Walk the Blue Fields: Stories

Highbridge Audio. Apr. 2022. 5:05 hrs. ISBN 9781696604963. $12.99. F
Award-winning Irish author Keegan (Antarctica) delivered this delightful collection of short stories in 2008. Narrators Aidan Kelly, Aoife McMahon, and Aidan Quinn bring the stories to life in this newly published audiobook version. Listeners will be able to smell the peat fire as they listen to this all-star cast of narrators weave their magic spells. Within this collection is the never-before-published story, “The Long and Painful Death.” A writer has won the honor of a two-week stay in German author Heinrich Böll’s adored Irish cottage. She finds her energies wandering from the writing she is meant to accomplish when a visitor interrupts her reverie. Other vivid characters are introduced as they experience the angst of leaving their Irish family and homeland for New York, or when they marry their last chance at love and find their life hopelessly monotonous until a salesman shows up at the door, or when they abandon the love of their life to become a priest. Kelly, McMahon, and Quinn are Irish actors and narrators with a broad range of accents and character voices that enhance the storytelling.
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