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    • The Country Girls

    • By: Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Edna O'Brien
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    It is the early 1960s in a country village in Ireland. Caithleen Brady and her attractive friend, Baba, are on the verge of womanhood and dreaming of spreading their wings in a wider world - of discovering love and luxury and liquor and above all, fun. With bawdy innocence, shrewd for all their inexperience, the girls romp their way through convent school to the bright lights of Dublin – where Caithleen finds that suave, idealised lovers rarely survive the real world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spectacular Writing and Narrating

    • By Steve M on 09-02-16

    Regular price: $15.66

    • The Lonely Girl

    • By: Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Edna O'Brien
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Caithleen and Baba, first encountered in The Country Girls, are now living in Dublin, where they discuss men, drink gin, and try to look fast. Cait, in the pursuit of true love, becomes involved with the fanatically domineering Eugene Gaillard. Painful disillusion and occasional moments of bliss in her life make this a bittersweet tale, and it is told with all the perception and wit that is the hallmark of Edna O’Brien.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Sequel to The Country Girls

    • By Steve M on 11-04-16

    Regular price: $16.21

    • Girls in their Married Bliss

    • By: Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Edna O'Brien
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Kate and Baba are in London, playing out the tragicomedy of their married lives to its surprisingly level-headed conclusion. Kate, feeling trapped in her grey stone house with her increasingly cold husband, tearfully looks for her dreams of romance elsewhere. And when Eugene takes terrible, implacable revenge, she naturally turns to her brazen friend Baba for help.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Devastating Final Chapter

    • By Steve M on 06-17-17

    Regular price: $13.93

    • Country Girl

    • A Memoir
    • By: Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Edna O'Brien
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Edna O'Brien's family encouraged her to attend pharmacy school but she left before finishing, to marry an older writer, give birth to two sons, and publish, in 1960, her first novel. The Country Girls so scandalized the O'Briens' local parish that the book was burned by the priest, her family disgraced. Country Girl comes 21 books later, a rich and heady accounting of the events, people, emotions, and landscape that imprint upon and enliven one lifetime.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Needs a Professional Narrator

    • By CLD on 08-15-13

    Regular price: $22.80