The King of Ireland’s Son by Padraic Colum audiobook

The King of Ireland’s Son

By Padraic Colum
Read by Gerard Doyle

Blackstone Publishing
6.67 Hours 1
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Celebrated Irish author Padraic Colum dazzled audiences with his retellings of old Gaelic myths. In The King of Ireland’s Son, he imbues seven favorite tales from the Emerald Isle with sly humor, whimsy, and imagination. Stories include “Fedelma, the Enchanter’s Daughter,” “When the King of the Cats Came to King Connal’s Dominion,” “The Sword of Light,” “The Town of the Red Castle,” “The King of the Land of Mist,” “The House of Crom Duv,” and “The Spae-Woman.” It’s hours of entertainment for the whole family!

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Summary

Celebrated Irish author Padraic Colum dazzled audiences with his retellings of old Gaelic myths. In The King of Ireland’s Son, he imbues seven favorite tales from the Emerald Isle with sly humor, whimsy, and imagination. Stories include “Fedelma, the Enchanter’s Daughter,” “When the King of the Cats Came to King Connal’s Dominion,” “The Sword of Light,” “The Town of the Red Castle,” “The King of the Land of Mist,” “The House of Crom Duv,” and “The Spae-Woman.” It’s hours of entertainment for the whole family!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] fascinating tale for children.” New York Times
“Narrator Gerard Doyle captures the oral tradition of the storyteller in Padraic Colum’s Irish folktales so perfectly that the listener will lose all track of time. The principal story follows the King of Ireland’s eldest and wildest son, whose quest takes him to far and distant lands. Doyle easily adapts his tone to match each of the colorful characters encountered in the interwoven tales—the wily and deceptive Little Sage of the Mountain; the quiet eloquence of the Enchanter’s daughter, Fedelma; and the feisty arrogance of the King of the Cats. Doyle’s melodious Irish lilt lends itself so well to storytelling that the production is perfect for bedtime or a road trip.” AudioFile
“‘To make stories read as if they were being told’ has been Padraic Colum’s aim and his achievement…A master storyteller at his best.” Kirkus Reviews, praise for the author

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Author Bio: Padraic Colum

Author Bio: Padraic Colum

Padraic Colum (1881–1972) was an Irish poet, playwright, author, a major leader of the Irish Renaissance, and a friend to James Joyce and William Yeats. Well versed in the old Gaelic myths as well as those of other cultures, he wrote a number of books for children that retell these tales. His book The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived before Achilles was a Newbery Honor Book, and he was awarded the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children’s literature.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 6.67
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English