4 new fiction audiobooks

Fiction dominates this month, with one thriller, one novel based on fact, and two easy-going tales from established authors.

3. 'An Irish Country Love Story,' by Patrick Taylor

(Read by John Keating; Macmillian Audio; 11 CDs; 13 hours and 30 minutes)
Though this audio rambles a bit, it remains charming throughout as it continues the stories of Taylor's much loved characters. Think of this as the audio version of a benign, long-playing sit-com from the 1960s. Not much happens, but the characters are engaging. In this, the 11th installment of the series, numerous love stories, both platonic and romantic, pepper the landscape.  One couple finally plans to marry, an elderly patient longs for his lost dog, and the good doctor must battle civic improvements in order to hang onto his home and surgery.  Keating has an Irish brogue and a warm manner that infuses the story with a peppy energy.  Overall it is entertaining but unremarkable.
Grade: B

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