The Wanderings of Oisin

Read by Nathan

(4 stars; 6 reviews)

This narrative poem is composed in three parts, and consists of a dialogue between the aged Irish hero Oisín and St. Patrick.

Oison relates his three-hundred year sojourn in the immortal isles of Faerie. In the isles, Oison married the beautiful Sidhe Niamh: together they traveled, feasted, and quested. At last Oison succumbs to the temptation to return and visit the lands of mortal men: inadvertently slipping from his faerie horse, his body touches the ground and instantly puts on the flesh of a decrepit old man.

Oison describes various islands and what he did there: contrasting his noble deeds with the degenerate weakness of the present generation.

(Summary by Godsend) (0 hr 51 min)


Book 01 17:38 Read by Nathan
Book 02 13:09 Read by Nathan
Book 03 20:46 Read by Nathan


solid reader, but subpar audio quality

(2.5 stars)

The reader here has an English accent and a pleasant, soft voice -- a little too soft, perhaps, given that this is supposed to be an epic poem by the mighty Yeats -- but still, the voice is nice enough. The audio is a bit echo-ey too, but I got used to it fairly quickly. The tracks are listenable in spite of the echoes, but I certainly can't ignore them completely.


(4 stars)

I couldn’t finish it because the recordings have a very loud echo.