The Longfellah's Son
- An Almost True Irish Story
- Narrated by: Michael Cassidy
- Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 24-03-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Author's Republic
This Irish memoir of an Irish Catholic childhood begins in Limerick, Ireland, and takes us on a personal journey complete with the challenges of Catholic schooling, the confusion of adolescence within a culture that condemned even the thought of anything carnal, the allure of omnipresent alcohol, and the desperate need to escape the misery so bound up in strong family ties that escape was near impossible. Told with forgiveness and humor and compassion for the innocent child who turned rebellious and self-destructive and learned most lessons the hard way.
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By Anonymous User on 02-09-17
Captivating... I couldn't put it down!!!
What made the experience of listening to The Longfellah's Son the most enjoyable?
The melancholy, the hope and the humor in the author's voice which pulls you into the novel.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Longfellah's Son?
Murphy's Christmas in Dublin, a very witty chapter that drawns you in so intensely you feel like you are covered in snow in December on Grafton Street.
Which character – as performed by Michael Cassidy – was your favourite?
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I laughed at the author's funny antidotes, I cried at the author's hostile family situation and yet remained optimistic that Murphy would break free to claim his own destiny.
Any additional comments?
Artfully evokes the realities of living in Old Ireland filled with gloom, emotional charge, humor and ambition.