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Home Is the Sailor: An Irish Country Doctor Story | [Patrick Taylor]

Home Is the Sailor: An Irish Country Doctor Story

Fans of Patrick Taylor’s best-selling Irish Country novels know Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly as the irascible senior partner of a general practice in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. But there was a time, shortly after arriving in Ballybucklebo, that Dr. O'Reilly was not widely accepted by the villagers. This touching short story tell of how O'Reilly, with a little help, began to overcome their objections.
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Fans of Patrick Taylor’s best-selling Irish Country novels know Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly as the irascible senior partner of a general practice in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. But there was a time, shortly after arriving in Ballybucklebo, that Dr. O'Reilly was not widely accepted by the villagers. This touching short story tell of how O'Reilly, with a little help, began to overcome their objections.

Whether you're visiting for the first time, or you're a long-time resident, you'll enjoy this fun glimpse into life in Patrick Taylor's village of Ballybucklebo.

©2013 Ballybucklebo Stories Corp. (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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    Ruth North Branch, MN, United States 03-19-14
    Ruth North Branch, MN, United States 03-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A short study for a longer work?"
    Would you try another book from Patrick Taylor and/or John Keating?

    I am committed and enthusiastic to read and/or listen to Taylor's work. Being in a location that cannot yet receive internet access, I thoroughly enjoy audiobooks and podcasts downloaded in town. In this way I can still feel connected to the service of online access to resources not readily available in our regional library.


    Has Home Is the Sailor turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I enjoy this genre, and the author's work. In comparison to the longer works of Taylor, I was not as satisfied. No author, I expect, can universally satisfy the devoted follower when the format changes so drastically from other successful work, in the eyes of this reader.


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

    The reader and the reading were up to par with the other works, and equally satisfying in presentation/delivery.


    Could you see Home Is the Sailor being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No, not as successfully as Taylor's other works. Players would, of course, depend on the extent of the commitment to other works that would require a longer-term commitment to the roles. I would not necessarily drive the selection by stars firstly. I would recommend that those, known or unknown who wish to portray the roles be given full run to embrace the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep up the good work.

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    Stacy S. Scott 03-26-13 Member Since 2003

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    "Need More"

    I Love all these books. My complaint is always the same... why isn't it longer. These books are like putting on your favorite sweater. warm comfortable happy!

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    Robin new york, new york, United States 03-16-13
    Robin new york, new york, United States 03-16-13 Member Since 2010

    Hi all. I'm in my 50's (that's relevant, i think), and I favor fiction. I like the british sensibility, and was introduced to the Forsyte Saga through audible ... loved it! I happen to also like Chinese writers, but they are not well represented yet at audible. Looking to follow readers with similar tastes ...

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    "best word for this book -- meh"

    ok, so the book was written by patrick taylor ...it can't be all bad. sorry, but the story is just boring ... have read this author's other books, which are very likeable. this one i would skip.

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