• Trinity

  • By: Leon Uris
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 34 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (784 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic

From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that captures the "terrible beauty" of Ireland during its long and bloody struggle for freedom. It is the electrifying story of an idealistic young Catholic rebel and the valiant and beautiful Protestant girl who defied her heritage to join his cause. It is a tale of love and danger, of triumph at an unthinkable cost - a magnificent portrait of a people divided by class, faith, and prejudice - an unforgettable saga of the fires that devastated a majestic land...and the unquenchable flames that burn in the human heart.

©1975 Leon M. Uris (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

"Leon Uris uses history as the raw material for legend in his powerful novel Trinity, a tale packed with romance and adventure." (Philadelphia Sunday Bulletin)

"The story has a kind of relentless power, based on the real tragedy of Ireland, and Uris’s achievement is that he has neither cheapened nor trivialized that tragedy." (New York Times Book Review)

"An honest Irish story, emotional, full of...tales of Irish heroes and fools, of God, fear and superstition, of love and hatred, poverty and greed." (San Diego Union-Tribune)

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FINALLY!!!!

I've been an audible member since 2006, and I've been requesting this book almost since day one. I can't put into words how excited I was to see that Brilliance Audio was releasing this title at last. The narrator is very good, and the story is just as I remember it. It's very detailed, but I feel like I've been transported back in time to Ireland. This is the book that put visiting Ireland on my bucket list. Thank you audible for finally making this available. Now, please make Redemption, Trinity's sequel, available.

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Finally!!

One of the all time great historical fiction epics and with good narration. Not to be missed.

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A must read for any Irishman.

I have been pestering Audable for years to do this book. They finally did it.

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Life changing

An inspirational journey for all people seeking freedom. I read the book 40 years ago and the audio was mesmerizing. Incredible story. The performance was unequaled.

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This Narrator is excellent.

I’m an Irish man with a strong Irish Broge (so I’ve be told a lot) and I’ve lived in America for 20 years now. The reason I say that is because the narrator John Keating is in a league of his own not does he just do an Irish accent but he does the accent of all different parts of Ireland Northern and southern. He also does accents of the Scots and the English both male a female he makes this book come alive. Trinity the book I only heard about when I emigrated to America20 years ago and have loved since. I read it first which was amazing so when I saw it was on audible I jumped at it. Mr Keating makes a good book a brilliant book. Hopefully I can find other books he’s reading knowing I won’t be disappointed.

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5 Stars Across the Board!

I first read Trinity more than 40 years ago. I loved this sweeping epic so much that I purposed to name my son (if one came), after the book's main character, Conor Larkin. I had to wait until 1994 to get it done but I have my own "Conor", (that's one "N" after the Irish derivative), running around.
I am a huge Uris fan ... always have been. Trinity, while not his most famous book, is certainly on a scale with Exodus and The Haj. It is a big sprawling saga set against 200 years of Ireland's troubled history. We follow the family Larkin through several generations, many exploits and romance. The reader of this audio book is first class, almost putting you in the scene as he weaves his voice in and out of the characters.
If you're looking for a quick, light read or, feel like you have to be on the edge of your seat every moment, you should probably pass. This is a big, hefty story with historical backdrops and it is to be savored ... not gulped.

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Wonderfully Captivating

Early on when Seamus felt compelled to say the Rosary with true feeling. years ago, in the late 70's I read this book. It was the first book I'd ever laughed aloud while reading. Uris is a masterful story teller.

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A MUST READ for all Irish Americans

I'm so glad this book finally came out as an Audiobook. It is essential reading for Irish Americans.
The narrator was excellent and used enough of his Irish accent to understand the phrases and intonations without being confusing to non Irish.

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emotional ride up to times leading to the troubles

Leon Uris has lived up to his reputation with Trinity
The Larkins are an old and well respected family for many years, and are now leading us into the troubled times of Ireland. Although fictional, it is based upon history, and one can easily see 1 historical irish figure after another.
#Historical Fiction leaves you on the edge of your seat #Suspenseful #Emotional #Inspiring
I cant wait to listen to the sequel Redemption, but it will have to wait, as it is only available in an abridged format right now (Boo Audible).

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Everyone loves Ireland

This is a heartbreaking story of Ireland. Everyone loves Ireland except the Irish and the Brits. My heart basically hurt through the whole thing. I kept telling myself it was just a book, but it's not just a book. This is most likely the way it was and probably still is in many ways.

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  • Amazon-Kunde
  • 11-19-19

Great irish novel

If you need to get an idea as to what's going on in Ireland, listen this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-12-18

Fantastic!

this was a brilliant story, well-read, I could imagine everything that happened, possibly it helped that I live in Derry, the story took place around Derry and just a few miles across the Border in the Irish Republic, and also Belfast among other places. this was my first audible book, what a choice I made.

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  • Kevin barlow
  • 11-15-18

First class

I I first read this in the 80s and was left speech less hearing it now reaffirmed this brilliant

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  • Alan
  • 03-06-19

terrific read

Read this book years ago and loved it , listening to it agin was just as enjoyable a great story woven around historical facts by a great story teller.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-28-20

Just a beauty

I first read this book when I was about 14. I loved it then and I love it still. To find it again and to hear it out loud this time, somehow made it even more magical. It is a long listen, but well worth it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-03-18

a real eye opener

very good listen very good research as got the facts spot on also very sad to still be a part of the u k

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  • BillP
  • 04-21-20

I have learnt so very much from reading this well

I have learnt so very much from reading this well researched book. it was well written and narrated brilliantly.

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  • Anthony Byrne
  • 03-04-19

boring. and dull. had to give up early on.

at times it seems like the reader is stringing out a series of random words one after the other.

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  • D_OM
  • 03-08-22

Classic

The best audio book I have listened to. Great performances and even after the 20+ hours I didn’t want it to end. Great story and a great insight into the way Irish people were treated

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  • DAVID SMYTH
  • 08-26-21

Romanticized claptrap

Romanticized claptrap designed to make you feel sorry for the poor and downtrodden Irish. A story of unbelievable and vastly exaggerated characters that must have taken place in an Ireland of a parallel universe to the one I grew up in.

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  • roger
  • 01-23-19

great boook

what a great book Leon Uris really knows how to write a historical fiction
could not put it down read really well with very good accents of the characters
















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  • Peter van Zweeden
  • 05-02-22

Tough climb but worth the view into Irish history

I have made 3 attempts to read Trinity myself but it's a hard slog through first section. John Keating's awesome narration pulled me through the story to the gem of a heart-wrenching tale of the poor Irish peasant farmers and their road to independence. Great story with a fantastic narration.

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  • waynepd
  • 11-08-20

Got my Irish up.

A must read for those who wish to know the whys and the hows of the struggle of the Catholic Irish vs the rich, British aristocracy.
The harsh life, the humanity and inhumanity. It's all in there.

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  • David Cahill
  • 11-06-20

Magnificent!

I couldn't wait to get out for my walk or run to continue listening. Both the beauty and the tragedy of Ireland are wonderfully captured in the rich personal insights of Uris' characters and the timeless struggle against tyranny. A brilliant book, terrifically narrated.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-19

complelling listening

Excellent narrator. Extremely moving story of the Irish struggle for independance from Britain. The End.