McNulty Family
Books in series2
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  • The Secret Scripture | Sebastian Barry

    The Secret Scripture

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Sebastian Barry
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan

    Nearing her 100th birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital where's she spent most of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks with her psychiatrist, Dr. Greene, and their relationship intensifies and complicates. Told through their respective journals, the story that emerges is at once shocking and deeply beautiful.


    This is a beautifully crafted book, and it captures that rural Irish perception of beauty. It is also beautifully read, capturing the soft lilt of the..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 June 2009 by Clare (SWANSEAUnited Kingdom)
  • The Temporary Gentleman | Sebastian Barry

    The Temporary Gentleman

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sebastian Barry
    • Narrated By Frank Grimes
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    Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman', an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second World War was never made permanent. In 1957, in his lodgings in Accra, he sets out to write his story. He is an ordinary man, both petty and heroic, but he has seen extraordinary things. He has wandered the world - as a soldier, an engineer, a UN observer - following his childhood ambition to better himself.

    Poetic and melancholy

    I have heard that this author is known for his dense literary style of writing and this is certainly a true example. I get the sense that every sent..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 June 2015 by Kaggy (United Kingdom)