• Circle of Friends

  • By: Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 03-27-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
  • 4.6 (35 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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. But beneath their carefree existence, trouble is brewing for the circle of friends.
Warmth and laughter are interwoven with sadness in this compassionate and absorbing tale of friends whose lives, over a period of ten years, become entwined.
©1990 Maeve Binchy (P)1991 Audible Ltd
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By Tamara on 02-19-11

Up there with the classics

I love this story. It has to be my favourite Binchy novel. The narration is wonderful - totally engaging. I don't need to say anymore about it. It's brilliant!

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By Kate on 02-13-11

Brilliant!!!!

What a wonderful story! I loved it and have recommended it to several friends and members of the family. So funny, and warm, sad and touching. Benny is a brilliant.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful


By Albert Einstein on 08-09-15

Lovely narration of classic tail of friendships

Lovely story easy to listen too about interplay of friends and just the right amount of intrigue with a pleasing ending!

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By Maxglen on 04-17-16

Circle of Friends

Many years since I have read a Maeve Binchy book. As I was unwell an audio book was perfect for me. The style of the book was also perfect and I enjoyed it very much. I will certainly choose another title very soon. The story was convincing and the people in it also.

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By Carol Anne Harvey on 04-25-17

Good read/listen

I enjoyed the characters. although I found the transitions back and forth between them a bit irritating. I felt the story did go on a little long and could probably have finished a third earlier. The narrator was perfect, very easy to listen to and told the story well. This is my first Maeve Binchy book and probably won't be my last.

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