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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 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • 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

    • 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 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

    • 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 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • 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

    • Heart and Soul

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Clara Casey has more than enough on her plate. Her daughters Adi and Linda were no problem during the usually turbulent teens. Now in their twenties, Adi is always fighting for or against something: the environment or the whale or battery farming; while Linda lurches from one unsatisfactory relationship to the next. As if this wasn't enough, Clara, a senior cardiac specialist, has a new job to cope with - and now her ex-husband wants something from her.

    Regular price: $15.88

    • 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

    • 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

    • The Return Journey

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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

    • 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

    • Circle of Friends

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In the small Irish town of Knockglen, best friends Bernadette ('Benny') and Eve are inseparable. Benny is an adored only child, and Eve a poor, birdlike orphan brought up by nuns. On their first day at University College, Dublin, a fatal road accident brings the pair together with fellow students Nan Mahon and Jack Foley, and new friendships are quickly struck. Jack and Nan introduce Eve and Benny to a life of excitement and sophistication.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Up there with the classics

    • By Tamara on 02-19-11

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Far from Over

    • By: Sheila O'Flanagan
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 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

    • 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 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • Full House

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Dee loves her children very much, but now they are all grown up, shouldn't they leave home? Rosie moved out when she got married, but it didn't work out, so now she is back with her parents. Helen is a teacher, and doesn't earn enough for a place of her own. Anthony writes songs, and is just waiting for the day when someone will pay him for them. Until then, all three are happy at home. It doesn't cost them anything, and surely their parents like having a full house?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not a typical Binchy story

    • By Doug Wilkie on 08-17-14

    Regular price: $8.94

    • 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

    • Tara Road

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed,

    • By catherine on 09-22-18

    Regular price: $15.88

    • Scarlet Feather

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Scarlet Feather is set in contemporary Dublin, and is the story of Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather, who go into business together as caterers. Tom is the son of a builder and his fanatically devout wife, both of whom are disappointed that he hasn't joined the family building firm. Cathy's father is an inveterately optimistic gambler on the horses, and her mother, Lizzie, is a domestic cleaner.

    Regular price: $15.88

    • Scarlet Feather

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have decided to create the best catering company in Dublin. They have the perfect premises, heaps of talent, and even a few contacts - but not everyone seems as pleased by the idea of 'Scarlet Feather' as they are. Tom's parents are disappointed that he has turned his back on the family business. Cathy's husband buries himself in work, becoming ever more distant, whilst his mother thinks Cathy should stay at home to look after him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Welcome to the world of Scarlet Feather

    • By Kathleen on 10-01-12

    Regular price: $20.24

    • 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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