Exit Unicorns

  • by Cindy Brandner
  • Narrated by Gary Furlong
  • 22 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this sweeping and powerful epic the journey begins in the "terrible beauty" of Northern Ireland during a time when conflict reigns and no one is spared from tragedy and sorrow, the time known as The Troubles.
It is the spring of 1968 in Belfast and James Kirkpatrick has just lost his father under suspicious circumstances, Casey Riordan is released from prison after five years and Pamela O'Flaherty has crossed an ocean and a lifetime of memories to find the man she fell in love with as a little girl. All three lives are on a collision course with each other against the backdrop of the burgeoning civil rights movement and a nation on the brink of revolution.
They come from disparate backgrounds - Jamie a wealthy aristocrat whose life is like an imperfect but multi-faceted jewel-brilliant, flawed and with a glitter that is designed to distract the observer. Casey, a card-carrying member of the Irish Republican Army, who must face the fact that five years away has left him a stranger, a misfit in his own neighborhood where not everyone is sympathetic to a convicted rebel. Pamela, who has come to Ireland in search of a memory and a man who may not have existed in the first place.
Through it all runs the ribbon of a love story: love of country, the beginning love of two people unable to resist the pull of each other regardless of the cost to themselves and those around them, and the selfless love of one man who no longer believes himself capable of such emotion.
It is an electrifying tale of a people divided by religion and politics, a tale of love and danger, of triumph and tragedy. Ultimately it is the story of that "terrible beauty" herself - Ireland - and how nation is bound to one's identity, woven into the weft of all we become.

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Wow, just wow!!

This is my first Audible book. I have read this story and loved it so much I decided I needed to hear it too. The narration is first rate. Gary Furlong has an amazing ability to change the voices of each character, along with a narration voice that is perfect. I loved having an audio so I could listen in the car, while working, while cleaning, everywhere!
Cindy Brandner is an amazing writer. The characters in her story, and the other books in the series, become part of your family. I laughed and I cried, I was happy and I was sad. The historical events in the book are well researched. Her writing is so descriptive you will feel that you are right there in Northern Ireland with Pamela, Casey, Pat & Jamie. I gave the book 5 stars, for both the story and the narration, but I really wanted to give it more stars. Let's say it's a 5+ for sure. I loved this Audible book and I think you will too.
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- dianne karpowicz

I’ve been waiting for this for a long time!

I’m sooo excited about the Audible Version so I can actually listen to the story. The Narrator is perfect! It’s actually shocking that there’s a voice out there that didn’t mess with the voice in my head reading it myself. I just hope he’s available to read the rest of the series! I spend a lot of time driving and I would absolutely love to hear them all before the new one is released!

This is the review I wrote after reading the book. I have since read the entire series and each time a new book comes out, I go back and re-read all the ones before it so I’m fresh on details before continuing on.

Amazon Review: Exit Unicorns is one of those stories that you "live" for the duration of your read. It's such a loss when it's over and I missed the characters as though they were absent friends of mine. It's a healthy dose of history cleverely woven throughout an enthralling story that will capture your heart and thoughts for a long time!
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- Marcia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-06-2017
  • Publisher: Starry Night Press