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Rememberings

By: Sinéad O'Connor
Narrated by: Sinead O'Connor
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THE LANDMARK MEMOIR OF A GLOBAL MUSIC ICON

SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2021

Sinéad O'Connor's voice and trademark shaved head made her famous by the age of twenty-one. Her recording of Prince's 'Nothing Compares 2 U' made her a global icon. She outraged millions when she tore up a photograph of Pope John Paul II on American television.

O'Connor was unapologetic and impossible to ignore, calling out hypocrisy wherever she saw it. She remained that way for over three decades.

In her acclaimed No 1 bestselling memoir Rememberings, O'Connor told her story - the heartache of growing up in a family falling apart; her early forays into the Dublin music scene; her adventures and misadventures in the world of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll; the fulfilment of being a mother; her ongoing spiritual quest - and through it all, her abiding passion for music.

Rememberings is intimate, replete with candid anecdotes and full of hard-won insights. It is a unique and remarkable chronicle by a unique and remarkable artist.

©2021 Sinéad O'Connor (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Illuminating

WOW! What a force. She has the rawness of a wild animal and endless passion and empathy for the broken. I was a fan before because I loved her voice. I am a bigger fan now because I love her soul.

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Loved it

I read it in paperback, but it's better in her own voice. Sinead writes with honesty and humour, providing an insight into her own challenging story and the music industry. She's incredible.

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A book I will not forget

I loved this So much. Painfully honest, incredibly revealing and also very funny in places. Sinead is nakedly open about her journey and has a wisdom and unapologetic perspective on her life so far. I was always a fan, but now I'm a devotee.

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Giving it all away

It’s a testament to her life. Sinead gives you a taste of the good, the bad and the downright horrendous. I’ve been on her trip through life.. since her first release - the sideshows, the shadows and the sun. Some stories change, some are strange as she lifts the lid and let’s you taste her. Intelligent, honest, stripped down, unashamed sad and funny. She’s gone, leaving sad. No more Troy for her to burn.
I don’t believe in anything after death, I know this, a shitload of energy, love, rage, tears and beauty was extinguished and left a bloody large hole. Go well, girl.

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Beautiful

thank you, Sinéad, a wonderful book and listen, so glad it was you reading it, i wish you and your kids all the best xx

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Revealing

Everything you wanted and didn't want to know about Sinead. She is a brave soul

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Thank you

What a truly beautiful woman in every way. Her music has moved, soothed and uplifted me for what seems like forever. Wonderful to hear the inspiration and interpretation of her songs. I hope she receives all the love and peace she deserves.

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Awesome

Love sinead, loved hearing her tell her story! Brilliant, funny. Sad. recommended for any fan.

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Beautiful & so heartbreaking in retrospect

I was a huge fan of Sinead in the 90’s, I loved her faith & courage album & was so sad when she died. Listening to her recall her early life & explain the trauma that led to large gaps in her memory & her story, her forgiveness & humour shone through as she shared, as did her real want to love & plans for a future that she hopes would bring her meaning & peace on the service of others.

Those last few lines of the epilogue though, just left me shattered.

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Tragic beautiful

Such a great memoir so beautifully written and told. Whenever she told the story behind the song I'd stop the book and listen on Spotify. I loved hearing these songs I grew up with again and some is never heard.
So awful to hear about the loss of her son Shane which was so recent and well after publication.

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