We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 >   > 
An Irish Country Doctor: A Novel | [Patrick Taylor]

An Irish Country Doctor: A Novel

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.
Regular Price:$31.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

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. At least until he meets Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly.

The older physician, whose motto is to never let the patients get the upper hand, has his own way of doing things. At first, Barry can't decide if the pugnacious O'Reilly is the biggest charlatan he has ever met, or the best teacher he could ever hope for. Through O'Reilly, Barry soon gets to know all of the village's colorful and endearing residents, including a malingering Major and his equally hypochondriacal wife; an unwed servant girl, who refuses to divulge the father of her upcoming baby; a slightly daft old couple unable to marry for lack of a roof; and a host of other eccentric characters who make every day an education for the inexperienced young doctor.

Ballybucklebo is long way from Belfast, and Barry is quick to discover that he still has a lot to learn about the quirks and traditions of country life. But with pluck and compassion and only the slightest touch of blarney, he will find out more about life - and love - than he ever imagined back in medical school.

An Irish Country Doctor is a charming and engrossing tale that will captivate listeners from the very first page - and leave them yearning to visit the Irish countryside of days gone by.

©2007 Patrick Keating; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (586 )
5 star
 (235)
4 star
 (186)
3 star
 (108)
2 star
 (36)
1 star
 (21)
Overall
4.0 (405 )
5 star
 (173)
4 star
 (122)
3 star
 (73)
2 star
 (23)
1 star
 (14)
Story
4.3 (406 )
5 star
 (232)
4 star
 (109)
3 star
 (43)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (10)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    11-24-10
    11-24-10 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    20
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    1
    Overall
    "An Irish Country Doctor"

    The story was completely spoilt by the sheer amount of swearing! And I mean swearing!! Would not recommend.

    6 of 12 people found this review helpful
  •  
    S Smith Vancouver, WA, United States 01-24-13
    S Smith Vancouver, WA, United States 01-24-13 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointing"
    What disappointed you about An Irish Country Doctor?

    Too much filthy language.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was like a James Herriot "wannabe" but it fell far short.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mama C San Juan Capistrano, California United States 05-13-12
    Mama C San Juan Capistrano, California United States 05-13-12 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    97
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    99
    51
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    10
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fair"

    If you are looking for a James Herriot-type book where the young doctor comes to live in a country town, you might like this. However, the writing is not comparable and, as other reviewers have stated, the language is strong. I will probably not read the sequels. The narrator was very good.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Annie Sandy, UT, United States 04-29-12
    Annie Sandy, UT, United States 04-29-12 Member Since 2011

    Rather adorable.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    67
    27
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This ones for you Mom (and shes 88)"

    This is a story set in gentler times.
    If you need some good old fashioned sweet romance - give it a go.
    Just bring out the insulin.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Donna Missoula, MT, United States 02-13-12
    Donna Missoula, MT, United States 02-13-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    44
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    673
    19
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Oh what a fun story!"

    Quirky folks, funny happenings and animals with odd personalities make for a great time. I listened to this book straight through. As I write this I am downloading the next book because I just have to know what happens to them all next.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 41-45 of 45 results PREVIOUS145NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.