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The Bird children have an idyllic childhood: a picture-book cottage in a country village, a warm, cosy kitchen filled with love and laughter, sun-drenched afternoons in a rambling garden. But one Easter weekend a tragedy strikes the Bird family that is so devastating it tears them apart.

Many years later something will call them home, back to the house they grew up in - and to what really happened that Easter weekend all those years ago.

©2013 Lisa Jewell (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

Critiques

"Poignant, heart-wrenching & beautifully told, the author's best tale yet.” ( Sun)
“Beautiful, moving and unputdownable” Jojo Moyes on Before I Met You)
“Jewell has moved up a gear into David Nicholl’s territory” ( Bookseller on The Making of Us)

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  • Theodore
  • 04/09/2015

Excellent!

Where does The House We Grew Up In rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Well, first off, one of the best narrated books I have ever listened to. Karina Fernandez is amazing! As is Lisa Jewell. This sort of story is my favorite - complex characters dealing with big problems, told with heart and humor and insight. I found this author because JoJo Moyes recommended her and this is my favorite Lisa Jewell book. I can see why not everyone would love it, but I certainly did.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lorelei, the mother. Her character is written with such brutal truth but also with love.

What does Karina Fernandez bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I did read the book and I loved it. However, I tend to read fast and miss some things. Karina narrates so well that it is a joy to listen to her - and her different accents are very believable. When I listened to the book, I experienced more depth with each character.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

so many, but Beth's insights toward the end and her reconciliation with Meg probably the most.

Any additional comments?

listen. try the sample. hopefully you will love it.

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  • Debbie
  • 30/03/2014

Many levels to this story

This book is very well written & covers such a wide range of family issues. It's about hoarding, about loss, tragedy, and coming of age. It's haunting, poignant, and powerfully written. There's much more to this book than the average "chick lit". I wasn't thrilled with the narrator at first but the more I listened to the story, the more appropriate she became for the story.

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  • K. maurer
  • 29/05/2014

A very insightful look into the mind of a hoarder

Any additional comments?

This was a great story told from a variety of viewpoints- from the daughters- to the husband to the lover. I found the insight into the mind of a hoarder to be very eye opening. The way they view possessions as the actual memories instead of the memories most of us hold in our minds. The thought of parting with these possessions is like erasing a memory itself. A very good read.

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  • Taylor
  • 26/01/2016

Intriguing but rough

The storyline was intricate. I was near impatient to hear the revelations sprinkled throughout. However, several parts were difficult to hear, particularly for someone familiar with the harshness of mental illness.
The narrator was lovely. I could listen to her all day.

All in all, an interesting read, but I'm kind of glad it's over.

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  • Yasmin
  • 17/07/2015

Super

EXCELLENT narration! Cute story, perfect for light nighttime reading. Took a little while to get into it, but definitely worth the perseverance!

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  • Colleen T.
  • 01/10/2015

The House We Grew Up In

Oh how I loved this story! I purchased the book as a Kindle/Audible Audio version but to be completely honest I didn't read a page. The narrator (Karina Fernandez) was so spectacular that I wanted nothing more than to listen to her weave the story with each character's individual personality and voice and had trouble pulling myself away when I had to get anything else done. That isn't to say the story itself isn't as wonderful as the narration. This was a perfect combination of an excellent story and the right narrator able to pull off the complicated emotions and circumstances it presented.

The story weaves back and forth in time, from Meg, the oldest Bird child, her daughter and, eventually, her father, sister and brother Rory, cleaning out their mother Lorelei's home back to various Easter weekends over the course of their lives. When we first meet Meg in 2011 we discover that Lorelei was a hoarder (think of the worst possible episode of Hoarders and you'll have a good idea of how badly she lived). As we go back in time we see her sickness evolve from a sort of whimsical, free spirited quirkiness into a brutal, sometimes aggressive need to keep everything until there is literally walls of junk and only one chair she can sit in. She pushes everyone away and refuses to bend or compromise with anyone. This sickness, along with the tragic incident that happened one Easter, pushes each member of the Bird family in opposite directions and effects how each of them develops as a person. We get to see each character battle with their guilt and lack of control and the author really does an astonishing job of presenting the heartache and damage done to them (and that they do to each other) by the circumstances of their lives. We get to see first hand the vicious cycle of mental and, in some cases, physical damage that can cause generations to pass on this sort of problem even as they swear they will be different.

The story also incorporates the email correspondence between Lorelei and an online romantic interest and it is within this correspondence that we get to peek inside Lorelei's scarred heart and mind and see how her life imploded from her own point of view. We learn what really happened that one horrible Easter and her attempts to try and fight her mental illness as much as she can. These parts really broke my heart! The narrator does such a great job of inflecting a false happiness into Lorelei's words as the listener can hear the pain and sadness crack through. Even though Lorelei had hurt those she said she loved most, quite badly at times, I couldn't help wanting to give this fictional character a hug and try to help her. Even being done with the story I still can't get her out of my head!

While I know this sounds just horribly sad it isn't all bad. We do get a sense that things could be different in the future for some of the Birds, if they are willing to get help and help each other heal and move on. Regardless of where these characters might have gone after the story technically ended, the time spent with each of them was quite the journey. I'm always amazed when an author can make me truly feel for their fictional characters and Lisa Jewell definitely did that. I am so excited to see what else she has to offer!

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  • ROBIN
  • 11/07/2015

Original and unique with fantastic narration!

Exceptional story with a very different perspective, believable and well developed characters,
I already miss the whole crazy lot of them.
And the narration (in spite of the author's overuse of the word tut) was some of the best I've ever heard.

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  • Pam
  • 23/08/2015

Great Read!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of The House We Grew Up In to be better than the print version?

Loved the audio version but have nothing to compare it to as I did not read the print version

Any additional comments?

Fantastic look inside the mid of a hoarder. Really felt like I gained some understanding into that particular mental illness.
Awesome twists and turns.
Highly recommend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03/06/2015

The tangle webs we weave

loved it!!!! The naration was awesome. Didn't want it to end. Best book this year. top of my all time favorite list. can't praise it enough. will look for other titles by this author.

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  • Simone
  • 17/08/2014

Dysfunctional Squared!

This book could have been dismissed as a huge joke if it wasn’t so well written. I was hooked almost from the start and by the time I was about a third of the way in, I found it hard to put down.

I loved the story of this impossibly dysfunctional family, and the characters were surprisingly so believable even after one over-the-top-preposterous-plot-twist after another!

I can’t possibly describe this story in any way that does not make it sound crazy and ridiculous so I won’t – just trust me; it was great!

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