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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (199 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edna O’Brien Narrator: Suzanne Bertish Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Edna O'Brien's masterly novel, Wild Decembers, charts the quick and critical demise of relations between Joseph Brennan and Mick Bugler, the warring sons of warring sons, in the countryside of western Ireland. With her inimitable gift for describing the occasions of heartbreak, O'Brien brings Joseph's love for his land to the level of his sister Breege's love for both him and his rival, Bugler. Breege sees the wrong of years and the recent wrongs fuel each other as Bugler comes to claim recently inherited acreage on what her brother calls my mountain.

A classic drama ensues, involving the full range of human bonds and betrayals and leavened by the human comedy of which Edna O'Brien rarely loses sight. A dinner dance in the local village and the seduction of Mick Bugler by an eager pair of uninhibited sisters rival Joyce in their hectic exuberance. But as the narrative unfolds, the reader is drawn into the sense of foreboding in a place where fields mean more than fields, more than life, and more than death too. 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 by Macy | 3/6/2013

    " Very interesting writing style. Rather than starting out with character development, you just drop right into the story. Just as sad, but not the best of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Liz | 12/15/2012

    " The story felt like a Greek tragedy. The end was inevitable from the beginning, but the writing ..... beautiful. Poetic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sabine Tramaseur | 11/9/2012

    " Even though I quite enjoyed the story line and the setting in Ireland, I found it a very "slow" read. But I finished the book and it did get better towards the end. I just might try and read another book by Edna O'Brien before deciding I don't like her style of writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dalen Yeah | 10/25/2012

    " Good read if not a little depressing. "

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