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Written by:
Tim Winton 
Read by:
Peter Hosking 
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
12 hours 48 minutes 
November 01 2003 
Available Date:
November 01 2003 
Age Category:
APN / ISBN-13:
Fiction; Australian Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Family Sagas; Literary Fiction 
Bolinda audio 
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NZD$ 44.95
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Bestselling author
Four Starred Review on Amazon
Australian author
Western Australian author
Better Reading Top 100 - 2024

Winner AudioFile Earphones Award 2004
Winner Miles Franklin Literary Award 1992

Cloudstreet is Tim Winton's sprawling, comic epic about luck and love, fortitude and forgiveness, and the magic of the everyday.

From separate catastrophes two rural families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering house called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives again from scratch. For 20 years they roister and rankle, laugh and curse until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts. A word-of-mouth sensation when it was first published over 30 years ago, Tim Winton’s magical epic of love and acceptance is an Australian classic whose appeal endures undiminished.

'Nothing short of magnificent ... a wonderful read.'
Time Out

'One of those rare novels that warm the heart, as well as spark the imagination.'
Kirkus Reviews

"With sensitivity and vision, novelist Tim Winton creates an Australian classic that takes the listener into the world of two wholly believable working-class families in post-WWII Perth. The Pickles family inherits, but cannot afford to keep, Cloudstreet, a rambling, ramshackled house – so they take in the Lambs as their boarders. The Pickles are an irreligious, indolent lot, while the Lambs are pious and hard-working. Peter Hosking's performance is true to Winton's unsentimental exploration into humankind's ability to love and survive amid adversity. Hosking handles the mundane and the mystical with equal assurance. His characterizations, including an Aboriginal ghost and a talking pig, are earthy, real, and frequently hilarious. Hosking makes the most of Winton's honesty, wit, and original imagery."
AudioFile Magazine

‘This is that rare book, a novel of both heart and intellect. It pulses with a sense of wonder and shines with the clear light of truth.’
Robert Drewe