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    • Light a Penny Candle

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    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

    • 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

    • Evening Class

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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

    • 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 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • Chestnut Street

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Just round the corner from St Jarlath's Crescent (featured in Minding Frankie) is Chestnut Street. Here, the lives of the residents are revealed in Maeve Binchy's wonderfully compelling tales: Bucket Maguire, the window cleaner, who must do more than he bargained for to protect his son. Nessa Byrne, who's aunt comes to visit from America for six weeks every summer and turns the house - and Nessa's world - upside down. Lilian, the generous girl with a big heart, and the fiancé not everyone approves of.

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Light a Penny Candle

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Evacuated from Blitz-battered London, Elizabeth White is sent to stay with the O'Connors in Ireland. It is the beginning of an unshakeable bond between Elizabeth and Aisling, a friendship which will endure through 20 turbulent years of change and chaos, joy and sorrow, soaring dreams, and searing betrayals. Maeve Binchy tells a magnificent story of the lives and loves of two women, bound together in a friendship that nothing can tear asunder - not even the man who threatens to come between them forever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Light a Penny Candle Review

    • By Gloria on 10-04-07

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Light a Penny Candle

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    As a child Elizabeth is sent from her war-torn, rather loveless home in London to stay with a big, boisterous family in a small town in Ireland. There she meets Aisling and begins what becomes a long-lasting friendship. Over the next 20 years, Aisling and Elizabeth's paths will cross and recross. As they face their loves, their marriages, and their disappointments, they realise that not all problems will be solved,nor all wishes granted by lighting a penny candle.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • 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

    • Far from Over

    • By: Sheila O'Flanagan
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Gemma Garvey’s marriage has been over for ages. And it was Gemma’s choice to end it; her decision to go it alone with two kids, rather than pretend the marriage to career-obsessed David was working. So why is she so upset when he marries that flame-haired bimbo, Orla O’Neill? Is it that Orla’s nearer in age to Gemma’s teenage daughter than to herself? But for Orla, being wife number two isn’t all she’d imagined. And the trouble has only just begun.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this author!

    • By Nancy on 01-11-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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

    • Quentins

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Every table at Quentins Restaurant has a thousand stories to tell: tales of love, betrayal and revenge. Ella Brady wants to make a documentary about the renowned Dublin restaurant that has captured the spirit of a generation and a city in the years it has been open. In Maeve Binchy's magical Quentins you will meet new friends and old: the twins from Scarlet Feather, the Signora from Evening Class, Ria from Tara Road - and a host of fresh faces.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story!

    • By Leslie on 02-11-09

    Regular price: $20.24

    • This Year it Will be Different

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    This Year It Will be Different brings us the magic and spirit of Christmas in 15 stories filled with Maeve Binchy's trademark wit, charm, and sheer storytelling genius. Instead of nostalgia, Binchy evokes contemporary life; instead of Christmas homilies, she offers truth; and instead of sugarplums, she brings us the nourishment of holidays that precipitate change, growth, and new beginnings.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Irish humour at its best

    • By Fiona on 06-18-09

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Minding Frankie

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Baby Frankie is born into an unusual family. Her mother is desperate to find someone to take care of her child, and she doesn’t have much time. Noel doesn’t seem to be the most promising of fathers but despite everything, he could well be Frankie’s best hope. As for Lisa, she is prepared to give up everything for the man she loves; surely he’s going to love her back? And Moira is having none of it. She knows what’s right, and has the power to change the course of Frankie’s life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • An OK Binchy

    • By Anne Harris on 12-04-10

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Maeve's Times

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    As someone who fell off a chair not long ago trying to hear they what they were saying at the next table in a restaurant, I suppose I am obsessively interested in what some might consider the trivia of other people's lives'. Maeve Binchy is well known for her best-selling novels, the most recent of which was A Week in Winter. But for many years Maeve was a journalist, writing for The Irish Times.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Return Journey

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In this extraordinary collection of stories, the world-wide best-selling author of Evening Class once again reveals her incomparable understanding of matters of the heart. In The Return Journey, Maeve Binchy creates powerful compelling stories of love, loss, revelation, and reconciliation.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Lilac Bus

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Every Friday night, the same seven Dublin workers meet to travel home in Tom Fitzgerald's lilac-coloured minibus. Each of them needs to return regularly to Rathdoon: Nancy Morris, a real 'Miss Mouse', is known for her meanness and has to escape her flatmate's carping; Dee Burke is engrossed in her affair; Kev Kennedy has a side to his character hidden even from his family; Celis Ryan has to face her mother making a drunken exhibition of herself - and Tom has his reasons.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Queen of Irish Literature

    • By Judy on 12-05-15

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Dublin 4

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A society hostess entertains her husband's mistress to dinner; a country girl savours the delights of city life; a student faces the dilemma of unmarried pregnancy; and a drink-ridden photographer tries to relaunch his shattered career.A vintage collection of four stories set in the heart of Dublin's fashionable Southside, Dublin 4 has all of the author's intimate grasp of human feelings and her marvellous ear for dialogue.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Firefly Summer

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    " Firefly Summer is warm, humorous, sad and happy. Reading it is a joy." ( Irish Independent) In the summer of 1962, an American millionaire arrives in a small, sleepy Irish town with far-reaching consequences. For the children of the Ryan family, the long hot summers are usually spent playing in the ruins of a large, abandoned house. But when the American, Patrick O'Neill, buys the ruins, dreams are made and broken and secrets which should never be revealed are betrayed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inviting

    • By Linda on 08-22-07

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Evening Class

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The Italian evening class at Mountainview School is like hundreds of others starting up all over the city. But this class has its own special quality - as the focus for the varied hopes and dreams of teacher and pupils alike. Aidan Dunne needs his new evening class project to succeed almost as much as his pupils do. They too are looking for something more: Bill to find a way to keep spendthrift Lizzie at his side and Fran to make sure that young Kathy finds her way out from behind the kitchen sink.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Vintage Maeve Binchy

    • By Eloise Boezak on 07-26-15

    Regular price: $19.62

    • A Few of the Girls

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy, Gordon Snell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Maeve Binchy's best-selling novels not only tell wonderful stories, they also give an insight into how Ireland has changed over the decades but how people remain the same: they still fall in love, sometimes unsuitably; they still have hopes and dreams; they have deep, long-standing friendships, and some that fall apart. From her earliest writing to her most recent, Maeve's work has included wonderfully nostalgic pieces and also sharp, often witty writing which is insightful and topical.

    Regular price: $26.64

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