Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca?

  • by Alan Parks
  • Narrated by Nigel Patterson
  • 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca? is the frank and charming story of a brave couple who risk everything to move to Spain to breed alpacas. Their intention is to make a living, but first they must negotiate their way through the Spanish property market, local characters, rogue builders and the worst weather Andalucía has seen for 100 years.
Alan and Lorna experience the joy, but also the heartbreak of alpaca breeding, picking up an assortment of stray animals on the way.


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Customer Reviews

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Enchanting Alpaca Adventure

What did you love best about Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca??

This was a wonderful, funny & touching story. A grand adventure by an English couple as they learn the ups & downs of becoming rural farmers in a new country. As an alpaca farmer myself, still in the beginning of my alpaca odyssey, I fully appreciated all the highs and lows of their tale.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I so enjoyed hearing from the perspectives of the animals on the farm as well as the humans! Quite fun. But the people in this story are beautifully flawed, and willing to persevere through all their obstacles. And what obstacles!

What about Nigel Patterson’s performance did you like?

Well done. Clearly read.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Truly wished I could have! As it was I finished in just a couple of days.

Any additional comments?

I hope more audiobooks are forthcoming about these intrepid farmers!

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- elevena

Fun and interesting read

What made the experience of listening to Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca? the most enjoyable?

I loved the story and the adventuresome spirit of the couple who raised the Alpacas.
I also learned a lot about animals I knew nothing about. It is always fun to read (or listen in this case) and learn real facts at the same time. I love stories about animals because they are so real and interesting.

What other book might you compare Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca? to and why?

No idea.

Which scene was your favorite?

There were so many and all involved the antics of the Alpacas.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not necessarily. I enjoyed listening anytime and being able to pick it up. I looked forward to listening to it when life was quiet around me.

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- Walda J. Letson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-17-2014
  • Publisher: Alan Parks