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

    Home Is the Sailor: An Irish Country Doctor Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    A short study for a longer work?

    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 enj..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 19 2014 by Ruth (North Branch, MN, United States)
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    An Irish Country Doctor: A Novel | Patrick Taylor

    An Irish Country Doctor: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.

    Fun Book

    A light, positive, upbeat and fun listen. Low stress reading. Stories of country doctors and their community of quirky patients in a different world..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 24 2014 by Sara ()
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    An Irish Country Village | Patrick Taylor

    An Irish Country Village

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Welcome back to the village of Ballybucklebo. Come and say hello again to Dr. O'Reilly's odd-as-two-left-feet patients; his housekeeper, Mrs. "Kinky" Kinkaid; and O'Reilly's pets: Arthur Guinness, the beer-swilling black Lab, and Lady MacBeth, the demonically possessed white cat. And of course, to young Dr. Barry Laverty. After Barry's first month as an assistant to crusty Dr. O'Reilly, he has been offered a permanent spot. But Laverty's excitement is dashed when one of his patients unexpectedly dies.

    I Love This Series

    A really upbeat book that is such a pleasant listen. I really enjoy hearing about the ups and downs of life in the village and all the wanderings out..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 29 2014 by Sara ()
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    An Irish Country Christmas | Patrick Taylor

    An Irish Country Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Barry Laverty, M.B., is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo, at least until he learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, might not be coming home for the holidays. That unhappy prospect dampens his spirits somewhat, but Barry has little time to dwell on his romantic disappointments. Christmas may be drawing nigh, but there is little peace to be found on earth, especially for a young doctor plying his trade in the emerald hills and glens of rural Ireland.

    A wonderful christmas listen
    Reviewed on September 18 2013 by Sara ()
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    An Irish Country Girl: A Novel | Patrick Taylor

    An Irish Country Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By Terry Donnelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    Stick with it!

    I was undeterred by all of the reviews I had read here and purchased this book. It was my first by this author. The first few chapters, when Kinky is ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 06 2010 by Connie (Portland, ME, United States)
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    An Irish Country Courtship | Patrick Taylor

    An Irish Country Courtship

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    After less than a year, young Barry Laverty, M.B., is settling in to the village, with only a few months to go before he becomes a full partner in the practice. He's looking forward to becoming a fixture in the community, until an unexpected romantic reversal gives him second thoughts. Will he truly be happy tending to routine coughs and colds for the rest of his career? After all, even when a more challenging case comes along, like a rare tropical disease, all he can do is pass it on to a qualified specialist or big-city hospital. Is running a humble GP's shop all he wants out of life?

    My favorite book series

    Another slice of life from Drs. Lafferty and O'Rielly with the every charming Mrs. Kincaid. This is the 4th in the series and I've loved every single..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 02 2010 by Angelyn (Lynn Haven, FL, United States)
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    A Dublin Student Doctor: An Irish Country Novel | Patrick Taylor

    A Dublin Student Doctor: An Irish Country Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Patrick Taylor’s devoted readers and listeners know Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly as a pugnacious general practitioner in the quaint Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Now Taylor turns back the clock to give us a portrait of the young Fingal - and show us the pivotal events that shaped the man he would become. In the 1930s, fresh from a stint in the Royal Navy Reserve, and against the wishes of his disapproving father, Fingal O’Reilly goes to Dublin to study medicine.

    How the series all began!

    The audio of this book was great. The narrator, John Keating does a terrific job of bringing the characters to life so that you can picture each one ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 21 2011 by J. LaCroix (RI)
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    An Irish Country Wedding: Irish Country, Book 7 | Patrick Taylor

    An Irish Country Wedding: Irish Country, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Love is in the air in the colourful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo, where Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly has finally proposed to the darling of his youth, Kitty O’Hallorhan. There’s a wedding to be planned, but before O’Reilly can make it to the altar, he and his young colleague, Barry Laverty, M.B., must deal with the usual round of eccentric patients—and crises both large and small. Being a G.P. in a place like Ballybucklebo often means more than simply splinting broken bones and tending to aches and pains.

    Wonderful Story, Fabulous Narrator

    I've purchased most of the books in this series and am always amazed at how entertaining the series can be. Theses are wonderful, wholesome, charmin..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 26 2012 by Angelyn (Lynn Haven, FL, United States)
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    Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor: An Irish Country Novel | Patrick Taylor

    Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor: An Irish Country Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    Fans of Taylor's best-selling Irish Country novels know Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as the irascible senior partner of a general practice in the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Newly married to his once long-lost sweetheart, he's ready to settle into domestic bliss, but there's always something requiring his attention, be it a riding accident, a difficult patient with a worrisome heart condition, a spot of grouse-hunting, or even some tricky shenanigans at the local dog races.

    Another Winner in the Series!

    I never grow tired of the books by Patrick Taylor, and narrated by John Keating, about Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly, the sometimes crusty, often surp..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 03 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
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    An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War: An Irish Country Novel | Patrick Taylor

    An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War: An Irish Country Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story
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    Long before Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly became a fixture in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, he was a young M.B. with plans to marry midwife Dierdre Mawhinney. Those plans were complicated by the outbreak of World War II and the call of duty. Assigned to the HMS Warspite, a formidable 30,000-ton battleship, Surgeon Lieutenant O’Reilly soon found himself face-to-face with the hardships of war, tending to the dreadnought’s crew of 1,200 as well as to the many casualties brought aboard.

    Thoroughly enjoyable

    It filled in the war years of Dr Fingal and his coming back married to Kitty.
    A disappointing note is that we should have been advised that it sh..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 23 2015 by Michael (Claremont Meadows, Australia)
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    The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories | Patrick Taylor

    The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Long before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly made most listeners’ acquaintance in Patrick Taylor's best-selling novel An Irish Country Doctor, he appeared in a series of humorous columns originally published in Stitches: The Journal of Medical Humour. These warm and wryly amusing vignettes provide an early glimpse at the redoubtable Dr. O’Reilly as he tends to the colourful and eccentric residents of Ballybucklebo, a cozy Ulster village nestled in the bygone years of the early '60s.

    Had to shut it off!

    If you are a fan of the series, don't bother with this one. The story does not continue from the others, the time frame doesn't fit with the other boo..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 31 2014 by Connie (Portland, ME, United States)
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    An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea: An Irish Country Novel | Patrick Taylor

    An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea: An Irish Country Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
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    Long before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly came to the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, young Surgeon-Lieutenant O'Reilly answered the call of duty to serve in World War II. Fingal just wants to marry his beloved Deirdre and live happily ever after. First, he must hone his skills at a British naval hospital before reporting back to the HMS Warspite, where, as a ship's doctor, he faces danger upon the high seas.

    Irish Doctor

    I have read all of the previous Irish Country Doctor books, and thoroughly enjoyed them. This one ...not so much.

    Reviewed on January 19 2016 by BUCKY ()