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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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Outstanding!

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

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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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Current themes, great story

i really enjoyed this short novel, set against current covid 19 lockdown with the suspense of the unfolding drama, its binge worthy

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so refreshing in a chaotic time

loved it from start to end. couldn't wait to hear what was going to happen next.

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Fantastic

Enjoyed the story and the voice over, only disappointed it was so short , I wanted more!!

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Loved it

It’s worth sticking with. Sometimes the author over explains but I ended up enjoying it as a different writing style. Just what you want from a book. Great narration too

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excellent Australian stories

oh well woven modern day tail set in modern day Australia, with modern day characters! well worth the read 🙂

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Intriguing Storyline. Beautifully Narrated.

What an amazing storyline. Kept me intrigued the whole way through. Fantasticly narrated also.

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A Great Story

Up to date and gripping, this book is well worth listening to.
The lockdown theme is veryreal. This could happen to anyone. Highly recommended.

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Easy to follow but with a shocking twist.

Easy to follow but with a shocking twist that made my heart ache and my eyes tear up. Very well written and narrated.

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