Shannon

Shannon

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A stirring new novel about an American priest's journey through the heart of Ireland, from the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Ireland" and "Tipperary." In the summer of 1922 Robert Shannon, a young American priest, is shell-shocked by his experiences as a chaplain with the Marines, and then further disheartened when he witnesses corruption in the Boston Archdiocese. Sensing trouble, his mentor dispatches Robert to the land of his ancestors with the hope that the discovery of his family roots will restore the young priest's equilibrium. Stepping ashore on the bank of the river that bears his family name, Robert is immediately thrust in to Ireland's deepest issues, as a civil war has just begun.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio | 12 pages
  • 127 x 147.32 x 30.48mm | 294.83g
  • Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0739333720
  • 9780739333723

Review quote

Praise for Frank Delaney "Tipperary" "Brilliant . . . [Delaney] does his country's storytelling tradition proud." "-Entertainment Weekly" "Fast-paced and engrossing . . . Delaney vividly brings the legends and history of his native land to life. . . . And in O'Brien, Delaney has created a hero it would be hard not to love." "-The Detroit News and Free Press" "An enthralling journey." "-The Seattle Times" "Ireland" "Wonderfully engaging . . . History, legend, memory and myth come seamlessly together." "-The Washington Post" "A remarkable achievement . . . Delaney has written a beautiful book." -Edward Rutherfurd, author of "The Princes of Ireland" "Dramatic, adventurous, heroic, romantic, slyly comic." -"The Philadelphia Inquirer" "From the Hardcover edition."show more

About Frank Delaney

Frank Delaney is the author of the "New York Times" bestselling novel "Ireland" as well as "Tipperary" and "Simple Courage: A True Story of Peril on the Sea." A former judge for the Man Booker Prize, Delaney enjoyed a prominent career in BBC broadcasting before becoming a full-time writer. Born in Tipperary, Ireland, he now lives in New York City and Connecticut.show more

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1,197 ratings
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4 42% (504)
3 23% (278)
2 5% (63)
1 2% (26)
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