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Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga

A Not So Perfect Tree Change
Narrated by: Josh Brennan
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

'Once I was the poster boy for corporate success, but now I’m crashing through the bush in a storm in search of a missing pig. How the hell did we end up here?'  

Todd and Jeff have had enough of the city. Sick of the daily grind and workaday corporate shenanigans, they throw caution to the wind and buy 100 acres in the Hunter Valley, intent on living a golden bucolic life and building a fabulous B&B, where they can offer the joys of country life to heart-weary souls. Todd will cook; Jeff will renovate. They can make wine and grow their own food and live the dream. How hard can it be? 

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©2019 Todd Alexander (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

“This joyously honest account will make you laugh till it hurts and shed more than a few tears while being captivated by Todd, Jeff and their menagerie of loveable animals.” (Bradley Trevor Greive Am, author of Penguin Bloom)

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Fearless Aussie characters

I'm addicted. Absolutely loved it. Couldn't stop listening. Narrated with amazing character. Another one please.

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Inspiring

After listening to this,I could not wait for that time to go and book couple of nights into any of your villas and hoping to meet all your wonderful animals.This book have all the ups and downs of a realistic kind of life. I love how Jeff and Todd handle everything ,no matter what in order to reach their dreams.

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Fabulous

This is laugh out loud funny . It’s just what I needed . A lovely memoir.
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Sight over Sound

A friend reccomended the hard cover to me, so thought I would Audible it. I can see the “laugh out loud” moments, but I really think you would get more entertainment by reading it yourself. When listening to certain situations in the book, I think an imaginative visual rather than the actual audio you hear.....

Does that even make sense??? I just think it’s better hard cover than listening

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Full of fun and giggles

Had me chuckling aloud on more than one occasion. Highly recommend, especially if you’re ever dreamt of a tree change.

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Fabulous read.

After hearing Todd on the ABC I thought I'd give this book a try. Having done a tree change myself I was curious. I definitely found certain elements in common (country town grapevine, living on the land and the rose drink off). My eyes usually roll far enough back in my head to hit my brain stem when people go on about their animals (& children, come to think of it). Not so, in this case. Todd was able to portray his absolute love for the animals in his and Jeff's care. So much so that I am questioning my carnivore ways!
I'd love to visit Block 8 someday to see what sounds like a wonderful property. And two top blokey blokes.

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  • Karen
  • 31-05-2019

Tears of joy

This book had me laughing quite a number of times. Really appreciated the recipe cookbook

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  • Leah
  • 25-04-2019

I wanted More!

Loved this book! Loved the narrator. I love how these guys love their pets. I hated that the book ended....I want more.