Summary

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
Random House presents the audiobook edition of From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan, read by Stephen Hogan, Gerry O'Brien and Ramon Tikaram.
Farouk’s country has been torn apart by war.
Lampy’s heart has been laid waste by Chloe.
John’s past torments him as he nears his end.
The refugee. The dreamer. The penitent. From war-torn Syria to small-town Ireland, three men, scarred by all they have loved and lost, are searching for some version of home. Each is drawn towards a powerful reckoning, one that will bring them together in the most unexpected of ways.
©2018 Donal Ryan (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks
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"An engrossing, unpredictable, beautifully crafted novel." (Roddy Doyle)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Hugh M. Clarke on 14-05-18

Strong and Poetic

The book is composed of four sections, all of which come together in the final sections and with surprise. Three characters, one from Syria and two from Ireland, all attempting to deal with pain and to find a sense of belonging. The language of the book is both poetic and truthful. I will listen again, as I'm aware that, like many good novels, 'From A Low And Quiet Sea', will reveal even greater depths second time round. catches the essence of Ireland in all its absurdity, confusion and love. Very well performed by all three readers.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Keith on 11-05-18

Funny, sad, powerful

Three interweaving stories that conclude in a thin enough way. I think the point that stood out the most for me was how funny the middle story was, excellently told, of a young Irish man and his mundane life and how sad the first story was in its long quiet move from a town in Syria to a Greek island (and what that journey means). Very much recommend.

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