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An Irish Country Doctor

Patrick Taylor

Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice. At least until he meets Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly. The older physician, whose motto is to never let the patients get the upper hand, has his own way of doing things. At first, Barry can't decide if the pugnacious O'Reilly is the biggest charlatan he has ever met, or the best teacher he could ever hope for. Through O'Reilly Barry soon gets to know all of the village's colorful and endearing residents, including: A malingering Major and his equally hypochondriacal wife; An unwed servant girl, who refuses to divulge the father of her upcoming baby; A slightly daft old couple unable to marry for lack of a roof; And a host of other eccentric characters who make every day an education for the inexperienced young doctor. Ballybucklebo is long way from Belfast, and Barry is quick to discover that he still has a lot to learn about the quirks and traditions of country life. But with pluck and compassion and only the slightest touch of blarney, he will find out more about life-and love-than he ever imagined back in medical school. Patrick Taylor's An Irish Country Doctor is a charming and engrossing tale that will captivate readers from the very first page-and leave them yearning to visit the Irish countryside of days gone by.

Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice. At least until he meets Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly. The older physician, whose motto is to never let the patients get the upper hand, has his own way of doing things. At first, Barry can't decide if the pugnacious O'Reilly is the biggest charlatan he has ever met, or the best teacher he could ever hope for. Through O'Reilly Barry soon gets to know all of the village's colorful and endearing residents, including: A malingering Major and his equally hypochondriacal wife; An unwed servant girl, who refuses to divulge the father of her upcoming baby; A slightly daft old couple unable to marry for lack of a roof; And a host of other eccentric characters who make every day an education for the inexperienced young doctor. Ballybucklebo is long way from Belfast, and Barry is quick to discover that he still has a lot to learn about the quirks and traditions of country life. But with pluck and compassion and only the slightest touch of blarney, he will find out more about life-and love-than he ever imagined back in medical school. Patrick Taylor's An Irish Country Doctor is a charming and engrossing tale that will captivate readers from the very first page-and leave them yearning to visit the Irish countryside of days gone by.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice. At least until he meets Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly. The older physician, whose motto is to never let the patients get the upper hand, has his own way of doing things. At first, Barry can't decide if the pugnacious O'Reilly is the biggest charlatan he has ever met, or the best teacher he could ever hope for. Through O'Reilly Barry soon gets to know all of the village's colorful and endearing residents, including: A malingering Major and his equally hypochondriacal wife; An unwed servant girl, who refuses to divulge the father of her upcoming baby; A slightly daft old couple unable to marry for lack of a roof; And a host of other eccentric characters who make every day an education for the inexperienced young doctor. Ballybucklebo is long way from Belfast, and Barry is quick to discover that he still has a lot to learn about the quirks and traditions of country life. But with pluck and compassion and only the slightest touch of blarney, he will find out more about life-and love-than he ever imagined back in medical school. Patrick Taylor's An Irish Country Doctor is a charming and engrossing tale that will captivate readers from the very first page-and leave them yearning to visit the Irish countryside of days gone by.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Keating

Length:

10h 58m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:50


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:51


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:10


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:22


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:36


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:48


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:43


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:35


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:44


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:38


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:34


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:47


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:40


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:59


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:58


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:33


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:30


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:42


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:17


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:20


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:00


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:45


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:11


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:57


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:00


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:06


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:14


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:28


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:27


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:26


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:22


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:14


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:49


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:05


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:25


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:25


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:10


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:40


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:48


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:46


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:37


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:16


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:27


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:54


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:33


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:31


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:48


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:04


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:45


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:11


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:03


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:49


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:09


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:06


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:05


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:16


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:37


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:12


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:00


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:14


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:20


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:09