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Download Mothers and Sons: Stories Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (687 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Colm Toibin Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This beautifully written, intensely intimate collection explores a subject of nearly universal experience: the psychological push and pull between a mother and a son.

Each story is centered on a transformative moment that alters the delicate balance of power in that relationship and changes the way mother and son perceive one another.

With exquisite grace and eloquence, Toibin writes of men and women bound by convention, by unspoken emotions, and by the stronghold of the past. Many are trapped in lives they would not choose again: if they ever chose at all. Through the unique lens of their complex mother-son relationship, surprising hidden facets of character are revealed.

Award-winning novelist Toibin brings to this stunning first collection of short works an acute understanding of human frailty and longing. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by da-wildchildz | 2/12/2014

    " Dull and duller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elise | 2/8/2014

    " Limpid prose. Careful sentences. These stories are beautifully written, but imbued with a studied melancholy that wasn't quite my cup of tea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rachel | 2/1/2014

    " colm toibin is always a joy to read, even though these stories are far from joyous. Tales of mostly misshapen relationships between -- you guessed it -- mothers and sons, in all sorts of different situations -- all coming together in a sort of darkly luminous collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 1/24/2014

    " Terrific Irish writer with a wonderful group of very Irish-feeling short stories. "

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