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After years renovating a ramshackle farmhouse in rural Ireland, Nick and Lesley can finally relax and enjoy the quiet life. They hope to spend their days gardening, writing, and taking their dogs for long walks through beautiful County Clare. Although the years ahead may look sunny, there are dark clouds building beyond the horizon. 

Will love and good humour see them through these testing times, or will their dream end in tears? Find out in this fourth episode of the Alberts’ countryside adventures.

©2021 Nick Albert (P)2021 Nick Albert

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Enjoyable

This has been another enjoyable book that has kept me company whilst making dinner each evening. Again the story expressed family life and of course the writer's experience in rural Ireland.
Some sad parts but again some pleasant ones, like the birth of the grandson, the amusing episode of wrestling with cats and the decision to have a new puppy. The couple seem very caring, and adventurous animal lovers. A book to enjoy.
Andy Stevenson's narrating added to the realistic situations and characters in the book, as he made them come to life. The talking smart phone app made me both laugh and think what an intrusion, but they bought another what sounds like an adorable puppy.

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"Outside the lines of political correctness."


"Colouring outside the lines of political correctness."
What a joy this series is. This is the fourth instalment in the recounting of the trials, tribulations and absolute joys of leaving the stresses of life in southern England for the rural laidback friendlines of a remote tumble down house in a remote part of Southern ireland. Often amusing, sometimes sad, this time there is less about construction work and more about family, from the daughter still in England, birth and death and, of course, the dogs - and for those readers who like a furry feline, look out for a new addition of (almost) two!
Narration is again by Andy Stevenson, a perfect choice, reading with warmth and total emotional understanding. A pleasure to hear.This book has everything, well almost, no murders yet! But there is glorious scenery, interesting places, fascinating people, humour, excietment, let's and quirkiness. Just brilliant.
My thanks to the rights holder of Fresh Eggs and Dog Beds 4, who, at my request freely gifted me a complimentary copy. Anyone who hasn't get begun to get to know the Alberts, I very much recommend a start with book one.This is a series which does not dissapoint.
Fabulous.

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Top of the list

I thoroughly enjoyed the previous books in this series written by Nick Albert and narrated by Andy Stevenson, so much so that when this was released only a few days ago, it shot to the top of my listening list!

And as usual it was funny and entertaining, but this time with some sad bits too, as the title suggests, which I won’t spoil for you.

Nick’s sparkling writing and Andy’s flawless narration make this book sound like a well-scripted and well-acted radio drama. A just perfect ‘feel-good’ experience for listeners as the cold and dark months approach.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-12-21

Like a Visit With Old Friends

I've listened to each of the previous books in this series and love that there's a book number 4. I never want this series to end because each book is like catching up with old friends, the kind of friends where you can cozy up to the fire, kick off your shoes, and help yourself to whatever's in the kitchen. The kind of friends who are trustworthy and comfortable to be with and the hours fly by as you catch up on their lives.

Nick and Lesley have finished the renovations on their house in rural west Ireland, but as is always the case in life, there are more challenges and joys in store for them. Lesley's mom comes to live with Nick and Lesley as her Alzheimer's becomes more advanced, and Nick and Lesley do everything within their power to make her life as comfortable and meaningful as possible. They are pleasantly surprised by the services available to them to assist in Muriel's care once they move her from England to Ireland. The sadness of what's happening with Muriel is offset against the joy of becoming grandparents.

In between, there are stories of gardening, cats, the dog who chose where he wanted to live, the other dogs, walks in the woods, and Nick's near escape.

I can wholeheartedly recommend this book, and the others in the series if you haven't read or listened to them yet. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Suzan
  • 29-11-21

Another great adventure in Ireland book 4

This book was like getting to visit with an old friend and get caught up on what is going on in their lives. Nick and Lesley have been living in Ireland for 8 years by this book 4 in the series. I have read books 1-3 and enjoyed going on this adventure with them. This book is a little different in that it talks about his writing of the first book and so we have kind of come full circle. The narrator of this book is once again Nick Albert is the narrator of his own book and I love that. Who better to tell the story than the author.

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  • Jan
  • 22-11-21

Well done!

Alzheimer-victim, family-dynamics, family, Ireland, laugh-out-loud, situational-humor, verbal-humor, friendship, renovation, dogs, pets, rural, small-town

Oho! I won this next in series as audio in a giveaway!
A wedding, a new grandbaby, a kitten amongst the dogs, more house and other problems, a mother-in-law with advancing Alzheimer's, mourning, the vagaries of underfunded health systems, getting on with life. Another wonderful addition to the ongoing saga of the Albert's life in a rather remote part of Ireland with all its joys, frustrations, and more. Andy Stevenson is the narrator who has such a relaxed delivery that you come to think of him as the personification of Nick Albert. Loved it!

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  • Jeff & Sabrena
  • 02-11-21

The story continues

Nick's story continues, updating us on his life in rural Ireland, in his humble, self-deprecating style and easy-going humor.

Andy Stevenson stands in competently and consistently as Nick's voice in this fourth audiobook of the series. It makes for a very entertaining and enjoyable listen.

Note: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.