• Voices of the Powerless: The Crofters' Farewell

  • Northern Scotland, the Western Isles and the Highland Clearances
  • By: Melvyn Bragg
  • Narrated by: Melvyn Bragg
  • Series: Voices of the Powerless
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 23-08-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (4 ratings)

Summary

Visiting the Hebridean island of Mull today, it's not long before someone mentions the steep decline in population that the Scottish highlands and islands suffered 150 to 200 years ago. And it was a depopulation that the crofters were powerless to do anything about - in a phrase that sounds a knell almost as chilling as today's 'ethnic cleansing', the Highland Clearances are still talked of as one of the most harsh pieces of social manipulation in Britain's history.
A long-drawn-out lament mourned in song and poetry ever since.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 16-07-18

A Quick Overview of Events during a Horrid Time .

The content was good and narration well done but too short!
Needed more content and felt a few more chapters with history detail would've been more impact full to the plight of those times.

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5 out of 5 stars
By MC on 16-04-12

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Where does Voices of the Powerless: The Crofters' Farewell rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A good look at the history of the Highland Clearances in a bite sized package.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes.

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