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  • The Country Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated By Edna O'Brien
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    It is the early 1960s in a country village in Ireland. Caithleen Brady and her attractive friend, Baba, are on the verge of womanhood and dreaming of spreading their wings in a wider world - of discovering love and luxury and liquor and above all, fun. With bawdy innocence, shrewd for all their inexperience, the girls romp their way through convent school to the bright lights of Dublin – where Caithleen finds that suave, idealised lovers rarely survive the real world.

    A User says: "delightful and compelling"
    "Where have all the romantics gone?"
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    Where does The Country Girls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right at the top.


    What other book might you compare The Country Girls to and why?

    Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate. Terribly Mitford-esque..


    What about Edna O'Brien’s performance did you like?

    Sound of her voice, incredible diction. marvelous irony.


    If you could take any character from The Country Girls out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Mr. Gentleman. You have to ask why?


    Any additional comments?

    Where are the negative reviews coming from? Really ladies and gentlemen, have we forgotten the romance of courtship and are we too old to remember how hard our hearts ached when we first fell in love? Edna O'Brien has not forgotten, I am hard pressed to find more than a handful of writers who could write about this experience with as much beauty and haunting charm as she evokes This is the first audiobook that has pressed a review from me. Well, I'd put Jeremy Irons reading of Lolita as my all time no. 1, but it's pretty damn hard to knock Nabokov off the top..

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