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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,257 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Morgan Llywelyn Narrator: Fiacre Douglas Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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The Easter Rising of 1916 was a major turning point in Irish history. Peopled by patriots and poets, fueled by a desperate desire for freedom, and played out in the historic streets of Dublin against the background of World War I, the rebellion is a story of tremendous power and unique poignancy.

1916 is the story of the valiant men and women who, for a few desperate days, fought against all odds to realize an impossible dream: to give Ireland back to the Irish. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donald Stevens | 2/20/2014

    " What an awesome read. I knew some of the history of Ireland but I had not read of this time period. It had everything. Sile and here background becoming a nurse and being accepted into the sisterhood. The young orphan with out a home meeting the youg brash hero and being saved by him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rwc | 2/8/2014

    " This was is a good historical novel. The characters were well defined and historically acurate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thom Jones | 2/6/2014

    " A sobering and well written book about another horrid example of man's inhumanity to man. Having recently finished Unbroken (Hillenbrand) and Matterhorn (Marlenates) I may have to read some Dr. Seuss to recalibrate my psyche. Morgan Llywelyn provides an apparently very accurate account of the Irish Rebellion, which includes all of the important historical characters, through the framework of a set of fictional characters. It is well crafted and entertaining and yet heart-wrenching in the knowledge that it is based on fact. I must read up now and find out how the Irish independence evolved from this bloody beginning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 1/31/2014

    " The prose is interesting and all, but the narrative is a bit uneven. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/27/2014

    " I liked it, I learned a lot about the history of the period which is something I'd like to know more about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristincrane4 | 1/18/2014

    " Probably one of the best books i have ever read. very riveting novel about the Irish Rebellion. MUST READ!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 1/16/2014

    " I really enjoy Morgan Llywelyn's books. This one got me interested in the Celtic Revival and the Easter Rising of 1916. It was, as per typical Llywelyn, well written and researched. I like her Druidic and prehistory tales better, though. Her talents seem more suited for writing about that era. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wanda Kasmarzyk | 1/15/2014

    " I am not a big history buff, but this book was not only informative but told a story. Very good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leesa | 9/22/2013

    " Loved it! It's a mix of history and fiction. It tells the story of The Rising in 1916 in Dublin, Ireland but has a story that goes along with it to keep your interest. I really want to go to Ireland now! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 6/29/2013

    " Listened to this on unabridged audio, fantastic book, thought provoking, funny at times and very enjoyable "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 6/25/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. I was a little surprised about the ending (at least, as it pertained to some of the fictional characters), and I learned quite a bit about the Irish fight for freedom in 1916. I'm curious about Llywelyn's other books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan | 10/26/2012

    " I MUCH prefer her earlier ancient Celtic history / mythology novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 6/14/2012

    " Great piece of historical Irish fiction! It is a little slow to start and there are a lot of characters to remember but give it time and hopefully you will fall in love with the spirit of freedom radiating from this book like I did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sasha Dean | 3/6/2012

    " The characters in this novel were just not compelling, which is sad because it revolves around a really compelling time. I was totally disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 9/28/2011

    " Great authentic history in Llewlyn's novels, which are also good character studies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 5/23/2011

    " First in a series of the Irish century - fictional characters against historical backdrop. One of my favorite authors "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caitlin Meisenbach | 5/23/2011

    " Awesome! Really makes the history come alive. Also makes me disappointed that this was completely left out of my history classes; the interface of the Irish rebellion and WWI is so interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 2/18/2011

    " Well written, interesting tale about the Irish Revolution, yet I'm not anxious to read the sequels. Maybe later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/9/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. I was a little surprised about the ending (at least, as it pertained to some of the fictional characters), and I learned quite a bit about the Irish fight for freedom in 1916. I'm curious about Llywelyn's other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 2/3/2011

    " Listened to this on unabridged audio, fantastic book, thought provoking, funny at times and very enjoyable "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 1/22/2011

    " Novelized version of the Irish Rebellion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/14/2011

    " I liked it, I learned a lot about the history of the period which is something I'd like to know more about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise | 12/30/2010

    " Read this book in 2008. Very good novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan | 9/21/2010

    " I MUCH prefer her earlier ancient Celtic history / mythology novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candy | 9/1/2010

    " 3/4 history and 1/4 novel this book gave me a better understanding of the roots of conflict in Ireland. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty | 7/29/2010

    " I did not expect to enjoy this one as much as I did. Usually I stay away from historical fiction. I had a hard time keeping the characters straight but the list in the front really helped. "

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About the Author
Author Morgan Llywelyn

Morgan Llywelyn is the New York Times bestselling author of Lion of Ireland and many other novels chronicling the Celts and Ireland, from earliest times to the present day. She has won numerous literary awards, was named Exceptional Celtic Woman of the Year, is a founding member of the Irish Writers’ Centre, and is a past chairman of the Irish Writers’ Union. Her critically acclaimed novels of both history and mythology have been translated into many languages.