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Publisher's 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

The An Irish Country Practice is the 12th heartwarming installment in New York Times and Globe and Mail best-selling 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.

©2017 Ballybucklebo Stories Corp. (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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  • Lesley Wilson
  • 2018-12-27

Feel good.

Love the voice of the reader/narrator. I never fail to enjoy a Patrick Taylor yarn. The folks are mostly warm-hearted and gentle....even the “baddies” usually turn out to be quite interesting and most marvellous of all they usually change for the better. I miss everybody when the book ends as I feel it’s my family who has gone some place else. Thank you so much Patrick Taylor.

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  • Jean
  • 2019-12-08

Delightful

Oh boy, another visit to Ballybucklebo in the 1960s. Fingal O’Reilly, M.D., and his partner, Barry Laverty, M.D., have a new trainee, Connor Nelson, M.D. The book is well written and supplies a great view of a Northern Ireland Village. The story has humor, drama, and gossip as the daily life is told. I have enjoyed this series. I read the first few books, but then switched to the audiobook format. I much prefer this as John Keating is so good with all the various accents and, of course, the pronunciation of some Irish words. I am looking forward to the next book. The book is thirteen hours thirty-five minutes. John Keating does an excellent job narrating the story. Keating is an actor, voice artist, and an Earphone Award winning audiobook narrator.

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  • Mrs. Robert Easley
  • 2019-09-20

Return to Ballybucklebo

It's like going to the same spot each year for vacation and catching up with the happenings of favorite acqaintances. We''ve enjoyed this series by Patrick Taylor and now know many of the people in Ballybucklebo who inhabit this quaint Irish village.

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  • Kerry
  • 2017-10-16

Well worth the wait!

Great characters and as always a beautiful slice of life. I enjoyed every moment .Thanks 😎

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  • Sandra
  • 2020-12-02

encreaaingly endearing and engaging

This series series is an auditory and cognitive hot chocolate for a cold day. The narration is the whipped cream.

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  • Johannah E. Caley
  • 2020-11-24

Another great one

New babies, new marriages, new pups, and just a few sad losses. Nothing in the least disappointing about Taylor's storytelling nor Keating's narrations. Glad there are still a few more books left in the series, but I will surely miss these. Maybe I'll read them next!

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  • Antoinette M Grady
  • 2020-01-21

An Irish Country Practice

It is always nice to return to Balibucklebo. Another glimpse into the residents there .

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  • Barb
  • 2018-12-02

Wonderful.

This story is pure pleasure, gentle and funny and sometimes sad, but always kind at heart. The reading of it is delightful with the Irish brogue.

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  • Deaconessa
  • 2018-10-24

One of my favorites!

I love this series! Patrick Taylor’s writing, John Keating‘s narration. May the series never end!

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  • lives4golf
  • 2018-08-18

Wonderful story with colorful characters!

I think this is the final book in the series and all of the storylines are neatly tied up. But I would definitely listen to more of the lives of the lovable characters in this friendly village in Ireland.