• The Troubles

  • A Complete History of the Irish Troubles from the Plantation of Ulster and the Great Famine, to the Ira, the Formation of Northern Ireland and the Good Friday Agreement
  • By: Dermot P. O'Hara
  • Narrated by: Steven Rostance
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Europe
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Pocket History: The Troubles chronicles the 30 year long Irish Troubles. It begins right at the start with the first English invasion of Ireland and continues right up until present day, answering the question of what does the legacy of the troubles mean for modern day Irish and British people.

In this audiobook we will learn about:

  • The origins of conflict
  • The independence of Ireland
  • The escalation of the troubles
  • The concluding of the troubles
  • The legacy of the troubles
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  • 01-25-22

Too slanted to be taken seriously

The author falls into the age-old trap of reciting a sectarian (in this case, Republican) one-sided history. He uses several anachronisms about the history of Ireland including supposing Ireland was one nation before the English, called it Great Britian before it's time, ignoring food relief in the Famine, insinuating the Irish Civil War was the British doing and omitting certain embarrassing facts like the IRA trying to ally with the Nazis in WW2. If you want to know Irish history, try to get material that is fair and tells the whole story; this book does not.

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The Troubles

I found this very informative. Steven Rostance was a fine narrator. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • M&MFREAK
  • 01-26-22

Really good introduction to the troubles

A really good explanation of what went on. Only minor complaint, Narrator was very good and clear but sometimes a tiny bit boring. But great for the most part!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-26-22

Great!

Great and easy way for me to learn about the history of ireland. Really helped me with my dissertation for uni. Information not overwhelming and is paced brilliantly. Thank you!

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  • Steve
  • 01-26-22

powerful and perceptive

Having three Irish grandparents, one of my new years resolutions was to learn more about my history, this book did everything I wanted it to do and more, and I now feel much more educated on the subject. Very happy :)

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  • Wizard13
  • 01-24-22

Great Listen

Really informative on a important subject! As someone who struggles with difficulty concentrating, I enjoyed how this book was easier to listen to than most history books

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  • Pezzer
  • 08-10-21

Mistakes

One sided with too many factual errors. Needed longer to tell the full story. Rubbish

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-14-21

Absolutely outstanding

This book was an perfect listen for what I was looking for. It was filled with crucial information about the troubles and educated me with exactly what I needed/wanted to know about this fascinating part of history. I would highly recommend this to anyone with an interest in the troubles in Ireland, or anyone with a interest in history. Very entertaining!

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  • Jack Hornby
  • 07-10-21

Superb

Great educational audio book, exactly what I was looking for & covers a wide range of topics about the troubles I never knew about. Highly recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-14-22

Fantastic listen!! 10/10

As someone with Irish heritage I am massively interested in this topic. I stumbled across this and what a gem, I learnt things that I didn’t know before. A fantastic piece of writing, well researched, evidenced and written. Incredibly insightful, a must listen!

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  • Tracey Millar
  • 10-21-21

Short !

Don’t waste your credits . I’ve listened to longer podcasts . Not worth it . Was really like a school history book . And the narrator would have put you to sleep ! Sorry .