• by Tim Winton
  • Narrated by Peter Hosking
  • 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

AudioFile Earphones Award, Exceptional Audio Performance, 2004
"One of those rare novels that warm the heart, as well as spark the imagination." ( Kirkus Reviews)
"Peter Hosking's performance is true to Winton's unsentimental exploration into humankind's ability to love and survive amid adversity....His characterizations, including an aboriginal ghost and a talking pig, are earthy, real, and frequently hilarious." ( AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

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Home Sick

If you could sum up Cloudstreet in three words, what would they be?

An Aussie beauty!

Who was your favorite character and why?

All of them because each character is like someone we already know

Which character – as performed by Peter Hosking – was your favourite?


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

This book made me laugh out loud many times and chuckle at the colloquial expressions so many times yet all of this was set against the Aussie battler making good where he could and taking it on the chin when he/she faced a set back.

Any additional comments?

Just great narration of this wildly amusing but poignant story.
As an Aussie living abroad for many years, I have missed the wonderful expressions which offer a rye smile or a real laugh.

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- William

A beautiful book

A fabulous, fantastic book. Beautifully read. Wholesome, disfunctional characters living a quirky life. Bitter sweet, tender, funny and sad. An absolute "must read". If you love literature you will love this. I envy everyone who hasn't read this book yet.

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- Venetia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-10-2008
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd