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Nigel Audiobook

Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs

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Publisher's Summary

When Monty Don's golden retriever, Nigel, became the surprise star of BBC's Gardeners' World, inspiring huge interest, fan mail and even his own social media accounts, Monty Don wanted to explore what makes us connect with animals quite so deeply.

In many respects Nigel is a very ordinary dog - charming, handsome and obedient, as so many are. He is also a much loved family pet. He is also a star. By telling Nigel's story, Monty relates his relationships with other special dogs in his life in a memoir of his dogs past and very much present.

Witty, touching and life affirming, Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs is wonderfully heartwarming. Monty Don is a great writer coming out of the garden and into the hearts and homes of every dog lover in the UK.

'I have always had a dog or dogs. I cannot imagine life without them. I am just as much a fan of Nigel as any besotted viewer. In the book I explore why we love dogs and what they mean to us emotionally and domestically. I look back on all the dogs in my life - all of which I have loved deeply and which have been an essential part of my life. So, this is the book of Nigel - but also the book of all our dogs in every British family and a celebration of the deep love we feel for them.' (Monty Don)

©2016 Monty Don (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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    Gemma moore 20/11/2016
    Gemma moore 20/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "an absolutely brilliant book"

    being a golden retriever owner I found myself laughing along to monty describing the antics of his golden.

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    Dickson 20/04/2017
    Dickson 20/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Endearing"
    Would you listen to Nigel again? Why?

    I would listen again for the stories.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Each dogs character was described so well and I enjoyed each.


    Have you listened to any of Monty Don’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Not yet. But I will, I enjoyed listening to Monty Don's stories in this book. He has a very soothing voice.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The wonderful stories of each dog was described so well, I laughed and cried. My tears fell freely for 'Red'


    Any additional comments?

    Beautifully written and a joy to listen too. A great deal of love and emotion went into creating this book.

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    Nike Devon 14/04/2017
    Nike Devon 14/04/2017 Member Since 2015

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    "I believe in Kindness"

    Beautifully written. Thank you Monty. Sad our dogs do not live so long. Thee loss of a hound is so deeply upsetting. Members of the Family.

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    Miss Wendy J Johnson 07/04/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Emotional"

    Beautifully written and a pleasure to listen to. Narrated beautifully and causing you to feel empathy with Monty at various stages throughout the book.

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    Cheryl 15/03/2017
    Cheryl 15/03/2017
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    "wonderful"

    I felt privileged to share Monty Don's life with his dogs and cried many tears

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    S. Young UK 05/03/2017
    S. Young UK 05/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "I hung off every word!"

    I very much enjoyed every minute of this audio book. Monty is a superb narrator, you can hear the emotion in his voice. I loved hearing about Monty's childhood and background, even more so about all his dogs past and present. I laughed and cried with equal measure. Perfection, very enjoyable.

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    Nigel Bentley 23/02/2017
    Nigel Bentley 23/02/2017 Member Since 2014

    Reading and listening to books (and also radio readings/dramas) have been a passion throughout nearly all my life

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    "Beautiful in Every Part ~ Canine Magic"

    Having grown up with Golden Retrievers, and for the last 20 years having been owned by several Flatcoated Retrievers, I have always been drawn to Nigel as a comet, as a star appearing in the firmament of Gardeners World.
    Monty Don reading his own book, with such feeling, evokes so many wonderful memories and at times brought tears too. For Monty's insights into the canine understanding of their lives with us ~ well done. This is a book that I will return to, like an Old Friend~ much as our dogs are to us in our memories, and so obviously the same applies for Monty and his own family.

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    Mrs Karen Astle 09/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "perfect for dog owners"

    loved it. made me laugh made me cry. Monty puts into words exactly how you feel about your dog but having just made that agonising decision to have my dog put to sleep it probably wasn't the best time to read it!

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    Amazon Customer Knaresborough, United Kingdom 07/02/2017
    Amazon Customer Knaresborough, United Kingdom 07/02/2017 Member Since 2009

    Love crime books and history but not always together. But happy to expand my horizons.

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    "Lovely dogs, lovely man."

    Perfect narration as Monty tells Nigel's story and other dogs. Memoir to man's best friend.

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    Amazon Customer 03/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic"

    This is by far the best audiobook I have listened to. It is beautifully read and absorbing from the beginning to the very end. A must have.

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    "Of dogs and gardens"
    What made the experience of listening to Nigel the most enjoyable?

    I have quite recently discovered Don's show (the Gardeners' World), and I fell in love with that world of his garden, and his dogs. I was really glad to see his book available on Audible, and I do not regret spending a credit on it. Listening to the stories of family, dogs, gardens told by Monty himself was a special treat. I love how open and honest he is about his life, and he talks about some very personal and painful moments without ever going melodramatic or self-pitying. As a reader, and as a fan of his show, I respect that a lot.
    He looks at his life and at lives of the dogs with the eyes of a gardener, who has seen fleeting seasons come and go, who daily deals with bitter losses and then hope.
    The story of Nigel is told through the story of Monty's garden, and to fully enjoy the book, you have to watch the show at least once, and you have to love gardens (otherwise quite a large chunk of the book might seem boring, I guess).
    I found this book utterly lovely, touching, and full of hope.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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