• An Irish Tail

  • A Hilarious Tale of an English Couple and Their Unruly Dogs, Searching for a New Life in Rural Ireland
  • By: Nick Albert
  • Narrated by: Paul Douglass
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-02-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Nick Albert
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (11 ratings)

Regular price: $24.95

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Publisher's Summary

A hilarious tale of dogs, fogs, bogs and moving to Ireland. For many years, Nick and Lesley Albert had shared a dream of living far away from the stress of modern life, and when the opportunity arose, they jumped in with both feet. Almost overnight, they decided to move to beautiful County Clare, in the west of Ireland - a country they had never before visited.
With little experience or money they set about renovating a derelict farmhouse and building a new life together - hindered only by their lack of skill, 22 chickens, two ducks, and several unruly dogs. Bursting with comical anecdotes and witty observations, blended with occasional moments of exquisite sadness, this is a delightful true story of an English couple searching for a new life in the quiet solitude of rural Ireland. Marley and Me meets Around Ireland with a Fridge. If you love dogs, Ireland and life, then you will adore An Irish Tail.
©2015 Nick Albert (P)2015 Nick Albert
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5 out of 5 stars
By Hope N. on 02-11-16

Loved It!

I thoroughly enjoyed the mix of humor and heart-warming canine adventures. Will read it again.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Rita Watson on 01-26-16

Good book. Audio ruined it for me

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I should have read the Kindle edition because in my mind, I would have used Irish accent and slang to give the humorous antidotes some flavor. The narrator spoke in low monotone with a London accent using no inflection whatsoever.

What did you like best about this story?

The potential and the idea of downsizing one's life.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Paul Douglass?

Anyone who could mimic English/Irish accents with some sort of heart.

Was An Irish Tail worth the listening time?

Painful to listen to as it had potential.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Michael C. on 05-21-17

A book for animal and nature lovers

I started off loving this book but for me it grew more tedious as it went on. I think the choice of narrator was terrible, it needed someone who was more animated. At times it sounded as though he was reading a shopping list.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kate on 12-27-15

Took a punt and paid off

While browsing the many titles available I came across An Irish Tail and decided to a punt and I'm really pleased I did. I really enjoyed it - if you love dogs and Ireland this is the book for you. It's a very easy listen and admire this couple for changing their lives and enjoyed listening to their journey and wish them every success in their new lives.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-17-17

An Irish Tail

Would you try another book written by Nick Albert or narrated by Paul Douglass?

Maybe, but the author needs to edit it better. Sometimes there is a slow ramble with too much detail. Wasn't that fussed with the narration, but I got used to it. It also showed up the editing that was needed.

What did you like best about this story?

It was easy listening when out walking. Didn't have to concentrate much. Took me a little bit to get into it as it wasn't as polished as other books. I am not sure I would call it hilarious but I did laugh out loud some times.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Douglass?

Probably would not seek the narrator out.

If this book were a film would you go see it?


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