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
Yes, this book was amazing as Mrs. Kinky Kincaid as the storyteller. Thank you for providing us a little bit of a background of Kinky. She is fabulous!
Mrs. Kinky Kincaid told the story to the children in detail and seamless, as only a seasoned storyteller could do. One needs time to develop a good story and I am glad the author took that time.
it was good but it was about kinky kinkade. And it was a story and the story it really had nothing to do with the doctors
I wasn't sure I wanted to listen to this book. But I went ahead and I am really glad I did. It's a great addition to the Irish country Doctor series. Full of ghost and fairies!
Can't even listen to this. Listened to all of the Irish County Doctor audio books. This is nothing like those wonderful books.
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".
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.
Celtic Folk, Rock & Fiction
This one is steeped in Irish lore and culture, and Terry Donnelly does an amazing job with the accents, characters and dramatic delivery.
The story of how a young man's losing tussle with the mysterious shape-shifting Shee for cutting down a blackthorn tree was memorable, as was the story of how Kinky Kincade came to be with the love of her life, a County Cork fisherman named Paudeen.
This was my only experience with Terry Donnelly's narration, but I'd love to hear more from her, especially an Irish setting.
I can't listen to anything for more than an hour, but I'd listen to this longer than most.
Did I mention this is the best of the series?
I love the story line that Patrick Taylor has developed from the original series of Bally Buckle Bo.
When she discovered her gift of sight.
The night the "Sheperd" rescued then young man and led him to Kinky's house.
I would not want to rename the book. An Irish Country Girl is the perfect title.
Would love to see additional writings based on Kinky Kincaid.
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.
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