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An Irish Country Girl Audiobook

An Irish Country Girl: A Novel

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.
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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

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    Kate 02-21-16
    Kate 02-21-16
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    "Amazing Storytelling"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of An Irish Country Girl?

    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.


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    Mark mckinzie bakersfield, CA United States 02-09-16
    Mark mckinzie bakersfield, CA United States 02-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "it wasn't what I expected!"

    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

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    Kyle Topham 11-13-15
    Kyle Topham 11-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Best book so far"

    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!

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    Donna TORRANCE, CA, United States 09-19-15
    Donna TORRANCE, CA, United States 09-19-15 Member Since 2011
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    "In love with Ireland."

    Loved I t. Couldn't put it down. On to the Next Patrick Taylor book.. away

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    J. Currie 08-27-15
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    "Not like the others....."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Can't even listen to this. Listened to all of the Irish County Doctor audio books. This is nothing like those wonderful books.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Terry Donnelly’s performances?

    No


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


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    O'Nonna Anchorage, AK 07-18-15
    O'Nonna Anchorage, AK 07-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Charming"

    It was different from his other books and a bit of a slow start, but we thoroughly enjoyed it

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    Carol D. Florida 04-28-15
    Carol D. Florida 04-28-15 Member Since 2012

    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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    "Not what I expected. Unlike the rest of the series"

    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.

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    J. Rose Marshall, MI, United States 09-17-14
    J. Rose Marshall, MI, United States 09-17-14 Member Since 2012

    Celtic Folk, Rock & Fiction

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    "Best of the Series"
    What made the experience of listening to An Irish Country Girl the most enjoyable?

    This one is steeped in Irish lore and culture, and Terry Donnelly does an amazing job with the accents, characters and dramatic delivery.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of An Irish Country Girl?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Terry Donnelly’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my only experience with Terry Donnelly's narration, but I'd love to hear more from her, especially an Irish setting.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I can't listen to anything for more than an hour, but I'd listen to this longer than most.


    Any additional comments?

    Did I mention this is the best of the series?

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    Vickie Oakley andalusia, al 05-12-14
    Vickie Oakley andalusia, al 05-12-14 Member Since 2011

    book keeper

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    "Love this story line of Kinky Kincaid"
    Where does An Irish Country Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love the story line that Patrick Taylor has developed from the original series of Bally Buckle Bo.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of An Irish Country Girl?

    When she discovered her gift of sight.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The night the "Sheperd" rescued then young man and led him to Kinky's house.


    If you could rename An Irish Country Girl, what would you call it?

    I would not want to rename the book. An Irish Country Girl is the perfect title.


    Any additional comments?

    Would love to see additional writings based on Kinky Kincaid.

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    Holly United States 11-30-13
    Holly United States 11-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This series You will be disappointed by narrator"
    What would have made An Irish Country Girl better?

    Love the series but couldn't listen to this narrator. Ruined the series for me


    Would you ever listen to anything by Patrick Taylor again?

    yes


    What didn’t you like about Terry Donnelly’s performance?

    I didn't care for it. It ruined the series.


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