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The Something Girl Audiobook

The Something Girl: The Frogmorton Farm Series, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of The Chronicles of St Mary's. The Nothing Girl has grown up....

It's life as usual at Frogmorton Farm - which is to say that events have passed the merely eccentric and are now galloping headlong towards the completely bizarre.

Once again Jenny struggles to stay afloat in the stormy seas of matrimony with her husband, Russell Checkland, together with an unlikely mix of Patagonian Attack Chickens, Jack the Sad Donkey and Mrs Crisp's mysterious boyfriend. The old favourites are still around, of course. There's Marilyn the Omnivorous Donkey, Russell's ex-girlfriend Don't Call Me Franny and the neurotic Boxer, currently failing to deal with butterfly trauma.

So nothing much is new...except for the mysterious figure dogging Jenny's steps and who, if she didn't know better, she would swear was her sinister cousin Christopher, last seen being hurled from the house by her wayward husband. He couldn't possibly be stupid enough to come back and try again...could he?

©2017 Jodi Taylor (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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    Amazon Customer 01/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "wonderful"

    a lovely heart warming story. The book draws you in to Jenny and Thomas world.

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    Anonymous 25/09/2017
    25/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful sequel"

    Wonderful sequel to the first book, intriguing, very funny, a little sad in places and so vivid. Typically Jodi Taylor. Beautifully read.

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    CAGE 20/09/2017
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    "Patogonian attack chickens!!"

    Another emotional rollercoaster. Laugh out loud, hold my breath and shed tears of sorrow. Not a book to read in public!!
    Perfectly read.
    Love every minute.

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    Fran Pearce 15/09/2017
    Fran Pearce 15/09/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful"

    Another enchanting story of Frogmorten farm. Makes you laugh and cry. Keeps the suspense going and has wonderful characters. Has an ending that's happy yet mixed with a little sadness.

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    P. Harvey-Field 05/09/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful"

    Such a lovely story, a perfect sequel to the Nothing Girl. It made me laugh out loud and cry buckets. One of those rare books that makes you feel like you've lost a friend when it ends. I guess I'll just have to listen to both books again.

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    Meg 05/09/2017
    Meg 05/09/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Easy Listening"

    Another funnily written story in the life of Frogmorton Farm by Jodie Taylor. I hope she continues with this series. A little light relief while driving.

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    Angela London, UK 29/08/2017
    Angela London, UK 29/08/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Feel good"

    This is a lovely book. It taps into all manner of emotions through the characters of Frogmorton Farm and Thomas (the golden horse). If you haven't listened to any of Jodi Taylor's books then I recommend you start.

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    Gina L 28/08/2017
    Gina L 28/08/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Another wonderful Jodi Taylor book"

    Lucy Price - Lewis does such justice to the characters in this book. Her voice will forever be the voice of Frogmorton Farm.

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    Jen 26/08/2017
    Jen 26/08/2017
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    "A wonderful sequel "
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book to others, with the strong suggestion that you read book 1 first.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    On more than one occasion I found myself laughing in real life at what I had just heard. Without giving too much of a spoiler there is a section where the history of a, new to this book, group of characters is being explained to a visitor which I particularly enjoyed.


    Any additional comments?

    Whilst there is a recap at the start of this book about what happened to the main characters in book 1 I think this works best as a reminder to a reader who has already read book 1 rather than as a way of being a good jumping in point for a new reader. If you have read any of Jodi Taylor other books you'll be familiar with the sense of humour that shines through various characters exploits and I was delighted to find that it was evident in this book as well.

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    Kindle Customer 26/08/2017
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    "Disappointing naration"
    What would have made The Something Girl better?

    I have the previous book The Nothing Girl narrated by this reader and it was fine.

    This narration sounds as if it is computer generated. No expression, change of tone, change of pace ...

    If I want to listen to Daleks I will go to Dr Who. But for this lovely story to be ruined is a real shame.

    Audible - do you proof listen to your releases???


    What other book might you compare The Something Girl to, and why?

    It is a follow on from "The Nothing Girl". These books need a sympathetic rendition


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator who sounded nothing she did on The Nothing Girl was slow, souless and synthesised.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger and disappointment - I had been looking forward to getting the Audible version.


    Any additional comments?

    Please please listen critically before releasing any books.

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  • Anonymous
    03/09/17
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    "NOT as good as the first one Really quite terrible"
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    Oh, where to start! The first book in this series, the Nothing Girl, is just beautiful. A magical story full of wonderful characters. This second book in the series is almost crap. I can't even believe Jodi Taylor wrote this herself. And I will never believe she edited it in any way. I'm not sure if it would be such a wrenching betrayal if book numberr one hadn't been so great, but it was, so...

    Only the laziest of authors relies on the trope of having your main character not want to tell information, maybe it's not important, maybe the first time I was imagining it, well I guess I'll tell someone, but later, well not quite yet, how about tomorrow I promise, blah, blah, blah. It's only Massively Important, and there is absolutely no reason Whatsoever that it shouldn't be told, but then you couldn't drag one simple thing out for almost an entire book.

    Even the Big Thing that happens in the book, never could have happened if a person used any common sense whatsoever, as in, not putting themselves in harms way, when they know someone wants to harm them.

    A scene at the end is supposed to be Thomas' big magical moment of good hearted wonderfullness or whatever, yet the wonderfullness was telegraphed in full Many chapters earlier, could have and should have just been resolved right then, and not used as a suppossed beautiful moment that was Not Earned

    The continuity errors and lack of editing are horrifying. It's so difficult to review a book without spoilers, so I know this review is scorching without really saying why, but I'm trying not to give specifics. But some examples are, in one chapter, we are told a past incident was told to the police, and a certain person may even be on a small town most wanted list. In another chapter said incident is referred to as something that was hushed up / not reported. In one scene Thomas says "I think they're trying to x y z", then something occurs, then Jenny says "What's happening? Do you think they're trying to x y z?" In another scene Jenny tells us how she and Daniel love it when Russell and Francesca argue, then about two seconds later, Jenny tells us that she and Daniel love it when Russell and Francesca argue. Wtf? I don't take hallucinogens then listen to books, but maybe Jodi Taylor does. At this point anything is possible.

    But the worst part is that the beautiful world full of real people and magical animals, all with a tiny bit of quirk but lots of heart, was turned into a slapstick type nothing, played for laughs, with all the feeling sucked right out of it. The Frogmorton Farm characters were a bit not even eccentric but maybe unconventional. Now they form into huge groups of nonsensical type people acting in ways people would never act, there are situations that have no lead in, and Thomas, magical, unique, beautiful Thomas is also played for laughs, and actually kind of annoying, almost a hindrance, and it all comes from this bizarre need to make everyone and everything in the book a farce. She ruined Thomas!

    I've never had such an experience where an author created such a lovely place, then totally ruined it in the next book. I'm flabbergasted, and also angry. Like I literally want her to take this book out of print, rewrite it completely, then publish it again. Cannot believe this came out of such an accomplished author.

    Ps - poor Tanya only gets two speaking lines, and the narrator flubs them both. The first is read in Russel's voice, and the second is read in a sort of 90% British, 10% German accent, that is nothing like Tanya.
    Really just a shoddy enterprise from first draft to recording. I wish we knew why Jodi Taylor seemingly hates us so much to have created such a travesty.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Margaret
    Gainesville, VA, United States
    11/10/17
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    "Great book. Fun, fast and very entertaining."

    Love the story, the characters, the twists and turns. Nothing and no one gets left behind. Just a great story to hear and spend time with.

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  • Kindle Customer
    10/10/17
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    "Painfully uninteresting"

    I liked the first book in the series particularly because of how good the narrow is, but this book was just a poor repetition of everything that happened in the nothing girl. there was nothing fresh about it and the heroine's self pity and insecurities became unbearable after a point. The only redeeming quality was the flawless narration by Lucy Price-Lewis.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cherise L Gardner
    03/10/17
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    "Superbly done!"

    This story was excellently written & narrated. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it and look forward to more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    Taylors, SC, United States
    25/09/17
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    "So very entertaining"

    Lucy Price-Lewis brings the characters to life to such a degree I feel as though I were actually there. These are the first two books of Jodi Taylor's that I have read and both were wonderful. Full of believable characters with probable issues. Of course Thomas was my favorite but can't give too much away. If you like gritty hard hitting graphic books don't bother, but if you are looking to escape for a while to an English farm in modern day filled with a gusto for living and laughing, do read both of these books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • VJS
    16/09/17
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    "Frogmorton Farm"

    Totally lost myself in this story. Really didn't want it to end. Wish I could visit the farm.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle
    16/09/17
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    "Brilliantly funny, heart-wrenching & wonderful!"
    Any additional comments?

    So often one sees reviews that say, "Laugh out loud funny", or, "deeply touching" only to find yourself simply smiling a few times and feeling mildly moved once in awhile. This book is entirely different. I truly giggled my way through much of the book, some moments had me slapping my dashboard and guffawing loudly enough to challenge Marilyn's braying. And yes, there are multiple times when the story has you riveted, a few scenes that quite literally brought tears to my eyes and a quiet sob to my throat. The ending was beautiful, poignant, making me long for a glimpse of a golden invisible horse smelling of ginger cookies. If you read "The Nothing Girl" you will be enchanted and enthralled with "The Something Girl."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RAGs to Riches
    hillsdale, mi
    15/09/17
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    "Enchanting"

    Just finished this book and was sad to have it end. Loved it! Almost like a fairytale but better.
    The narrator did a fantastic job too. I listened to the book on audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    14/09/17
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    "A lovely book."

    I enjoyed this book very much. It was magical and sweet...also the readers voice was soothing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy Stewart
    13/09/17
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    "brilliant, just brilliant!"

    I love Jenny!
    I love Thomas!
    I just adore Russell Checkland!!

    If you are a Jodi Taylor fan at all, do yourself a favor and listen to these books... you're like everything else that she has written… Brilliant, just brilliant!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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