The Aran Islands, J.M. Synge
  • List: $19.99  |  Sale: $13.99
    Club: $9.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

The Aran Islands

Author: J.M. Synge

Narrator: Donal Donnelly

Unabridged: 6 hr 1 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: 06/05/2012

Genre: Travel

Synopsis

J.M. Synge, one of the greatest English language playwrites of the 20th century, immortalized the Aran Islands and its people with vivid written portraits that are among the greatest in modern literature. Synge's vibrant language and earthy themes breathtakingly capture the folklore and way of life that has since perished on these remote northen islands. As an aspiring writer in 1897, Synge was commanded by William Butler Yeats to, "Go to the Aran Islands. Live there as one of the people themselves; express a life that has never found expression." Synge captures his first four visits to the islands in this magical book. However, their influence continued to permeate his work, including The Playboy of the Western World. Filled with the exuberant energy of an artist coming into his own, The Aran Islands provides an unforgettable look at a land that holds Ireland's ancestral language, culture and uncorrupted heart. Synge's lyrical glimpses into the past, coupled with Donal Donnelly's rich, lilting voice transports listeners to these tiny Emerald Islands.

Recommended

Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer
Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most...

Narrator: Philip Franklin
Published: 08/21/2007

A Walk in the Woods Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, Bill Bryson
A Walk in the Woods
by Bill Bryson

The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place t...

Narrator: Rob McQuay,Bill Bryson
Published: 09/25/2012

The City of Falling Angels, John Berendt
The City of Falling Angels
by John Berendt

It was seven years ago that Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil achieved a record-breaking four-year run on the New York Times bestseller list. John Berendt's inimitable brand of nonfiction brought the dark mystique of Savannah so startlingly to...

Narrator: Holter Graham,John Berendt
Published: 09/27/2005

The City of Falling Angels, John Berendt
The City of Falling Angels
by John Berendt

It was seven years ago that Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil achieved a record-breaking four-year run on the New York Times bestseller list. John Berendt's inimitable brand of nonfiction brought the dark mystique of Savannah so startlingly to...

Narrator: Holter Graham,John Berendt
Published: 09/27/2005

The Geography of Bliss One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, Eric Weiner
The Geography of Bliss
by Eric Weiner

Part travel memoir, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, The Geography of Bliss takes the reader across the globe to investigate not what happiness is, but WHERE it is.Are people in Switzerland happier because it is the most democratic cou...

Narrator: Eric Weiner
Published: 01/03/2008

AWOL on the Appalachian Trail, David Miller
AWOL on the Appalachian Trail
by David Miller

In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to hike 2,172 miles of the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller’s account of this thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. Listeners are treated to rich de...

Narrator: Christopher Lane
Published: 11/20/2012

Three Weeks with My Brother, Nicholas Sparks
Three Weeks with My Brother
by Nicholas Sparks

As moving as his bestselling works of fiction, Nicholas Sparks's unique memoir, written with his brother, chronicles the life-affirming journey of two brothers bound by memories, both humorous and tragicIn January 2003, Nicholas Sparks and his brot...

Narrator: Henry Leyva
Published: 08/01/2005

Alive The Story of the Andes Survivors, Piers Paul Read
Alive
by Piers Paul Read

On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the forty-five original passengers and crew, only sixteen made it off the mountain alive. For ten excruciating weeks, they suffere...

Narrator: Paul Ansdell
Published: 05/16/2017

A Walk in the Woods Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, Bill Bryson
A Walk in the Woods
by Bill Bryson

A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Geo...

Narrator: Rob McQuay,Bill Bryson
Published: 07/05/2000
{"id":"1049266","ean":"9781461812562","abr":"Unabridged","title":"The Aran Islands","subtitle":"","author":"J.M. Synge","rating_average":"4","narrator":"Donal Donnelly","ubr_id":"1049266","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"19.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"11.99","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Donal Donnelly","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 6 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: "}