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Frederick Davidson reads this immensely detailed audiobook with a rich English accent. It's as if a robed Oxford don is giving a series of lectures on the Irish potato famine and its consequences. Davidson reads the myriad English and Irish names of people and places, as well as the many complicated sentences, without a stumble. The problem with this audiobook is that its very "Englishness" would likely be difficult for many American ears to listen to for 25 hours. M.L.C. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Yet another example of England's persecution of the Irish which cost 1 million lives and forced a further million to flee to North America which was the Limeys lament. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Wordsworth
I was a little disappointed as I bought it for a gift and because it was listed as new. When it arrived there was a tear on the back cover. Other than that it was in great shape.Published 4 months ago by Jean Macdonald
Horrific is an oft overused term today but it is the perfect word to describe this extraordinary account of the Irish famine. Read morePublished 10 months ago by William K. Dearth