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The Great Shame - And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World

Thomas Keneally

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Thomas Keneally, the Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler's List, is universally praised for crafting smooth narratives from authentic historical events. With The Great Shame, he turns his insightful eye toward the Irish struggle through the nineteenth century. In sharp contrast to much of Europe, Ireland was a terrible place to be during the 1800s. Many of the nation's finest people set sail for America and Canada. Others were forcibly exiled to Australia for committing crimes as minor as shoplifting. And approximately one million perished when a widespread potato fungus fueled a devastating famine. But the Irish survived-on their homeland and spanning the globe-making profound contributions to the world. Epic in scope, this account captures the humanity of these events and ultimately emerges as a message of hope and glory. Keneally, an Australian with Irish bloodties, powerfully examines many shattered lives-including those of his own relatives. Narrator John McDonough brings a spirit to this extraordinary book that will not soon be forgotten.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John McDonough

Length:

35h 52m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

39:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

38:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:01:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

41:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

49:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

41:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

40:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

48:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:01:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

36:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

41:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

32:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

41:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

40:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

30:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

41:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

47:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

38:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

42:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

39:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

55:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

34:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

46:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

41:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

36:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

45:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

50:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

50:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

43:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

59:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

50:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

39:53


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

42:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

33:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

36:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

32:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

33:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

33:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

31:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

39:36


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

41:47


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

37:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

40:34


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

44:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

41:16


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:07