Get Your Free Audiobook

Listen with a free trial

1 credit a month to use on any title, yours to keep (you’ll use your first credit on this title).
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
Access to exclusive deals and discounts.
$16.45 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for $29.95

Buy Now for $29.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions Of Use and Privacy Notice and authorise Audible to charge your designated credit card or another available credit card on file.

Publisher's Summary

They'd bought a stock-and-feed store called, of all things, The Farmer's Friend.

Gracie could tell Jed thought it a great name. 'Farmers stick together. I like it.'

Jed and Gracie's move to Featherwood brings big dreams and open hearts, despite the drought around them. The readymade rural store even comes with an ancient homestead overlooking the river, albeit one requiring some TLC. Gracie is expecting, and they're eager to put down family roots in the tiny community. 

Midwife Nell has fled her life in Sydney, hoping to start afresh on a small farm away from prying eyes and gossip. She strives to go unnoticed, but that proves near impossible when she meets charismatic Gracie and Jed, and the unpredictable, attractive Liam, who has as much emotional baggage as Nell does herself. 

Jed's store becomes the meeting place for the town's colourful characters, people who'd do anything for their neighbours and friends. As Gracie's due date draws close, tensions rise between her and Jed when his impulsiveness strains their precarious financial situation. As a bushfire ravages the region, the whole town comes under threat, putting relationships and lives on the line. 

Can quiet achievers, unexpected heroes and a valley of part-time firefighters and farmers help Featherwood rise again? 

By the best-selling author of The Bush Telegraph comes a moving and uplifting Australian drama about what it really means to be a community - and learning that best friends can also make the best family.

©2021 Fiona McArthur (P)2021 Penguin Random House Australia

What listeners say about The Farmer’s Friend

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    26
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    22
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    25
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous

Fabulous book highly recommend lovely story bringing the fires to life and highlighting the impact on families and towns.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful

Totally enjoyed the storyline which makes you feel a part of the actual characters and book with some great insight to Australian country life and the ups and downs.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great with every page turned

Loved the flow of the story, twists and turns, with a great insight into the life of bushfires

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Very enjoyable read

I loved this book from the very beginning. I was quickly able to immerse myself in the characters and the author painted such a vivid picture, it was easy to imagine being right there.

There were times when I didn't enjoy the narrator though. Fortunately the story made up for it.

As a fellow midwife, the story was made even more enjoyable by the mention of Midwifery Group Practice and the positivity of home birth. Thank you.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.