Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £34.99

Buy Now for £34.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

Every family has its secrets.... 

Alice Hunter is smarting from the raw deal life has thrown her way: suddenly single, jobless and forced to move home to her parents' tiny seaside town. And now she faces an uncomfortable truth. She wants her twin sister Libby's enviable life. 

Libby's closest friend Jess Dekic has been around the Hunter family for so long she might as well be blood. She's always considered herself a sister closer to Libby than Alice ever could be. 

Libby Hunter has all of life's boxes ticked: prominent small-town doctor, gorgeous husband and two young daughters. But when she is betrayed by those she loves most, it reveals how tenuous her world is. 

For Karen Hunter, her children are a double-edged sword of pain and pride. She's always tried to guide her girls through life's pitfalls, but how do you protect your children when they're adults? 

As the family implodes, the fallout for these four women will be inescapable. 

Best-selling Australian author Fiona Lowe wields a deft hand, creating utterly addictive storytelling that will have you questioning your own perceptions of what family is. 

©2020 Fiona Lowe (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing

What listeners say about Just an Ordinary Family

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved this book.

I didn't want this book to end. I think I just found my new favourite author.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely loved this book!

Such a gripping, beautiful story that is SO well written, it's quite a whirlwind and keeps you entertained throughout. A great book I could just escape into. Highly recommend!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for lisa
  • lisa
  • 21-04-20

The absolute best!

I have not read a book this good in such a long time. I cant explain how good it is! The characters were just amazing, the story was fabulous, and I am constantly thinking about what they are doing now. I need a follow up!

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lindie
  • Lindie
  • 17-10-20

Heartwarming and insightful

I felt like this book was meant for me to read especially at this time in my life. So richly complex, I'll let some time go by then listen to it again. Narration wonderful.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for ShannonP. Ehly
  • ShannonP. Ehly
  • 26-02-21

Just started book

I’ve just started this book and it seems pretty good so far. I just want to say I like reading people’s reviews before I purchase books, but I have seen a lot of reviews that spoil some or a big portion of the story. I really appreciate people taking their time to write, but please don’t spoil the story. I’m seriously not trying to be snooty at all, just a little request.
Thank you!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for N. Farra
  • N. Farra
  • 18-01-21

Wow!!!

I loved every last word of this! the families will be with me for a long time! Very well-written and unpredictable!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Daisy
  • Daisy
  • 05-12-20

A book about real life

The story gets complicated about families friends and relationships and I found this tail particularly engaging and loved the ending.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michael
  • Michael
  • 15-08-20

17 Hours Flew By!

This story is really well written. The characters and their feelings and reactions are realistic and lovingly portrayed. I LOVE learning about Australian culture, and the accents made listening a joy!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Renee
  • Renee
  • 17-04-21

Great Tale!

This story is out of my normal genre, but I am so glad I got this one! The characters and their varied personalities really complemented one another and added to the story. I looked forward to anytime I could sneak a few minutes to listen to this book and will likely look into this author further.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sharey
  • Sharey
  • 31-10-20

Excellent

Very good writing, plot, characters, story, message, and narration. Right away, I looked at her other books and used a credit for another one.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Marcia Williams Eades
  • Marcia Williams Eades
  • 22-08-20

The Best

The book was so good and I couldn't put it down! AWESOME 👌. JUST AWESOME.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Courtney Lacoste
  • Courtney Lacoste
  • 30-09-21

Wow!

This book had me feeling all the emotions! So many plot twists! It’s a must listen for sure!