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Breasclete, United Kingdom
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  • Tongue in Cheek

  • By: Fiona Walker
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

From the very first day that they move to the Oddlode Valley, it's inevitable that young teacher Mo Stillitoe, recently separated socialite Diana Lampeter and cool, retired dressage diva Anke Brakespear will find their lives entangled. Despite their differing generations and backgrounds, the women are on a relocation collision course. As inept removal men deliver furniture - and even horses - to the wrong houses, other moves are being made…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it.

  • By Sally on 24-01-17

Loved it.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-17

I had read the book before and loved the story so I decided to listen this time. I enjoyed it second time around just as much and would recommend it as a lovely easy listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Animals and Other Family

  • By: Clare Balding
  • Narrated by: Clare Balding
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652

Clare Balding grew up in a rather unusual household. As her father is a champion trainer, she shared her life with more than 100 thoroughbred racehorses, mares, foals, and ponies, as well as an ever-present pack of boxers and lurchers. As a toddler she would happily ride the legendary Mill Reef and take breakfast with the Queen. She and her younger brother came very low down the pecking order. Left to their own devices, they had to learn life’s toughest lessons through the animals, and through their adventures in the stables.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fabulous

  • By sg on 16-09-12

Just Brilliant!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-13

This is a fantastic book and I would thoroughly recommend it. Any book narrated by the author, really completes the whole experience for me. Only the author knows what intonation to put on their own words and story. Clare Balding's story made me laugh, smile, cry and gasp. I listen on car journeys and it was so hard to press pause whenever I reached my destination.