Star of the Sea

  • by Joseph O'Connor
  • Narrated by Peter Marinker
  • 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winter 1847, the Star of the Sea sets sail from Ireland for New York. Among the refugees are a maidservant, bankrupt Lord Merridith, an aspiring novelist, and a maker of revolutionary ballads. Each is connected more deeply than they know.


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Linguistic imperialism

This is an astonishing book in every respect. The story is gripping, the characters multifaceted, the language glorious. How bitterly ironic that the theme of suppression of the Irish by English authorities is mirrored by the producers choice of an English actor to mangle the Irish language that is part of the narrative of this book. This recording cannot be said to be unabridged: The portion of the printed text that appears in the Irish language, whether written in English or Irish spellings, is absent. That is nothing short of a betrayal of the author and the readers
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- Isolde

Bad reader

A wonderful piece of writing<br/>Wish I had read it<br/>The reader was abysmal<br/>Pronunciation of Gaelic and Irish towns dreadful<br/>I guess he was trying to be West Briton but got in the way<br/>
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- bravoball

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-06-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios