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Redemption by Leon Uris

Redemption (original 1995; edition 1996)

by Leon Uris

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Authors:Leon Uris
Info:HarperTorch (1996), Mass Market Paperback, 879 pages
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Redemption by Leon Uris (1995)



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This book is set around the Irish-English conflict, which is over religion, I think? The plot and characters are unfamiliar and I guess I should listen to the prequel, Trinity, which receives rave reviews. This one is a slow read, and since it's really a listen, there is not much motivation to go past an hour or so; cut one's losses and go on to something that's interesting. The story is unfamiliar and without some background in Irish politics, it's not worth going over, so I quit--did not finish. The book began to sound like Charlie Brown's teacher...wah-wah, wah-wah, ;wah-wah! Didn't even get to know the characters enough to want to skip to the end and see how it came out. After three tries to read/listen, I gave up and went on to other things, like washing the dishes. ( )
  buffalogr | Nov 24, 2015 |
not that good
  GeorgeDeNoyer | Dec 26, 2012 |
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
Loved Redemption - if only just to finish the missing links from Trinity. ( )
  Cailin | Nov 29, 2009 |
I read and loved Uris' Irish masterpiece, Trinity, so when Redemption came out, I couldn't wait to grab hold. Very disappointing. Half the book was "flashback theater" of Trinity, then the next half was set on Gallipoli. The last few pages wrapped it all up, almost like an after thought. Uris is a powerful writer, but Redemption was a sorry sequel to Trinity. Pass this one by. ( )
  joannecatherine | Jun 21, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 006109174X, Mass Market Paperback)

Master storyteller Leon Uris, internationally acclaimedauthor of such bestsellers as Exodus, Topaz, QB VII,Trinity, the Haj and Mitla Pass,continues the epic story of the Irish struggle for freedom inRedemption. A dramatic saga set against the backdrop of growing unrest in Ireland and a world on the brink of the First World War,Redemption weaves together a cast of unforgettable characters that form the heart and soul of three extraordinary Irish families.hey love freedom more than life,and they will fight to the death to win it.

From the magnificence of New Zealand's green mountains, to the bloody beaches and cliffs of Gallipoli, to the streets of Dublin and the shipyards of Belfast,Redemptionfollows three Irish Patriots on their odysseys of freedom and passion- in a monumental tale of the men and women who loved, fought, and died for the chance to be free.

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An Irish immigrant in New Zealand fills his son, Rory, with patriotic tales. When Rory grows up, World War I is on. He joins the New Zealand corps of the British army, survives Gallipoli, becomes an officer and is transferred to Ireland to put down a rebellion. One day his father's tales catch up and Rory switches sides. By the author of Trinity.… (more)

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