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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (176 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Matt Whyman Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781452674162
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Paris Hilton carries one around like a Chihuahua, while Posh and Becks own a pair. The minipig, for reasons unknown, has become the latest celebrity accessory, but what's it really like to invite little livestock into the living room? Matt Whyman, a successful novelist, enjoys a quiet writer's life in the English countryside . . . until his career wife, Emma, discovers the existence of a pig said to fit inside a handbag. She believes not one but two would be a perfect addition to the already diverse Whyman clan, which includes one wolf-like dog, a freaked-out feline, and their wild bunch of ex-battery chickens, as well as four challenging children. In reality, nobody could anticipate the trials and misadventures two riotous, raucous little piglets could bring. From turning Whyman's office into a literal pigsty and stealing his spot on the family sofa to trashing his neighbour's garden while drunk on fermented apples, Butch and Roxi swiftly establish themselves as "animals of mass distraction." Funny, touching and endlessly entertaining, Oink charts the battle of hearts, snouts, and minds between a family man and two minipigs. Will Butch and Roxi ever settle down, or could their growing presence put the squeeze on Whyman in ways he never thought possible? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “What a fabulous, funny read! I enjoyed every page. Highly recommended for anyone with a pet, a partner, a family, a sense of humor…or even a mini-pig.”

    Sophie Kinsella, bestselling author of the Shopaholic series

  • What a fabulous, funny read! I enjoyed every page. Highly recommended for anyone with a pet, a partner, a family, a sense of humor. . . or even a mini-pig. Sophie Kinsella

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Pulignani | 2/17/2014

    " Such a cute story. Love those mini-pigs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Sumner | 2/13/2014

    " Well written and funny. Made my laugh out loud. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valerie | 2/4/2014

    " I'm not the biggest fan of nonfiction, so I'm a little bit biased here. The premise is funny and there were some laugh-out-loud funny stories, but overall, the book didn't seem to have much of a point to me. I did like the author's writing style a lot, though--very dry British humor funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JennLynn | 1/29/2014

    " The adventures of a family who bring a pair of mini pigs into their life. The author (and stay-at-home dad/writer) provides great insight into the care and feeding - and more - of these petite porcines. A delightful read ... but I think I'll stick to dogs! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcela Sara | 1/11/2014

    " I won this book in a First Reads Giveaway. I thought it was a sweet and clever book. I was always told a story of how my Dad once had a goat as a pet and how it would eat everything and anything in sight. As it was a memoir, I thought it was be a fun and light read. It was a little lengthy. I had no idea before researching this book that owning a pig was hip, but this book makes me wonder why a trend like that would start. Thanks for the read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 1/8/2014

    " Very funny. I am so glad I read this book, for in weak moments when seeing how sweet these little piglets are, I will forever stay strong thanks to Mr. Whyman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary B | 12/7/2013

    " The challenges and joys of raising mini-pigs as family pets "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 12/1/2013

    " This book was so cute and touching! It's a reminder that as much trouble and stress as pets may bring, they are family! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivian Vilmin | 11/18/2013

    " I was a fun book to read although some chapters (7) had TMI about pig breeding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie A. | 5/30/2013

    " GOOD GRIEF, COULD THIS BE CUTER? Wonderful and engaging writing style - I laughed out loud many times - and marvelous family + pet adventures. I even liked his kids! That is a true feat of accomplishment when it comes to pet memoirs that also star people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madteapartier | 5/1/2013

    " Interesting, amusing & educational. Recommended. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 MJ | 3/12/2013

    " Should have been wonderful but the author seems to be a complete wuss and writing strangely boring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ang | 9/24/2012

    " This book simply did NOT have enough pictures of mini-pigs. The end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Muff | 9/9/2012

    " Fun read. Convinced me that owning a mini pig is not for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lydia Negele | 4/24/2012

    " Funny concept, but overall not entirely funny. Some odd plot developments that didn't really follow the mini-pigs. And waaaay too much description about how to get a mini-pig pregnant! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 3/19/2012

    " I listened to this story on my commute to work. Loved the reader . . . wonderful story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melalang Buana | 12/17/2011

    " Funny and I loved this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danie | 10/8/2011

    " Cute, but not terribly interesting.

    A children's book author and his family adopt two mini-pigs and hilarity ensues. The pigs catch thieves, get drunk on the neighbors apples and raise all sorts of ruckus. "

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About the Author

Matt Whyman is a bestselling novelist, also known for his work as an advice columnist for numerous teenage magazines. He has written two novels for adults, Man or Mouse and Columbia Road, as well as both fiction and nonfiction for teenagers, including Superhuman, XY, Boy Kills Man, The Wild, Street Runners, Inside the Cage, and Goldstrike.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.