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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (26,852 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maeve Binchy Narrator: Fionnula Flanagan Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, growing up, inseparable, in the village of Knockglen. Benny—the only child, yearning to break free from her adoring parents...Eve—the orphaned offspring of a convent handyman and a rebellious blueblood, abandoned by her mother's wealthy family to be raised by nuns. Eve and Benny—they knew the sins and secrets behind every villager's lace curtains...except their own.

It widened at Dublin, at the university where Benny and Eve met beautiful Nan Mahlon and Jack Foley, a doctor's handsome son. But heartbreak and betrayal would bring the worlds of Knockglen and Dublin into explosive collision. Long-hidden lies would emerge to test the meaning of love and the strength of ties held within the fragile gold bands of a...Circle Of Friends. 

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/15/2014

    " Ohhh. Benny. I love love her character and Ms. Binchy (was) such a star in character creation. There were quite a number a people to keep track of--possibly the only downside---but I couldn't stop going once I got into this book. This author has such a way of developing characters and story that you feel as though you have an inside track on a small Irish town, Dublin, college, and group of friends. I can't say that I was left with a "good" feeling at the end. I did hope for more. But I cannot help but think of this book even after its ending, which says a lot-- at least to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Trudee Hunter | 2/13/2014

    " The picture on the cover of Circle of Friends tells us quite a bit really. As much as I love an English setting and enjoy being taken back a few decades, I found this story lacked pace. I had always wanted to read one of Maeve Binchy's books as a couple of friends are great fans, but perhaps the 'ordinariness' of the characters (although each one is decidedly well portrayed)pre-determined my overall opinion. We all know personalities that are akin to Benny, Eve, Jack and Nan's and can probably place them into a myriad of work places which is obviously indicative of a good story teller. And although I haven't rated it highly the heart of the author comes through giving me a sense of wholeness. It is good to be reminded that wherever we do our growing up there will always be conflict, pain, competitiveness, but also growth, happiness and friendships that do last throughout one's lifetime. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Adrian | 2/11/2014

    " Fell apart halfway through, but clever writing with multilayered characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by MajorBedhead | 2/8/2014

    " So much better than the movie. It doesn't have the tradtional happy ending that most romance novels have, which is refreshing. "

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