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Peas, Carrots and an Aston Martin

Peas and Carrots Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Rafe Beckley
Series: Peas and Carrots Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humour
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Summary

“An uplifting coming of age story for the mid-life crisis generation.” 

In this witty and humorous story, Londoner Eric Sibley discovers that his only inheritance is his father’s classic car - with one rather major string attached. Life quickly becomes a chaotic kaleidoscope of heavy machinery mishaps, missed deadlines, and grumpy pensioners as Eric is forced to juggle his hectic career and family life with regular visits to the small, riverside town of Burlam. 

It’s not long before his job, his marriage, and his sanity are hanging in the balance. Can he claim his prize before he loses all three? Peas, Carrots and an Aston Martin is the first book in the delightfully funny Peas and Carrots series from the award-winning author of The Afterlife of Walter Augustus. This quintessentially British novel will have you laughing and crying until the very end. 

Peas, Carrots and an Aston Martin is also a finalist of the 2018 Wishing Shelf Book Award.

©2018 Hannah Lynn (P)2019 Hannah Lynn

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  • Lo
  • 29-09-19

Fabulous story and narrator

Loved it! Couldn’t resist the title, and very glad about it. I’ve read another book by the author but this was the first audio. Great narrator.

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Maybe money isn’t everything

MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

I loved this audiobook it really touched my heart. When Eric discovers his father has only left him his car in his will he is very unhappy. Then Eric discovers that there are guidelines to keeping the car as well which including ensuring that his father allotment is properly tended and cared for every week. At every corner Eric seems to be wondering is it worth all of this effort just to keep this car but along the way it was beautiful to see his eye open up to the actual lesson he was being taught and becoming a better man because of it.

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Whim

I bought this audiobook on a whim; I hadn’t heard of the author, and wasn’t sure of the genre. This impulse buy definitely paid off. The story is well-written and fun, the characters are well-rounded, and the narration is excellent.
I’m choosing to ignore the massive cliche of a character who has no time for anything then miraculously manages to find the time. Isn’t it amazing that work suddenly stops taking over.....lol

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Light-hearted

This was a light hearted book telling the story of Eric whose father has died leaving him an Aston Martin, which would be good if there weren't conditions attached. The story is of Eric's struggles to balance life whilst meeting the conditions. Along the way he meets and intersting, quirky set of characters who help him understand what is important. An amusing book, well narrated that I really enjoyed. Am looking forward to reading more in the series.

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Lovely Read<br />

I really enjoyed this book.
It was a heartwarming easy read, and excellently narrated.
Would recommend.

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Funny with feeling

A funny story of family & strife.
It starts with a Dad passing away & not exactly writing the will of his sons dreams!
I had a few sniggers at this, some aaw moments too. It was funny but it had feeling too.
A good listen with funny moments, enjoyed it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-11-19

won't read books with vulgar language

whimpy character don't read books with vulgar language especially the F word cleN it up and I'll listen

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  • J Pearson
  • 09-11-19

Quirky story of personal growth and understanding

I adored this story. The main character, Eric, is self-obsessed with career and while he loves his family, they sometimes take the back seat to his drive to succeed, provide, and make money in the busy world. This all comes crashing down around him when he receives an inheritance after the death of his father. The inheritance is a classic Aston Martin with the stipulation he must spend time each week at the garden allotment in a community garden or he loses the car. This brings up a lot of feelings in Eric with regards to the relationship between he and his father and the impact on "his" life. The story explores his feelings and his relationships (old and new) as he tries to meet the demands of the inheritance. The narrator did a wonderful job with distinguishing character voices and their personalities and the pacing was good. While the book can be read as a stand-a-lone, there is lead-in for next book in the series, I look forward to reading or listening to other books in the series as the characters grew on me and I am curious to where things go next. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my own request and have left this review voluntarily.

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  • Laura
  • 03-11-19

Heartfelt

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and all opinions expressed herein are my own.

This is the first book in the series Peas and Carrots. It is a standalone book without a cliffhanger ending - although there is a short set up for the next book in the series.

In this day, many of us spend a lot of time trying to get ahead, which means time spent away from family, friends and pursuits which bring us joy. That is exactly the case for Eric. He has a lovely wife, who absolutely understands when Eric is always working late and will order late night takeout for him when he finally gets home. A daughter he barely sees. A house which is grand but one he barely has time to enjoy. When his estranged father dies, Eric and his family have plans for all the money they will inherit - afterall, that's what's important. But, much to Eric's chagrin, his father has one more lesson to teach him.

I loved this tale. It is not action-packed, rather it is a stroll through Eric's life as he changes his lifestyle, his attitudes, and his relationships all because of his father's bequest. It has a lot of good humor - Eric's renting of tools is particularly funny - and some quirky characters. I found Eric to be very relatable - in terms of how he originally lived his life and then later how taking care of a garden plot changed him and caused him to change those around him. Overall, I found this to be a very heartfelt story full of lessons I'm sure many of us need to learn but told in a lighthearted manner.

The narrator, Rafe Beckley, was incredible. His voice is so pleasant on the ears which easily puts you into the right frame of mind for this book. He does different voices for the various characters, has great pacing and delivers the humor perfectly. His narration was a compliment to the written word.

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  • Pam Wortham
  • 31-10-19

I liked this book

Loved the narrator and the story was very intriguing. An allotment and an astin Martin inheritance brings a businessman to the realization family and time are most precious.

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  • April H.
  • 29-10-19

Eric's Adventure

Peas, Carrots and an Aston Martin (The Peas and Carrots Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Hannah Lynn


An interesting and entertaining listen. What happens when a workaholic inherits a car from his estranged father, he finds a big condition on keeping it. This kept me listening to find out what was next in his adventure. I really liked the humor in this book. I will look for the next book in the series.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Rafe Beckley was perfect for this book.



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

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  • Annika
  • 27-10-19

Loved the narration

I picked up this book because of the title and the promise of laughs. The title was fun, but that was about all the fun there was to this book. I mean the overall plot had potential but the book would have benefitted to have been half as long. So many things were repeated over and over, and over and then a few times more for good measure. Narration-wise I’m a big fan, I loved Rafe Beckley, the voices pacing and feeling was spot on and I would gladly listen to many more books by him.

A copy of this book was generously gifted to me by the author.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-10-19

Fun getting to know a car and it's owner

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed the depth of the characters in the book and the setting was interesting. I like how it ended. Loved reading about the car!

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  • Holly Stover
  • 25-10-19

Worth the listen

I thought the narration was good and the storyline was great. It was a little slow going in the beginning but definitely worth the listen!

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  • Rosemarie
  • 11-10-19

cheated by father <br />

this book was well narrated, but the story lagged at the beginning, as the stage was set for the tale. Good ending.

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  • J. Allen
  • 07-10-19

what's important

What a great listen...this is the story of Eric who is struggling with balancing his life. Basically a coming of age for those who are already of age. Learning what's important in life and making the right decisions. I really could relate to Eric and his struggles. A great read!

this book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.