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Peggy and Me

Narrated by: Miranda Hart
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (777 ratings)
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Summary

British comedian Miranda Hart narrates this touching tale about how much she loves her dog Peggy. And who can blame her? Animal lovers around the world will relate to her humorous anecdotes about the myriad of ways that Peggy has changed her life for the better.

The hilarious and heartwarming account of Miranda and her life changing dog, the inimitable and most lovable Peggy.

Hello dear audiobook browser and welcome to Peggy and Me. The story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise - fun) in the form of Peggy.

Some of you may be thinking: 'a book about a dog, how totally brilliant, I need hear no more, I'm sold. In which case we should be best friends and go out to tea together, every day.

Others of you may be thinking: 'a book about a dog, how totally mad, she must have officially lost it.' In which case I completely understand. For I once viewed dog owners with much suspicion. The way they obsessively talk about their dogs often using voices for them to reply; the way they have a light covering of dog hair all over their clothes and sofas; and worse, an alarming comfort and ease around excrement.

But I now get why people become so mad about their hounds. It wasn't instant love I have to admit. Getting a puppy when I was at a low ebb in my life wasn't easy - there was a lot of challenging, what I call, dog administration (dog-min), and the humiliating first trip to the vet still haunts me. It's been a bumpy old road, but Peggy has been lovingly by my side through some life changing moments and I wouldn't have coped without her. Most surprisingly she has taught me a huge amount - not how to get an old pie packet out of a bin and lick it (I could already do that), but real lessons about life and love and trust and friendship.

Put aside any doggy reservations and come walkies with Peggy and me....

©2016 Kingmaker Productions Ltd (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

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Loved this book so much

Really is a truly funny and accurate account of living with a dog!
Such lovely easy listening and If you love animals and have experienced the joy and embarrassment of being every so slightly been ruled and owned by a dog you will love this book!
Lovely insight into Miranda's life as well.

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  • Simon
  • walsall, United Kingdom
  • 11-10-16

A truly wonderful book

There was a moment of hesitancy as I went to press the purchase button for this book on audible, would this book be as good as Miranda's "is it just me" book, which I thoroughly enjoyed, however, I needn't have worried as I write this review I realise that there are reasons for Miranda Hart's magnificence. The way Miranda expertly describes her struggles, the effort and the realisation that being different can be beautiful is pure genius. The way she tries and fails and tries again is inspiring to me because I am the same ... although I'm neither a tall beautiful woman or a brilliant writer, a TV / acting sensation or a comedian I can honestly say that I have been engrossed and loved every minute of this book.

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Non dog lovers need not apply!

This is a glorious story of the dog human relationship told in Miranda's inimitable style. Even the dark, lonely scary parts of the story are given a comical skew by her off kilter view of the world. Peggy's canine contributions bring the tail (you're welcome! 😉) to vibrant life, immediately conjuring a crystal clear image of the little pooch skittering about and snaffling treats. It also provides an interesting alternate account of Miranda's rise to fame. One word of warning though. Unless you are a proud possessor of the dog goof gene, don't bother as this is (as, to be fair, suggested by the title) shamelessly dog centric and credits Peggy with providing the answers to life, the universe and everything. This, of course, is not true as it is obviously my beloved mutleys that are responsible for that! My advice, buy, make a mug of hot chocolate, listen and enjoy.

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Loved it!

bought it for Miranda, Peggy is a bonus! lovely book, very honest, I'm glad they bring so much joy to each other. 💕💕

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Funny and touching in equal measure!

if u thought the hilarious scrapes Miranda gets into in her sitcom were made up........u would b wrong!!! a hilarious and touching read

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Lovely

Really enjoyed this book. It was heartwarming and mirandas voice is very nice to listen to.

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From one crazy dog lover to another💗

I love love love this book, it took me back to my first love a Border Collie called Thomas. If i could i would put lots and lots of photos of him on right now. He moved on to Heaven 3 years ago and I am now a mother of 2 children, love them very much. But as I listen to your book I missed my days as a crazy dog spinster and being with dog.

What a fun book!!!

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A non story, non event

Would you try another book written by Miranda Hart or narrated by Miranda Hart?

Not based on this one. It was too rambling and disconnected

Would you ever listen to anything by Miranda Hart again?

Absolutely yes. She has a great voice for audible books

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

She loves her dog - that is brilliant.

Any additional comments?

I still like Miranda Hart - just not this book.

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Love You Miranda, but not the story

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Not really, just passing the time whilst driving

What was most disappointing about Miranda Hart’s story?

Her reading was flat, uninteresting the the change in vocals to Peggy Voice, didnt quite hit the mark.

What three words best describe Miranda Hart’s performance?

Flat, disappointing.

Did Peggy and Me inspire you to do anything?

I just felt very sad for Miranda that she hadnt found the love her life, seemed to be in a personal bad sad space and didnt enlighten me or make me laugh.

Any additional comments?

At the beginning Miranda said that she had lost the original script and this was her second writing. So it appeared from her reading - no enthusiasm and "cheesed off" having to do it all again.
Sorry Miranda, as I do usually love your writings.

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Brilliant and insighful

What an amazing audio book, bit of everything and does have some lol moments, truly astounding how the dog talking works so well.

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  • Sara
  • 07-10-16

Not A Comedy

I was looking for a light and funny book. I love Miranda's comedy and was hoping for a book along that line. No such luck. I am two hours in and so far we have explored a disastrous burglary, childhood disappointments and pet death upsets and a long detailed discussion of elephant abuse in Thailand. This list just names a few of the unhappy topics covered. Really not funny at all. Wish I could have not heard about the elephants.

What was equally troubling was the narration. Hart speaks very quickly and softly--which at times was hard to understand. Even worse, during the reading there was a dog barking in the background. This was a distant barking that kept me thinking that one of my dogs was in trouble somewhere. Distracting and odd.

I can't continue with this listen as I am not sure what distressing thing will come up next and I can't stand all the barking. Giving up.

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  • Therese
  • 12-10-16

Heartwarming and such fun

Discovered Miranda Hart as Chummy in Call the Midwife and became interested in her as a comedian. She narrates this audiobook both as herself and as Peggy, her diva of a dog. There are some laugh-out-loud moments as well as genuine bits of wisdom.

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  • jamesphiz
  • 12-02-19

Miranda and dog lovers alike will enjoy this book.

So far the best of Hart’s books. The author reading it helps visualize these stories and brings her world to life.

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  • Howard
  • 12-01-19

Heartwarming and funny

I am a big fan of Miranda Hart and this book was just the pick me up I needed. Read by the fabulous Miranda herself.

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  • Rocky Sunico
  • 14-12-18

An Adorable Exploration of Life With a Pet

What I Liked: Miranda remains as clever as ever in her writing and this book remains to be a great little sharing of her life. The story of how the original manuscript for this book had been lost when her apartment was burgled was a little heartbreaking and I can't imagine trying to recover from that loss. But the resulting book is a testament to her commitment to telling this story of her and Peggy.

It's hard to say how this book might be received by non-dog lovers as Peggy does quickly become the focus of the narrative. This is a good and a bad thing of course depending on how you look at it, but I do feel like Miranda's efforts to convey her love for Peggy is certainly infectious enough to get anyone to consider owning a dog or at the very least feeling the need to play with one after finishing this title.

What Could Have Been Better: Somewhat similar to the last book, if you expect this biography to focus more on her life as a comedian and entertainer then you'll be significantly disappointed. This doesn't make the book bad, but having the right expectations is rather important and getting the wrong idea about what this is can sour your impression of the book.

At the same time, Miranda speaking as Peggy in this audio book can be something that is terribly endearing or oddly annoying. I enjoyed it, but I can totally get how it may not be everyone's cup of tea. If you weren't too impressed with Miranda speaking as a younger version of herself in the last book then I doubt her Peggy personification will do that much better.

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  • faeryfriendz
  • 21-11-18

Love Miranda!

I am a true Miranda Hart fan; so I may have a biased perspective on the book. I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent with an "old friend" as I listened to the story being read by Miranda.

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  • just a girl
  • 14-11-18

Miranda, well done!

I loved everything about the book. Well written, well read, Hart warming story. I hope there are more books to come.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-11-18

A lovely listen! Thank you, Miranda!

I'd like to listen yo this again and again; it's lovely. I had the thought that I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking about getting a dog. It illustrates the highs and the lows one can go through.

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  • Colin
  • 22-09-18

a true feel good story

I adore this book! Being a long time fan of Miranda, I knew I'd enjoy it but I was shocked at how charming and lovely this book was. When it ended I was tempted to hit the play button again and start over. Here's to hoping Peggy lives forever! ❤️

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  • Joanne Casey
  • 10-09-18

Very dull

I really wanted to enjoy this book because I love Miranda. I found it a very dull read and quite frankly too many "pooh" stories.