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  • Home Is the Sailor

  • An Irish Country Doctor Story
  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too short!

  • By Jane E. Lewandowski on 05-02-16

Love the whole series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-16

Wish it never had to end
If only BBC old create a mini series, how wonderful that would be!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea

  • An Irish Country Novel
  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 07-13-17

Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-16

I can never get enough of these beautifully written books, the stories are heartfelt, Jhelum and heart wrenching always though with a happy ending...so....

  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,200

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented fourteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure ...One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRAVO!!!!!!!

  • By Maria on 10-30-15

Fabulous

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-16

Never wanted it to end
It twists and turns and captivates moving from past to present with fluid finesse
The ending is marvelous

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Addison Allen
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 874
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633

In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times best-selling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon. Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world - no matter how out of place they feel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely Writing ends Abruptly

  • By Linda on 05-12-11

Needs a sequel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-16

Never wanted it to end, will there be a sequel it sure needs one so we can follow the magic, what will happen next?

  • An Irish Country Doctor

  • A Novel
  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,222
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,227

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Book

  • By Sara on 10-24-14

Magical

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-16

Never wanted it to end. Captures you from the first moment, gently taking you along on a magical ride through a wee small town in Ireland
Wonderful!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Miss Rumphius

  • By: Barbara Cooney
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

As a child, great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful - and she does all those things, the last being the most difficult of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A reminder of the simple things in life

  • By von Alevensleben on 02-12-16

A reminder of the simple things in life

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-16

How to create simple and enduring Beauty. A welcome life lesson for us all, both young and wise.

  • How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are

  • Love, Style, and Bad Habits
  • By: Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, and others
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 303

In short, frisky sections, these Parisian women give you their very original views on style, beauty, culture, attitude, and men. The authors - Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas - unmarried but attached, with children - have been friends for years. Talented bohemian iconoclasts with careers in the worlds of music, film, fashion, and publishing, they are untypically frank and outspoken as they debunk the myths about what it means to be a French woman today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By von Alevensleben on 01-31-16

Superb!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! It was full of delicious moments and typically French madly wonderful antidotes for every day life! Throughly enjoyed it.

What did you like best about this story?

All of it!

What did you learn from How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are that you would use in your daily life?

I already am, however one can always add more to their little book of ideas.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Gospel According to Coco Chanel

  • Life Lessons from the World’s Most Elegant Woman
  • By: Karen Karbo
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

Delving into the long, extraordinary life of renowned French fashion designer Coco Chanel, Karen Karbo has written a new kind of book, exploring Chanel’s philosophy on a range of universal themes—from style to passion, from money and success to femininity and living life on your own terms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • She's one of my faves

  • By Heather on 04-24-13

Lovely

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Gospel According to Coco Chanel to be better than the print version?

I always enjoy listening to a book being read well more than I do reading it, as an audio book brings the words alive. Reading I do adore though and have a huge library

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gospel According to Coco Chanel?

Coco

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed listening to Bernadette, however if one is going to read a book about Coco, one need also learn to to pronounce the little French descriptives, address's and names far better than they were attempted in this book.