The House We Grew Up In

  • by Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by Karina Fernandez
  • 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Bird children have an idyllic childhood: a picture-book cottage in a country village, a warm, cosy kitchen filled with love and laughter, sun-drenched afternoons in a rambling garden. But one Easter weekend a tragedy strikes the Bird family that is so devastating it tears them apart.
Many years later something will call them home, back to the house they grew up in - and to what really happened that Easter weekend all those years ago.


What the Critics Say

"Poignant, heart-wrenching & beautifully told, the author's best tale yet.” (Sun)
“Beautiful, moving and unputdownable” Jojo Moyes on Before I Met You)
“Jewell has moved up a gear into David Nicholl’s territory” (Bookseller on The Making of Us)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Dysfunctional Squared!

This book could have been dismissed as a huge joke if it wasn’t so well written. I was hooked almost from the start and by the time I was about a third of the way in, I found it hard to put down.

I loved the story of this impossibly dysfunctional family, and the characters were surprisingly so believable even after one over-the-top-preposterous-plot-twist after another!

I can’t possibly describe this story in any way that does not make it sound crazy and ridiculous so I won’t – just trust me; it was great!
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- Simone "Follow me on Goodreads too!"

Original and unique with fantastic narration!

Exceptional story with a very different perspective, believable and well developed characters,
I already miss the whole crazy lot of them.
And the narration (in spite of the author's overuse of the word tut) was some of the best I've ever heard.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-05-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks