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Lyrebird Audiobook

Lyrebird

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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.

©2016 Cecelia Ahern (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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." (Lovereading.co.uk)
"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)

What Members Say

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    22/04/2017
    22/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "I don't believe this is an Ahern."

    Poorly written. I can't believe it's a Cecelia Ahern novel. I've read all of her novels and have never been disappointed until now. The characters were poorly written, inconsistent and unlikable. The storyline was flawed and littered with plot holes.

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    Amazon Customer 21/04/2017
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    "You wish it was true"

    It was a soul touching book that I will listen or read again and again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jenny 24/02/2017
    Jenny 24/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A very well told narrative."

    As with all her stories, a beautifully written story with a little mystery and romance. This is very well read with different voices that contribute to the way the story is told. I really enjoyed this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "enjoyed it"

    i enjoyed it but not as much as other Cecilia Ahern books such as Flawed

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    Linda 01/12/2016
    Linda 01/12/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "I need more stars!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lyrebird to be better than the print version?

    I would give it 10 stars if I could. This was magical. The story just flowed so beautifully that I couldn't put it down.


    What other book might you compare Lyrebird to, and why?

    There is no other. The concept was unique.


    What about Aoife McMahon’s performance did you like?

    Everything about her performance matched the magic of the story. Her beautiful accent was a pleasure to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    Now I'm hoping that her other books are as good as I have never read this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Katie Hobson
    3/12/16
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    "Lyrebird"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hayley
    13/07/17
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    "Loved it!!"

    I loved everything about this book. The story was spellbinding & it was narrated beautifully.
    My new favorite book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    beckford, United Kingdom
    26/06/17
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    "Love to listen all over again!"

    I am a big fan of Cecilia Ahern but this is the first book I have listened to. It was breath taking. I just didn't want it to end! Magical. Mysterious. Superb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hannah Gabriel
    16/06/17
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    "Difficult to identify with the characters"

    I struggled to last the whole story. *spoiler* I found it hard to identify with the lead characters, lyrebird was quite boring and repetitive. The main issue for me could stem from the fact I'd been cheated on in a similar way, so I couldn't be sympathetic with their secret love as it was quite harsh in my opinion. The whole TV side of Lyrebird's story was long and drawn out... I usually love Cecilia's books so I feel bad saying this

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • wright
    13/06/17
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    "good book="

    I liked the accents, it helped distinguish one character from the other. The storyline was enticing, and I'll admit I almost cried but shhh no one believes that really. I was a bit disappointed because I never found out why she developed the talent, the reason for it's existence, which as, a curious person, annoyed me immensely. It's ok, the story was still good and I look forwards to another book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    30/03/17
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    "Interesting but a bit boring"
    Any additional comments?

    I was disappointed by this book as I heard an interview on the radio by Cecelia Ahern about the Lyrebird and it sounded enchanting. Sorry to say it wasn't, I kept waiting for things to get going but it was very slow. There are some nice bits and it does make you think about how we all use social media and what it would be like without it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Wellington, FL USA
    8/02/17
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    "Another hit by Ahern"

    I do not want to give away the plot but this book makes you relook how we are as a society with people we deem to be different.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    26/01/17
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    "Absorbing"

    beautiful book. I loved how easily I could conjure up images. I'll miss Laura's journey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • L Bagnall
    16/01/17
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    "Awful"

    I can't believe all the good reviews for this book, they must have been written by the author and her family I managed to last about 14 chapters before giving up and deleting it from my phone. Boring nonsense

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • elfin
    14/01/17
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    "So disappointed."

    Good narration of a boring and bland story. I'm a fan of Cecelia Ahern and this is the first book I have not loved.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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