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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (256 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Jordan Narrator: Terry Donnelly Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2004 ISBN: 9781598871944
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A brutal murder begins this story. Told by the dead woman, this ghostly tale takes us back across the 50 years leading up to that moment, following friends over five decades, with each character moving towards their role in the tragedy. A haunting explora Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marport | 1/7/2014

    " Using the ghost of the main character was an interesting technique and, as bizaare as it sounds, actually worked well. I was engrossed from the start. The characters and their relationships are interesting and the impact of passion, obsession and betrayal upon them ultimately reveals all. I became an obsessive reader! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Breanne Joy | 12/30/2013

    " I don't get all the hype for this book. I didn't actually enjoy reading it until page 180.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Padraic | 12/27/2013

    " In Ireland, just because you're dead doesn't mean you don't get a say. Lovely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra Reynolds | 12/19/2013

    " it was a good book,a little hard to follow in parts,it was sad but Jordan paints a picture of childhood innocence and describes the era and the location so well you feel like youre there.Its my first novel by Jordan so i think i would probably read some more of his work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manda Graham | 12/18/2013

    " I enjoyed parts of this book more than others as I found some of the switches between characters confusing. Overall a very interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 12/18/2013

    " Agree that the beginning was tough, but after 14 pages, it was readable and I recommend it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 12/5/2013

    " The book is beautiful. Jordan's use of language is awe-inspiring. Hands down one of the best books I have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 7/19/2013

    " Wordy and slow starting but good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Johnson | 7/6/2013

    " Read for "Contemporary British and Irish Fiction," English capstone seminar, SP10 (Mary Smyth). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/4/2013

    " Although the dialogue was a bit too poetic for children speak, too many Shakespearean observations and ten dollar words, I thought the story was engaging enough to allow for a bit of writer's fantasy. A little slow, but a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dana | 4/20/2013

    " 2.5 stars. I liked the idea of the book but the style wasn't my taste. It's the type where instead of ever really saying what is happening in a "big moment", the author talks around and around it so you have to infer what he means. For me, that gets old. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dale Sino | 9/11/2012

    " A superior use of the same metafiction device (narrator is "speaking from the grave") as "The Lovely Bones." Give Bones a pass and read "Shade" instead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rida | 6/26/2012

    " Slow, sensual, beautiful but confusing in parts too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 6/15/2012

    " Deeply imaginative,sad, funny. Beautifully written. I shall look out for more by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lara | 8/3/2011

    " Jordan certainly has a talent for beautiful prose and paints a vivid landscape in this novel. Unfortunately, I found the jumps in time and narrative voice confusing, and the parts of the book that glowed served to magnify the more stagnant portions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 3/27/2011

    " it was a good book,a little hard to follow in parts,it was sad but Jordan paints a picture of childhood innocence and describes the era and the location so well you feel like youre there.Its my first novel by Jordan so i think i would probably read some more of his work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manda | 12/9/2010

    " I enjoyed parts of this book more than others as I found some of the switches between characters confusing. Overall a very interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 6/9/2010

    " Wordy and slow starting but good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 4/18/2010

    " Read for "Contemporary British and Irish Fiction," English capstone seminar, SP10 (Mary Smyth). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 2/20/2010

    " Agree that the beginning was tough, but after 14 pages, it was readable and I recommend it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 7/13/2009

    " Amazing writing - very puzzled as to why this didn't win the Man Booker prize. Jordan is so much more than screenwriter (The Crying Game, Etc...)
    Big thumbs up! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 2/26/2009

    " The book is beautiful. Jordan's use of language is awe-inspiring. Hands down one of the best books I have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rida | 1/31/2009

    " Slow, sensual, beautiful but confusing in parts too. "

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About the Narrator

Terry Donnelly is a narrator and an actress who has appeared on television in Law & Order. She is the narrator of more than a dozen audiobooks, and her reading of Quentins by Maeve Binchy was a finalist in 2003 for the prestigious Audie Award in the category of Solo Narration – Female. She earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for her reading of The Gathering by Anne Enright in which she was praised for “capturing [the author’s] every subtlety.”