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An Irish Country Practice

An Irish Country Practice

An Irish Country Novel

Irish Country Books (Volume 12)

Patrick Taylor; read by John Keating

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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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Pulling in One’s Horse as He Is Leaping


Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly, Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly, took the stairs two at a time, a tin of Erinmore Flake in one hand, and went straight into the upstairs lounge...

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Praise for An Irish Country Practice

"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.” —Kirkus Reviews on An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea

"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

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About the author

Patrick Taylor; read by John Keating

PATRICK TAYLOR, M.D. was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. Dr. Taylor is a distinguished medical researcher, offshore sailor, model-boat builder, and father of two grown children. He lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. He is the bestselling author of the Irish Country series, including An Irish Country Doctor, An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea and An Irish Country Love Story among many others.

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