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Maeve Binchy: Collected Stories

Collected BBC Radio adaptations
Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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"There's nobody like Binchy for warming the cockles." ( The Times)

Summary

A collection of full-cast dramatisations and readings from the best-selling author.

Maeve Binchy was one of Britain's best-loved storytellers, and this compilation of her finest fiction, as heard on BBC Radio, demonstrates all the warmth, wit and compassion that made her so popular.

Firefly Summer is a moving, humorous novel about a sleepy Irish town facing monumental change, dramatised in six parts, with a full cast including David Soul and Lorcan Cranitch.

No Nightingales, No Snakes features full-cast dramatisations of five Maeve Binchy short stories, with a distinguished cast including Niamh Cusack, Sam Dale and Harry Towb.

The Garden Party contains four short stories specially commissioned for BBC Radio 4, read by Niamh Cusack, Dervla Kirwan, Doreen Hepburn and Stella McCusker.

The Homecoming comprises four more stories exclusively written for BBC Radio 4, read by Sean Campion, Joanna Myers, Patricia Hodge and Kate Binchy.

Dealing with families, friendship, love, loss, sorrow and joy, these stories will delight all Maeve Binchy fans.

Duration: six hours approx.

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cannot hear

struggled to finish......cannot hear.........need to have the microphones closer to the actors mouths. please refund

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I reallly didnt enjoy this selection: after the first story which was quite engaging, I realized that the following chapters were complete in themselves, short vignettes with little depth and just a twist to the tale... As a general fan of MB I had enjoyed several novels but this compilation left me disappointed, sorry....

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  • Leslie
  • 06-10-18

I can’t even finish it

I love Maeve Binchy. So, I’m surprisingly disappointed in this audio book. It’s hard to follow with the radio show format but I stuck with it for several hours. But, the characters aren’t very likable and the story skips around too much. I’m not going to waste any more time trying to get into it. Sorry Maeve!