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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2002 Tim Winton (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Critic Reviews

AudioFile Earphones Award, Exceptional Audio Performance, 2004
"One of those rare novels that warm the heart, as well as spark the imagination." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Peter Hosking's performance is true to Winton's unsentimental exploration into humankind's ability to love and survive amid adversity....His characterizations, including an aboriginal ghost and a talking pig, are earthy, real, and frequently hilarious." (AudioFile)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Matilda on 01-18-12

Magic for my city

I've lived in Perth most of my life and am almost ashamed it took me so long to read Cloudstreet. The story is astounding. I turned it over in my mind for days after finishing it. My only (very slight!) issue was that Peter Hosking is obviously an east coast man, his pronunciation was a little off at times and it would have been lovely to make use of more West Australian talent.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on 07-27-13

An Aussie classic

Would you listen to Cloudstreet again? Why?

YES! it took a while to gel with the characters but once I felt them, it was hard to let them go at the end of the book.

What about Peter Hosking’s performance did you like?

The performance of the reader was good. He was easy to listen to and his voices were suitable and funny.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By William on 10-06-13

Home Sick

If you could sum up Cloudstreet in three words, what would they be?

An Aussie beauty!

Who was your favorite character and why?

All of them because each character is like someone we already know

Which character – as performed by Peter Hosking – was your favourite?

Quick,

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made me laugh out loud many times and chuckle at the colloquial expressions so many times yet all of this was set against the Aussie battler making good where he could and taking it on the chin when he/she faced a set back.

Any additional comments?

Just great narration of this wildly amusing but poignant story.
As an Aussie living abroad for many years, I have missed the wonderful expressions which offer a rye smile or a real laugh.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Venetia on 02-03-13

A beautiful book

A fabulous, fantastic book. Beautifully read. Wholesome, disfunctional characters living a quirky life. Bitter sweet, tender, funny and sad. An absolute "must read". If you love literature you will love this. I envy everyone who hasn't read this book yet.



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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 11-29-17

Superb

Tim Winton has nailed it again.
A wonderful Australian story filled with anger love loss and happiness.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rhonda on 11-15-17

Insightful and engaging

Peter Hosking was perfect as narrator for this delightful, sad, funny and thought-provoking book. I hated walking away from Tim Winton's wonderful writing! Now hungry for every Winton book I've not yet read.

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