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The Mammy

Narrated by: Brendan O'Carroll
Series: Agnes Browne, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
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Summary

The Mammy is Agnes Browne - a widow struggling to raise seven children in a North Dublin neighborhood in the 1960s. Popular Irish comedian Brendan O'Carroll chronicles the comic misadventures of this large and lively family with raw humour and great affection. Forced to be mother, father, and referee to her battling clan, the ever-resourceful Agnes Browne occasionally finds a spare moment to trade gossip and quips with her best pal Marion Monks (alias 'The Kaiser') and even finds herself pursued by the amorous Frenchman who runs the local pizza parlor.

Like the books of Roddy Doyle, The Mammy features pitch-perfect dialogue, lightning wit, and a host of colourful characters. Earthy and exuberant, the audiobook brilliantly captures the brash energy and cheerful irreverence of working-class Irish life.

©1994 Brendan O'Carroll (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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"Brendan O’Carroll is a born storyteller.... A cross between Robin Williams and Billy Connelly." ( The Independent)

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Gentle humour

Very well narrated and an easy listen for in the car on the way to and from work. This is the origins of the now acclaimed tv series and film. I'd encourage any fan to have a listen.

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Great touching story

Really enjoyed bit of everything and nice background story to the tv series to find out the younger years

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The Mammy

Excellent story well read. I really enjoyed it and although Agnes is tough there is an innocence and vulnerability about her.