An Irish Country Village

Irish Country Books (Volume 2 of 10)

Patrick Taylor; Read by John Keating

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Welcome to the Village of Ballybucklebo. Come and say hello to Dr. O’Reilly’s odd-as-two-left feet patients, his housekeeper, Mrs. “Kinky” Kinkaid, and O’Reilly’s pets, Arthur Guinness, the beer-swilling black Lab and Lady MacBeth, the demonically possessed white cat. And of course, to young Dr. Barry Laverty. After Barry’s first month as an assistant to crusty Dr. O’Reilly, he has been offered a permanent spot. But Laverty’s excitement is dashed when one of his patients unexpectedly dies. The damage to his reputation is enormous, and he and O’Reilly must work to resolve the question of Barry’s responsibility for the death. They also have to figure out how to save the four-hundred-year-old village pub. Plans are afoot to not renew the hundred-year lease and instead transform the old pub into a sparkling new tourist trap. To make matters even worse, Patricia Spence, the love of Barry’s life, announces she is trying to win a scholarship to distant Cambridge University, all the way in England.... Beautifully evocative of a gentler, simpler time, Patrick Taylor's An Irish Country Village magically captures the charm, wit, and ribald humor of a vanished Irish countryside and its people.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Patrick Taylor's novel An Irish Country Village. Welcome to the Village of Ballybucklebo. Come and say hello to Dr. O'Reilly's odd-as-two-left feet patients, his housekeeper, Mrs. "Kinky" Kinkaid, and O'Reilly's pets, Arthur Guinness, the beer-swilling black Lab and Lady MacBeth, the demonically possessed white cat. And of course, to young Dr. Barry Laverty. After Barry's first month as an assistant to crusty Dr. O'Reilly, he has been offered a permanent spot. But Laver

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Praise for An Irish Country Village

"So, have a wee listen to Patrick Taylor’s sequel to An Irish Country Doctor and if you’re not charmed by the lives, loves and longings of the feisty folks of Ballybucklebo, County Ulster, Northern Ireland, I’ll eat my hat, so I will. Read in a beguiling brogue by John Keating...Taylor peoples thatched-roofed Ballybucklebo with quirky characters...’Tis a grand place, one I hope we’ll have many occasions to revisit."—BookPage
 
Praise for An Irish country Doctor:
“At last! Here is an authentic Northern Ireland voice. A full cupboard of delightful
characters, both human and animal, enrich every page. Quirky, funny, and deeply moving by turns, Taylor’s writing perfectly captures the language and character of Ulster in times gone by.” —Morgan Llywelyn, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Prince of Ireland
 
“Taylor’s novel makes for escapist, delightful fun.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Patrick Taylor, M.D., is a man of words and he is a healing physician, too....A grand read from a grand man.” —Malachy McCourt, New York Times bestselling author of A Monk Swimming
 
Ballybucklebo is an easy place for readers to sink into, with likable characters and atmospheric dialogue.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Patrick Taylor; Read by John Keating

Patrick Taylor, M.D., was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. After qualifying as a specialist in 1969, Dr. Taylor worked in Canada for thirty-one years. He now divides his time between Canada and Ireland.

 

John Keating’s numerous acting credits include Roundabout Theatre's production of Juno and the Paycock and La Mama ETC's production of Cat and the Moon, as well as various parts with the Irish Repertory Theater and the Irish Arts Center. He is a regular performer with the Independent Shakespeare Company and can also be seen in the HBO original mini-series John Adams, starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney. John’s audiobook narrations have earned Earphone Awards and an Audie nomination. Most notably, he's read Eoin Colfer's Airman, Avi's The Traitors' Gate, and Jenny Nimmo's The Snow Spider. He also lent his voice to many of Patrick Taylor's Irish Country audiobooks.

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An Irish Country Village
Patrick Taylor; Read by John Keating

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
February 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427202772
ISBN10: 142720277X
Audio Run Time: 14:00
$19.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
February 2008
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427202765
ISBN10: 1427202761
Audio Run Time: 14:00
$39.95

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Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
February 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765316240
ISBN10: 0765316242
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 432 pages
$25.95

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
January 2012
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765368256
ISBN10: 0765368250
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 576 pages
$7.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
February 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765320230
ISBN10: 0765320231
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 432 pages
$15.99

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Forge Books
February 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429926102
ISBN10: 1429926104
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 432 pages
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