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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (411 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick McCabe Narrator: Gerry O'Brien Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781436162159
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Highly acclaimed suspense writer Patrick McCabe has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize for both The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto. He has been hailed as "a dark genius of incongruity and the grotesque" by the Sunday Observer. In Winterwood, Redmond Hatch takes his family on vacation to the secluded mountains where he grew up, only to have his life shattered by a disastrous chain of events that quickly spirals out of control. 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 Julie Van Winkle | 2/20/2014

    " Okay, so I read this after previously having read The Butcher Boy. Both were good - I liked them, but neither changed my life, as they apparently have many other readers. I feel like I'm always hearing how amazing The Butcher Boy was! I thought both Butcher Boy and Winterwood were interesting, and both had wonderfully creepy/eerie moments, but I felt like both kind of lost a little gas toward the end... Every once in a while I veer off from crime novels to something a little more "high brow", and I gotta say, I'm always eager to get back to the crime! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanne | 2/18/2014

    " Hard to follow the plot line and characters were unlikeable....got through it, but barely. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Courtney | 2/12/2014

    " Strange book. I have my own personal opinions about those who find it frightening. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 1/21/2014

    " Its a wee bit tiresome when the whole book is narrated like an Irish, yes a native Irish man gone bit batty, well not a bit batty, he's feelin' quite better actually, goin' to work and such, but aye there's Ole Pappy again, and he's a-sittin' with his daughter in the winterwood, his precious wee one, the pretty lass is asleep, always asleepin, or is she but gettin back to Ole Pappy, aye that was just a dream but there he is, asittin and OH JUST SPIT IT OUT ALREADY. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 1/11/2014

    " This was . . . what was this? Sort of disturbing and sort of confusing. It kind of leaves you with the impression that anyone might be a paedophile. The supernatural/unhinged-mind aspect kept it from being a bit humdrum. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Carlson | 1/10/2014

    " It is creepy in so many ways. Yes, it's a page turner, yes the unreliable Red Hatch keeps readers on their toes as we have to piece together the truth from the fiction he creates in his own head. Moreover though, at it's core, this book focuses on the terrible effect abuse has both on society as a whole and the individuals subjected to it. We shake our heads in disgust but have no idea what to do about it's cyclical effect on generations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 1/10/2014

    " The narrator is McCabe's darkest and most shattered character. He is a brilliantly complex human disturbance. I was reluctant to visit further with him every time I saw the book on the bedside table. Brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Mcgowan | 1/9/2014

    " McCabe's terrifyingly flippant approach to horror at its best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Min | 11/30/2013

    " With Winterwood, McCabe delivers a disturbing yet amazing story. Well worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony Matthews | 11/15/2013

    " A bit disjointed but with a bit of effort a good read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aini Atif | 1/6/2013

    " I couldn't even finish it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Darlene | 10/31/2012

    " I am surprised that so many people liked this book. What am I missing? Really, I felt like it was a waste of my time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicholaus Patnaude | 3/14/2012

    " To winterwood we go, holding bears' hands through slush past raincoated trolls until Ned's fiddle doth sound again and the noose's shadow subsumes the din. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jocelyn | 2/11/2012

    " A good enough quick-read thriller. Not McCabe's best, I'm told. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sadie | 5/10/2011

    " I am sad to say that bought this book for my husband for Valentine's Day. Let's just say it doesn't inspire romance. This is a gritty and disturbing novel. If you like the idea of an unreliable narrator you will like this book. Creative and intriguing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elise Ward | 11/29/2010

    " If you want to unnerve yourself and get totally out of your comfort zone, this one is for you. As always, McCabe delves into quite an unsettling world of love, loss and everything that comes with being Irish "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 10/8/2010

    " This is essentially a horror story that I read in my Irish Lit class, although I have found its connection to Irish identity issues tenuous. An interesting read, but off-putting because of the topics of cyclical child molestation, child murder, and family murder. Don't say I didn't warn you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 10/2/2010

    " No one does unreliable narrators like Patrick McCabe. Definitely not a lighthearted read, but the ending is absolutely chilling. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsey | 7/22/2010

    " creeeeeppy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 MARGO | 3/23/2010

    " What a total piece of crap - hated everything about it - poor writing, horrible characters and very uninteresting plot. Don't waste your time. "

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About the Author
Author Patrick McCabe

Patrick McCabe is an Irish novelist known for his dark novels often set in contemporary Ireland. His books include The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto, both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He has also written a childrens book and several radio plays broadcasted by the RTÉ and the BBC Radio 4.

About the Narrator

Gerry O’Brien is an actor and audiobook narrator recognized for his rich, smooth voice and vast experience in a number of genres. He has been nominated for various awards for his audiobook narration.