Haven by Emma Donoghue, Read by Aidan Kelly
A Fascinating Tale of Survival
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Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s new contributor Kendra Winchester discuss Haven, a story of survival in 7th-century Ireland by Emma Donoghue. Aidan Kelly’s performance expresses the complex emotional experiences of three monks who are seeking solitude on a deserted island. This historical fiction follows their story as they feel called by God to make a spiritual haven apart from the temptations of the world. Kelly’s rich Irish accent takes listeners to another place and time, and his narration perfectly captures the rising tension.