Days without End by Sebastian Barry audiobook

Days without End

By Sebastian Barry
Read by Aidan Kelly

Blackstone Publishing 9780525427360


Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781504796569

  • ISBN: 9781504796552

  • ISBN: 9781504796576

Runtime: 8.00 Hours
Category: Fiction/War & Military
Audience: Adult
Language: English



A London Guardian Pick of Best Books of the 21st Century

Walter Scott Prize Winner in Historical Fiction

Winner of the 2016 Costa Book Award

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

Longlisted for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award

Shortlisted for the Reading the West Book Award

A Time Magazine Best Book of 2017

A 2016 Guardian Best Book of the Year for Fiction

Finalist for the Library Journal Best Audiobook Listen LIst

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

 A Literary Hub Pick of Great Irish Novels Not Set in Ireland

An NPR Pick for 2017

A Publishers Weekly Pick of Must-Read Crime Books Set in the American West

A 2018 RUSA Notable Book in Fiction

A Pick

From Sebastian Barry, a two-time finalist for the Man Booker Prize, comes a powerful and unforgettable novel chronicling a young Irish immigrant’s army years in the Indian wars and the American Civil War.

Thomas McNulty, having fled the Great Famine in Ireland and now barely seventeen years old, signs up for the US Army in the 1850s and with his brother in arms, John Cole, goes to fight in the Indian Wars—against the Sioux and the Yurok—and, ultimately, in the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, they find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in.

Moving from the plains of Wyoming to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry’s latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. An intensely poignant story of two men and the makeshift family they create with a young Sioux girl, Winona, Days without End is a fresh and haunting portrait of the most fateful years in American history and is a novel never to be forgotten.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A great American novel which happens to have been written by an Irishman.” Times Literary Supplement (London)
“A work of staggering openness…Barry conjures a world in miniature, inward, quiet, sacred.” The Guardian (London)
“Barry is the most humane of writers…beauty is mined to its last redemptive glint…A great novel.” Irish Times
“Written in a gorgeous style that blends Barry’s characteristic eloquence with the straight-talk of early America.” Financial Times (London)
“If an audiobook that is gorgeously written, tells a heart-thumping story, and is performed with flawless taste and authority is a cause for celebration, chill the champagne. Aiden Kelly gives us Thomas McNulty, a young refugee from Sligo…[in] a supple and powerful performance by Kelly, whose Thomas is somehow both pragmatic and full of wonder. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Remarkable…Life-affirming in the truest and best ways.” Daily Mail (London)
“Narrator Aidan Kelly’s voice is lilting and poetic, suited to an enthusiastic storyteller with a knack for seeing the humor in almost any situation. His rendering of Barry’s beautifully expressive language draws listeners in with excellent pacing.” Library Journal (audio review)
“Barry…offers a meditation on the nature of what it means to be an American, and his conclusions are both complex and fearless. A beautifully realized historical novel.” Library Journal (starred review)
“A tour de force of style and atmosphere…a timeless work of historical fiction.” Booklist (starred review)
“Lively, richly detailed…A contribution not just to Irish literature in English, but also the literature of the American West.” Kirkus Reviews
“A sweeping vision of America in the making, the most fascinating line-by-line first person narration I’ve come across in years.” Kazuo Ishiguro, Booker Prize–winning author
“A beautiful, savage, tender, searing work of art. Sentence after perfect sentence it grips and does not let go.” Donal Ryan, author of The Spinning Heart




Author Bio: Sebastian Barry

Author Bio: Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry, named Irish fiction laureate in 2018, is a playwright and author whose novels include A Long Long Way, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, as was The Secret Scripture, which was also a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, and the Irish Novel of the Year. His plays have been produced in London, Dublin, Sydney, and New York.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/War & Military
Runtime: 8.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English