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    • Tara Road

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Ria and Marilyn have never met - they live thousands of miles apart, separated by the Atlantic Ocean: one in a big, warm, Victorian house in Tara Road, Dublin, the other in a modern, open-plan house in New England. Two more unlikely friends would be hard to find: Ria's life revolves around her family and friends, while Marilyn's reserve is born of grief. But when each needs a place to escape to, a house exchange seems the ideal solution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A story to warm the heart

    • By Anonymous User on 09-02-2018

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Chestnut Street

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Just round the corner from St Jarlath's Crescent (featured in Minding Frankie) is Chestnut Street. Here, the lives of the residents are revealed in Maeve Binchy's wonderfully compelling tales: Bucket Maguire, the window cleaner, who must do more than he bargained for to protect his son. Nessa Byrne, who's aunt comes to visit from America for six weeks every summer and turns the house - and Nessa's world - upside down. Lilian, the generous girl with a big heart, and the fiancé not everyone approves of.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Satisfactory solutions

    • By Roger on 16-09-2014

    Non-member price: $24.97

    • Firefly Summer

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Firefly Summer is warm, humorous, sad and happy. Reading it is a joy' Irish Independent In the summer of 1962, an American millionaire arrives in a small, sleepy Irish town with far-reaching consequences. For the children of the Ryan family, the long hot summers are usually spent playing in the ruins of a large, abandoned house.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A comfortable listen, but not one of Maeve's best

    • By Anonymous User on 01-07-2018

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • The Glass Lake

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kit McMahon lives in the small Irish town of Lough Glass, a place where nothing changes - until the day Kit's mother disappears and Kit is haunted by the memory of her mother, alone at the kitchen table, tears streaming down her face. Now Kit, too, has secrets: of the night she discovered a letter and burned it, unopened. The night her mother was lost. The night everything changed forever.... 

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Heart and Soul

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Clara Casey has more than enough on her plate. Her daughters are a handful and Clara, a senior cardiac specialist, has a new job to cope with.... For Ania, meeting Clara Casey is a miracle: she had never intended to leave her beloved Poland, but after the love of her life has turned sour, her world seems rather empty. Perhaps a new job in a new country will mend her broken heart?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • heart and soul

    • By Tim on 30-07-2017

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Nights of Rain and Stars

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In a Greek taverna, high over the small village of Aghia Anna, four people meet for the first time: Fiona, an Irish nurse, Thomas, a Californian academic; Elsa, a German television presenter; and David a shy English boy. Along with Andreas, the old man who runs the taverna, they become close to each other after witnessing a tragedy when a pleasure steamer catches fire in the harbour.

    Non-member price: $28.46

    • The Copper Beech

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    By the school house at Shancarrig stands a copper Beech, its bark scarred with the names and dreams of the pupils who have grown up under its branches. Under Junior Assistant Mistress Maddy Ross's careful gaze the children play, but out of school Maddy's gaze lingers where it shouldn't. Maura Brennan, a bundle of fun from the rough end of town, plays with her pals

    Non-member price: $28.87

    • Circle of Friends

    • A Novel
    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Fionnula Flanagan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    It began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, 2 inseparable young Irish women, growing up in the village of Knockglen. Benny, an only child, yearning to break free from her adoring parents and Eve, an orphan, abandoned to be raised by nuns, seemed an unlikely pair. Together, Eve and Benny knew the sins and secrets behind every villager's lace curtains...except their own. The pair becomes a circle when Benny and Eve leave for university in Dublin, and meet beautiful Nan Mahon and Jack Foley, a doctor's handsome son. But heartbreak and betrayal would bring the worlds of Knockglen and Dublin into explosive collision. Long-hidden lies would emerge to test the meaning of love and the strength of ties held within the fragile gold bands of a...Circle Of Friends.

    Non-member price: $17.25

    • The Lilac Bus

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Every Friday night, the same seven Dublin workers meet to travel home in Tom Fitzgerald's lilac-coloured minibus. Each of them needs to return regularly to Rathdoon: Nancy Morris, a real 'Miss Mouse', is known for her meanness and has to escape her flatmate's carping; Dee Burke is engrossed in her affair; Kev Kennedy has a side to his character hidden even from his family; Celis Ryan has to face her mother making a drunken exhibition of herself - and Tom has his reasons.

    Non-member price: $28.87

    • Scarlet Feather

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have decided to create the best catering company in Dublin. They have the perfect premises, heaps of talent, and even a few contacts - but not everyone seems as pleased by the idea of 'Scarlet Feather' as they are. Tom's parents are disappointed that he has turned his back on the family business. Cathy's husband buries himself in work, becoming ever more distant, whilst his mother thinks Cathy should stay at home to look after him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartwrenching

    • By Dale on 03-09-2018

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Echoes

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    This is the story of two very different children growing up in a small Irish seaside town in the 50s and 60s. Shouting their hearts' desires into the echo cave, praying that their destiny will lead them far away from the town in which they live. Castlebay, in winter empty and grey with wind and sea spray, becomes all bustle and colour in the gaudy days of summer. The paths of these two characters are destined to criss-cross in a quite unforeseen way, and eventually both roads will lead back to Castlebay.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Depressingly sad

    • By Margaret on 28-10-2018

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Light a Penny Candle

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    As a child, Elizabeth was sent from her war-torn, rather loveless home in London to stay with a big, boisterous family in a small town in Ireland. There she meets Aisling, and begins what becomes a long-lasting friendship. Over the next 20 years, Aisling and Elizabeth's paths will cross and re-cross. As they face their loves, their marriages, and their disappointments, they realise that not all problems will be solved, nor all wishes granted by lighting a penny candle.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • incredibly frustrating

    • By Trish on 17-07-2016

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Quentins

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Every table at Quentins Restaurant has a thousand stories to tell: tales of love, betrayal and revenge. Ella Brady wants to make a documentary about the renowned Dublin restaurant that has captured the spirit of a generation and a city in the years it has been open. In Maeve Binchy's magical Quentins you will meet new friends and old: the twins from Scarlet Feather, the Signora from Evening Class, Ria from Tara Road - and a host of fresh faces.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • an interesting book enjoyed listening to it

    • By Tim on 11-01-2017

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • A Week in Winter

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The Sheedy sisters had lived in Stone House for as long as anyone could remember. Set high on the cliffs on the west coast of Ireland, overlooking the windswept Atlantic ocean, it was falling into disrepair - until one woman, with a past she needed to forget, breathed new life into the place. Now a hotel, with a big, warm kitchen and log fires, it provides a welcome few can resist. Winnie is generally able to make the best of things, until she finds herself on the holiday from hell.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Long winded.

    • By Jennifer2 on 30-09-2016

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Circle of Friends

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    In the small Irish town of Knockglen, best friends Bernadette ('Benny') and Eve are inseparable. Benny is an adored only child, and Eve, a poor, birdlike orphan brought up by nuns. On their first day at University College, Dublin, a fatal road accident brings the pair together with fellow students Nan Mahon and Jack Foley, and new friendships are quickly struck. Jack and Nan introduce Eve and Benny to a life of excitement and sophistication.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Circle of Friends

    • By Maxglen on 17-04-2016

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • A Few of the Girls

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy, Gordon Snell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Maeve Binchy's best-selling novels not only tell wonderful stories, they also give an insight into how Ireland has changed over the decades but how people remain the same: they still fall in love, sometimes unsuitably; they still have hopes and dreams; they have deep, long-standing friendships, and some that fall apart. From her earliest writing to her most recent, Maeve's work has included wonderfully nostalgic pieces and also sharp, often witty writing which is insightful and topical.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories.

    • By Jennifer2 on 19-09-2016

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • Whitethorn Woods

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When a new highway threatens to bypass the town of Rossmore and cut through Whitethorn Woods, everyone has a passionate opinion about whether the town will benefit or suffer. But young Father Flynn is most concerned with the fate of St. Ann's Well, which is set at the edge of the woods and slated for destruction.

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • Nights of Rain and Stars

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    In a Greek tavern, high over the small village of Aghia Anna, four people meet for the first time: Fiona, an Irish nurse; Thomas, a Californian academic; Elsa, a German television presenter; and David, a shy English boy. Along with Andreas, the old man who runs the taverna, they become close to each other after witnessing a tragedy when a pleasure steamer catches fire in the harbour.<

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Maeve Magic

    • By carol on 18-10-2017

    Non-member price: $17.82

    • Evening Class

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The Italian evening class at Mountainview School is like hundreds of others starting up all over the city. But this class has its own special quality - as the focus for the varied hopes and dreams of teacher and pupils alike. Aidan Dunne needs his new evening class project to succeed almost as much as his pupils do. They too are looking for something more: Bill to find a way to keep spendthrift Lizzie at his side and Fran to make sure that young Kathy finds her way out from behind the kitchen sink.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A journey from Ireland to Italy

    • By Anonymous User on 01-07-2018

    Non-member price: $28.46

    • Minding Frankie

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Baby Frankie is born into an unusual family. Her mother is desperate to find someone to take care of her child and she doesn't have much time. Noel doesn't seem to be the most promising of fathers but despite everything, he could well be Frankie's best hope. As for Lisa, she is prepared to give up everything for the man she loves; surely he's going to love her back? And Moira is having none of it. She knows what's right, and has the power to change the course of Frankie's life....

    Non-member price: $19.92

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