Library Ed. ISIS Audio Books/ Soundings 2003
CS ISBN $69.95 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN $71.95 Seven CDs
Remote Great Blasket Island is now deserted, but it once was home to an Irish fishing community of 30 homes made legendary by several writers in its midst. In 1953, only 22 people remained, the rest having resettled on the Irish mainland or emigrated to America. Cole Moreton recounts the history of the island and traces one family, the Kearneys, that found a new life in America. Moreton is English, but narrator Gerry O'Brien, an Irishman, reads with a native brogue. Handily, he recreates the feel of a storyteller by the turf fire, a tone that is most effective as he relates the stories of shipwrecks, courtship, and privations that were life on the island. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 05]
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