An Irish Country Practice by Patrick Taylor audiobook

An Irish Country Practice: An Irish Country Novel

By Patrick Taylor
Read by John Keating

Macmillan Audio

The Irish Country Novels: Book 12

13.59 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781427287373

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"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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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

"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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"Narrator John Keating has a field day with the humor, long-winded stories, and colorful accents...Keating skillfully presents the unique and sometimes-hilarious Irish take on joy, sorrow, illness, and death. AudioFile on An Irish Country Doctor“Gentle humor, deeply emotional stories drawn from everyday life—Taylor's books are what Garrison Keillor might have produced if he'd been born in County Antrim.
“Narrator John Keating takes on the twelfth story about Doctors O’Reilly and Laverty, who have their hands full with professional and personal quandaries in the rustic Irish village of Ballybucklebo during the late 1960s…Keating is masterful in his interpretations of the extensive cast of Irish characters. Both the first-time listener and a fan of the series can easily recognize each person by changes in tone, pace, and unique traits. Keating smoothly transitions from detailed medical procedures to laughable vignettes. One can easily visualize the verdant green hills and fresh sea air, making a visit with Keating in the driver’s seat a jovial trip back in time. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
Deeply steeped in Irish country life and meticulous in detail, the story is the perfect companion for a comfy fire and a cup of tea or a pint of bitter. A totally wonderful read! Library Journal, starred review, on An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War
“The twelfth novel in Taylor’s popular Irish Country series arrives much like its doctors, with quiet good cheer and humor…You’ll want to grab a comfy spot, pour yourself a cup of tea, and spend more time with the friendly citizens of Ballybucklebo, Ireland.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Patrick Taylor

Author Bio: Patrick Taylor

Patrick Taylor is the author of the Irish Country novels, including the New York Times bestseller An Irish Country Wedding. He was born and raised in Bangor, County Down, in Northern Ireland. He is a retired medical researcher and a professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 13.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English