An Irish Country Village : Irish Country

  • by Patrick Taylor M.D.
  • Narrated by John Keating
  • Series: Irish Country
  • 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Welcome to the village of Ballybucklebo. Come and say hello to Dr. O'Reilly's odd-as-two-left-feet patients; his housekeeper, Mrs. "Kinky" Kinkaid; and O'Reilly's pets: Arthur Guinness, the beer-swilling black Lab, and Lady MacBeth, the demonically possessed white cat. And of course, to young Dr. Barry Laverty. After Barry's first month as an assistant to crusty Dr. O'Reilly, he has been offered a permanent spot. But Laverty's excitement is dashed when one of his patients unexpectedly dies. The damage to his reputation is enormous, and he and O'Reilly must work to resolve the question of Barry's responsibility for the death.
They also have to figure out how to save the 400-year-old village pub. Plans are afoot to not renew the 100-year lease and instead transform the old pub into a sparkling new tourist trap. To make matters even worse, Patricia Spence, the love of Barry's life, announces she is trying to win a scholarship to distant Cambridge University, all the way in England.
Beautifully evocative of a gentler, simpler time, An Irish Country Village magically captures the charm, wit, and ribald humor of a vanished Irish countryside and its people.


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Pleasant but lightweight

Where does An Irish Country Village rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is pleasant but lightweight reading. It depends on what one is looking for.

Would you recommend An Irish Country Village to your friends? Why or why not?

Depends on when the person may be looking to read it. Good lightweight reading for holiday/relaxing.

What about John Keating’s performance did you like?

Narration was good with different accents for each character.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No emotional reaction. As previously stated, lightweight but enjoyable.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2008
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio