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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (119 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lady Gregory Narrator: Felicity Hays-McCoy Publisher: Crimson Cats Audio Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Some of the classic collection of Lady Gregory's translations of the Irish stories of Finn McCool.

Lady Gregory's translation of these old Irish stories was described by the poet W. B. Yeats as the best book that has come out of Ireland in my time. It contains translations by Lady Gregory of medieval manuscript versions of myths and legends drawn from a pre-historic oral tradition that still survives today. This adaptation for audio allows the listener to experience some of these stories through the spoken voice, as when they were first told by country people and in the courts of kings.

Reader Felicity Hays-McCoy is an Irish writer and actress whose knowledge and love of these stories goes back to her childhood, when she first heard them in the Irish language.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alexandra Howells | 8/20/2013

    " A delightful translation of the Ancient Irish myths. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by A. Mary Murphy | 3/17/2012

    " Gregory's versions of the myths are written with the music that can be missing from more recent tellings, rather in the same way that the Good News Bible loses the lyricism of the King James. Her arrangements are more demur than Kinsella's, but this is part of their charm. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Robert | 7/17/2011

    " With some difficulty, I made it through this good foundation on Irish Myth. Being of Irish descent, it seemed a shame to me that I knew little about the mythology of my ancestors. Now, I feel a little better versed, although I feel the book might be due a second read sometime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michael | 7/13/2011

    " I enjoyed this book, though the tale of Cuchulain is more interesting. This story shows you the mythological history of Ireland, starting with the arrival of the gods and ending with the return of the last of the Fianna to a christian Ireland. "

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