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Publisher's Summary

Winter 1847, the Star of the Sea sets sail from Ireland for New York. Among the refugees are a maidservant, bankrupt Lord Merridith, an aspiring novelist and a maker of revolutionary ballads. Each is connected more deeply than they know.
©2002 Joseph O'Connor (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By J. Loken on 12-12-17

An Ill-Begotten Time

I love history and I love a well-written story. This book combines these in an artful, compelling narrative that makes the horrors of the Irish famine and the racism the refugees encountered all too real for the catastrophes in our present world.

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By james langan on 05-04-17

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By bravoball on 01-31-15

Bad reader

A wonderful piece of writing
Wish I had read it
The reader was abysmal
Pronunciation of Gaelic and Irish towns dreadful
I guess he was trying to be West Briton but got in the way

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By Isolde on 05-22-16

Linguistic imperialism

This is an astonishing book in every respect. The story is gripping, the characters multifaceted, the language glorious. How bitterly ironic that the theme of suppression of the Irish by English authorities is mirrored by the producers choice of an English actor to mangle the Irish language that is part of the narrative of this book. This recording cannot be said to be unabridged: The portion of the printed text that appears in the Irish language, whether written in English or Irish spellings, is absent. That is nothing short of a betrayal of the author and the readers

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