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    • A Week in Winter

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,068

    Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the sea, everyone thinks she is crazy. Helped by Rigger (a bad boy turned good who is handy around the house) and Orla, her niece (a whiz at business), Chicky is finally ready to welcome the first guests to Stone House’s big warm kitchen, log fires, and understated elegant bedrooms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't want it to end.....

    • By Vicki Unger on 02-26-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Tara Road

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 581
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 588

    When two unhappy women switch homes for the summer, there are extraordinary consequences, and each learns that the other has a deep secret that can never be revealed. At the end of the summer, when the women at last meet face-to-face, they find that they have become, firmly and forever, good friends.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Material good - quality, not-so-much

    • By B. W. on 09-05-08

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Scarlet Feather

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    New York Times best-selling author Maeve Binchy has a way of making everyday experiences extraordinary. Scarlet Feather introduces budding entrepreneurs Cathy and Tom who, along with their extended families, meet the trials and rewards of life head on. Scarlet Feather is a new catering company formed by two friends from cooking school, Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather. Their dream is to have the best business in Dublin.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Hit on My List

    • By JPisme on 08-25-11

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Minding Frankie

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Sile Bermingham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 628
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 398

    When Noel learns that his terminally ill former flame is pregnant with his child, he agrees to take guardianship of the baby girl once she's born. But as a single father battling demons of his own, Noel can't do it alone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top Notch Binchy

    • By Carolyn on 03-06-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Nights of the Rain and Stars

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    In a small Greek island village, a group of travelers from around the world and the local residents they encounter are brought together in unexpected ways when sudden tragedy strikes. In her inimitable style, Maeve Binchy shares with readers the lives of these strangers, learning their hopes, dreams, and fears as they move forward, forever changed by their experience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I did not want it to end!

    • By Susan on 01-03-05

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Chestnut Street

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Sile Bermingham
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 188

    Maeve Binchy imagined a street in Dublin with many characters coming and going, and every once in a while she would write about one of these people. She would then put it in a drawer; “for the future,” she would say. The future is now. Across town from St. Jarlath’s Crescent, featured in Minding Frankie, is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • What Just Happened?

    • By Bex on 05-21-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Heart and Soul

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Sile Bermingham
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    With the insight, humor, and compassion we have come to expect from her, Maeve Binchy tells a story of family, friends, patients, and staff who are part of a heart clinic in a community caught between the old and the new Ireland.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry Meave

    • By Redbrenda on 08-12-09

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Whitethorn Woods

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: various
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 228
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    When a new highway threatens to bypass the town of Rossmore and cut through Whitethorn Woods, everyone has a passionate opinion about whether the town will benefit or suffer. But young Father Flynn is most concerned with the fate of St. Ann's Well, which is set at the edge of the woods and slated for destruction. People have been coming to St. Ann's for generations to share their dreams and fears, and speak their prayers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to par for Binchy

    • By Claire on 07-20-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Evening Class

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    The Mountainview School in working-class Dublin boasts a brightly festooned room brimming with paper flowers and Renaissance posters. There, in an evening class, "An Introduction to Italian," come Aiden Dunne, the supervisor, Signora, the professoressa, and 30 or so students, whose hopes and dreams are bound up in the Tuesday and Thursday lessons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Binchy's Best!

    • By Janet on 12-28-03

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Circle of Friends

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Fionnula Flanagan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    It began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, 2 inseparable young Irish women, growing up in the village of Knockglen. Benny, an only child, yearning to break free from her adoring parents and Eve, an orphan, abandoned to be raised by nuns, seemed an unlikely pair. Together, Eve and Benny knew the sins and secrets behind every villager's lace curtains...except their own. The pair becomes a circle when Benny and Eve leave for university in Dublin, and meet beautiful Nan Mahon and Jack Foley, a doctor's handsome son. But heartbreak and betrayal would bring the worlds of Knockglen and Dublin into explosive collision. Long-hidden lies would emerge to test the meaning of love and the strength of ties held within the fragile gold bands of a...Circle Of Friends.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • don't waste your time

    • By kathryn queen on 10-12-10

    Regular price: $11.89

    • Echoes

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    This is the story of two very different children growing up in a small Irish seaside town in the '50s and '60s. Shouting their hearts' desires into the echo cave, praying that their destiny will lead them far away from the town in which they live. Castlebay, in winter empty and grey with wind and sea spray, becomes all bustle and colour in the gaudy days of summer. The paths of these two characters are destined to criss-cross in a quite unforeseen way, and eventually both roads will lead back to Castlebay.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Light a Penny Candle

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    World War II had begun, and London was being bombed. Most parents were sending their children to live with relatives in the countryside for safety's sake. But shy, delicate Elizabeth didn't have anyone nearby. Instead, she would have to go far away, to Ireland, to stay with an old classmate of her mother's - whom Elizabeth hadn't even met. Accustomed to a life of unspoken rules and quiet discipline, Elizabeth wasn't prepared for the large, boisterous O'Connor family.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Adaptation, poor sound quality

    • By Micheline Golden on 01-22-06

    Regular price: $13.27

    • A Week in Summer

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Maeve Binchy
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    After many happy years of marriage and raising a family, Brian and Kathleen suddenly find themselves a bit lost in life. Midwesterners who've never traveled, Kathleen decides that what she and Brian need is a vacation, and she plans a trip to Ireland in search of her roots. In beautiful, quaint Lisdoonvarna, to the couple's surprise, they find themselves in the midst of a joyous yearly gathering, and they rediscover something much more important than evidence of long-dead ancestors: their love for each other and for life itself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • In her own voice

    • By Wendy on 10-11-11

    Regular price: $4.19

    • Tara Road

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Ria and Marilyn have never met - they live thousands of miles apart, separated by the Atlantic Ocean: one in a big, warm, Victorian house in Tara Road, Dublin, the other in a modern, open-plan house in New England. Two more unlikely friends would be hard to find: Ria's life revolves around her family and friends, while Marilyn's reserve is born of grief. But when each needs a place to escape to, a house exchange seems the ideal solution.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Homecoming and Other Stories

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy, Sean Campion, Joanna Myers, and others
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    In 'Homecoming', read by Sean Campion, the Brennans run Quentin's restaurant in Dublin for the owner, who lives abroad. But what will happen when he suddenly pays a visit? 'Telling Stories', read by Joanna Myers, sees Irene's fiancé turning up the night before the wedding with a face as white as the dress that is to be worn the next day. Then trouble starts....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen for a short ride

    • By Jan B. Cruz on 08-11-18

    Regular price: $8.26

    • The Return Journey

    • Stories
    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Fionnula Flanagan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    A secretary's silent passion for her boss meets the acid test on a business trip...A man and a woman's mutual disdain at first sight shows how deceptive appearances can be...An insecure wife clings to the illusion of order, only to discover chaos at the hands of a house sitter who opens the wrong doors...A pair of star-crossed travelers take each other's bags, and then learn that when you unlock a stranger's suitcase, you enter a stranger's life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor audio quality

    • By Connie on 07-17-11

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Maeve's Times

    • In Her Own Words
    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    From the royal wedding to boring airplane companions, Samuel Beckett to Margaret Thatcher, "senior moments" to life as a waitress, Maeve's Times gives us wonderful insight into a changing Ireland as it celebrates the work of one of our best-loved writers in all its diversity - revealing her characteristic directness, laugh-out-loud humor, and unswerving gaze into the true heart of a matter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A glimpse into the writer's memory.....

    • By Karen Voyles on 05-04-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • A Few of the Girls

    • Stories
    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Sile Bermingham, Jayne Entwistle, John Lee, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrated with a lisp?

    • By denise on 05-05-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Tara Road

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    When two unhappy women switch homes for the summer, there are extraordinary consequences, and each learns that the other has a deep secret that can never be revealed. At the end of the summer, when the women at last meet face-to-face, they find that they have become, firmly and forever, good friends.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • started off good then went flat and predictable

    • By diane on 08-26-14

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Tara Road

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    When Danny Lynch tells his wife Ria that he has a young pregnant mistress, Ria thinks that her world has ended. Little does she know that within weeks a telephone call from America will open up a whole new world for her. Marilyn Vine, escaping from her own private demons, wants to exchange her house in Westville, New England, for a house in Dublin during a few summer weeks. Ria Lynch's big Victorian house in Tara Road is perfect.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed,

    • By catherine on 09-22-18

    Regular price: $15.88

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