• by Morgan Llywelyn
  • Narrated by Fiacre Douglas
  • 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Easter Rising of 1916 was a major turning point in Irish history. Peopled by patriots and poets, fueled by a desperate desire for freedom, and played out in the historic streets of Dublin against the background of World War I, the rebellion is a story of tremendous power and unique poignancy. 1916 is the story of the valiant men and women who, for a few desperate days, fought against all odds to realize an impossible dream: to give Ireland back to the Irish.


What the Critics Say

"The task of transforming the events of the 1916 Irish Rebellion into coherent fiction would terrify most writers. Llywelyn, however, has produced a thunderous, informative read that rises to the challenge." ( Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Easter rising drama

The story is good and my feeling is that the book is very well researched. I understand that this is the first part of a series which is explains the slightly inconclusive ending with respect to the main characters.
I did not like the narrator. He does the Irish voices well but cannot manage other accents. His delivery is not fluent and this detracted from my enjoyment.
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- Petra

An excellent book

What made the experience of listening to 1916 the most enjoyable?

It was mixture of fact & fiction and cleverly written

What did you like best about this story?

All of it really

Which character – as performed by Fiacre Douglas – was your favourite?

The main character

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?


Any additional comments?

Well worth listening as you can brush up on your Irish History at the same time

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- ED

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-07-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio