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An Irish Country Christmas Audiobook

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Written by Patrick Taylor

Narrated by John Keating

Published on October 28, 2008

Audio is 2733 hours and 20 minutes

About An Irish Country Christmas:

In An Irish Country Christmas, the third book in Patrick Taylor’s Irish Country Books, Barry Laverty, M.B., is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo, at least until he learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, might not be coming home for the holidays. That unhappy prospect dampens his spirits somewhat, but Barry has little time to dwell on his romantic disappointments. Christmas may be drawing nigh, but there is little peace to be found on earth, especially for a young doctor plying his trade in the emerald hills and glens of rural Ireland.

Along with his senior partner, Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly, Barry has his hands full dealing with seasonal coughs and colds, as well as the occasional medical emergency. To add to the doctors’ worries, competition arrives in the form of a patient-poaching new physician whose quackery threatens the health and well-being of the good people of Ballybucklebo. Can one territory support three hungry doctors? Barry has his doubts.

But the wintry days and nights are not without a few tidings of comfort and joy. Between their hectic medical practice, Rugby Club parties, and the kiddies’ Christmas Pageant, the two doctors still find time to play Santa Claus to a struggling single mother with a sick child and not enough money in the bank. Snow is rare in Ulster, and so are miracles, but that doesn’t mean they never happen. . . .

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Christmas may be near, but there is little peace to be found on earth, especially for a doctor plying his trade in the emerald hills of rural Ireland.

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Patrick Taylor, M.D., was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. After qualifying as a specialist in 1969, Dr. Taylor worked in Canada for thirty-one years. He now divides his time between Canada and Ireland.

John Keating’s 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 is a regular performer with the Independent Shakespeare Company and can also be seen in the HBO original mini-series John Adams, starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney. John’s audiobook narrations have earned Earphone Awards and an Audie nomination. Most notably, he’s read Eoin Colfer’s Airman, Avi’s The Traitors’ Gate, and Jenny Nimmo’s The Snow Spider. He also lent his voice to An Irish Country Doctor and An Irish Country Village, both by Patrick Taylor.

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“Full of stories and vivid characters, the novel recalls a good night in a pub. Its greatest charm lies in homey Ulster idioms. . . . Good, light entertainment.” —Booklist on An Irish Country Village

“John Keating’s readings of Patrick Taylor’s previous “Irish Country” novels are as charming as the books themselves…As in an opera where the story is secondary to the sound, Keating’s lilting brogue is a delight to the ear.” —The Roanoke Times

“Highly readable.” —Publishers Weekly on An Irish Country Village

“This book is written with compassion and hilarity about a community whose inhabitants are as wonderful and loony as any on earth.” —Malachy McCourt, New York Times bestselling author on An Irish Country Doctor

“John Keating’s reading adds the music of an Irish brogue, and the individual voice he gives each character heightens the charm. You don’t really need a pint to enjoy the listening of this one…but the good doctors of Ballybucklebo deserve a toast.” —The Roanoke Times

“The unabridged audio edition was narrated by John Keating, whose rendition of the Ulster-Scots language and accents draws you in and gives life to the characters.” —Beth Fish Reads

An Irish Country Christmas was published on October 28, 2008.

The An Irish Country Christmas Audiobook is 2733 hours and 20 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.

Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.

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Subjects in An Irish Country Christmas

An Irish Country Christmas includes the following subjects: Small Town & Rural. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Medical.

About the Author(s) of An Irish Country Christmas

The author of An Irish Country Christmas is Patrick Taylor. Patrick Taylor, M.D., is the author of the Irish Country books, including An Irish Country Doctor, An Irish Country Village, An Irish Country Christmas, An Irish Country Girl, and An Irish Country Courtship. Taylor was born and raised in Bangor, County Down, in Northern Ireland. After qualifying as a specialist in 1969, he worked in Canada for thirty-one years. He now lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

About the Narrator of An Irish Country Christmas Audiobook

The narrator for the An Irish Country Christmas Audiobook is John Keating.

An Irish Country Christmas Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Audio. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 1427205213. The ISBN-13 is 9781427205216.

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