I recently discovered this series of 14 books, of which this is the first. They are simply delightful, and listening to the audio versions narrated by John Keating are doubly so. You are soon comfortably settled into the rural Irish medical practice of middle aged widower Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Riley and his cast of unforgettable friends/patients in the rural community of Balleybucklebo. With humor, compassion, intrigue and a smattering of instructive medical information as he follows the medical and emotional issues of his fellow inhabitants, he recounts the growing infatuation of his new associate Barry Laverty who must decide whether to return to university to specialize, or tie himself and his future to this eccentric but lovable country doctor and a varied rural practice. If you need to be entertained and uplifted, this book will transport you to a delightful realm filled with unforgettable characters that you come to know and love.