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The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries

By: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
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Summary

The mysticism and fairy folklore of Celtic England, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Brittany, and Wales is explored in this production, which focuses on interviews conducted with everyday citizens about their beliefs, sightings, and encounters in the early 20th century, followed by an anthropological examination of evidence. It is an exploration of the spirit world, of the Sidhe, the "good people", who are claimed to interact mischievously with the populace - sometimes even abducting them and leaving only the victims' clothes behind, transporting them far distances, and killing their livestock.

Public Domain (P)2020 Jack Chekijian
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INCOMPLETE - DO NOT BUY.

Seriously. HALF the book is missing. The narration simply ends mid paragraph with the credits and the Audible closing statements. This is a scam and you should feel ashamed of yourselves.

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  • David The Critic
  • 31-01-21

A great eye witness primer of the world of fairy!

This collection of eye-witness account of fairy was written by a friend of W. B. Yeats, W.Y. Evans-Wentz. Rather than pull his material from books, Evans-Wenz toured England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland and discovered rich and charming first hand accounts of humans finding Fae in their ordinary worlds. Terrific narration by Jack Chekijian who also is the narrator of the W B. Yeats collection, The Celtic Twilight, also available through this platform.

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  • MojaveMax
  • 21-01-21

Charming and Spooky Tales From the Celtic Lands

I have this book in printed form, and had flipped through it here and there. Lots of interesting Celtic examples of fairy tradition but not much narrative. It's more of a travelogue, collecting stories as the (American) author moved from Ireland to Isle of Man to Wales to Scotland to Cornwall to Brittany.

But having heard and deeply enjoyed this narrator Jack Chekijian's reading of Yeats' "The Celtic Twilight," I gave this book a listen and it's just a tremendously soothing, deep performance. You can fall asleep to it, or you can be enthralled by daylight. (I listened to some on a long drive through the countryside and it enjoyed it immensely.)

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  • Gerald W Cox
  • 04-09-21

Soporific reading of only portion of the full text

While the original text by Evans-Wentz is a fascinating study of the fairy folklore in Celtic cultures from the lens of early 20th century British anthropology and mysticism, the narrator's pacing was far slower than needed and ended up being more drowse-inducing than informative. To make matters worse, this recording only includes the first section of the book, ignoring three further sections and nine further chapters. Probably best to skip this version.

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  • Elizabeth H.
  • 14-06-21

Amazing narrator.

I love the way this book was both written and read. it came across both poetic and educational.

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  • kmagee
  • 26-03-21

Chapter numbers are WRONG

Chapter numbers are WRONG. Readers voice is scratchy. Not high quality at all in my opinion.

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  • Lief
  • 14-11-22

Hidden gem

I don’t leave reviews often but I feel this calls for one. Books filled with Celtic folklore are a dime a dozen but it’s not everyday you stumble upon a book filled with interviews of everyday people and their experiences, especially from 100+ years ago. Absolutely worth a listen, imo

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  • Miriam Eckardt
  • 26-07-21

Fascinating

very interesting, enchanting, fascinating firsthand experiences of people who lived in the early 1900s of their otherworldly encounters.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-05-21

wonderful narration. Great introduction to Fairy

Though the book is of older nature having been writing in the early 1900s, the eloquence of language and indeed the exquisite narration make for an enjoyable investigation into the anthropology of the belief in Fairy in the Celtic peoples.

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  • zaaz
  • 02-03-21

Very detailed accounts and history

In depth study of fairy folklore and even claimed sightings of fairies in Celtic countries. Fascinating and plainly written.

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  • Allison
  • 18-08-20

Not captivating

Good concept but takes forever to get to the point. Narration not too bad but story lacks