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The Storyteller of Inis Mor: Could a Legend Save His Life?

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If you're to read only one mystery/thriller this year make sure it's 'The Storyteller of Inis Mór. When 38 year old Conner O'Rourke returns to Ireland after an absence of 30 years, he is on the verge of suicide and running from his demons. His advertising agency in Australia is bankrupt, his marriage is falling apart and he's hearing poetic voices in his mind telling him t ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Createspace (first published 2008)
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    Michael Picco
    I loved this story!

    Connor's life is in a downward spiral, when a twist of fate brings him back to his roots. He is befriended by an old man, who helps him discover what is really important in life. The author's writing style is one of prose, which, at times, made me laugh and at other times brought a tear to my eye.
    LINDA
    MESMERIZING AND CAPTIVATING

    TO ME THIS STORY WAS ONE OF THE MOST REALISTIC AND CAPTIVATING STORIES I HAVE READ IN A VERY LONG, LONG TIME. THE AUTHOR DREW YOU INTO THE STORY WITH THE CHARM, AUTHENTICITY AND HISTORY OF IRELAND... HIS CHARACTERS WERE TRUE TO LIFE AND I FELT LIKE I WAS ON INIS MOR MYSELF.

    THIS STORY IS A COMPLETE PAGE TURNER AND ONE HARD TO PUT DOWN... ALTHOUGH IT IS SO INTRIGUING AND CALMING TO THE SOUL YOU FEEL LIKE YOU NEVER WANT IT TO END...

    IT HAS DISAPPOINTMENT, GROWTH, MYSTERY
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    Sue
    A Very Good Story Told By Very Good Storyteller

    The Storyteller of Inis Noir by Brian O'Raleigh is a difficult book to lay aside. In fact, I have fought off sleep to finish it tonight. I found myself caught up in the stories told by the Captain as if I was sitting there listening along side Connor, the main character. I do admit that I felt that the opening chapters were slow and seemed a little long, but my feelings changed as the story progressed. The reader's understanding of Connor's attitude
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    Tamara
    Brian O'Raleigh tells a tale like many an Irish do. It is a tale that is probably mostly true with some embellishing here and there. The writer sets the stage well with the prologue and then chapter 1 definitely hooked me wanting to know what was in store for this poor man, John Carlyle, whose marriage was in ruin, business failing, and God knows what else and then had to leave Australia to go to Ireland, to Inis Mor to visit his dying Grandmother who died before he could get there.

    The story end
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    Mark
    I found this book to be very interesting and exciting. The setting is in Ireland, which is a place that I have never been and have always wanted to go. Conner decides to go back and visit Ireland after 30 years. His grandmother is said to be ill and he doesn't want to miss seeing her before she dies. When he gets there, he finds out that she has already died and he has inherited her cottage and a boat built by his grandfather. Conner rebuilds the boat with an old seaman. Conner loves listening t ...more
    Andrew Thelander
    When I finished reading The Storyteller of Inis Mor, I realized it is the kind of book that could never have been written by a navel-gazing teenager or twenty-something, no matter how cool, hip or fully sick. It is a captivating story that oozes with the wisdom of hard-earned and bitter life experience. Checking the legal notices, I saw that the author’s year of birth was 1941. Aha! A wartime baby, of Irish heritage (according to his bio notes), and here he is, some seventy years later, finely c ...more
    Kathleen Davis
    Aug 10, 2015 Kathleen Davis rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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    Beautiful story. Worth reading as a family to share the lesson within. Brian O'Raleigh weaves an emotional story of a man who looses himself to material things and then finds himself when he returns home to Ireland. Highly satisfying read. The real "seanachie" (storyteller) here is O'Raleigh.
    beth young
    The storyteller of In is Mor

    This is a wonderful book of Ireland and about a man finding a different way of life. It makes us think about what is important in life and our families.
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