The Dead Republic by Roddy Doyle audiobook

The Dead Republic

By Roddy Doyle
Read by Gerard Doyle

Recorded Books, Inc.

The Last Roundup Series: Book 3

12.28 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
  • $24.99
    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781449837808

    $12.99 With Membership: Learn More
  • $44.99

    ISBN: 9781664505193

Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle shines with this epic conclusion to the saga of his indomitable Irish rebel Henry Smart. Chronicling nearly 25 years of history, The Dead Republic finds Smart working closely with, then violently severing ties to, legendary Hollywood director John Ford and eventually returning to Ireland in the 1950s. Desiring a quiet retired life in a small village north of Dublin, his life is further thrown into tumult by IRA uprisings and a surprising reunion with a woman who may just be his long-lost wife.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle shines with this epic conclusion to the saga of his indomitable Irish rebel Henry Smart. Chronicling nearly 25 years of history, The Dead Republic finds Smart working closely with, then violently severing ties to, legendary Hollywood director John Ford and eventually returning to Ireland in the 1950s. Desiring a quiet retired life in a small village north of Dublin, his life is further thrown into tumult by IRA uprisings and a surprising reunion with a woman who may just be his long-lost wife.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If you don’t already know Henry Smart, The Dead Republic is an excellent place to meet him—because it’s the best of Doyle’s trilogy and because in it Henry reviews his past while serving as Ford’s consultant for a movie about the Irish revolution…A thoughtful book about a sometimes thoughtless political process.” New York Times
“The story of Henry’s reintegration into a much changed Ireland is thoroughly absorbing.” New Yorker
“Doyle’s inventive mix of genuine film history and manic storytelling sets up his novel’s powerful central themes: What does it mean to be Irish? Who decides?…It may have taken a while for Henry Smart to get back to Ireland, but in the end it was worth the wait.” Toronto Star
“In The Dead Republic, Henry’s violent, often comic collisions with history continue…Henry Smart remains one of Roddy Doyle’s great characters. Funny, laconic, profane, he spits back every role history force-feeds him.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“Doyle retains his canny and surprising eye, his gift for the corporeal…Doyle is a master of [dialogue].” Guardian (London)
The Dead Republic harbors some lovely writing to go with the book’s magnificent theme…A fine…farewell to one of the more memorable protagonists in recent literature.” Denver Post
“Doyle exhibits a peerless ear for cynicism as he grapples with the violence and farce of Irish history.” Publishers Weekly
“Readers will want to tune in to see what fate awaits the irrepressible Irishman.” Booklist
“A thought-provoking account of the mythology surrounding modern Irish history.” Bookmarks

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Roddy Doyle

Author Bio: Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle is an Irish novelist, dramatist, and screenwriter. He is a recipient of the Irish PEN Award for Literature, and his novel Paddy Clarke Ha-Ha won the Man Booker Prize in 1993. Several of his books have been made into successful films, beginning with The Commitments in 1991. 

Titles by Author

See All

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 12.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English