The Cuculian Trilogy

  • by Standish O'Grady
  • Narrated by Ralph Cosham
  • 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Cuculian, "The Hound of Ulster," is the champion of Ireland and is best remembered for his single-handed defense of Ulster. The author of these accounts is Standish O'Grady (1846-1928), whose writings earned him the title "Father of the Irish Renaissance." This is the first time Cuculian's story has been available in audio.


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Customer Reviews

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Take a pass on this one...

This was a hard to follow story read by a monotone narrator. The combination of the two was a very painful listening experience for me. If the reader is interested in an Irish themed book, I recommend The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutheford.
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- H. Connelly "Mojo Risen"

Not an easy undertaking

I'm only about halfway through, and probably won't finish the book.

The reader, speaks in a dreadful, unexpressive monotone. He does have an intriguing accent and rhythm, but that alone is not enough to recommend the book.

The actual story line is complicated and uninteresting. Unless you're steeped in Irish culture (I'm not) you'll have extreme difficulty following the plot. It references many people and places you've probably never heard of, and I can only assume are notable in Irish folklore.

Also, like many myths, the events of the story alternate between completely unbelievable and painfully mundane.

If you're an academic myth junkie you'll probably find this book enlightening, but you probably already own it too. If you're anything less than obsessed with Irish culture and mythology, take a pass.
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- Kennet

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-19-2004
  • Publisher: Findaway World