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  • An Irish Country Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with it!

  • By Connie on 07-06-10

Perfect narrator for Mrs. Kinkaid's story.

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

Reviewed: 02-26-16

Would you listen to An Irish Country Girl again? Why?

I don't usually more than once.

What did you like best about this story?

Mrs. Kinkaid's storytelling to the village children on Christmas Day before she served dinner. Equally wonderful was her own story from a young girl to her marriage to Mr. Kincaid.

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

No I haven't

Who was the most memorable character of An Irish Country Girl and why?

The main character's dreams to become a teacher as well as her visions. Secondly, her older sister and her love, Connor.

Any additional comments?

This book takes up right at the end of "An Irish Country Christmas."

  • Drums of Autumn

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 44 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29,121
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,603
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,503

Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Can't Get Enough!

  • By Eugenia on 02-15-10

Re: Last 2 books in the Series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-24-08

Having listened to all the UNabridged books in this series, I suggest you do not use credits for the last 2 ABRIDGED books. In order to listen to "Fiery Cross", I checked the 47(!) CD edition out from my local library. I ripped them all to my MP3 player, but they could also be listened to on your computer or CD player.

Davina Porter is the reader on the UNabridged versions, not the abridged. I can't imagine listening to anyone else. I am about to check out the last in the series and will be so sad when the tale is over.

68 of 71 people found this review helpful

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,907

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Loved it and I'm not a Romance Novel Fan!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-08

I started this series (am now almost done with the 3rd book), firstly because I was looking for a highly-rated LONG book to make the most of my monthly credit. I usually choose mysteries and plain historical fiction.

The idea of Scotland and a female main character with an interest in medicine hooked me. There was a bit more detail in the love scenes, but not offensive to me in anyway. LOVE the reader and the history and the characters and the writing. IMPRESSIVE and I will continue to purchase these books.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

  • The Sunday Philosophy Club, Book 2
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 226

In this delightful second installment in Alexander McCall Smith's best-selling new detective series, the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, gets caught up in an affair of the heart, this one a transplant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gem!

  • By Lovin' life and winding down on 10-20-05

A gem!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-05

As usual, listening to an Alexander McCall-Smith book is a much richer experience than reading it, although I enjoy that too. The narrator does a wonderful job with the scottish accent...I guess brogue, and is a pleasure to listen to. I was touched by the engaging story and laughed many times on my way to work and back. If you ever have a chance to attend a talk by the author, do it!! He was recently in Denver and is a warm, funny man. One of the characters in "Friends, Lovers, Chocolate..." plays the bassoon in an orchestra as does the author, who co-founded "The Really Terrible Orchestra"...a great example of his self-deprecating humor. He has been a professor (of law and ethics) and I'm sure that is why this and the "Sausage Dog" series ring so true. He lives in Scotland with his family and was born in Africa. The only time he grew serious during his talk was when he very sympathetically described the problems on that continent and expressed his appreciation for the help provided there by the US government. An amazing and very entertaining man.

24 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • The Memory of Running

  • By: Ron McLarty
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,528

In late 2003, in his column in Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King called The Memory of Running "the best novel you won't read this year." This glowing endorsement of the audiobook resulted in Ron McLarty receiving a $2 million two-book deal from Viking Penguin. Also, Warner Brothers has shelled out big bucks for the movie rights to The Memory of Running, for which McLarty will write the script.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and Fascinating, A Wonderful Book

  • By Ripp on 02-18-04

A Winner!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-05

This book was great! I usually prefer women as the main character, but I grew to love Smithy. The flashbacks were well done and made the story more interesting than a chronological approach would have been. One complaint...The introduction refers to Smithy as a jerk and that turned me off. Why do I want to hear about a jerk? But, I was glad that I persevered because I found Smithy to be a sympathetic character, even at the beginning.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Lady and the Unicorn

  • By: Tracy Chevalier
  • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld, Terry Donnelly
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 120

Bewitching art experts and enthusiasts alike for centuries, the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries hang today in the Cluny Museum in Paris.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Audiobook!

  • By Lovin' life and winding down on 07-12-05

Wonderful Audiobook!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-05

This is one of my favorites, but I almost didn't listen to it. The male narrator starts it off and his voice sounded pretentious to me. I'm glad I hung in there. The female and male narrators switched off depending on the character speaking and I really liked that. I'm not knowledgeable about art, but that didn't matter. The characters and tapestry weaving process were fascinating and I never wanted it to end.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful