An entertaining and pleasant overview of Ireland via Dublin through the age
I bought this book because I love Irish history and lived in Belfast for a couple of years. I wish this audio book was available unabridged - but there you go. This is history of the princes of Ireland from very early times, read in a stunning irish voice. It is told from the perspective of those surrounding the princes, and the communities that their warring affects, rather than from the princes themselves. It gives an overview of the culture, laws, religions and ways of life of people during each of the periods that it covers. I'd recommend it for anyone who wants an overview and to be entertained - not for any comprehensive.
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Great Purchase for someone who travels & wants something other than music.
I wish I could say that I have listened to it recently, but that is not the case. I travel periodically, and it's usually a 9 hr. trip, one way. I bought this item because it would keep me awake, and I like having something other than music to keep my interest while driving.
I would buy a similar item again, as I also like stories of a Celtic origin.
I have come into other audio books, some with not so intersting subjects, but they did the trick. This seems to be a lenghty audio story, but as I mentioned, this will be very helpful on my next trip.Read full review...
Wonderful story about the history of Ireland. Mr. Rutherfurd is a great story teller. The way he weaves historical fact around the personal stories to make it so intriguing and interesting.
Well worth the read!
This is a Fabulous book! Great writing, great story! A big book but, so worth the time to read! I recommend this book/story to anyone. A really good look at Ireland and it's wonderful people.