Extended Audio Sample

Download Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga (Unabridged), by Edward Rutherfurd
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,691 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edward Rutherfurd Narrator: Richard Matthews Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 1 votes

The saga begins in tribal, pre-Christian Ireland during the reign of the fierce and mighty High Kings at Tara, with the tale of two lovers, the princely Conall and the ravishing Deirdre, whose travails cleverly echo the ancient Celtic legend of Cuchulainn. From that stirring beginning, Rutherfurd takes the reader on a powerfully imagined journey through the centuries. Through the interlocking stories of a memorable cast of characters (druids and chieftains, monks and smugglers, noblewomen and farmwives, merchants and mercenaries, rebels and cowards) we see Ireland through the lens of its greatest city.

While vividly and movingly conveying the passions and struggles that shaped the character of Dublin, Rutherfurd portrays the major events in Irish history: The tribal culture of pagan Ireland; the mission of St. Patrick; the coming of the Vikings and the founding of Dublin; the glories of the great nearby monastery of Glendalough and the making of treasures like the Book of Kells; the extraordinary career of Brian Boru; and the trickery of Henry II, which gave England its first foothold in Medieval Ireland. The stage is then set for the great conflict between the English kings and the princes of Ireland, and the disastrous Irish invasion of England, which incurred the wrath of Henry VIII and where this book, the first of the two part Dublin Saga, draws to a close, as the path of Irish history takes a dramatic and irrevocable turn.

Rich, colorful and impeccably researched, The Princes of Ireland is epic entertainment spun by a master.

Download and start listening now!

BK_BKOT_000189

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Menolly Wilcox | 2/20/2014

    " Got 70 pages into it and I still didn't care about a single character... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cassi | 2/10/2014

    " I wish I were Irish...I am distantly, though not as far back as these Princes. A great tale of history, family and war. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amanda | 1/25/2014

    " Good on audiobook, but only if you're okay with no continuous plot - it's more like a collection of short stories which fictionalize the history of Ireland. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cate | 1/25/2014

    " I liked it, although I did get a little bogged down it towards the middle. The second book for the two is probably better but you do need to have read the first to understand the families. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations