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Meet Frank Hardy, Faith Healer.

This is one story with three storytellers, each with their own perspective on their shared history. 

Each tale brings new revelations through a spellbinding narrative that enters the realm of a deep, shamanic ritual, guiding the listener through the hearts and minds of faith healer Frank, his wife Grace and his manager Teddy. 

Faith Healer is recognised as a masterpiece of modern theatre. Written by Brian Friel, one of Ireland’s most celebrated playwrights, Faith Healer is a dramatic enactment about the fictions of memory, a meditation on the role and responsibility of the artist in society and an exploration of the meanings of healing and salvation.

This all-star production is created especially for Audible by internationally acclaimed theatre director Ian Rickson, former artistic director of the Royal Court, starring a cast of theatrical titans: Ciaran Hinds (The Terror, The Crucible), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Julius Caesar) and Toby Jones (Detectorists, Uncle Vanya). Sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph Sound.

©2021 Brian Friel (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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If Ciaran Hinds can't bring this alive, who can? As a stage play this may have had much more drama and interest, but as an audio performance without visual clues, not so. I gave up after 20 minutes of monologue from Hinds, establishing characters and timeline without piquing any interest in either.

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  • 06-06-21

excellent

This is a tour de force story, performance and production . Works very well as an audiobook.

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  • brenda
  • 19-06-21

Shoty

The overall performance of the characters were good however the book kept crashing and you couldn’t hear the last half of the book. I’m glad it was free because I would have been awfully upset if I had paid for it.

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  • marilyn joseph
  • 16-06-21

excellent..

fantastic character portrayal.. and a great presentation all round.
would recommend to any lover of human drama

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  • HERE I GO
  • 14-06-21

Sad Story

Interesting, realistic, sad drama. Not really my preferred reading material, I could possibly see it becoming a movie.

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  • Colleen
  • 11-06-21

a great book

Over all this was a great book, the voice actors were so moving i felt every word. Not a book to be sat on.

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  • Tina Sprinkle
  • 10-06-21

A masterpiece

Stellar writing, performance, story, depth, and emotion. Captivating and haunting. Worth every minute. Will listen again.

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  • Barbara
  • 10-06-21

Wow. Wow. Wow.

Now this is writing! Imagine an incredibly interesting story performed by true artists and you’ve got Faith Healer. Excellent, highly recommend.

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  • Gentle Heart
  • 23-06-21

Waste of my time

The narration was horrible. The story was all over the place and couldn’t hold my attention. Got through 3/4 of book and just couldn’t finish it.