Life is in two parts: who you were before you met her and who you are after.
A documentary crew discover a mysterious young woman living alone in the mountains of West Cork. Strikingly beautiful, she has an extraordinary talent for mimicry, like the famous Australian lyrebird.
The crew, fascinated, make her the subject of their story and bestow the nickname upon her. When they leave they take Lyrebird with them back to the city. But as she leaves behind her peaceful life to learn about a new world, is she also leaving behind a part of herself?
For her new friend, Solomon, the answer isn't clear. When you find a rare and precious thing, should you share it - or protect it?
An intriguing and remarkable love story, Lyrebird will cement Cecelia Ahern's reputation as a writer of extraordinary talent.
©2016 Cecelia Ahern (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Praise for Cecelia Ahern:
"Cleverly constructed, full of flavour and moving." (Daily Mail)
"An illuminating and touching father/daughter story about memory, childhood and secrets." (Woman & Home)
"Beautiful and unexpected...both thought-provoking and life-affirming." (Sunday Express)
"Intricate and emotional...really completely lovely." (Grazia)
"Brilliant characters, piles of pathos and intrigue...quite simply fantastic." (Heat)
"Both moving and thought-provoking." (Irish Independent)
"A must read." (Marie Claire)
"Enchanting." (Good Housekeeping)
"Really touching, quite, quite beautiful." (Lovereading.co.uk)
"A unique read." (Closer)
"Another hit!" (Essentials)
"A wry, dark drama." (Daily Mail)
"Ahern cleverly and thoughtfully turns the tables, providing thought-provoking life lessons." (Sunday Express)
"An unusual and satisfying novel." (Woman)
"Life-affirming, warm and wise." (Good Housekeeping)
"Cecelia Ahern is an undisputed master when it comes to writing about relationships.... Moving, real and exquisitely crafted." (Heat)
i love listening to audio books as I travel around. Books are an amazing escape and way into the worlds of others.
I have loved Ahern's books in the past so I thought I would give this book a go. The narrator was great at bringing the characters to life and I felt like I was there with Laura as she met and went through a whirlwind. I will recommend it to fans of Ahern.
I can't believe all the good reviews for this book, they must have been written by the author and her family I managed to last about 14 chapters before giving up and deleting it from my phone. Boring nonsense
Perhaps a little bit hard to get attached in beginning, but made up for it later! narrator does excellent voices and makes sure we follow story well. Calming listen, great story!
I am 31 year old mum to be and I'm totally addicted to audible. I have listened to a wide variety of books and recently enjoying thrillers.
I loved the story as it was so unique and fairytale like. The characters were very likeable and the narrator was excellent as usual, I love Aoife 😍 overall very enjoyable easy listen. Good if u are in a romantic mood.
Magical, compelling & unique.
I'm not sure that I could compare this book to any other – it's totally unlike anything else I've read. The concept is so original and the atmosphere was magical. I loved the combination of the homely Irish atmosphere of the beginning and the somewhat more hectic atmosphere of TV talent shows.
Aoife's voice was incredible soothing to listen to and I felt she did an excellent job of distinguishing between different character dialogue. However, some of her other accents were not always brilliant – for example, the Australian accent (to me, at least) didn't sound quite right). But for the majority of the book, I loved the narration and felt it suited the story very well.
Chapter 41 – if you've read the book, I'm sure you'll remember the chapter number too – it was beautiful and exactly what I had been hoping for.
This was an incredibly beautiful, unique and moving story. The narration complimented the story perfectly and I was completely transported by the story all the way through – I was in Ireland with those characters, in the mountains, at the talent competition. Such a wonderful story – I could recommend it highly enough. A beautiful experience.
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