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 » in the countryside. Quirky outlandish behavior exhibited by doctors and patients alike. A recommended series.
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 »telling her story to the children is very off-putting and, to be honest, I almost abandoned it in agreement with the negative reviews. However, I stuck with it and ended up enjoying this book very much! Definitely worth it if you persist past the first few chapters.
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 » one of them. The Narrater, John Keating, is absolutely perfect with his Irish brogue and his ability to give each character a different voice.
This series is a feel good, enjoyable and lively listen!
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 »g and at times funny stories about life in a small village in Ireland as seen through the eyes of it's two doctors.
The narrater made the stories come alive. His Irish brogue was perfect and at the same time understandable.
I enjoyed the Irish Doctor series and thought it was finished a number of years ago. I was pleasantly surprised to discover it is still on going. Th..Show More »is book is the first one out after I had stop reading the series.
In this book the author flashes back and forth between the past and present of O’Reilly’s life. Taylor goes back to O’Reilly’s early days just after graduating from medical school. In 1936, he goes to work in the Dublin tenements in a street dispensary (medical clinic). It is here we meet nurse Kitty O’Halloran as they are dating.
Then Taylor flashed forward to when Kitty and Fingal are married and he is a senior partner in a practice in Ballybucklebo in Northern Ireland. O’Reilly has hired a woman physician and some of the patients are balking at seeing a woman. If I remember from the other books, the series ranges in time from late 1920s to late 1950s. I found the section where O’Reilly is participating in a research project with sulfur drugs most interesting.
The book is well written. The characters are unforgettable and Fingal is getting grumpy as he ages. The house keeper Kinky is a delight. The book is ideal for an audio book because of the various Irish accents and words.
I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible. The book is almost seventeen hours long. John Keating does a superb job narrating the book. Keating is an actor and an award -winning audiobook narrator.
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 »ould come after Fingal O'Reilly Irish Doctor. Unfortunately I listened to the book and wish I'd realised it was out of sequence in the series.
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 »ks, key characters are strangley non-existent and, bluntly, it's very boring.
Wonderfully read and very entertaining. I love the ongoing helpful Dr O'Reilly and his side kick Dr Lafferty. Makes me wish I lived in such a village...Show More » Makes me see such a place in my mind.