Maeve's Times

  • by Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by Kate Binchy
  • 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As someone who fell off a chair not long ago trying to hear what they were saying at the next table in a restaurant, I suppose I am obsessively interested in what some might consider the trivia of other people's lives.
Maeve Binchy is well known for her best-selling novels, the most recent of which was A Week in Winter. But for many years Maeve was a journalist, writing for The Irish Times. From 'The Student Train' to 'Plane Bores', 'Bathroom Joggers' to 'When Beckett met Binchy', these articles have all the warmth, wit and humanity of her fiction. Arranged in decades, from the 1960s to the 2000s, and including Maeve's first and last ever piece of writing for The Irish Times, the columns also give a fascinating insight into the author herself.
With an introduction written by her husband, the writer Gordon Snell, this collection of timeless writing reminds us of why the leading Irish writer was so universally loved.
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An emotional goodbye

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, absolutely. I love Maeve Binchy's novels and short stories. I hadn't read any of her journalistic work, but it was like a collection of her short stories. They were funny, sad and heartwarming. After listening to my collection repeatedly over the years, I feel like I know Kate Binchy. She is a wonderful voice for her cousin's writing.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Maeve's Times?

I loved hearing about Maeve and Gordon's cameo appearance in one of the films. They were so excited so I was too! And I must remember SINBAD to tell my sister.


What about Kate Binchy’s performance did you like?

Familiarity of her voice and the way she brings the characters to life.


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

Laugh and cry... I feel very sad to have finished it, knowing that there won't be anymore.


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- Kate

A great listen

I've read all Maeve Binchys novels but not her newspaper articles so I wasn't sure what to expect from this book.
Well, it was delightful. Funny, warm, interesting and the narration was spot on.
A great book to dip in and out of or listen to all in one go.
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- Letty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-09-2013
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group