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Download Owls Do Cry Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (427 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janet Frame Narrator: Heather Bolton Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Owls Do Cry is one of the classics of New Zealand literature, and has remained in print continuously for 50 years. A fiftieth anniversary edition was published in 2007.

Owls Do Cry is Janet Frame's first novel. She describes her idea behind it in the second volume of her autobiography:

Pictures of great treasure in the midst of sadness and waste haunted me and I began to think, in fiction, of a childhood, home life, hospital life, using people known to me as a base for main characters, and inventing minor characters

Regarded by many as one of the best New Zealand novels published, Owls Do Cry forms a loose trilogy with her two subsequent novels, Faces in the Water and The Edge of the Alphabet. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Og | 2/12/2014

    " Poetic and beautifully written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Valerie | 1/20/2014

    " This is the first Janet Frame book I read after reading her amazing autobiography. This book is really good, it surprises me that she is not a more popular author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Branwynne | 12/28/2013

    " missing you, Ms. Frame "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrea (mrsaubergine) | 11/15/2013

    " "The clock is time, and time is lost, is bankrupt before it begins." Heartbreaking and quite brilliant - but I didn't appreciate it at the time. "

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