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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.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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?
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.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Tim Winton has nailed it again.
A wonderful Australian story filled with anger love loss and happiness.
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.