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  • A Novel of the Irish Rebellion (Irish Century, Book 1)
  • By: Morgan Llywelyn
  • Narrated by: Mil Nicholson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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1916

By: Morgan Llywelyn
Narrated by: Mil Nicholson
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Summary

First in the Irish Century historical fiction series, 1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion begins the saga of the Halloran family during Ireland's long struggle for independence.

At age 15, Ned Halloran lost both of his parents - and almost his own life - when the Titanic sank. Determined to keep what little he has, he returns to his homeland of Ireland and enrolls at Saint Edna's school in Dublin. Saint Edna's headmaster is the renowned scholar and poet Patrick Pearse - who is soon to gain greater fame as a rebel and patriot. Ned becomes deeply involved with the growing revolution...and the sacrifices it will demand.

Through Ned's eyes, Morgan Llywelyn's 1916 examines the Irish fight for freedom - inspired by poets and schoolteachers, fueled by a desperate desire for independence, and played out in the historic streets of Dublin against the background of World War I. It is a story of the brave men and heroic women who, for a few unforgettable days, managed to hold out against the might of the British Empire.

©1998 Morgan Llywelyn (P)2020 Tantor

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not bad at all

apart from a few historical mistakes and the narrators fluctuations in accents...this is a noble effort at historical fiction around the 1916 Rising. an Irish reader would have done it better justice

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A good story ruined by awful narration

I tried, I really did. But after an hour, the narrator’s woeful rendition of Irish accents became too grating and annoying to listen further (think of the granny in Chesapeake Shores 😅)
Honestly, what were they thinking? Could an Irish narrator not be found?

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Hairs stood on the back of my neck

What a story! I lived every moment of Neds life. Brilliant, would strongly recommend

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A good story spoiled!

An excellent novel for anyone wanting to understand Irish history! However..... the listening experience was spoiled by the narrator's dire attempts at Irish accents and characterisation. Surely this should have been read by an Irish person. I would have liked to continue with the next novel but can see it is read by the same person so maybe not.

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Excellent

This was a thoroughly enjoyable and intriguing story from start to finish
I would highly recommend this book to friends

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Superb read,

Absolutely loved this book and would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking to understand Irish history. Simply couldn't put it down.

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