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A Dublin Student Doctor: An Irish Country Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Unique author endows an Irish heartwarming story of medicine, love and achievement.

A Dublin Student Doctor audiobook is quite unique and I fell in love with this CD set from the start. I found the Irish accents of Patrick Taylor quite extraordinary, even more so as he did the voice-overs for some of the other characters. It did not take me long to set...
A Dublin Student Doctor audiobook is quite unique and I fell in love with this CD set from the start. I found the Irish accents of Patrick Taylor quite extraordinary, even more so as he did the voice-overs for some of the other characters. It did not take me long to settle into the different voices and completely forget Taylor played more than just Doctor Fingal Flahertie O¿Reilly. Having a medical background myself, I believe this audiobook would be much appreciated by those with any sort of medical background. At times, O'Reilly and his colleagues do their rounds throughout Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital and speak about their patients diagnosis or are in the process of a diagnosis. In this narrative you follow along through the life of Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as he struggles through medical school with his group of colleagues at Trinity College and their internship at Sir Patrick Dun¿s Hospital in Ireland. Doctor O'Reilly's home life has some turmoil of it's own as O'Reilly has a fallout with his father, who at first does not support his medical interests unless it is in the research field. However with the support of his only sibling, a brother and his mother, O'Reilly pushes on through school and even finds himself falling in love. This story is so realistic I found myself completely immersed in O'Reilly's life, especially in the romance going on between O'Reilly and Kitty, a nurse working at Sir Patrick Dun¿s Hospital. The author Taylor did an excellent job in keeping the story practical and A Dublin Student Doctor was very funny at times. I laughed throughout many parts of this story, especially when Taylor makes a reference of O'Reilly catching a glimpse of the calf of a girl or the mischief and witty pranks that go on between O'Reilly and the other interns. This audiobook would make a great gift for anyone who loves to listen to the Irish dialect or loves anything medical, a treat to the intellect and senses from an intellectually gifted author one may rarely come across in a lifetime.

posted by autumnbluesreviews on November 21, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Ok - best for Irish County Doctor fans, not new readers

I had some serious issues with the writing in this book, but people aren't reading this book for the writing. Taylor presents a fun group of characters (new and old) and puts them in an interesting stetting. I learned a lot about medicine and the state of Ireland in the...
I had some serious issues with the writing in this book, but people aren't reading this book for the writing. Taylor presents a fun group of characters (new and old) and puts them in an interesting stetting. I learned a lot about medicine and the state of Ireland in the 1930s.

I'm not sure I would recommend this to a reader who hasn't read anything else in the series, however those who are already familiar with Dr. Fingal O'Reilly will enjoy learning more about his past.

posted by Elle_Wilvee on October 14, 2011

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