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Getting away from it all
Longing for a more simple life—one where the daily grind involves milking cows, feeding chickens, and taking a tractor ride as opposed to facing highway gridlock, difficult bosses, and $6.00 coffees? Whether as research for a potential future move, or for pure escapism, people are flocking to books about real-life folks who are trailblazing their way out of the city to see if they can make it in the country.
    • Farm City

    • The Education of an Urban Farmer
    • By: Novella Carpenter
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 249

    Novella Carpenter loves cities - the culture, the crowds, the energy. At the same time, she can't shake the fact that she is the daughter of two back-to-the-land hippies....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not an instruction book but a fun read

    • By Sarah on 08-19-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

    • A Year of Food Life
    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,640
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 883
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 889

    When Barbara Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye opening

    • By Sydney on 11-12-07

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Accidental Farmers: An Urban Couple, a Rural Calling and a Dream of Farming in Harmony with Nature

    • By: Tim Young
    • Narrated by: Don Moffit
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    The personal memoir of an urban couple's journey to farming. Sure to delight those interested in moving to the country or simply learning more about sustainable farming....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not So Much

    • By Ray on 02-21-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Locally Laid

    • How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm - from Scratch
    • By: Lucie B. Amundsen
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    How a Midwestern family with no agriculture experience went from a few backyard chickens to a full-fledged farm - and discovered why local chicks are better....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Big facts candy coated

    • By Eleanor B. Hildreth on 01-05-18
    • How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm - from Scratch
    • By: Lucie B. Amundsen
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 03-01-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 122 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Growing a Farmer

    • How I Learned to Live Off the Land
    • By: Kurt Timmermeister
    • Narrated by: Ax Norman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    When he purchased four acres of land on Vashon Island, Kurt Timmermeister was only looking for an affordable home near the restaurants he ran in Seattle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So you want to be a farmer?

    • By john on 04-12-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Folks, This Ain't Normal

    • A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
    • By: Joel Salatin
    • Narrated by: Joel Salatin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,274

    From farmer Joel Salatin's POV, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. Here, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great book!

    • By Joanie C on 11-29-11

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Hit by a Farm

    • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn
    • By: Catherine Friend
    • Narrated by: Catherine Friend
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Farms have fences. People have boundaries. Mine began crumbling the day I knelt behind a male sheep, reached between his legs, and squeezed his testicles....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • it's a fair book

    • By Tungamirai on 11-16-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Backyard Chickens: The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Choosing a Breed, Chicken Coop, and Raising Backyard Chickens

    • By: Emily Walsh
    • Narrated by: Angel Clark
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Have you ever thought about having your own fresh eggs or chicken meat right in your backyard but don't know where to start? Find out more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By Tami on 04-04-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Project Animal Farm

    • An Accidental Journey into the Secret World of Farming and the Truth About Our Food
    • By: Sonia Faruqi
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Sonia Faruqi, a 25-year-old Ivy League graduate and investment banker, had no idea that the night she arrived at the doorstep of an organic dairy farm would mark the beginning of a journey....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life changing

    • By CD on 09-16-16
    • An Accidental Journey into the Secret World of Farming and the Truth About Our Food
    • By: Sonia Faruqi
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 07-15-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 45 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Coop

    • A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting
    • By: Michael Perry
    • Narrated by: Michael Perry
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    In over his head with two pigs, a dozen chickens, and a baby due any minute, the acclaimed author of Truck: A Love Story gives us a humorous, heartfelt memoir of a new life in the country....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By James on 04-20-16
    • A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting
    • By: Michael Perry
    • Narrated by: Michael Perry
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 06-21-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 172 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Egg and I

    • By: Betty MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    Betty MacDonald married a marine and moved to a small chicken farm on the Olympic Peninsula. With no running water or electricity, this family mercifully kept its sense of humor....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This brings back memories.

    • By Rebecca L. White on 11-23-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Shepherd's Life

    • Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape
    • By: James Rebanks
    • Narrated by: Bryan Dick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308

    Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't.....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Author Wears His Life As A Heavy Mantle

    • By Sara on 12-06-15

    Regular price: $17.00

    • How to Make Money Homesteading

    • So You Can Enjoy a Secure, Self-Sufficient Life
    • By: Tim Young
    • Narrated by: Joel Parks
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    Featuring profiles of 18 homesteaders and farmers who share intimate stories of their own journeys, this audiobook provides ideas that you can use to achieve self-sufficiency....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative, helpful book.

    • By Varg the Wanderer on 07-09-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Gaining Ground

    • A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm
    • By: Forrest Pritchard
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 948
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 865
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 864

    One fateful day in 1996, after discovering that five freight cars' worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard vows to save his family's farm....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it! I wanted it to go on further

    • By Sweetbay on 01-12-14
    • A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm
    • By: Forrest Pritchard
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 12-30-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 948 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Dirty Chick

    • Adventures of an Unlikely Farmer
    • By: Antonia Murphy
    • Narrated by: Antonia Murphy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,018
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 939
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 940

    Dirty Chick chronicles Antonia's first year of life as an artisan farmer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Laughed my @$$ off!

    • By Jeremy on 05-19-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Bucolic Plague

    • How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir
    • By: Josh Kilmer-Purcell
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    A happy series of accidents and a doughnut-laden escape upstate take Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner, Brent Ridge, to the doorstep of the magnificent (and fabulously for sale) Beekman Mansion....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Real and Funny

    • By Crystal on 01-31-12

    Regular price: $23.62