With an Irish brogue and a friendly tone, narrator Gary Furlong takes listeners on a charming hitchhiking trip around Ireland. In 2013, social activist Ruairi McKiernan decided to tour Ireland enroute to a speaking engagement by sticking out his thumb and asking everyone who picked him up what gave them hope for the country and their future. Ireland, the fallen Celtic tiger, was mired in a severe recession, and although McKiernan found that people were angry with bankers and politicians, he uncovered optimism, resilience, and love, as well. Furlong's performance has such authenticity and wit that HITCHING FOR HOPE becomes a better book on audio. He makes listeners feel the sun on their faces and the wind on the ferry, and even smell the cigarettes smoked by Italian tourists. A.B. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2020]
Digital Download Chelsea Green 2020
DD ISBN $19.95
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