Fat Chance by Nick Spalding


Once you listen to this audio sample you know that this book is going to be a funny take on losing weight as a middle age couple takes a challenge (and journals all about it) for a chance to win $50,000.  Truly brilliant and fun.  ~Sheila

Zoe and Greg Milton were quite the good looking couple. Zoe the stunner turned heads wherever she went.  Greg was toned from all the rugby he played.

Of course…

that was many years ago.

Decades later Zoe has added 5 stone (70 pounds) to her frame and Greg more than that thanks to a more relaxed lifestyle, good cooking and many beers.

When Zoe’s best friend Elsie who works at  radio station tells Zoe about a competition they will be sponsoring called Fat Chance, Zoe is appalled that Elsie though of her and Greg.  When Zoe hears that the winner “biggest losers” of the competition win $50,000… she is not so appalled; after all she and Greg did need to lose some weight….

And so begins the 6 month competition that Zoe and Greg journal (part of the competition rules)…. through thick and hopefully thin, through bad diets and poor work out choices…. to the final weigh in.

I had read somewhere that this audio was hilarious.  Listening to the audible sample, I had to agree.  When you take a couple who have become quite stagnant in their ways and offer a nice prize package to change the habits… life can get interesting.  I loved the personal journal entries from Zoe’s funny results with the Cabbage Soup Diet to Greg’s hilarious attempts with work out fads.

Fat Chance is a fun story line with realistic weight battles.  It was a lot of fun to listen to.  I admit, I had to look up on-line how many pounds equaled a stone and the answer is 14 pounds.   See?  I learned something.  Bring on Jeopardy.

I really enjoyed this listen.

  • Audible Audio Edition
  • Listening Length: 8 hours and 38 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Audible.com Release Date: October 7, 2014


8 thoughts on “Fat Chance by Nick Spalding

  1. This sounds good fun. I’m glad that the publishers didn’t change the weight to pounds for a US audience – its good to discover some things new about other cultures

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