Days Without End

  • by Sebastian Barry
  • Narrated by Aidan Kelly
  • 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Having signed up for the US Army in the 1850s, aged barely 17, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and ultimately the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, despite the horrors they both see and are complicit in, they find these days to be vivid.
Both an intensely poignant story of two men and the lives they are dealt and a fresh look at some of the most fateful years in America's past.


What the Critics Say

"[Barry's] words have a stony allure of the Irish poets and the lyrical pull of an epic storyteller." ( The Boston Globe)
"Sebastian Barry's handling of voice and cadence is masterly. His fictional universe is filled with life, quiet truth, and exquisite intimacy." (Colm Tóibín, author of the Costa Novel Award-winning Brooklyn)


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Customer Reviews

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Sebastian Barry has long been a literary hero of mine, ever since the Secret Scripture. In Days Without End he has taken the sack of native America (much of it at the behest of Irish soldiers, who were themselves oppressed by Cromwell; the irony is not left unsaid) and laid upon it the most incredible love stories. Those that transcend blood and 'nature' and are accepted without prejudice by most who witness it. It is lyrical and brutal and majestic in scale and I loved it.
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- AnnaJean Hughes

A beautiful story

What made the experience of listening to Days Without End the most enjoyable?

The poetry of the authors writing

What does Aidan Kelly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The readers wonderful accent makes the story so much more authentic

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it is incredibly uplifting in spite of some of the horrors told

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- Jacqueline

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-10-2016
  • Publisher: Wholestory Audiobooks