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Summary

Meet Frank Hardy, Faith Healer.

This is one story with three storytellers, each with their own perspective on their shared history. 

Each tale brings new revelations through a spellbinding narrative that enters the realm of a deep, shamanic ritual, guiding the listener through the hearts and minds of faith healer Frank, his wife Grace and his manager Teddy. 

Faith Healer is recognised as a masterpiece of modern theatre. Written by Brian Friel, one of Ireland’s most celebrated playwrights, Faith Healer is a dramatic enactment about the fictions of memory, a meditation on the role and responsibility of the artist in society and an exploration of the meanings of healing and salvation.

This all-star production is created especially for Audible by internationally acclaimed theatre director Ian Rickson, former artistic director of the Royal Court, starring a cast of theatrical titans: Ciaran Hinds (The Terror, The Crucible), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Julius Caesar) and Toby Jones (Detectorists, Uncle Vanya). Sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph Sound.

©2021 Brian Friel (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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Dreary

If Ciaran Hinds can't bring this alive, who can? As a stage play this may have had much more drama and interest, but as an audio performance without visual clues, not so. I gave up after 20 minutes of monologue from Hinds, establishing characters and timeline without piquing any interest in either.

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A fascinating story told in monologues

Great performances by Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones and Michelle Fairley. It's a rivoting story, each character revealing the half-truths and misrememberings of the last. I found Michelle Fairley's accent to be inconsistent, meandering from south Dublin to north of Ireland and that put me off a little. But her overall performance was excellent like the other two's. A great production of a great play by a great author.

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I disagree Ruth!

a masterpiece - I've seen it three times in the theatre, simply a classic

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Fairly intense!

Not for you if you are wanting something light hearted. I did enjoy it though. and very well acted. a great short freebie to fill a gap until your new credit arrives.

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Marvellous or should I say fantastic

The play is a work of genius. The production is a masterpiece. Brilliant performances and great direction.

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  • 06-06-21

excellent

This is a tour de force story, performance and production . Works very well as an audiobook.

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  • Tina Sprinkle
  • 10-06-21

A masterpiece

Stellar writing, performance, story, depth, and emotion. Captivating and haunting. Worth every minute. Will listen again.

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  • 10-06-21

Wow. Wow. Wow.

Now this is writing! Imagine an incredibly interesting story performed by true artists and you’ve got Faith Healer. Excellent, highly recommend.

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  • 25-06-21

Very Moving

Powerful production of an Irish masterpiece. So much more effective as an Audible Audio piece. Thank you.

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  • 16-06-21

excellent..

fantastic character portrayal.. and a great presentation all round.
would recommend to any lover of human drama

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  • Colleen
  • 11-06-21

a great book

Over all this was a great book, the voice actors were so moving i felt every word. Not a book to be sat on.

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  • brenda
  • 19-06-21

Shoty

The overall performance of the characters were good however the book kept crashing and you couldn’t hear the last half of the book. I’m glad it was free because I would have been awfully upset if I had paid for it.

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  • Keith
  • 26-06-21

The performances were everything in this book!

I had such an enjoyable time listening to this book. Each actor did a stellar performance! I was captivated the whole way through. Not sure about the ending but it left me thinking. Great book!!

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  • 14-06-21

Sad Story

Interesting, realistic, sad drama. Not really my preferred reading material, I could possibly see it becoming a movie.

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  • happyjo
  • 16-11-21

Faith healer

I really wanted to like this audio story, but it wasn't so enjoyable. it was dark and never seemed to pull itself out of the funk!

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