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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,789 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Winton Narrator: Peter Hosking Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kmann | 2/20/2014

    " Very easy to read. Easy to picture the hardship face be each individual and also the difficult and complicated relationships of the two families. I feel myself in the setting, through the characters and how their lives where interwoven and spectacularly simple. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelli | 2/14/2014

    " I just finished this and OMG!! I loved it. I added this last year hoping to get it read but didn't manage it. Can't remember why but wow! I just got so involved with the characters and found that I couldn't put the damn thing down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miss | 1/25/2014

    " One quarter of it should have been edited out otherwise it was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 1/24/2014

    " This one was suggested to the Book Club but editions were too hard to find. I am reading it on my own. I find the story captivating. The author can really bring the opposites without offending the natural balance of the main characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rock | 1/23/2014

    " Aussie classic - amazing characters. Winto captures Aus so well "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette Hornby | 1/19/2014

    " The best Australian book I've read for a long time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 1/11/2014

    " Good Story, but not in tune with his style of writing in some places. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Rowe | 1/7/2014

    " My favourite book of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gayann | 12/18/2013

    " I didn't really understand the supernatural component of the book, but it is set virtually in my neighbourhood, so it was a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niklink | 12/10/2013

    " On of my favourite Winton novels. A beautiful piece. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 11/22/2013

    " I got through most of this. It was strange. I wanted to know what happened but not enough to push through the weirdness to finish it. The writer was trying really hard with the dialect. Mostly it was depressing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TJ | 11/14/2013

    " Absolutely stunning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margery | 10/31/2013

    " Deserves all the accolades that have been heaped upon it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Burt Michaels | 10/24/2013

    " an epic of a working class family in perth during and after wwII--funny and fascinating "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Russio | 9/26/2013

    " Fun book with a ripping plot and fab cast of characters that seems to be about elemental connections to the land,with the two white Aussie families tossed on the tides of fate and either railing against it or giving themselves over to it. It rumbles around after it finishes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 8/28/2013

    " wonderful, incredible descriptions of family members anf friends and the emotions experience, unusual in places but could not put it down "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 8/24/2013

    " Loved it- lyrical and gritty at the same time. Might go on my all time top ten list. Kind of Owen Meany meets Angela's Ashes under a Tree that Grows in Australia? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cat | 4/29/2013

    " very enjoyable overall, great characters. the magically realistic portions/ more metaphysical experiments did not work for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 4/16/2013

    " Saw the mini-series on TV... thought it would be a good book... it was great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aramos | 4/6/2013

    " A classic Australian book, this is a truly amazing story of two very different families with so many things in common - humanity at its best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pru Shady | 9/13/2012

    " I read this when a friend was doing this as her year 12 book. I really enjoyed it and was very glad I could just read it and not have to pull it apart and analyse every section. I could understand though why it has been studied so often. There is a lot in here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiff | 7/4/2012

    " Amazing! One of my favourite books. An epic novel about family and forgiveness and the 'shifty shadow of luck'. Surreally good prose. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jude Philips | 12/14/2011

    " Undoubtedly Winton's best book! It takes you to another place where you don't want to come down from. Must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 7/11/2011

    " It's a slow and steady grab, but fully enraptured by the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 6/1/2011

    " Enjoyable, but I had to look up lots of Aussie slang terms when I got home. Read this on a cross-country flight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 5/14/2011

    " brilliant-reminiscent of joyce and faulkner "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 5/1/2011

    " Probably my favourite modern Australian novel. Funny and sad, quirky and eccentric. It's a great read and made a truly memorable piece of theatre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 4/24/2011

    " It's a slow and steady grab, but fully enraptured by the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maxine | 4/15/2011

    " Wonderful Aussie story filled with love, laughter, wit, sadness and characters that will stay with you . Winton captures the charm and the spirit of the battlers and his story is a testament to his ability to create characters that are real and matter to the reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Les | 3/31/2011

    " I cannot recommend this book enough. I somehow managed to get through six years of Australian high schooling without ever reading it (I guess my marks are proof of that), but soon discovered it just after.

    People, read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 3/24/2011

    " This is a great story about life in small town Australia in the WW II era. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Geoff | 3/14/2011

    " Gave up 120 pages in. Lots of beautiful writing, but the writing floats above and masks characters that I could never quite believe in and an overbaked (and yet somehow static-feeling) plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kirstyn | 3/14/2011

    " It was okay in some parts, but not a book I enjoyed reading. I am very relieved that I have FINALLY FINISHED IT. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janine | 3/7/2011

    " What an amazing magical book this is. What an amazing writer Tim Winton is. I feel like turning straight back to page one now and doing it all again. A truly beautiful story of two families in post war Perth. There struggles and their successes. I laughed and cried throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey | 2/24/2011

    " What an unbelievably great book - very familiar in detail. It could have been where I grew up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 2/21/2011

    " maybe the best book I have ever read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 2/6/2011

    " A little slow to start but by the end i found i really enjoyed it :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/2/2011

    " i loved how australian it was !
    and how it was set in that period
    although i thought the ending could have been better
    can't wait til its on tv ! "

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