Summer of the Hawthorn

  • by Anne Doughty
  • Narrated by Caroline Lennon
  • 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Deirdre Weston, a London journalist, returns to her family home in Armagh to come to terms with the death of her mother. Faced with painful memories of her own past, Deirdre almost despairs of the task she has set herself. At the point of her deepest need, she is comforted by Deara, a mysterious young woman from fifth-century Ireland who draws her into the Druidic world of Tara, where the conflicts echo those of troubled 20th-century Ulster.

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One of the few books I've never managed to finish

I bought this ages ago and it sat on my ipod for ages. I tried several times but could never get involved in the story. Not sure if it was just the story or the narrator but not my cup of tea at all and I eventually deleted it
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- twixpanther

Not quite what I expected

I downloaded this audio book mainly because it was listed under 'Epic fantasy'. Unfortunately the only element of fantasy in this book was the strange connection between the two protagonists across centuries. I like dragons, magic and knights in my epic fantasy books and thus this was not quite what I expected. Fortunately I have a soft spot in my heart for Ireland and the history of the country and that helped me listen through the whole book. I also liked the Irish accent of the narrator.

The book is not bad, but it is not fantasy. Nor is it really epic.
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- Seppo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2007
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books