I loved this book. It is lively and real. The compassion and fun that is Fingal resonates through the book. For anyone who is interested in medicine it is a revelation. Anyone who is offended by hearing the Lords name used in vain may find that part difficult. I did at first but because it's usage seems to be so much part of the Irish language I was able to put it aside. The story is very informative about life in Dublin between the world wars and life in the tenements was graphically but kindly drawn.
I especially enjoy the narrator, easy listening, good voice, the series is fun to listen to, good character development, no violence or profanity which is truly a joy and rare to find.
yes they are a good listen the books have serious and funny moments but are light hearted and well read it is a good series hope they continue with barry laverty
the wiley oreilly he is a fun character
if you have listened to any of the other books you can visualize the characters it is a great litttle village ballybucklebo
i don.t think i would rename it
great series with luck it will continue with barry in charge
A gentle heartwarming story, Patrick Taylor paints a beautiful word picture with soft strokes.
A beautiful story in the midst of this current world filled with murder and violence.
These stories reflecting this era in medicine are dear to my heart. I love the characters and the realistic account of medical practice in this period of time..
The narrator is terrific and gives the stories personality.
I really enjoyed how this book couched dr ore illy'a story as a young man within a current event within the series. I also appreciate the historical novel aspect of this book. I very much like the narrator and his efforts complemented by information within these books to learn about the various dialects and use of words and phrases according to different regions and classes.
This story is more sober than many of the others. While there is humor, I wasn't laughing or having the chuckles often such as the last one. I enjoyed just as much as any.
Celtic Folk, Rock & Fiction
Yes, I'm enjoying the series. John Keating did a nice job on The 13th Apostle too.
Yes I will finish the series. Two to go. I listened to this one out of order.
Fingal O'Reilly of course, the main character.
It has many follow up books already. I think once I do the final two, I'll have had plenty and be ready for other authors. In fact I find two Patrick Taylor books in a row a bit dry, so I break it up with other authors.
There are too many slow details, especially on medical cases. I'd like more story and maybe some action for a change.