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Dermot Crowley

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  1. 13.3 hrs • Mar/07/2017 • Unabridged

    Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on his wits and dazzling charm. For most of her adult life, Keggie was kept at arm’s length from her father’s personal history, but when she is invited to join him for the sixtieth anniversary of the Jedburghs—an elite special operations unit that was the first collaboration between the American and British Secret Services during World War II—a new door opens in their relationship. As dementia stakes a claim over his memory, Keggie embarks on a quest to unravel her father’s story, and soon finds herself in a far more consuming place than she had bargained for.Tom Carew was a maverick, a left-handed stutterer, a law unto himself. As a Jedburgh he was parachuted behind enemy lines to raise guerrilla resistance first against the Germans in France, then against the Japanese in Southeast Asia, where he won the moniker “Lawrence of Burma.” But his wartime exploits are only the beginning. Part family memoir, part energetic military history, Dadlandtakes us on a spellbinding journey, in peace and war, into surprising and shady corners of twentieth-century politics, her rackety English childhood, the poignant breakdown of her family, the corridors of dementia and beyond. As Keggie pieces her father—and herself—back together again, she celebrates the technicolor life of an impossible, irresistible, unstoppable man.

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    13.3 hrs • Mar/07/2017 • Unabridged
  2. 8.5 hrs • Aug/21/2014 • Unabridged

    Molloy was written by Samuel Beckett in French and was later translated into English. Published shortly after World War II, it marked a new, mature writing style which was to dominate the remainder of his working life.Molloy is divided into two sections: Molloy’s search for his mother, and his journey while being pursued by Moran, an agent. Within this simple outline, spoken in the first person, is a remarkable novel raising questions about existence and loneliness that marks so much of Beckett’s work. Beautifully written, it is one of the masterpieces of Irish literature written by a master dramatist.

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    8.5 hrs • Aug/21/2014 • Unabridged
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