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    • The Country Girls

    • By: Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Edna O'Brien
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    It is the early 1960s in a country village in Ireland. Caithleen Brady and her attractive friend, Baba, are on the verge of womanhood and dreaming of spreading their wings in a wider world - of discovering love and luxury and liquor and above all, fun. With bawdy innocence, shrewd for all their inexperience, the girls romp their way through convent school to the bright lights of Dublin – where Caithleen finds that suave, idealised lovers rarely survive the real world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • book should have been narrated by a young woman

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-05-19

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Lonely Girl

    • By: Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Edna O'Brien
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Caithleen and Baba, first encountered in The Country Girls, are now living in Dublin, where they discuss men, drink gin, and try to look fast. Cait, in the pursuit of true love, becomes involved with the fanatically domineering Eugene Gaillard. Painful disillusion and occasional moments of bliss in her life make this a bittersweet tale, and it is told with all the perception and wit that is the hallmark of Edna O’Brien.

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Girls in their Married Bliss

    • By: Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Edna O'Brien
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Kate and Baba are in London, playing out the tragicomedy of their married lives to its surprisingly level-headed conclusion. Kate, feeling trapped in her grey stone house with her increasingly cold husband, tearfully looks for her dreams of romance elsewhere. And when Eugene takes terrible, implacable revenge, she naturally turns to her brazen friend Baba for help.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Unable to listen and follow the story

    • By Maria on 29-01-19

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Country Girl

    • By: Edna O’Brien
    • Narrated by: Edna O’Brien
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Edna O'Brien was born in 1930. Her brilliant debut novel, The Country Girls, was banned in her native Ireland upon its publication in 1960. Since then she has gone on to produce some of the finest writing of the 20th century. In Country Girl we hear of a life of high drama and contemplation, of encounters with Hollywood giants, pop stars, and literary titans. It is a life gorgeously, sometimes painfully remembered, in prose that sparkles with the effortless gifts of a master.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Alison on 07-01-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • HiBrow: World Book Night 2012

    • By: Rupert Everett, Martina Cole, Colin Salmon, and others
    • Narrated by: Rupert Everett, Martina Cole, Colin Salmon, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
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    A celebration of adult literature and reading. The whole book industry, including booksellers, librarians and publishers, were invited come together and pick out their favourite titles to be included the final list of 25 books by authors from the UK and Ireland. The final list included fiction, poetry and memoirs, among others. There were some best sellers, some classics and some lesser known.  

    Regular price: £3.99