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Nigel Audiobook

Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs

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Publisher's Summary

When Monty Don's golden retriever, Nigel, became the surprise star of BBC's Gardeners' World, inspiring huge interest, fan mail and even his own social media accounts, Monty Don wanted to explore what makes us connect with animals quite so deeply.

In many respects Nigel is a very ordinary dog - charming, handsome and obedient, as so many are. He is also a much loved family pet. He is also a star. By telling Nigel's story, Monty relates his relationships with other special dogs in his life in a memoir of his dogs past and very much present.

Witty, touching and life affirming, Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs is wonderfully heartwarming. Monty Don is a great writer coming out of the garden and into the hearts and homes of every dog lover in the UK.

'I have always had a dog or dogs. I cannot imagine life without them. I am just as much a fan of Nigel as any besotted viewer. In the book I explore why we love dogs and what they mean to us emotionally and domestically. I look back on all the dogs in my life - all of which I have loved deeply and which have been an essential part of my life. So, this is the book of Nigel - but also the book of all our dogs in every British family and a celebration of the deep love we feel for them.' (Monty Don)

©2016 Monty Don (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • Svetlana
    OR, United States
    29/01/17
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    "Of dogs and gardens"
    What made the experience of listening to Nigel the most enjoyable?

    I have quite recently discovered Don's show (the Gardeners' World), and I fell in love with that world of his garden, and his dogs. I was really glad to see his book available on Audible, and I do not regret spending a credit on it. Listening to the stories of family, dogs, gardens told by Monty himself was a special treat. I love how open and honest he is about his life, and he talks about some very personal and painful moments without ever going melodramatic or self-pitying. As a reader, and as a fan of his show, I respect that a lot.<br/>He looks at his life and at lives of the dogs with the eyes of a gardener, who has seen fleeting seasons come and go, who daily deals with bitter losses and then hope. <br/>The story of Nigel is told through the story of Monty's garden, and to fully enjoy the book, you have to watch the show at least once, and you have to love gardens (otherwise quite a large chunk of the book might seem boring, I guess). <br/>I found this book utterly lovely, touching, and full of hope.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • margaret
    6/08/17
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    "EXCELLENT STORY OF NIGEL THE DOG"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Nigel to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the book and probably wouldn't read through so many dog details


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Monty Don


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Monty with Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Nigel is already on film, every week in Gardener's World


    Any additional comments?

    Monty Don has a wonderful narrator's voice. Calm and he actually can speak English that can be understood

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Gemma moore
    20/11/16
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    "an absolutely brilliant book"

    being a golden retriever owner I found myself laughing along to monty describing the antics of his golden.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr G L Reid
    12/08/17
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    "Enthralling"

    Both a must read and a must listen to. My family (including children under 10) have all enjoyed listening to this and recognising similarities between Nigel and their own lab, tennis ball addiction being one in particular, and have listened to this several times now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. Cheryl Sim
    U.K.
    28/06/17
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    "sweet gentle story"

    Monty's voice carries this story beautifully and with great sentiment. I enjoyed every minute. Great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K. L. Sturgess
    uk
    22/06/17
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    "Utterly charming"

    With Monty's calming voice, I cried, laughed and totally fell in love with the dogs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Annie
    13/06/17
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    "Wonderful listen."

    Well Monty has surprised me as a narrator of his book. A lovely voice, humorous, soft and easy to listen too. I smiled lots and had the lump in my throat at the sad parts. This is a very relaxing book to listen too. Would recommend highly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • deepforest
    21/05/17
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    "Monty is great, it's just a sweet book, nothing heavy"

    It's a simple enough book. It won't improve my understanding of the world or educate me greatly, but it's a lovely book. Monty is really easy to listen to. He clearly loves his dogs and I really enjoyed this book. It is a simple pleasure, it is just shear enjoyment.

    I recommend it if you are a Monty fan, but the content is simple enough. Nothing taxing for the mind. I listened to it twice. Like a lullaby I think.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dickson
    20/04/17
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    "Endearing"
    Would you listen to Nigel again? Why?

    I would listen again for the stories.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Each dogs character was described so well and I enjoyed each.


    Have you listened to any of Monty Don’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Not yet. But I will, I enjoyed listening to Monty Don's stories in this book. He has a very soothing voice.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The wonderful stories of each dog was described so well, I laughed and cried. My tears fell freely for 'Red'


    Any additional comments?

    Beautifully written and a joy to listen too. A great deal of love and emotion went into creating this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nike
    Devon
    14/04/17
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    "I believe in Kindness"

    Beautifully written. Thank you Monty. Sad our dogs do not live so long. Thee loss of a hound is so deeply upsetting. Members of the Family.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Wendy J Johnson
    7/04/17
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    "Emotional"

    Beautifully written and a pleasure to listen to. Narrated beautifully and causing you to feel empathy with Monty at various stages throughout the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cheryl
    Newhaven, United Kingdom
    15/03/17
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    "wonderful"

    I felt privileged to share Monty Don's life with his dogs and cried many tears

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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