Ghost Light

  • by Joseph O'Connor
  • Narrated by Marcella Riordan
  • 9 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dublin 1907, a city of whispered rumours. An actress still in her teens begins an affair with a damaged older man, the leading playwright at the theatre where she works.
Rebellious, irreverent, beautiful, flirtatious, Molly Allgood is a girl of the inner city tenements, dreaming of stardom in America. Witty and watchful, she has dozens of admirers. But in the backstage of her life, there is a secret.
Her lover, John Synge, is a troubled, reticent genius, the son of a once prosperous landowning family, a poet of fiery language and tempestuous passions. Yet his life is hampered by Edwardian conventions and by the austere and God-fearing mother with whom he lives.


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Customer Reviews

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Too slow paced in intrigue to hold one's interest

What would have made Ghost Light better?

Arrive at the conflict of the story sooner. Plot unreveles too slowly

Has Ghost Light turned you off from other books in this genre?


What does Marcella Riordan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

didn't care for the story

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Any additional comments?

better luck next read

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- g

Brilliant reading, slow story

Would you listen to Ghost Light again? Why?

This was one of the most brilliantly read, if not THE most, audiobook I've ever listed to. Marecella Riordan's portrayal of all of the characters, each with the different Irish accents, was amazing. There were some wonderful "Irish-isms" and turns of speech that literally made me (of Irish decent and an actress) laugh out loud. But other than that, I did find the story rather slow and a bit meandering.

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- Purrberry

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios