• by Cecelia Ahern
  • Narrated by Aoife McMahon
  • 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Life is in two parts: who you were before you met her and who you are after.
A documentary crew discover a mysterious young woman living alone in the mountains of West Cork. Strikingly beautiful, she has an extraordinary talent for mimicry, like the famous Australian lyrebird.
The crew, fascinated, make her the subject of their story and bestow the nickname upon her. When they leave they take Lyrebird with them back to the city. But as she leaves behind her peaceful life to learn about a new world, is she also leaving behind a part of herself?
For her new friend, Solomon, the answer isn't clear. When you find a rare and precious thing, should you share it - or protect it?
An intriguing and remarkable love story, Lyrebird will cement Cecelia Ahern's reputation as a writer of extraordinary talent.


What the Critics Say

Praise for Cecelia Ahern:
"Cleverly constructed, full of flavour and moving." ( Daily Mail)
"An illuminating and touching father/daughter story about memory, childhood and secrets." ( Woman & Home)
"Beautiful and unexpected...both thought-provoking and life-affirming." ( Sunday Express)
"Intricate and emotional...really completely lovely." ( Grazia)
"Brilliant characters, piles of pathos and intrigue...quite simply fantastic." ( Heat)
"Both moving and thought-provoking." ( Irish Independent)
"A must read." ( Marie Claire)
"Enchanting." ( Good Housekeeping)
"Really touching, quite, quite beautiful." (
"A unique read." ( Closer)
"Another hit!" ( Essentials)
"A wry, dark drama." ( Daily Mail)
"Ahern cleverly and thoughtfully turns the tables, providing thought-provoking life lessons." ( Sunday Express)
"An unusual and satisfying novel." ( Woman)
"Life-affirming, warm and wise." ( Good Housekeeping)
"Cecelia Ahern is an undisputed master when it comes to writing about relationships.... Moving, real and exquisitely crafted." ( Heat)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


I have loved Ahern's books in the past so I thought I would give this book a go. The narrator was great at bringing the characters to life and I felt like I was there with Laura as she met and went through a whirlwind. I will recommend it to fans of Ahern.
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- Katie Hobson

Easy listening and enjoyable story

The story is a tad predictable but I still enjoyed it . I wanted to listen every day
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-11-2016
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited