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Carol D.

Audible started me reading fiction again. What a treat to have professional actors narrating a book I may not have had the time to "read".

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  • Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor: An Irish Country Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (118)

    Fans of Taylor's best-selling Irish Country novels know Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as the irascible senior partner of a general practice in the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Newly married to his once long-lost sweetheart, he's ready to settle into domestic bliss, but there's always something requiring his attention, be it a riding accident, a difficult patient with a worrisome heart condition, a spot of grouse-hunting, or even some tricky shenanigans at the local dog races.

    Kathi says: "Another Winner in the Series!"
    "Another gem in a terrific series!"
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    I just love this series! This one was funny,lots of surprises and heart wrenching at times. Most of all it made me happy. I hope Patrick Taylor keeps on writing and John Keating continues the excellent narrations. Kudos to you both.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Irish Country Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By Terry Donnelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (148)

    Readers of Patrick Taylor's books know Mrs. Kinky Kincaid as the unflappable housekeeper who looks after two frequently frazzled doctors in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. She is a trusted fixture in the lives of those around her, and it often seems as though Kinky has always been there.Nothing could be farther from the truth.

    Connie says: "Stick with it!"
    "Not what I expected. Unlike the rest of the series"
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    This is mostly about Irish folklore. I expected more insight into Kinky.The title leads you to believe you will be reading an in depth background about the Irish country girl. It's misleading. It was boring for the most part and and way too long . The rest of the series is delightful. By all means listen to the other books and enjoy them as I did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hot Pursuit

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (135)

    It's not often that Stone Barrington finds a woman as accustomed to the jet-set lifestyle as he, so he's pleasantly surprised when he meets a gorgeous pilot who's soon moving to New York, and available for closer acquaintance. Their travels together lead them from Wichita to Europe, but trailing them is some unwanted baggage: his new lady love's unstable, criminal ex-boyfriend.

    Carol D. says: "Disappointing and boring."
    "Disappointing and boring."
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    Lots and lots of uninteresting detail about Stone's new plane. Who cares? He jumps in and out of bed with any and all available women as usual. At least he spared us the graphic details this time. Of course they all find him irresistible and they are all drop dead gorgeous. Not much of a story, more about what exotic locations he travels to and what culinary delights he enjoys in what famous restaurants. Save your credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • And Then There Were None

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (596)
    Performance
    (538)
    Story
    (542)

    Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen". At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one...one by one they begin to die. Who among them is the killer? And will any of them survive?

    Jill Johnston says: "One of the best Christie books"
    "A little hard to follow but worth your time."
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    The narrator was excellent and made this an enjoyable listen. At times I had to back up and re-read some parts to get the "murders" straight. Overall a good read(for a sale).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Irish Country Village

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (453)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (296)

    Welcome back to the village of Ballybucklebo. Come and say hello again 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.

    N. Murdock says: "Such fun!"
    "Another winner in a great series."
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    I can't say enough good things about this delightful series. I'm so glad I found these wonderful books. You get to know the town and all the delightful people therein. I call them my" feel good" books. Use your credit and enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Irish Country Courtship

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (279)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (206)

    After less than a year, young Barry Laverty, M.B., is settling in to the village, with only a few months to go before he becomes a full partner in the practice. He's looking forward to becoming a fixture in the community, until an unexpected romantic reversal gives him second thoughts. Will he truly be happy tending to routine coughs and colds for the rest of his career? After all, even when a more challenging case comes along, like a rare tropical disease, all he can do is pass it on to a qualified specialist or big-city hospital. Is running a humble GP's shop all he wants out of life?

    Angelyn says: "My favorite book series"
    "Loved every minute of this one!"
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    This may be my very favorite book of the series. I can't wait to start on the next one! Patrick Taylor is a wonderful writer and kudos to John Keating for his terrific narration. I highly recommend the entire series. You don't have to be Irish to enjoy these stories. They are fun.uplifting,and very enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dangerous Place: Maisie Dobbs Mysteries, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (232)

    Spring 1937. In the four years since she left England, Maisie Dobbs has experienced love, contentment, stability - and the deepest tragedy a woman can endure. Now all she wants is the peace she believes she might find by returning to India. But her sojourn in the hills of Darjeeling is cut short when her stepmother summons her home to England; her aging father, Frankie Dobbs, is not getting any younger.

    Cheryl says: "OKAY"
    "Disappointing!"
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    I waited so long for another Maisie Dobbs story and this one turned out to be so boring and convoluted. I couldn't wait for the ending. If you are a fan of the Maisie Dobbs stories, my advise is save your credit for another book by another author.

    P.S. It pains me to write a negative review, I enjoyed most of the Jacqueline Winspear books so very much.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • An Irish Country Doctor: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1150)
    Performance
    (906)
    Story
    (907)

    Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.

    Sara says: "Fun Book"
    "Delightful story!"
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    This was a heartwarming, funny, poignant, well written story. I will more than likely read it again in the future The narrator was terrific and brought all the characters to life for me. If you're looking for a humorous, feel good book (as I was) this will not disappoint!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Insatiable Appetites: Stone Barrington

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (234)
    Story
    (232)

    It's a time of unexpected change for Stone Barrington. A recent venture has achieved a great victory, but is immediately faced with a new challenge: an underhanded foe who is determined to wreak havoc at any cost. Meanwhile, when Stone finds himself responsible for distributing the estate of a respected friend and mentor, the process reveals secrets that range from merely surprising to outright alarming.

    Carol D. says: "Better than expected!"
    "Better than expected!"
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    Frankly, I almost didn't choose this newest "Stone Barrington" book .The reviews were not encouraging and I didn't like the last book in the series. However, I took a chance on this one and I enjoyed it more than I anticipated. Lots of twists,turns and unexpected exciting bits that held my interest right to the end. Tony Roberts did a great job of bringing all the characters to life as usual! I still wish the author would skip the politics and tone down the sex scenes. But that's just this woman' s opinion. If you're a fan of the series I would recommend you try this one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Dog Who Could Fly: The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew at His Side

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Damien Lewis
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (374)
    Performance
    (324)
    Story
    (328)

    An instant hit in the UK, this is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts-ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend. In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that would turn them into lifelong friends.

    Jane says: "4 ½ stars. Audiobook needs a pdf file for pictures"
    "Wonderful story!"
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    Don't hesitate to use your credit on this heartwarming story. You don't have to be a dog lover to enjoy this true story set in WW ll. You don't even have to be a member of that generation to find it worthwhile and enjoyable..I believe high school and college students would find it "a good read". An honest look at the reality of those difficult times. You'll laugh, you'll cry,and most of all you won't want it to end.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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