Country Girls Trilogy
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  • 1
    The Country Girls | Edna O'Brien

    The Country Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated By Edna O'Brien
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    (55)
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    (48)
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    It is the early 1960s in a country village in Ireland. Caithleen Brady and her attractive friend, Baba, are on the verge of womanhood and dreaming of spreading their wings in a wider world - of discovering love and luxury and liquor and above all, fun. With bawdy innocence, shrewd for all their inexperience, the girls romp their way through convent school to the bright lights of Dublin – where Caithleen finds that suave, idealised lovers rarely survive the real world.

    Hard to listen to

    This is an excellent story, and quite an interesting view into life in an earlier time in Ireland. Unfortunately, the author's narration makes the exp..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 17 2013 by dorothy (gainesville, fl, United States)
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    The Lonely Girl | Edna O'Brien

    The Lonely Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated By Edna O'Brien
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    (21)
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    Caithleen and Baba, first encountered in The Country Girls, are now living in Dublin, where they discuss men, drink gin, and try to look fast. Cait, in the pursuit of true love, becomes involved with the fanatically domineering Eugene Gaillard. Painful disillusion and occasional moments of bliss in her life make this a bittersweet tale, and it is told with all the perception and wit that is the hallmark of Edna O’Brien.

    Beautiful Sequel to The Country Girls

    This is another moving, deeply felt novel about the characters O'Brien introduced in The Country Girls. This time around, it's a love story that take..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 04 2016 by Steve M ()
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    Girls in their Married Bliss | Edna O'Brien

    Girls in their Married Bliss

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated By Edna O'Brien
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    Kate and Baba are in London, playing out the tragicomedy of their married lives to its surprisingly level-headed conclusion. Kate, feeling trapped in her grey stone house with her increasingly cold husband, tearfully looks for her dreams of romance elsewhere. And when Eugene takes terrible, implacable revenge, she naturally turns to her brazen friend Baba for help.

    Best of Country Girls Trilogy

    I have the suspicion that many people buy The Country Girls trilogy but read only the first novel. If you are a guilty non-completer of this justly fa..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 20 2015 by Margot Gayle Backus ()