Customer Reviews for

Shannon

Average Rating 4
( 23 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(7)

4 Star

(10)

3 Star

(3)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 23 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 2
  • Posted May 16, 2010

    A Journey to Healing

    This is my first Frank Delaney novel but it won't be my last. I was thoroughly involved with "Shannon" from the beginning to the end.

    This is a story about a World War 1 veteran, a priest decorated for bravery, diagnosed with shell shock following horrific experiences in battle. Although the name for his condition has changed, it is now called post traumatic stress disorder, the condition is still prevalent among those who have fought for their countries in foreign lands. This common condition experienced by veterans of all wars lends a present day aspect to this one veteran's journey to regain his mental, physical and spiritual self.

    As part of his healing process, this young priest travels from Boston to Ireland to trace his family roots. His family name, Shannon, may have originated with the river of the same name. The process, both therapeutic and personal takes him up and back down the banks of the Shannon river. His experiences and the people he meets form the background for this story which also involves the Catholic church both directly and indirectly in ways in which he is unaware.

    Shannon is a story of intrigue mixed with humor told in a gentle, straightforward manner. For one who has been fortunate enough to have visited Ireland, it makes me wish to return. For those who have never been it should inspire them to go.

    Frank Delaney has the true Irish storyteller's gift for entrancing his readers. He also lovingly describes the land and it's people.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 17, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Another good book from Frank Delaney

    I can¿t get through his books in one or two sittings because the content is rich and full of history. He must love his native Ireland very much because he takes the reader on a journey around the island similar to that in his other book Ireland. It makes it very hard for me to know where to start should I ever make at trip there! However the journey in this book is very different because it shows the effect of war on soldiers and the people. It is outside the usual for me to read because of this aspect. The main character is trying to find his ancestral roots and I related to this, since I too would like to know more about my family tree. It¿s not quite the easiest thing to do and we see his frustrations along the way. Delaney also gives us a peak into the world of priests and their political machinations, this is another aspect of the book of which I don¿t have much reading lore. It may be a commentary on his own thoughts for the men who take up the robe to God.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Did not recommend.

    I do not like the way it goes from one person and their activities to another from one paragraph to another. That interferes with the good story of Robert Shannon. The other persons involved could be included in a better format.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    Beautifully expressive.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    Not worth it

    Could not finish.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Highly recommended-check it out!

    This is a very introspective, yet engaging book which I thoroughly enjoyed. Possibly because of my maternal Irish heritage, I had no trouble getting into the book, especially as I have read two of his other books, and plan to get more. I would recommend this book for book club discussions, particularly regarding what happened at the end.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 10, 2010

    A good story to share.

    This was my first Frank Delany book & I really enjoyed it. His characters are so rich & believable. His description of Ireland is beautiful. I liked the story. I wasn't sure just how things were going to wrap up. This is a book to share, just make sure you get it back so you can visit with it again.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 29, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    In the traditon of Ireland the Novel

    The wonderful irish style of the author is carried through out the book. As with Ireland the novel, the book has stories within stories. The people in the book are wonderfully developed to the point that they become full in the mind;s eye,

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    A Captivating Page Turner

    The perfect book for curling up in a cozy corner and following the hero as mysteries, danger and intrigue become a part of his journey along the River Shannon.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 10, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    A real page-turner!

    Having previously read Frank Delaney's Ireland, I was anxious to follow up with Shannon. I enjoy his style of writing, ability to mix Irish history with fiction and his creation of compelling characters and plot. I was not disappointed. I am currently reading another of his books - Tipperary.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 6, 2009

    Imaginary Ireland

    This is an entertaining story but one has to suspend belief quite a bit. Also, Ireland in the 1920's would not be a good place for someone who fought in WW1 instead of the War of Independence.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 23 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 2