Himself: A Novel

Written by:
Jess Kidd
Narrated by:
Aidan Kelly

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
14
Narrator
6
Release Date
March 2017
Duration
9 hours 48 minutes
Summary
A charming ne’er-do-well returns to his haunted Irish hometown to uncover the truth about his mother in this “supernaturally skilled debut” (Vanity Fair) and turns the town—and his life—upside down.

Having been abandoned at an orphanage as a baby, Mahony assumed all his life that his mother wanted nothing to do with him. That is, until one night in 1976 while drinking a pint at a Dublin pub, he receives an anonymous note implying that she may have been forced to give him up. Determined to find out what really happened, Mahony embarks on a pilgrimage back to his hometown, the rural village of Mulderrig. Neither he nor Mulderrig can possibly prepare for what’s in store…

From the moment he arrives, Mahony’s presence completely changes the village. Women fall all over themselves. The real and the fantastic are blurred. Chatty ghosts rise from their graves with secrets to tell, and local preacher Father Quinn will do anything to get rid of the slippery young man who is threatening the moral purity of his parish.

A spectacular new addition to the grand Irish storytelling tradition, Himself “is a darkly comic tale of murder, intrigue, haunting and illegitimacy…wickedly funny” (Daily Express).
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Razorette

Good book with a happy ending. There are a lot of characters. I’ll go back and listen to it again to pick up more of the details. The narrator did a good job. His voice and pitch were perfect for the main character in the book.

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Kim B.

This book has great characters, including the village itself. The narrator is Irish and so you feel as if you are in the village with all of the characters. The plot is a “whodunit” and is quite enjoyable. Mix in a little occult, the main character can see the dead, and you have a great Irish yarn.

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Casi P

I would listen to this book again (and not just to hear the narrator’s fabulous accent). The story had humor, darkness, and depth. I miss the feel of it now that it’s over.

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Sheila M

Hurtle is correct. Weird book, hard to follow storyline.

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