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Audiobook Review

The Baby Group

Rowan Coleman
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average rating is 5 out of 5
average rating is 5 out of 5

Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects


Funny, endearing and filled with colourful characters.


Funny, endearing and filled with colourful characters, this is quintessential mum lit as only Rowan Coleman can write.

I listened to this long before I was a mum myself, but kept going back to it, including when I had my own babies. It became a comfort read. The description of mum struggles cheered me up when I was going through them myself.

This is sweet without being saccharine, probably helped by the humour peppered throughout. It's excellent as a light listen. Enough to entertain, but nothing too stressful.


Phoebe James is always a pleasure to listen to. This is among my favourite of her performances. This is an easy, lighthearted listen.


No spoilers for this one. Maybe next time!
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The Baby Group


All good things come in the little packages.

Meet the Baby Group: Natalie ran her own design company until baby Freddie unexpectedly came along. Now the capable person she once was is trapped inside a crazy woman's body, longing for just one decent night's sleep and words of more than one syllable.

Meg is onto her fourth child but still feels she has to take notes.

Meg's sister-in-law Frances organises her little boy like he's a private in the army, but underneath her prickly facade she longs for the kind of friendships others seem to find so easy.

Former career girl Jess sees danger lurking in every corner, doubting she'll ever be a good mother. Stay-at-home house-husband Steve is just glad to have the opportunity to spend time with his daughter.

And 16-year-old Tiffany is the youngest, yet possibly the wisest, of them all.

It's about six very different parents, and six very different lives. But when Natalie's dodgy wiring leads to a series of chance encounters they rapidly discover, through Baby Music, Baby Aerobics, coffee, and more importantly cake, that there's safety in numbers. And their own unofficial baby group is formed.
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