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An Irish Country Welcome is a charming entry in Patrick Taylor's internationally best-selling Irish Country series.

In the close-knit Northern Irish village of Ballybucklebo, it’s said that a new baby brings its own welcome. Young doctor Barry Laverty and his wife, Sue, are anxiously awaiting their first child, but as the community itself prepares to welcome a new decade, the closing months of the 1960s bring more than a televised moon landing to Barry, his friends, his neighbors, and his patients, including a number of sticky questions. 

A fledgling doctor joins the practice as a trainee, but will the very upper-class Sebastian Carson be a good fit for the rough and tumble of Irish country life? And as sectarian tensions rise elsewhere in Ulster, can a Protestant man marry the Catholic woman he dearly loves, despite his father’s opposition? And who exactly is going to win the award for the best dandelion wine at this year’s Harvest Festival?

But while Barry and Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly and their fellow physicians deal with everything from brain surgery to a tractor accident to a difficult pregnancy, there’s still time to share the comforting joys and pleasures of this very special place: fly-fishing, boat races, and even the town’s very first talent competition!

Welcome back to Ballybucklebo, as vividly brought to life by a master storyteller.  

A Macmillan Audio production from Forge Books 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2020 Patrick Taylor (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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  • Rob
  • 2020-11-24

One of the best of the series!

This is one of the best in the series of 'An Irish Country Doctor' books. John Keating's narration is, as always, brilliant as he brings to life all of the characters of Ballybucklebow. Fingal is up to his usual tricks and is as wise as ever and his lovely Kitty is as sweet and supportive as ever. Barry takes a little bit of a back seat as we meet a new doctor who comes to the practise and gradually learn about his background. A surprise happens towards the end, and the ending itself is beautiful and very welcomed by this listener of all of the books thus far. It is a pity we have to wait 12 months between installments of this wonderful story. I had begun to think that, in the past two books of so prior to this one, perhaps Patrick Taylor was beginning to tire of the series and run out of ideas for the folk of Ballybucklebow. However, this is a return to the fast pace and interesting goings on of the village through the eyes of the medical practitioners and was a joy to listen to. I can't wait for the next installment.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-10-24

Another home run!

The fun and joy I get from these stories, and John Keating's singularly perfect narration of them, know no bounds. Thank you Patrick! Keep 'em coming!

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  • Bonnie
  • 2020-10-07

Lovely listen

As always a charming story and great narration. Very enjoyable. Patrick never fails to bring Ballybucklebo to life.