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
Once in a while you need an easy book. This is it.
Ease up a bit on the Irish accent
Go to sleep
I loved the imagery and characters really come alive. The characters are all interesting and entertaining. The reader is wonderful with a genuine Irish accent.
Very telling about the different people we all are yet how similar we are when it comes down to the basics of life. We want, food, shelter, love, respect & our dignity. A great casual read or listen.
Just a very pleasant listen with a wonderful narrator. Loved narrator's ability to do different characters and accents. A lighthearted book about a young new Dr going to work for the older experienced village Doc. Loved the village residents.
I took a chance with this style book. Generally not my style. Well written and narrated. Was sad to finish this one!
Loved how real,the story line was, the accents in the reading. Light, easy summer listen. Definitely kept my interest and makes me want to get the next in the series. M
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