The Secret Scripture

Barry, Sebastian

Audiobook CD - 2008
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Secret Scripture
Roseanne McNulty, once one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland, is now an elderly patient at Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital. As her hundredth year draws near, she decides to record the events of her life, hiding the manuscript beneath the floorboards. Meanwhile, the hospital is preparing to close and is evaluating its patients to determine whether they can return to society. Dr. Grene, Roseanne's caretaker, takes a special interest in her case. In his research, he discovers a document written by a local priest that tells a very different story of Roseanne's life than what she recalls. As doctor and patient attempt to understand each other, they begin to uncover long-buried secrets about themselves.

Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2008
ISBN: 1433261480
Branch Call Number: CD Fiction BARRY
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (ca. 10 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: McCaddon, Wanda
Alternate Title: Secret scripture : a novel


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Jul 17, 2013

Lyrically written, Barry captures the Irish troubles and its effect on the innocent. Though the story travels through time, it is seemlessly told.

Jun 27, 2012
  • mayfairlady rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

narration was very good
story was a bit tedious in middle but picked up at the end

Aug 25, 2011
  • Raun rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I listened to this on audio and was enchanted. A good story.

Sep 07, 2010
  • molly rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Marvellous book; beautiful story


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