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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (435 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph O’Connor Narrator: Peter Marinker Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN:
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It is 1865: the American Civil War is ending. Eliza Duane Mulvey sets out from Lafayette, Louisiana, the town her mother Mary Duane called home. Alone, she walks across a devastated country in search of a youngster she has not seen in four years. One of the hundred thousand children drawn into the war, his fate has been mysterious and will prove extraordinary.

It's a walk that will have consequences for many seemingly unconnected survivors: a love-struck cartographer, a beautiful Latina poetess, rebel guerrilla Johnny Thunders, runaway slave Grace McNeile, and the mercurial revolutionary Giacomo O'Keefe, who commanded a brigade of Irish immigrants in the Union Army and is now governor of a Western wilderness where nothing is as it seems.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anthony Badway | 2/18/2014

    " I have taken this book from my bookshelf about 4 times, just can't seem to get into it. After reading other peoples posts, I see I am not the only one. Having started from the begining time & time again, I still can not tell you what the book is about ... this time, the book goes into the "dontate" pile! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K (Karen) | 2/17/2014

    " I "really liked it" with some caveats. Usually I mow right through a book and finish it in a day or two, but not so with Redemption Falls. This is a book the you can and want to put down, but you are compelled to continue reading. The first third is quite disjointed and hard to get through; the second two thirds start putting all the pieces together. The surprise ending is a nice twist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marius van Blerck | 2/16/2014

    " Somewhere underneath this collection of "stream of consciousness" ramblings lurks a great story. Perhaps the author will tell it one day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adri | 1/10/2014

    " Do not enjoy stream of conciousness type books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 1/7/2014

    " I truly liked "Star of the Sea" so thought I'd give this one a try, as it supposedly continued the story of those characters. It was quite a tangential relationship. The writing was very descriptive, but a bit too stream of consciousness for my taste, and the tying of loose ends at the end seemed a bit rushed. The afterword was a bit pointless, too, in my opinion, existing for the last "gotcha" character reveal at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay Updegrove | 1/5/2014

    " O'Connor is a beautiful writer but the book took a long time to reel me in. Many of it's characters are difficult to sympathize with until they are fleshed out in later chapters. It also takes time to get used to the format of a book, which is like a collection of historical artifacts surrounding the lives of its main characters. On the other hand, the book gets bonus points for containing the most creative swearing and original foul language I have ever experienced. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobby J | 1/2/2014

    " Slowwwww but steady. Got lost once in a while due to the jumping around some quickly between characters and episodes. The longer chapters were by far the better to hold my attention. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debbie | 11/17/2013

    " Did not like it at all! I would not recommend it ever. Few words come to mind: boring, confusing, dragging, what? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 shuiieghilu | 10/3/2013

    " The Civil War was a travesty! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah Lockhart | 8/28/2013

    " The beginning is a bit confusing and slow but Joseph strikes again with layered stories and characters that you get attached to and are actually interested in. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paula | 8/1/2013

    " I was so disappointed with this book. I adored his last book 'Star of the Sea' so I couldn't believe it when I actually had to give up reading this book which is something I rarely do! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 2/9/2013

    " I had no idea what was going on for the first fifty pages but if you stick with you will fall in love with this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula Monroe | 12/22/2012

    " Wow. Great book. I could not put it down. Am going to go back and read Star of the Sea. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue Malley | 12/15/2012

    " Well written but difficult to follow but I stuck with it to try to figure it out "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Reidy | 10/26/2012

    " I liked this book, but it took me FOREVER to read it. I thought it was beautifully done, but not something I necessarily wanted to pick up after a long day at work. Not bath-tub reading, but if you can push through, it's worth it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James Folan | 6/22/2012

    " There are words that tell a story and words that get in the way of the story: this novel has too many of the latter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca Mcdole | 5/28/2012

    " This book so far reminds me of Frazier's Cold Mountain and Lee Smith's Agate Hill. Very beautifully written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tlnorz | 5/7/2012

    " I really enjoyed the book that precedes this one. However, this book, like a movie sequel, had too much of what was enough in the first installment. The flow of the narrative suffered from the wordiness, side-tales, inner-thoughts and other rabbit trails abundant in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 4/14/2012

    " Beautifully layered story - a very engaging book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma Phillips | 4/9/2012

    " Took a while to get into but couldnt put it down once I did "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 2/29/2012

    " presented in an interesting mix of narrative, folk tales and songs and purported historical documentation - story quite slow though and characters did not engage for me "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole Marble | 2/21/2012

    " Writing in the present tense is a most difficult way to write successfully. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pete | 12/28/2011

    " Found it quite hard to get going with this one, but once connected into the author's chosen style of disseminating the story, you have to admire the revealing flow of the narrative built up from the various characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eliza | 12/6/2011

    " This is one of the worst books I have ever read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 John | 4/19/2011

    " Pretentious rubbish. The author must have been paid by the word. My reading time is too valuable to waste on this nonsense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 4/5/2011

    " Gave this a four simply for the ending. I didn't see it coming at all. The entirety of the plot finally pulls together in the. last. sentence. Without the ending, it would only be a three. Recommended if you need something to read, but don't go out of your way to get it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pukapuka | 2/26/2011

    " Very clever I'm sure but I just can't get in to it. It's here there and bloody everywhere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pia | 12/8/2010

    " gave up halfway through...maybe I will try again in the future. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Penny | 9/24/2010

    " OK so I didn't finish it. I picked it up because Frank McCourt said it made him breathless. Very disjointed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 7/15/2010

    " Takes a bit to get into, but once I did: jaw-dropping writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 P.walsh | 3/14/2010

    " Initially I found it somewhat hard going, not so much the different voices and devices as the fact that the narrative seemed unfocused. I persisted and was I rewarded! I fell in love with the book and felt bereft when it ended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tlnorz | 2/3/2010

    " I really enjoyed the book that precedes this one. However, this book, like a movie sequel, had too much of what was enough in the first installment. The flow of the narrative suffered from the wordiness, side-tales, inner-thoughts and other rabbit trails abundant in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 9/2/2009

    " I liked this book, but it took me FOREVER to read it. I thought it was beautifully done, but not something I necessarily wanted to pick up after a long day at work. Not bath-tub reading, but if you can push through, it's worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 8/18/2009

    " The beginning is a bit confusing and slow but Joseph strikes again with layered stories and characters that you get attached to and are actually interested in. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marius | 7/21/2009

    " Somewhere underneath this collection of "stream of consciousness" ramblings lurks a great story. Perhaps the author will tell it one day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 6/6/2009

    " Writing in the present tense is a most difficult way to write successfully. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kate | 5/13/2009

    " After 150 pages, I am giving up. I'm not sure what this book is about and have not been even remotely engaged. If it was shorter, I would probably stick it out, but I dread the thought of another 300 pages when there are so many good books out there to read. "

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