Narrated by: Aidan Kelly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Following the end of the First World War, Eneas McNulty joins the British-led Royal Irish Constabulary. With all those around him becoming soldiers of a different kind, however, it proves to be the defining decision of his life when, having witnessed the murder of a fellow RIC policeman, he is wrongly accused of identifying the executioners. With a sentence of death passed over him, he is forced to flee Sligo, leaving behind his friends, family and beloved girl, Viv.

    Regular price: $22.79

    • Dage med Lilly (Danish Edition)

    • By: Sebastian Barry
    • Narrated by: Jette Mechlenburg
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hvordan lyder det, når et niogfirs år gammelt hjerte brister? Der vil nok ikke være meget andet end stilhed, og i hvert fald blot en ganske lille sprød lyd. Året er 1992, og Lillys elskede barnebarn, Bill, har begået selvmord efter at være vendt hjem fra Golfkrigens rædsler. Nu sidder den niogfirsårige dame og nedskriver tanker om sit liv, for hun har også besluttet at afslutte det.

    Regular price: $22.15

    • Annie Dunne

    • By: Sebastian Barry
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Annie Dunne and her cousin Sarah live and work on a small farm in a remote and beautiful part of Wicklow in late 1950s Ireland. All about them, a way of life is about to disappear. Like two old rooks, they hold to their life, cherishing everything. When Annie's nephew and his wife are set to go to London, their two small children are brought down to spend the summer with them. A summer of adventure, pain, delight and ultimately epiphany unfolds for both the children and their elderly caretakers.

    Regular price: $18.54