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A Country Escape

Narrated by: Jilly Bond
Length: 8 hrs
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Country Escape by Katie Fforde, read by Jilly Bond.

Fran has always wanted to be a farmer. And now it looks as if her childhood dream is about to come true.

She has just moved in to a beautiful but very run-down farm in the Cotswolds, currently owned by an old aunt who has told Fran that if she manages to turn the place around in a year, the farm will be hers.

But Fran knows nothing about farming. She might even be afraid of cows.

She's going to need a lot of help from her best friend, Issi, and also from her wealthy and very eligible neighbour - who might just have his own reasons for being so supportive .

Is it the farm he is interested in? Or Fran herself?

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  • Nicola Read
  • 14-03-2018

Reliably light and enjoyable

What made the experience of listening to A Country Escape the most enjoyable?

I know what I'm going to get with Katie Fforde - she can be relied upon for very English chick lit. No surprises, but thoroughly enjoyable!

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Country Escape?

Nostalgia and cosy romantic familiarity. Don't expect great literature, but if you want a cup of tea and your slippers - this is for you.

Have you listened to any of Jilly Bond’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

She always reads well - this is as good as her other readings.

Who was the most memorable character of A Country Escape and why?

Characters are all fun - somewhat static. Fran, the protagonist is like all of Fforde's heroines: middle class, somewhat skilled and incurably romantic.

Any additional comments?

This is great 'fluff' listening for me. There is nothing particularly thought provoking, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-04-2019

loved this book - ticks all the boxes for me -

loved this book - well narrated and such fun , ticks all the boxes for me