Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today we’re sharing excerpts of some of our favorite titles to celebrate the holiday, with audiobooks ranging from Irish authors to stories set in Ireland. Grab a plate of corned beef and cabbage and get listening!
THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott
Alice McDermott is an Irish author who has written Someone, A Bigamist’s Daughter, After This, Child of My Heart, and more. Her new audiobook The Ninth Hour, narrated by Euan Morton (of Hamilton musical fame) follows a young Irish immigrant in Catholic Brooklyn during the early 20th century. It’s a story of love, anger, and the trials of forgiveness, and Morton’s narration captures the difficulty of sacrifice and loss, while also testifying to the power of love and friendship. Listen below!
AN IRISH COUNTRY PRACTICE by Patrick Taylor
An Irish Country Practice is the twelfth installment in Nothern Ireland native Patrick Taylor’s bestselling Irish Country series, and it picks up with Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly and his growing practice. All is not sickness and worry, however. There’s plenty of joy and merriment to be found as well, from a visiting circus to racing to sailing . . . and maybe even a happy ending or two. Narrated by John Keating, An Irish Country Practice, is a recipient of AudioFile Magazine’s Earphones Award! We’ve placed an excerpt below!
EMERALD GREEN by Kerstin Gier
Don’t worry, YA fans, we’ve thought of you! While this audiobook may not have an Irish connection, it’s title is Emerald Green, and what is St. Patrick’s Day without the color green? Emerald Green is the thrilling final audiobook in Kerstin Gier’s romantic time-travel trilogy. Listen to the excerpt below, if you haven’t listened to the first two, we highly recommend you do. We’ll wait.
Do you have any favorite St. Patrick’s Day themed audiobooks? Let us know in the comments below!