An Irish Country Practice: An Irish Country Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Patrick Taylor

Narrated By: John Keating

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: October 2017

Duration: 13 hours 37 minutes

Summary:

'The charm of Taylor's Irish Country tales is brought to life in John Keating's performance. His Irish lilt will transport listeners straight to Ballybucklebo...Keating's pacing and inflections are perfect as he gives a unique vocal personality to each character.' - AudioFile Magazine on An Irish Country Love Story
An Irish Country Practice is the twelfth heartwarming installment in New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Patrick Taylor's beloved Irish Country series.
Once, not too long ago, there was just a single Irish country doctor tending to the lively little village of Ballybucklebo: Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly. Now his thriving practice is growing by leaps and bounds.
Not only has O'Reilly taken a new trainee under his wing, Doctor Connor Nelson, he's also added a spirited Labrador puppy to his ever-expanding household at Number One Main Street. Meanwhile, his trusted partner, young Doctor Barry Laverty, finds himself wondering if he's truly ready to settle down and start a family with his lovely fiancée, Sue.
As the doctors cope with domestic and professional challenges, they also look after their patients and their ailments, including a mysterious cough, a housewife whose frequent "accidents" may have a disturbing cause, and a respected colleague who might be succumbing to an old vice.
All is not sickness and worry, however. There's plenty of joy and merriment to be found as well, from a visiting circus to racing to sailing . . . and maybe even a happy ending or two.
This touching audiobook is as warm and cozy as the lovable town in which it takes place.

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  • Rebecca S

    This is a lovely book reminiscent of the James Herriot books (except dealing with doctors, patients and set in Northern Ireland). The similarity is that it is set among country people. It is charming and full of characters - it’s lovely to read about decent people who have integrity and kindness. To be reminded that a small life, living simply and in cooperation with others, is enough. I can’t wait to read the next one and catch up with the news in Ballybucklebo.