Agnes Browne

4 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 36 ratings

The Mammy 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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  • Book 1

    • The Mammy

    • By: Brendan O'Carroll
    • Narrated by: Brendan O'Carroll
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great touching story

    • By susan reeves on 02-04-16

    Regular price: £17.49

  • Book 2

    • The Chisellers

    • By: Brendan O'Carroll
    • Narrated by: Brendan O'Carroll
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Agnes, the lovable and determined heroine, returns with her seven children - whom she affectionately calls 'the chisellers' - all struggling to make their way in the world with varying degrees of success. To make matters more difficult, as Agnes struggles along the bumpy road of parenting, she learns that the family is about to be forced out of their tenement home in the name of urban renewal. Pierre, Agnes' persistent suitor, is thankfully on hand to console her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 star audio book

    • By PETER on 17-06-15

    Regular price: £17.49

  • Book 3

    • The Granny

    • The Mrs Browne Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Brendan O'Carroll
    • Narrated by: Mark O'Regan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The comedic and lovable heroine, Agnes Browne, has a French lover, six children in their 20s - including one in prison - and a wee grandchild of her own. But the world is spinning fast for Agnes - especially considering that her lover wants her to become 'a sexual animal' and that her family's far-flung fortune is beyond her control. The members of the Browne family split up to make it in the world on their own until a tragedy brings the brood back together again - and love keeps them that way forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • true Brandon style

    • By carllo on 25-09-18

    Regular price: £20.99