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Publisher's Summary

Paris Hilton carries one around like a Chihuahua, while Posh and Becks own a pair. The minipig, for reasons unknown, has become the latest celebrity accessory, but what's it really like to invite little livestock into the living room? Matt Whyman, a successful novelist, enjoys a quiet writer's life in the English countryside . . . until his career wife, Emma, discovers the existence of a pig said to fit inside a handbag. She believes not one but two would be a perfect addition to the already diverse Whyman clan, which includes one wolf-like dog, a freaked-out feline, and their wild bunch of ex-battery chickens, as well as four challenging children. In reality, nobody could anticipate the trials and misadventures two riotous, raucous little piglets could bring. From turning Whyman's office into a literal pigsty and stealing his spot on the family sofa to trashing his neighbour's garden while drunk on fermented apples, Butch and Roxi swiftly establish themselves as "animals of mass distraction." Funny, touching and endlessly entertaining, Oink charts the battle of hearts, snouts, and minds between a family man and two minipigs. Will Butch and Roxi ever settle down, or could their growing presence put the squeeze on Whyman in ways he never thought possible?

©2011 Matt Whyman (P)2011 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"What a fabulous, funny read! I enjoyed every page. Highly recommended for anyone with a pet, a partner, a family, a sense of humor. . . or even a mini-pig." (Sophie Kinsella)

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Hilarious Listen, Great Performance

I laughed a lot listening to this book. The reader (British, like the author) gave a great performance. My friend, who'd read the book, heard me listening and had to listen to the audiobook, too.

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engaging story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes...its and animal lovers story...day to day adventures of living with mini pigs

Would you be willing to try another book from Matt Whyman? Why or why not?

yes

What about Simon Vance???s performance did you like?

enjoyed his performance.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the book was humurous....one could picture the incidents very vividly from the dialogue.

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  • Angie
  • Molalla, OR, United States
  • 12-02-14

Loved this book

Would you consider the audio edition of Oink to be better than the print version?

I have the hard copy too!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Butch and Rosie of course

Which scene was your favorite?

Snuggling on the sofa with everyone

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

Yes

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  • betty
  • west sunbury, PA, United States
  • 01-23-12

Where is his common sense?

This book was funny, but Matt didn't use common sense. He said and did such dumb things in everyday life, that I am so glad that I am not married to him.