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  • Cloudstreet

  • By: Tim Winton
  • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 273

Two rural families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives from scratch. For 20 years they roister and rankle, laugh and curse until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magic for my city

  • By Matilda on 01-18-12

Simply brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-09

Simply brilliant. Some of the Aussie slang may pass over the heads of some international readers though. It is now my favourite Audible book to date!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Water for Elephants

  • By: Sara Gruen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,212

Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rosie the bull elephant?

  • By Randall on 07-22-07

Good story, Great narration

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-08

Enjoyed the story. I would like to complement the two narrators. They were excellent!

0 of 4 people found this review helpful