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.
Some 40-odd years before and many miles to the south, the girl who would someday be Kinky Kincaid was Maureen O'Hanlon, a farmer's daughter growing up in the emerald hills and glens of County Cork. A precocious girl on the cusp of womanhood, Maureen has a head full of dreams, a heart open to romance, and something more: a gift for seeing beyond the ordinary into the mystic realm of fairies, spirits, and even the dreaded Banshee, whose terrifying wail she first hears on a snowy night in 1922.
As she grows into a young woman, Maureen finds herself torn between love and her fondest aspirations, for the future is a mystery even for one blessed with the sight. Encountering both joy and sorrow, Maureen at last finds herself on the road to Ballybucklebo---and the strong and compassionate woman she was always destined to become.
An Irish Country Girl is another captivating tale by Patrick Taylor, a true Irish storyteller.
©2009 Ballybucklebo Stories Corp. (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
Love the series but couldn't listen to this narrator. Ruined the series for me
I didn't care for it. It ruined the series.
Yes, I have read other books in this series and will go on to the rest.
The next in the series.
Although the varied children's voices were good, the overall performance was without much emotion.
Sorry, but no.
I am very disappointed in this book. I am absolutely hooked on the series and the characters in the village. It would have been nice to hear Kinky's story done well.
I didn't care at all for the story line of this book, but I was prepared since I had read other reviews that were disappointed with the story line. It was such a departure from the rest of the series, I had a hard time finishing it.
I'll still continue to read the series. For the most part, it has been delightful!
I can only listen as I can't see well enough to read the printed word. A good narrator is worth his/her weight in gold.
Kinky. She is interesting, wise, a great cook, and a wonderful storyteller
Save time to read this twice!
first, let me say that i have thoroughly enjoyed the other books in this series! however, this installment was a disappointment both in story and narrator choice. i highly recommend reading this series, but would also advise skipping this book!
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