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An Irish Country Village

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An Irish Country Village

Irish Country Series, Book 2
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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. Beautifully evocative of a gentler, simpler time, An Irish Country Village magically captures the charm, wit, and ribald humor of a vanished Irish countryside and its people.

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. Beautifully evocative of a gentler, simpler time, An Irish Country Village magically captures the charm, wit, and ribald humor of a vanished Irish countryside and its people.

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  • AudioFile Magazine This warm story is a sequel to the popular AN IRISH COUNTRY DOCTOR and offers listeners the same winsome yet troublesome villagers as the first novel. Narrator John Keating has a gift for presenting Irish accents that are both authentic and comprehensible. This vocal clarity matters because there is so much folksy humor one shouldn't miss. In this story Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly has a new assistant, who must prove his abilities to the people of Ballybucklebo--and to himself. Like the Herriot books, this is filled with the daily problems of patients, which are not always medical. The book was written by a doctor in Bangor, County Down, and is read flawlessly by Keating. D.L.G. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine
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