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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick Taylor, Patric Taylor Narrator: John Keating Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781427235466
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Long before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly made most readers' acquaintance in Patrick Taylor's bestselling novel An Irish Country Doctor, he appeared in a series of humorous columns originally published in Stitches: The Journal of Medical Humour. These warm and wryly amusing vignettes provide an early glimpse at the redoubtable Dr. O'Reilly as he tends to the colourful and eccentric residents of Ballybucklebo, a cozy Ulster village nestled in the bygone years of the early sixties.

Those seminal columns have been collected in The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories. In this convenient volume, Patrick Taylor's legions of devoted fans can savor the enchanting origins of the Irish Country series . . . and newcomers to Ballybucklebo can meet O'Reilly for the very first time.

An ex-Navy boxing champion, classical scholar, crypto-philanthropist, widower, and hard-working general practitioner, Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly is crafty and cantankerous in these charming slices of rural Irish life. Whether he's educating a naive man of the cloth in the facts of life, dealing with chronic hypochondriacs and malingerers, clashing with pigheaded colleagues, or raising a pint in the neighborhood pub, the wily O'Reilly knows a doctor's work is never done, even if some of his "cures" can't be found in any medical text!

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  • The musical introduction just sets the right mood for these wonderful stories of Irish country life in the 1990s. Ballybucklebo, a typical charming Irish village, is where cantankerous but highly competent GP Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly tends to his patients using cures and remedies not always found in medical books or journals. These warm and often funny vignettes are told by O’Reilly’s long-suffering junior doctor, Patrick. John Keating narrates with empathy and vigor, sometimes making the listener laugh out loud. For example, the good doctor O’Reilly refers to Maggie, an unmarried patient, as “one of nature’s unclaimed treasures.” Keating’s laconic, humorous delivery, which includes a vague but warm Irish brogue, adds warmth to Taylor’s enchanting stories of life on the Emerald Isle. S.C.A. 2015 Audies Finalist © AudioFile

  • “Readers unfamiliar with the good doctor’s personal antics and medical adventures will be delighted to make his acquaintance, and old friends will settle in for a comfortable visit.”

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  • “The musical introduction just sets the right mood for these wonderful stories of Irish country life…told by O’Reilly’s long-suffering junior doctor, Patrick. John Keating narrates with empathy and vigor, sometimes making the listener laugh out loud. For example, the good doctor O’Reilly refers to Maggie, an unmarried patient, as ‘one of nature’s unclaimed treasures.’ Keating’s laconic, humorous delivery, which includes a vague but warm Irish brogue, adds warmth to Taylor’s enchanting stories of life on the Emerald Isle.”

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  • Finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Short Stories/Collections Narration
  • Among shortlisted titles for Audie Award Finalist, 2015
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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.