Cruel to Be Kind

  • by Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by DeNica Fairman
  • 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Cruel to Be Kind is the true story of Max, age six. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes.
Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in. Cathy and her family are shocked when they first meet Max. But his social worker isn't the only one in denial; his whole family are, too.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Really lovely read

Would you listen to Cruel to Be Kind again? Why?

Yes I would becuse it's a a well written easy listening story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cruel to Be Kind?

When max went back home to him mum.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When kaz started to be nice.

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

Yes I did,when Katz passed away.

Any additional comments?

Just a really good story .

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- Elaine Jones


Oh my goodness the twists in this true story is so heartbreaking but Cathy has written it so well as she has done all her books. It must of been so hard to write it and revisit it. It really is a must listen book but you will need the tissues on hand.
I love DeNica Fairman Narrating she does such an amazing job. I really wish she did Casey Watson's books as the Narrator who does her books I can't get away with.
Well done Cathy for yet another incredible book! 😊
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-09-2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited