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HUNGRY FOR HOME A Journey from the Edge of Ireland

by | Read by Gerry O'Brien

History • 11 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2003

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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Formats

Library Ed. • ISIS Audio Books/ Soundings • 2003

CS ISBN $69.95 • Eight cassettes

CD ISBN $71.95 • Seven CDs

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