1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion

Written by:
Morgan Llywelyn
Narrated by:
Mil Nicholson

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2020
18 hours 27 minutes
First in the Irish Century historical fiction series, 1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion begins the saga of the Halloran family during Ireland's long struggle for independence.

At age fifteen, Ned Halloran lost both of his parents-and almost his own life-when the Titanic sank. Determined to keep what little he has, he returns to his homeland of Ireland and enrolls at Saint Edna's school in Dublin. Saint Edna's headmaster is the renowned scholar and poet, Patrick Pearse-who is soon to gain greater fame as a rebel and patriot. Ned becomes deeply involved with the growing revolution . . . and the sacrifices it will demand.

Through Ned's eyes, Morgan Llywelyn's 1916 examines the Irish fight for freedom-inspired by poets and schoolteachers, fueled by a desperate desire for independence, and played out in the historic streets of Dublin against the background of World War I. It is a story of the brave men and heroic women who, for a few unforgettable days, managed to hold out against the might of the British Empire.
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Dale S.

The book was enthralling. I listened to it hour after hour. The plot line was well-written. The character development of Ned (main character) was incredible. The author did other characters great justice as well - Patrick Pierce, and Shielah Duffy. The characters of the other revolutionaries were less developed though. While they made appearances, their contributions were less. I suppose I measured the character development by how I felt about each character meeting their fate. I will definitely read the next book in the series!

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