Mar 282018
 

The Tour: A Trip Through Ireland by Jean Grainger
Narrated by Patrick Moy

Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 9 hours and 54 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Audible Studios
Audible.com Release Date: December 19, 2017
Whispersync for Voice: Ready
Language: English
ASIN: B076T93S2H

A charming Irish bus driver. A group of disparate American tourists. One life changing week. Take a tour you’ll never forget as you navigate the stunning vistas of gorgeous Ireland along with the hearts and minds of a cast of characters who will live with you long after you’ve finished this audiobook.

During a routine tour of Ireland, tour guide Conor O’Shea finds himself on a journey of his own through the lives of his hilarious companions as together they navigate both the Irish countryside and the secrets of their individual lives.

A Wall Street banker, a divorcee, a musician, a cop, and a professor all enter Ireland with something on their minds, and throughout their journey with Conor as their guide, they each begin to show something of themselves against the spectacular backdrop of Ireland.

As colourful and turbulent as the wild Atlantic coast, The Tour offers more than just a look at one of the world’s most beautiful places, but contrasts Ireland’s open skyways and idyllic views against the secret lives of the individual. Witty, informative, and with a touch of romance, The Tour offers a unique look at the lives of others amidst the Emerald Isle.

One reviewer just said, ‘book a flight, if Ireland is anything like she describes, I need to be there’. Another claimed, ‘up all night to finish, I laughed, I cried, I didn’t want it to end’.

Can you afford to miss the trip of a lifetime?

Thoughts
I loved this audio! LOVED it! It took me on a trip that I would love to take in real life. The tour guide Conor O’Shea is a blessing to all on his tours. No matter what you need, he can make it happen.

This tour was a mixed group of people from America. There was someone who dressed strange and had strange hair, another who was timid. There was a rich person and a person who was poor, and a gold digger and a bully, to name a few.

All of them made for a great cast of characters. The story was told in a way so that I could keep track of who was who and I loved hearing what they were up to next.

The book was about 10 hours long but it didn’t seem that long because I was so wrapped up in the story. It went from one great story with great characters to another and they all came together at different times throughout the book and I loved it from the beginning to the end. This is book #1 in a 3 book series and I’ve already bought the other 2 audio’s.  The book is narrated by Patrick Moy who did an amazing job.

If you like books set in Ireland, pick up the The Conor O’Shea Series. It’s a great book!

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  24 Responses to “Audiobook Review:
The Tour: A Trip Through Ireland by Jean Grainger”

  1. Sounds like a good book. I am going to put it on my already too long, TBR list. But it will be towards the top. Thanks for this review

  2. I just came from my Kindle Unlimited app where this book is free to read and I got to add the audible for $1.99. YAY!! Thanks for the recomendation

  3. I don’t really care for audio books but I might seek out the print version. This reminds me of Maeve Binchy’s book The Lilac Bus. We had a bus driver take the same crew back and forth from their villages to Dublin everyday, then you can read each person’s personal story line. Loved it. Love everything Ireland actually.

    • I wasn’t a fan of audiobooks until this year. Then something just clicked and now I’m addicted. I’ll have to look for The Lilac Bus.

      I knew I was part Irish because my mom was, but when I got the results back from ancestry.com I found out I’m 49% Irish! Now I want to read as much as I can about Ireland, and want to visit Ireland even more than I did before.

  4. Sounds like a great way to be an armchair traveler.

  5. Vicki, this sounds like a wonderful way to your Ireland! Ancestry.com is a great way to learn about our backgrounds. Terrific review!

  6. This sounds wonderful! Adding to my list .

  7. Yea JoAnn! I hope you like it as much as I did!

  8. I’ve been to Ireland twice and hope for a third time someday. This sounds great. Hadn’t heard of it before but will add it to my Audible or Hoopla wishlist! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Sounds like a good one. We had a friend who visited us last summer and she took a bus tour around the country and she loved it. She said their bus driver was really good and funny. I’ll have to see if it’s available at our local newsstand, they sell books about Ireland.

  10. This sounds really good.

  11. Oh this sounds like a great audiobook for my walks. Ireland + fun characters!

  12. I need to add this book to my list.

  13. This sounds fun. I went on a great tour of Ireland with Americans, mostly St. Louisans. Our guide was the, at that time, new director of the Missouri Botanical Garden. He and his wife are from Ireland so they were excellent guides. Of course, we focused on plants and gardens. I’d like to go back with a bit more focus on history.

    • I knew I had some Irish in me because my mom did, but Ancestry.com results showed I’m 49% Irish which surprised me. I’d love to go visit where our family came from.

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