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Sisters and Brothers

Narrated by: Anna Steen
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
4.5 out of 5 stars (71 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A poignant novel of heartbreak, adoption and family secrets.   

Emma, a nurse and busy mother of three, has always dreamed of having a sister. Michelle, at 46, wonders if it's too late to fall in love and find her birth parents. Sarah, career woman and perfectionist homemaker, struggles to keep up with the Joneses. Bill, 72, feels left behind after the death of his adored wife. Adam can't stop thinking about the father he never had.  

These five very different people are all connected but separated by secrets from the past. Sisters and Brothers will both break and warm your heart in a way that only best-selling Australian storyteller Fiona Palmer can. 

©2018 Fiona Palmer (P)2018 Hachette Australia Audio

Critic Reviews

"Her books are tear-jerkers and page-turners." (Sydney Morning Herald)

"Fiona Palmer just keeps getting better." (Rachael Johns)  

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Great book

Great Aussie story . but I'm sick of reading books with a half finished end and that's what this book is. Why didn't you finish it with Michelle?
Crap ending

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stuck with it to the end but it was difficult too

stuck with it to the end but it was a challenge i wouldn't recommend it to friends

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Couldn’t finish this

Give it a miss. The story of a man that moods to get a big box of condoms. Way to totally unbelievable

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Family Ties

A beautiful story about love and family
Well written and narrated. A joy to listen.

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Really good story of stories

Another fantastic Aussie tale of lives turned upside down and colliding. Once again, some humour adds to the enjoyment making some serious and challenging situations lighthearted. Some very resilliant characters here but mostly, I think I want to be a piano tuner !

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  • 05-09-2019

Brought tears to my eyes

Touching story.
I smiled and I cried.... not happy about where the story finished😞
Very good narration.j

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Too corny to finish

I only got through an hour of this audiobook as it is so corny and predictable, with one dimensional characters.

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heartwarming

loved this story. Heartwarming and a bit of a tearjerker. Didn't want it to end.

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Raw & emotional

Being a mother who adopted out a child in 1985 & later found him, this book was raw and emotional. It had me captivated with the development of each character and their personalities with such descriptive perfection I could visually bring them to life.
I loved this book 📚 thoroughly recommend it.

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  • 17-11-2018

Pulled at the Heart Strings!

There is so much in this story - but essentially at its heart is family. So many great characters and so many issues. Oh my! Adoption at its heart, a marriage teetering, illness and loss, and so much more. I liked the narration, it enhanced the story and I am so happy I went down this road to read the book - my first by Fiona Palmer and I certainly would be very happy to pick up another book by this author.

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