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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (697 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendy Holden Narrator: Gerri Halligan Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A witty, beloved novel of heart and heartland, Farm Fatale skewers the culture clash of city vs. country in the snappy, observant style that made Wendy Holden famous.

Cash-strapped Rosie and her boyfriend Mark are city folk longing for a country cottage. Rampant nouveaux riches Samantha and Guy are also searching for rustic bliss—in the biggest mansion money can buy. The village of Eight Mile Bottom seems quiet enough, despite a nosy postman, a reclusive rock star, a glamorous Bond Girl, and a ghost with a knife in its back. But there are unexpected thrills in the hills, and Rosie is rapidly discovering that country life isn’t so simple after all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Every character here is deliciously ridiculous, and every rustic detail a grand satirical opportunity.”

    Baltimore Sun

  • “Well written, thoroughly entertaining, and not to be missed.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “This lighthearted romp, surprisingly unpredictable, smart, and fun, is refreshing fare readers can turn to when they’re tired of lifeless Bridget clones.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Phoebe James seems blissful in the roles of Grace and Belinda and does not take sides in her performance.”


  • “[A] sharp and witty romance.”


  • “Wickedly funny.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary | 2/19/2014

    " Okay, so I read chick lit. I read this a long time ago and thought it was great fun. A perfect beach book. Why is British chick lit so much better than American chick lit anyway? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Dana | 2/18/2014

    " ugh! Kept expecting it to get better, it didn't! not a single believable character. dissapointing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kirsten | 2/18/2014

    " Cute and funny, a nice Brit Chick Wit Lit read. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jennifer Gallagher | 2/6/2014

    " I usually really like British "chick lit" and was excited when I saw Ms. Holden's books. However, this one ended up disappointing me on several levels. The plot development took too long, the characters were either not developed enough, overdone, or seemed to be added for no apparent reason. Also, the ending seemed hurried and not entirely well thought out. Perhaps I've over-thought this, but I was left wanting more and somewhat annoyed. "

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About the Narrator

Gerri Halligan is the narrator of a number of audiobooks, including many by Lucinda Riley, Marian Keyes, and others, and was awarded an AudioFile Earphones Award for her reading of The Bird Table by Jonathan Davies.