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The Mammy

By: Brendan O'Carroll
Narrated by: Brendan O'Carroll
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Summary

The Mammy is Agnes Browne - a widow struggling to raise seven children in a North Dublin neighborhood in the 1960s. Popular Irish comedian Brendan O'Carroll chronicles the comic misadventures of this large and lively family with raw humour and great affection. Forced to be mother, father, and referee to her battling clan, the ever-resourceful Agnes Browne occasionally finds a spare moment to trade gossip and quips with her best pal Marion Monks (alias 'The Kaiser') and even finds herself pursued by the amorous Frenchman who runs the local pizza parlor.

Like the books of Roddy Doyle, The Mammy features pitch-perfect dialogue, lightning wit, and a host of colourful characters. Earthy and exuberant, the audiobook brilliantly captures the brash energy and cheerful irreverence of working-class Irish life.

©1994 Brendan O'Carroll (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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"Brendan O’Carroll is a born storyteller.... A cross between Robin Williams and Billy Connelly." ( The Independent)

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very funny

it is hilarious haven't stopped laughing 🤣 my mate recommend it to me 🙂 love it

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Feckin’ Marvelous

What can I say, it’s Mrs Brown, I love the humour, I love the heart, I love the tears and I love the laughter!

Brendan is a modern day genius of comedy, he know how to tickle your funny bone, and also how to pull at your heart strings, I love the tv series and coming to this and seeing how it all started is brilliant, I can’t recommend this enough, if you love the series, read/hear this!

The other 2 in the series are also a high recommendation, The Chisellers continues the story brilliantly with O’Carrol continuing to narrate and although The Granny looses his vocals, the replacement they get is good too and caps off the series beautifully!

All I can hope is that at some point the prequel novel gets the audio treatment, The Young Wan, deserves to be heard as well as read!

Long and short of it, I recommend you give this a listen for laughs, tears, everything in between and for a slice of life story about a woman’s struggle to raise a family in Ireland in the 1960s!

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Gentle humour

Very well narrated and an easy listen for in the car on the way to and from work. This is the origins of the now acclaimed tv series and film. I'd encourage any fan to have a listen.

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The Mammy

Excellent story well read. I really enjoyed it and although Agnes is tough there is an innocence and vulnerability about her.

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fantastic uplifting book

I love Mrs Brown's Boys this is a fantastic read an uplifting cheerful book filled with laughs

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Great touching story

Really enjoyed bit of everything and nice background story to the tv series to find out the younger years

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