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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (745 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick Taylor Narrator: John Keating Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781427213525
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The sixth book in Patrick Taylor's New York Times bestselling series tells the story of Fingal Flaherty O'Reilly as he grows up poor in Dublin and heads off to medical school.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Taylor…is a bang-up storyteller who captivates and entertains from the first word. Publishers Weekly on An Irish Country Girl

  • The cozy village of Ballybucklebo and its eccentric inhabitants make the holidays bright. Library Journal on An Irish Country Christmas
  • Full of stories and vivid characters, [An Irish Country Village] recalls a good night in a pub. Good, light entertainment. Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 2/20/2014

    " Another extremely enjoyable read by Patrick Taylor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/15/2014

    " I really enjoy this series. It is a glimpse into not only a doctor's way of life but also a small Irish village way of life that does not exist anymore. A charming series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deann Doolittle | 2/11/2014

    " My Wendy gave me this book for my birthday and I finally gotten around to reading it. Another great work by Mr. Taylor. If you haven't read this series I highly recommend it. It is a great, down to earth story that makes you feel like you are right there with the characters. This books gave a look into the early life of the the good Dr. I loved it. I cried and cheered just like if I was there. Looking forward to reading his most recent book that I got for Christmas! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thatsrite | 2/4/2014

    " Love this series and I think this one may be the best yet. Did not want it to end, more please! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron Chicaferro | 1/24/2014

    " For fans of 'An Irish Country Doctor' series this book takes the main protaganist, Doctor Fingal O'Reilly, back in time to his medical school days. It's a heart-warming look at his life with his parents then life at Med school. The book has a bit too much medical training detail to suite me, however - as I now think I can pass most medical school finals! But its an enjoyable look at Dublin, and the state of medicine, in the 1930's. (The 'Irish Country Doctor' series takes place in the mid 1960's.) Just like the 'Irish Country Doctor' series (and like life) this book has a mix of joys and sorrows. Like a good medicine, reading this book (and the series) will make you feel good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise Groves | 1/23/2014

    " I loved this book. The story centers around a man by the name of Dr. Fingal O'Reilly. It is 1965 and he has happened upon a motocrcyle accident victim. The person is a friend of his. While waiting for the ambulance and attending to the needs of his friend/patient at the accident scene and the hospital, Fingal thinks back to his days as a student at Trinity College, Dublin and the time he spend as a medical student caring for his patients at St Patrick's Dun hospital. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Porter | 1/22/2014

    " Another warm and lovely tale by a wonderful Irish author! If you like Maeve Binchy, it's time you try Mr. Taylor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/16/2014

    " Great to see how Dr. O'Reilly got his start. Medicine sure has changed since he trained. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 1/16/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this novel which takes place in the 1930's The story centers around Fingal O'Reilly as he attends Trinity College and a hospital. There are sorts of cases to be solved, a lot of which are caused by diseases started by terrible poverty which is rampant in Dublin. An excellent read, and I encourage all of my friends to give it a try! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Temple | 12/19/2013

    " This was an interesting character study of Dr. O'Reilly during his medical school days. Now to go back and read the other books in the series!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David T. | 11/22/2013

    " Love this whole series. Makes me laugh, makes me cry, reminds me of our time in Ireland. Nice homey, comfy book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peg Lotvin | 11/8/2013

    " More charming tales, this one about the early days of Dr. O'Reilly's medical education. Can't wait for the next one. Wonder what is happening with Barry?? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cactuskid2 | 10/20/2013

    " Select Editions Vol 3, 2012 The title tells the story - Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly choses to become a doctor and what goes on during his school years. I've read several of his stories about this doctor and his practice in Ireland. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Kleponis | 9/30/2013

    " nice story; intend to read more of Patrick Taylor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail Yander | 4/10/2013

    " Interesting and amusing story, but could have been edited more tightly into a much shorter book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerry | 4/3/2013

    " wonderful story set in Ireland in the 1930's "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn Ogrosky | 3/25/2013

    " This was my first foray into the world of Irish doctors and I enjoyed it. Planning on reading some of the other books in the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janelle | 2/9/2013

    " The Best of the Irish Country novels so far. It filled in a lot of holes in the Dr. Fingal O'Reilly history. I'm hoping the next one will cover his WWII years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy Sinden | 12/9/2012

    " Patrick Taylor has written another book to further the stories of the Dublin Doctor Fingel Flaratiey O'Reilly. Great book you should read it. I hope there will be many more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dona | 11/22/2012

    " Great book that adds to the story line behind all the Irish County books. Great to get some background on a character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rennie | 10/14/2012

    " Very nice book. Just a plain old-fashioned good story. Wonderful characters, some history of life in Dublin. I really liked it start to finish. If I had to find a fault in it,it would be the medical procedure descriptions and even half of those were mildly interesting and I skipped the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Jurack | 8/26/2012

    " Another great book by Mr. Taylor. This one, while written in 2011, goes back in time to tell the story of the young doctor as a student. Basically, what made him into the doctor he is today. Love the Irish...love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen | 7/25/2012

    " Another entertaining light read by Patrick Taylor. This time he tells the story of how Dr. O'Reilly became a doctor. In the process, it is another chance to see how Dublin society was in the early 1900's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan Sample | 7/20/2012

    " Better than the Irish country Christmas - Description of 1930's medicine fascinating - I forget how much medicine has changed in the last 60 years! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Mcswain | 6/16/2012

    " A great read and delightful story into the background of Dr O'Reilly, and several of the other characters that have made this series so wonderful "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheillagh Dare | 6/11/2012

    " Wonderful book about Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as he begins his studies to become a doctor. Lighthearted and delightful. One can picture the characters in this novel as if they were alive on the page. Patrick Taylor is a wonderful writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Lynn | 5/11/2012

    " This is the sixth installment of the Irish County Doctor series. It takes us back to the beginning when Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly is studying to become a doctor and meets his love, Caitlin "Kitty" O' Hallorhan. Patrick Taylor's books are a charming pleasure to read and seem to end far too soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickie | 3/4/2012

    " A bit long with lots of medical explanation, but fun to read after having read the rest of the series. Also interesting to read about medicine just prior WWII, no penicillin, just learning about new surgical procedures and antiseptics, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renelle | 1/5/2012

    " I loved this audio book. I found it very entertainig and I loved the accents and their little sayings!! So sweet!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenn | 10/23/2011

    " This is my favorite book in The Irish Country Doctor series. Tells the back story of Doctor O'Reilly. Great characters, fast moving plot. Mr Taylor's writing is improving with each book. I just wish he was more prolific - I could start the next book tomorrow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 10/15/2011

    " A good addition to the series and great background to Dr. O'Reily; really enjoyed it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Temple | 9/3/2011

    " This was an interesting character study of Dr. O'Reilly during his medical school days. Now to go back and read the other books in the series!! "

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About the Author
Author Patrick Taylor

Patrick Taylor is the author of the Irish Country novels, including the New York Times bestseller An Irish Country Wedding. He was born and raised in Bangor, County Down, in Northern Ireland. He is a retired medical researcher and a professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia.

About the Narrator

John Keating is an actor, voice talent, and the winner of eight Earphones Awards for audio narration. His numerous acting credits include Roundabout Theatre’s production of Juno and the Paycock and La Mama ETC’s production of Cat and the Moon, as well as various parts with the Irish Repertory Theater and the Irish Arts Center. He can also be seen in the HBO miniseries John Adams, starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney.