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The Wily O'Reilly Audiobook

The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories

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Publisher's Summary

Long before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly made most listeners’ acquaintance in Patrick Taylor's best-selling novel An Irish Country Doctor, he appeared in a series of humorous columns originally published in Stitches: The Journal of Medical Humour. These warm and wryly amusing vignettes provide an early glimpse at the redoubtable Dr. O’Reilly as he tends to the colourful and eccentric residents of Ballybucklebo, a cozy Ulster village nestled in the bygone years of the early '60s.

Those seminal columns have been collected in The Wily O’Reilly: Irish Country Stories. In this convenient volume, Patrick Taylor's legions of devoted fans can savor the enchanting origins of the Irish Country series…and newcomers to Ballybucklebo can meet O’Reilly for the very first time. An ex-Navy boxing champion, classical scholar, crypto-philanthropist, widower, and hard-working general practitioner, Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly is crafty and cantankerous in these charming slices of rural Irish life.

Whether he's educating a naive man of the cloth in the facts of life, dealing with chronic hypochondriacs and malingerers, clashing with pigheaded colleagues, or raising a pint in the neighborhood pub, the wily O’Reilly knows a doctor's work is never done, even if some of his "cures" can't be found in any medical text!

©2014 Ballybucklebo Stories Corp (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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    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 books, key characters are strangley non-existent and, bluntly, it's very boring.

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    Doug Wilkie 04-29-17
    Doug Wilkie 04-29-17 Member Since 2014

    I am an artist, lover of books. Love reading or listening to a good book. I live on the East Coast of Canada with an awesome ocean view.

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    "Wily O'Reilly - Great Stories"

    Loved the whole series. Humour, easily followed, you want to know what is next. The characters are awesome and fit well together. O'Reilly makes the stories and Patrick Taylor is an awesome author and story teller.

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    Amazon Customer Kingsport, TN 03-02-17
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    "Still Very Enjoyable"

    Even though the characters are not fleshed out as well in this short subject collection, it still provides hours of wonderful narration and entertainment. I almost didn't purchase it but am glad that I did!

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    Lorraine D Collins Decatur, GA United States 08-26-16
    Lorraine D Collins Decatur, GA United States 08-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    This book is a repeat of the stories found in An Irish Country Doctor. I feel as if I bought the same book twice.

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    I was disappointed that the material wasn't new for the most part, and that some of the stories were attributed to others not some of the characters I had grown to love.

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