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Publisher's Summary

From Maeve Binchy's earliest writings to the most recent, her work is filled with wisdom and common sense and also a sharp, often witty voice that is insightful and reaches out to her audiences around the world and of all ages. Whether it is one of her best-selling novels or a short story, Maeve shows us that times may have changed, but people often remain the same: They fall in love, sometimes unsuitably; they have hopes and dreams; they have deep, longstanding friends whose secrets are shared; they go on holidays and celebrate new jobs....

A Few of the Girls is a glorious collection of the very best of her short story writing, stories that were written over the decades - some published in magazines, others for friends as gifts, many for charity benefits. The stories are all filled with the signature warmth and humor that have always been an essential part of Maeve's appeal.

©2016 Maeve Binchy (P)2016 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"The multiple voices that narrate this collection bring the incomparable Irish author Maeve Binchy to life once again.... Listeners will enjoy hearing how the beloved Binchy's stories changed over her long career." ( AudioFile)

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Narrated with a lisp?

One of the narrators seemed to speak with a lisp. I thought it to be part of the story line, but it was not. When I heard her again in another of the short stories I was surprised and distracted by it.

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Not Binchy's best but still worth it.

For me, nothing will live up to Tara Road but that's unfair and I know it. I still enjoy Maeve Binchy's writing. This collection, not as much but again I understand that when people pass away there's a scramble to Publish every single idea that ever popped into their heads. It was a pleasant if not great listen with terrific readers and a good lesson in short story writing for aspiring writers.

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I have so much love for Maeve Binchy

So many wonderful stories and perspectives on life. I only wish there were a hundred more of her books to read.

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Would like Kate to have been the reader

I liked the stories very much. Mrs. Binchy certainly captured (observed) our human nature (foibles and all) - sometimes with an OUCH observation. I would have preferred that Kate read the stories.

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Not my favorite

I enjoyed a couple of the stories, but this is not all I had hoped for.

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Wonderful adventures! - Karen Reese

This is a favorite author of mine. I have read all her books and was so sad when she passed. Her writings makes one feel like they are sitting down with a cup of tea, friends sharing their lives with you. The only remorse is just as a storyline was set in motion, that was the end! Highly recommend this author and any/all of her books!

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Very disappointed

As a Maeve Binchy fan I hate to give a bad review, but the stories just stop, with no ending. as if they were never finished.