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  • Mermaid in a Bowl of Tears

  • Written by: Cindy Brandner
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 29 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

The long-awaited sequel to Exit Unicorns opens in the autumn of 1969. Casey and Pamela Riordan have fled the erupting violence of Belfast, Northern Ireland, only to find themselves tangled in the web of political corruption that permeates South Boston. Here, a man's life can hang upon the whim of another, and neighborhood politics and organized crime are one and the same.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best listening experiences

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-01-22

One of the best listening experiences

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-22

This is another outstanding audio book from Cindy and narrator Gary. Cindy's Exit Unicorns series is one that I highly recommend and consider to be the kind of series that lasts through a lifetime of reading and re-reading. Mermaid in a Bowl of Tears is my favourite in the series - so far - and I am always eagerly awaiting the next novel. I hope listeners will enjoy this audio book as much I have.

  • Exit Unicorns

  • Written by: Cindy Brandner
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

In this sweeping and powerful epic the journey begins in the "terrible beauty" of Northern Ireland during a time when conflict reigns and no one is spared from tragedy and sorrow, the time known as The Troubles. It is the spring of 1968 in Belfast and James Kirkpatrick has just lost his father under suspicious circumstances, Casey Riordan is released from prison after five years and Pamela O'Flaherty has crossed an ocean and a lifetime of memories to find the man she fell in love with as a little girl. All three lives are on a collision course with each other against the backdrop of the burgeoning civil rights movement and a nation on the brink of revolution. They come from disparate backgrounds - Jamie a wealthy aristocrat whose life is like an imperfect but multi-faceted jewel-brilliant, flawed and with a glitter that is designed to distract the observer. Casey, a card-carrying member of the Irish Republican Army, who must face the fact that five years away has left him a stranger, a misfit in his own neighborhood where not everyone is sympathetic to a convicted rebel. Pamela, who has come to Ireland in search of a memory and a man who may not have existed in the first place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book and audio!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-10-09

Awesome book and audio!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-09

This is the first book in Cindy's series and it is wonderful! The writing is brought to life by Gary in such a passionate, intriguing manner that you'll fall in love with the characters and with Ireland. Cindy's words can bring me to tears and make me laugh out loud and Gary's voice leaves an emotional, indelible mark on my heart. I strongly recommend Cindy's books and the best palce to start is with Exit Unicorns.