We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Tale of Hill Top Farm | [Susan Wittig Albert]

The Tale of Hill Top Farm

It's 1905, and to recover from the loss of her fiance, Potter moves into a small farmhouse in Sawrey. Populated by colorful characters, both humans and critters, her new life is full of promise. That is, until a villager dies and murder is suspected. Now it's up to this amateur sleuth to find a killer roaming the English countryside.
Regular Price:$27.97
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Susan Wittig Albert is the best-selling author of the China Bayles mysteries. In this cozy, she fictionalizes the adventures of acclaimed author Beatrix Potter.

It's 1905, and to recover from the loss of her fiance, Potter moves into a small farmhouse in Sawrey. Populated by colorful characters, both humans and critters, her new life is full of promise. That is, until a villager dies and murder is suspected. Now it's up to this amateur sleuth to find a killer roaming the English countryside.

©2004 Susan Wittig Albert; (P)2007 Recorded Books

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (96 )
5 star
 (51)
4 star
 (28)
3 star
 (10)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (4)
Overall
4.1 (68 )
5 star
 (33)
4 star
 (21)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (4)
Story
4.6 (66 )
5 star
 (46)
4 star
 (16)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Tracy Columbus, OH, United States 09-02-12
    Tracy Columbus, OH, United States 09-02-12 Member Since 2015

    cozy mysteries are a few of my favorite things.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    107
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Rich wonderful characters. Delightful"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The author crafts a delightful tale. A real gem. The visual language creates such a vivid picture I could smell the lands and see into the characters eyes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Beatrix is breaking from overbearing. Parents, doing what she loves.


    What does Virginia Leishman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Oh my a third dimension of charm


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

    Yes found the clock rang 3 am and had to force myself to sleep


    Any additional comments?

    Bravo Susan

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Richard COVINGTON, IN, United States 11-29-10
    Richard COVINGTON, IN, United States 11-29-10 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Fun to read"

    I really enjoy this series of books! They are entertaining for adults and children especially if you are an animal lover! My mother has trouble reading but can listen to these books and it helps to fill her days.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ann Thackerq Lubbock, TX USA 11-18-08
    Ann Thackerq Lubbock, TX USA 11-18-08 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    36
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    176
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    "Splendid"

    This is such a delightful tale. All the characters are believable and the story is very well written. Suitable for adults and children with intellect and imagination. The naration is very well done.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Patricia J. Kennedy 03-05-13

    I started out reading mysteries in 3rd grade. I grew to love SF & Fantasy as well. I'm can't take a road trip without an Audible book along

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Beatrix Potter comes to life."
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I enjoyed reading Beatrix Potter's stories to my son when he was young. This is a grown up version along the lines of a traditional English cozy mystery. I loved the way the author brought Beatrix and her animal friends to life. Incorporating the life of Ms. Potter kept me wanting to listen longer. I really didn't want the story to end.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm so glad to know there are more books in the series and as soon as I am through writing this review I will be ordering book 2.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    HOrdover New Hope, PA 06-22-15
    HOrdover New Hope, PA 06-22-15

    Host of CraftLit and Just-the-Books podcasts, editor of What Would Madame Defarge Knit? series, mother of boys, knitter of things, teacher of stuff...

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Slow to get going, but good..."

    Especially good if you like a little history with your mystery! I knew nothing of Potter beyond her stories. What a life!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Janet H. Maddox 06-22-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    121
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    136
    72
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    16
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "not for me!"

    I simply could not get interested in this book. The animal characters really turned me off. Maybe for children ?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lynn 04-24-15
    Lynn 04-24-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter"

    Young or old these stories are delightful. They capture you away out of the normal activities of our daily lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer 02-06-15
    Jennifer 02-06-15 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Lovely story, perfectly narrated."

    I highly recommend this reading of The Tale of Hill Top Farm. The story came to life in vivid color.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.