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Download The Last of the High Kings Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 5 3.43 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Thompson Narrator: Marcella Riordan Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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J J Liddy sometimes blames his unreliable temperament on the visit he made to Tir na nOg, the land of eternal youth, when he was 15 years old. It's perhaps not surprising that his children have also turned out to be a little eccentric, especially 11-year-old Jenny. She forgets to go to school, can't bear to wear shoes, and spends entire days roaming the mountainside.

It is up there that she meets the ghost. He is guarding a pile of rocks known as the beacon, and when some archaeologists arrive to excavate it, they run into the strangest kind of obstruction. But it is not people the ghost fears, and when the real enemy finally reveals itself, the future of the entire human race is threatened. Only Aengus Og and his fairy kin can help now. But why should fairies bother themselves with human affairs? Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 2/20/2014

    " Second in a series. The main character in the first book is now grown a married and his daughter gets to experience the world of the faries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 2/3/2014

    " I loved this book. I felt it was well written, entertaining, and timely. Loved the characterization, especially for Jenny. I can't wait to read more by Kate Thompson :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ya Reader | 1/13/2014

    " I liked the book, but the ecological message was a bit preachy and really not germaine to the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/3/2014

    " Maybe a 4.5. Thanks, Adrienne N. of DN Circulation for another excellent recommendation! Can't wait to read the third! I wonder people really still hold ceilis in their homes in Ireland? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/3/2014

    " When I picked up this book I did not realize that it was going to be a sequel, but I was pleasantly surprised when I realized it was! Thompson's writing style makes this a light story to float through. I enjoyed the story but did find the ending to be a bit predictable, as I realized what was going to happen fairly early on. I am hoping that Thompson revisits these characters in another novel though because I would like to see how their story continues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 12/31/2013

    " I loved this book as much as The New Policeman! Although, I think that listening to The New Policeman made the experience richer, with an Irish narrator and music. This book picks up when JJ is an adult with children of his own. I love seeing characters who've had odd expereinces deal with their children's odd experiences -it makes them multidimensional, as opposed to other parents who either just believe or disbelieve their childeren. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 12/19/2013

    " I liked this one a little better than "New Policeman". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hal | 9/25/2013

    " Not as good as The Last Policeman. But very readable, with some nice characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 4/29/2013

    " Irish magic realism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 3/30/2013

    " While I still enjoyed it, this sequel to Thompson's 'The New Policeman' lacks the charm, music, lightness, and originality of the first book. There's still the Irish folklore and fairy world, but the global warming tie-in feels forced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/3/2013

    " For some reason I enjoyed this follow up more than the first book, THE NEW POLICE MAN. The music still plays a large part in the family's life, but there's something else going on, too. It was a quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paige | 8/10/2012

    " This one took me a while to get into, but in the end it was mostly worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 6/22/2012

    " I suppose this might be called an Irish fantasy, but it's a low fantasy, or perhaps Irish mythology mixed with a contemporary story. Whatever it is, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Thompson writes beautifully. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger | 6/1/2012

    " Another well-written book by Kate Thompson, sequel to THE NEW POLICEMAN. Pacing, plotting, characterization, point of view--all done very well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carly | 10/16/2011

    " Great sequel to the New Policeman! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 9/28/2011

    " Quite similar in tone and quality to its prequel, The New Policeman, but a bit less compelling. Still, fans of the first book will not be disappointed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patricia | 2/2/2011

    " I probably read a fourth of the book before I confessed to myself that I just did not care to finish it. I had read the New Policeman and, as I recall, really liked it but I just couldn't get into this one. Sorry. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Calamity | 1/18/2011

    " So boring. Very disappointing. I actually just skipped this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 12/15/2010

    " This was harder to get into than the first book in the series - but equally fun by the end. My whole family enjoyed this one too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 9/2/2010

    " I loved this book. I felt it was well written, entertaining, and timely. Loved the characterization, especially for Jenny. I can't wait to read more by Kate Thompson :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carly | 7/1/2010

    " Great sequel to the New Policeman! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 6/9/2010

    " I great read, easy to follow. If you want to know some more back stories about some of the mythical happenings, I suggest you read up on your Irish Folklore (: "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hal | 6/3/2010

    " Not as good as The Last Policeman. But very readable, with some nice characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jolene | 4/6/2010

    " I loved Jenny.

    Interesting little fact if you like old Jimmy Stewart movies. Harvey, the big white rabbit, is a pooka.(Harvy, 1950)

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 3/4/2010

    " Sequel to "The New Policeman". You learn a little more of Celtic Mythology and the High Kings. I felt the story dragged. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/26/2010

    " For some reason I enjoyed this follow up more than the first book, THE NEW POLICE MAN. The music still plays a large part in the family's life, but there's something else going on, too. It was a quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 2/17/2010

    " I suppose this might be called an Irish fantasy, but it's a low fantasy, or perhaps Irish mythology mixed with a contemporary story. Whatever it is, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Thompson writes beautifully. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patricia | 2/7/2010

    " I probably read a fourth of the book before I confessed to myself that I just did not care to finish it. I had read the New Policeman and, as I recall, really liked it but I just couldn't get into this one. Sorry. "

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