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

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I loved this book. You're taken in an emotional journey. Cathys care and compassion shines through.
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- Jacqueline

A nice short story padded out by tedious detail.

This author has a serious case of total recall... Far too much really really boring detail with quite a few unnecessary explanations, and little health and safety lectures on the side.

Essentially this is a very tedious telling of a nice little story. I had to listen to the end to find out what happened to Max, but it was really hard going.
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- Eliza

Book Details

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