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The Cuckoo's Cry

By: Caroline Overington
Narrated by: Aimee Horne
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Publisher's Summary

On the eve of the global lockdown, Don Barlow opens the door of his old beachside cottage to find a pretty girl with pink-tipped hair, claiming to have nowhere to go.

He allows her entry, and so begins a mystery set in unprecedented times: with the virus raging outside their home, the girl cannot be asked to leave, but what does he risk by having her stay?

Caroline Overington is a bestselling Australian author and an award-winning journalist. She has written several bestselling audiobooks, including the Looking for Eden, Ghost Child and I Came to Say Goodbye. She has profiled many of the world's most famous women, including Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton, and has twice won the Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism. She has also won the Sir Keith Murdoch Award for Journalistic Excellence and the Blake Dawson Prize for Business Literature. Caroline is currently Associate Editor at The Australian and is based in Sydney.

©2020 Caroline Overington (P)2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

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The Cuckoos Cry

A modern story set during the COVID-19 lockdown. An engaging story that you will end up listening to in one sitting as the story is so gripping and brilliantly narrated. The only thing I did not like was the blasphemy.

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Quick and interesting read

Loved that this was free (of course!) but was surprisingly impressed with the storyline and twists!
Really enjoyed it 😍

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Just ok story

I nearly gave up several times because it's a pretty ordinary story but persevered and in the end it was ok to listen to. Nothing outstanding or memorable tho.

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Excellent

This is a enjoyable short story with an interesting twist, I highly recommend this book

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Outstanding!

Loved this story. Couldn't put it down.
Great realisation by Aimee the narrator. Thanks Caroline.

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A warm, wonderful story.

With a twist at the end. A great book to curt up with in iso.

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Okay

The premise is good - the interloper wheedling her way into the heart of an old man for the purpose of theft - the cuckoo in the nest. Nice. However, whilst the reader did an adequate job, the story started to fall over about midway. A covid influenced story, this one is a short story, suitable for a lazy day listen.

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For a short story It Held me every second!

I really enjoyed the story, the performance, everything about this audible! So very entertaining!

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COVID-19 went nowhere

Why write a character showing symptoms and then drop them - feels like the virus was sewn into the plot but to no avail. At the end I was frustrated by the didacticism

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Excellent story incorporating the pandemic in the timeline

This is the second book I’ve listened to which incorporated the pandemic in the background. I was pleasantly surprised at how engaged I was by the plot and characters and couldn’t stop listening. As a Victorian with lockdown fatigue this did not trigger any unpleasant memories, and I’m sure those who know Sydney will enjoy the local references.

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