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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

Dickens meets Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-12

Winton's characters celebrate and suffer and Peter Hosking gives them voices that stay with you. This story is sad and hopeful full of details that puts you inside the head of each character. There are ghosts, talking pigs and a voice from beyond but it all seems real. It is a beautiful story of two complicated families. Listening to Peter's Australian accent and his singing of folk songs added a whole extra layer of joy. I loved this book and the reading.

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