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  • A Year on Our Farm

  • How the Countryside Made Me
  • By: Matt Baker
  • Narrated by: Matt Baker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (106 ratings)

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A Year on Our Farm

By: Matt Baker
Narrated by: Matt Baker
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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin. 

Matt Baker's first-ever book is a diary of the natural year and a glimpse into family life on the farm, peppered with moments from his TV career throughout.

Away from the bright lights of hosting our favourite television programmes, Countryfile, The One Show, Blue Peter and many more, Matt Baker is happiest on the farm with his family, dogs, array of sheep, Mediterranean miniature donkeys and a whole host of wildlife in the farm's ancient woodland.

A celebration of the natural year, Matt Baker takes us on a journey through the seasons, his life on the farm and how the power and beauty of the countryside has made him who he is.

©2021 Matt Baker (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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loved it

Well written and very informative, particularly like all the bits about the sheep and dogs.

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Absolutely superb

Just brilliant.. loved the enthusiasm from Matt’s reading this … an excellent audiobook I felt he was just sat next to me chatting away … so relaxed and made my journeys home from a stressful day at work so much better … totally distressed after listening to this each day by the time I got home

Matt certainly imparted the love of his family farm and caring for nature in this book x His humility shone through

Hoping there is a follow up to this one .More please 😁

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Amazing guy who has more to him than I thought

As much as the jolly feel good Durham personality has grated on me in the past, I do realise that he is a hard man and the perseverance he's had through his life is amazing. He also cares a lot about the things that are important to our country and he's spent a lot of time raising awareness and putting time and effort into protecting and influencing those things (farming, education, sport etc.)
Just a wait until he gets knighted now.

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Enjoyable

Really easy listen which told you about Matt Bakers life from early days through to current day, including his beloved farm.

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Enjoyed

Loved the book so interesting and varied. a very honest and open. account ,brilliant. book.

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Thank you

Fantastic book please write more thanks lovely well founded honest fa.mi!y can't wait to hear more

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Thoroughly enjoyable

Such a nice listen, east going and funny
Matt’s got a lovely speaking voice too and before I knew it the book was over
Really nice to hear more about the farm and his early years
Sun positivity and a really enjoyable listen

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Wow!

We have enjoyed the series so I knew I had to download the book! I loved listening to it whilst on my runs! Coming from farming families I loved this! What a wonderful family you have and thanks for making the series, I hope there will be more!

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Most excellent

After listening to this book (for about the third time) especially following the recent tv series, I would love to be adopted by the whole family. Matt's love for the farm, the area as well as his family is very touching and his sincerity is palpable. I am sure he could find plenty to talk about in another book and as soon as possible please. Lovely, natural narration.

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Amazing book.

I remember Matt starting on Blue Peter and following his career from that point. Working in agriculture myself this book is brilliant at representing the struggles and joys of farming. Great listen.

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