The Empress of Ireland : Places to See

  • by Jennifer Conner
  • Narrated by John Martin Byrne
  • Series: Places to See
  • 1 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Laila Byrne made a final promise to her friend. She will travel more and work less. After sticking a pin in a map of the world, she heads off to Ireland. Laila's trip doesn't work out as planned, but the mix-up results in a chance encounter with a handsome Irishman, Alasdair. Alasdair spends all his waking hours trying to figure out how to keep his family's century old pub, The Empress of Ireland, open for business. He doesn't have time for anything. But when the lovely American comes across his path, will he find time? Once you come to Ireland, you may never leave.

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Customer Reviews

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Boring

The narration was horrible and it sounded like an 80-year-old man – the story was contrived and predictable and ridiculous
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- Jae Williams

Charming story, but flat characters

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No, I would not recommend this book, because the story is very short and the main characters remain flat, which makes the read unsatisfactory.


How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The storyline takes a jump from the beginning of the main character's holiday to the end of the Ireland holiday. This is a missed chance to tell us more about the characters, their history and to develop their relationships with more depth. Well, what else shall I say, Nora Roberts describes the ups and downs of a romance far better and with more detail.


What does John Martin Byrne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I was hoping from former review the reader would read with a stronger Irish accent.


Could you see The Empress of Ireland being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

It might, because the story is shortened and flat enough.


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- Angelika

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-03-2014
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now