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Download Classic Irish Short Stories Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Classic Irish Short Stories (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Various
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Various Narrator: T.P. McKenna Publisher: CSA Word Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2006 ISBN:
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The Irish are arguably the most literate people in the world. The number of famous Irish authors, from Joyce to Trevor and from Goldsmith to O'Brien, is a clear testimony to that. In this rich selection, we have concentrated on some of the early Irish writers who were particularly adept at the difficult art of writing good short stories.

They range from Gerald Griffin's chilling tale, The Brown Man, to the delicate and closely observed Araby, taken from James Joyce's Dubliners, about adolescent sexual awakening. Also included are Oscar Wilde's stylish and witty story The Model Millionaire, about a young man on whom good fortune smiles; Oliver Goldsmith's Adventures of a Strolling Player, a compressed narrative of a peripatetic existence; Sheridan Le Fanu's story about the Faustian Sir Dominick Sarsfield; William Castleton's wily distiller Bob Pentland and his outwitting of the excide man; and Agnes Castle's romantic Rosanna. They combine in a distinctive potpourri of stories written by Irish story tellers and inspired by Irish life and character.

With his wonderfully rich voice and expertise at story-telling, narrator T.P. McKenna, the well-known Irish actor, brings an authentic flavour to this audiobook. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 12/14/2006

    " There was one really wonderful short story in this collection, The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde was by far my favorite story. Some of the others were just OK. Had it not been for Wilde's story, I would have given it 2 1/2 stars. "

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