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Cuckoo Audiobook

Cuckoo

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Publisher's Summary

A dark, juicy, deliciously unsettling psychological drama.

Rose has it all - the gorgeous children, the husband, the beautiful home. But then her best friend, Polly, comes to stay.

Very soon Rose's cosy world starts to fall apart at the seams - her baby falls dangerously ill, her husband is distracted.... Is Polly behind it all? It appears that once you invite Polly into your home, it's very difficult to get her out again.

©2011 Julia Crouch (P)2017 Headline Digital

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    JCam421 28/06/2017
    JCam421 28/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Seriously?"

    Seriously? I kept repeating this exclamation while listening to this audio book. The protagonist makes one stupid decision after another, right up until the predictable and stale ending. There was no growth, no aha moment, no pivot where she pulled herself together and found some inner strength to deal with the increasingly unbelievable situation (that frankly anyone would have walked away from long ago). I want those hours of my life back.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beckhamgirl England 08/05/2017
    Beckhamgirl England 08/05/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Said polly, polly said then rose said then polly said - disappointed with this book"

    So I average 1 audiobook a week however this one has taken me quite a while. I found the story very flat and found I was falling asleep half way through a chapter.

    She said, said polly, polly said, Anna said,
    Said Anna ..... badly written found it annoying to listen to

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    SarahC1985 England 20/03/2017
    SarahC1985 England 20/03/2017
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    "Could have been tetter..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would, if I'm honest, party because I really like cass. She always delivers a brilliant performance in every book I've read that she's narrated, I've never been disappointed. The story, however? I'm not quite sure how to say what I think. If they asked will I enjoy it? I would probably say, "perhaps."


    If you’ve listened to books by Julia Crouch before, how does this one compare?

    I haven't.


    What does Karen Cass bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Great voice narration, and expression. She sounds like she's almost part of it.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me feel anger in some parts, I really dislike Gareth, for various reasons. I didn't much like Polly either. I could see points where Rose was clearly be emotionally blackmailed and taken advantage of. There were also a couple of points I thought were highly unrealistic, or unlikely to happen in real life.


    Any additional comments?

    So basically, I think the ending could have been better, and to get down to the core of what I'm trying to say, I was left feeling confused at the end of the book. I don't want to give anything away to you my fellow reader, but I was left thinking, "is that it? What's next?" It's one of those endings where you think, is it all going to happen all over again? I would have preferred a different ending to the one we have. I thought it was, to be frank, a little strange. I'm going to read "her husband's lover" when it comes out, and I'll see how it compares. You, on the other hand, may love it. If so, I genuinely hope you enjoy it, don't let me put you off, and happy reading!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sarah 24/07/2017
    sarah 24/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Big disappointment! !!!"

    I initially had good hopes for this book. It was slow to start, towards the second third I felt that it was actually heading somewhere, only for it to fall flat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Miss Anderson 18/07/2017
    Miss Anderson 18/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "could have been so much more!"

    This had the premise of being a really good thriller but the story was just so blah and drab. Didn't feel anything for the characters and the story just dragged on with no proper ending. The characters reactions to situations were so unbelievable and mediocre it really spoiled what could have been a really tense gripping storyline. So disappointed what a waste of time and money. Also the American accent was irritating at best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Miss Claire A Phipps 08/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Ending?!?!"

    Good story but such a disappointing unexplained ending no clear answers will Google for an answer

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    James Forbes UK 10/05/2017
    James Forbes UK 10/05/2017 Member Since 2012

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    "Didn't like it"

    Didn't like the story at all, there are hints of a mystery going around within it but it doesn't deliver. It ends leaving a lot of unanswered questions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eileen 09/04/2017
    Eileen 09/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "great storyline ruined by rushed and bad ending"

    great storyline ruined by rushed and dissapointing ending .. brilliant narrator ..read and expressed story very well

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Stedman 15/06/2017
    Anne Stedman 15/06/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Stick with it"

    Having read some bad reviews the premise of the book still drew me in. Glad I stuck with it. None of the main protagonists really deserve much sympathy. Just when you think a happy ending is coming.....

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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