Country Girls Trilogy

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 48 ratings

The Country Girls Summary

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.

©2010 AudioGO Ltd (P)1960 Edna Gebler
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  • Book 1

    • 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 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very impressive book but ends too quickly.

    • By Suzi on 05-03-15

    Regular price: £14.69

  • Book 2

    • 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

  • Book 3

    • Girls in their Married Bliss

    • By: Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Edna O'Brien
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Haunting and acid accurate

    • By rebecca ward on 14-08-17

    Regular price: £13.49