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Publisher's Summary

The second novel and first quick-listen title from Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author Cathy Glass.

My Dad's a Policeman is a dramatic and engaging story of a young boy with an alcoholic mother. Lonely, bullied and desperate for a life of happiness and security, he tells everyone he meets his dad's a policeman.

Fast-paced and compelling, this short story from Cathy Glass follows the experiences of a Ryan, a small and lonely 12-year-old boy who struggles to fit in. In an attempt to make friends and discourage the school bullies from picking on him, Ryan tells his peers that his dad is a policeman. When the police actually turn up on Ryan's doorstep to take him away from his alcoholic mother and put him in care, his life crumbles.

It's not long before Ryan has run away, taking a long bus ride back across the city, desperate to get back to the inner-city life he knows. Keeping a low profile and sneaking into his best friend's house late at night for shelter, he soon discovers that he's not the only one who appears to be stretching the truth about the happiness of his home life.

©2015 Cathy Glass (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Really really liked this one.

Good happy ending. I loved the different POV.

Narrator worked for this one quite well.

Worth the cash cost for sure, but would have been tough to spend an entire credit for under 3 hours.

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Nice story

I liked the whole story the boy learned a lesson and they will be a family again!

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great

it's been a great book with a perfect ending. Cathy did a good job.

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another great book by Cathy glass

Cathy glass is one of my favorite authors. she writes sets inspiring stories about her own and others fostering experience. this one is a bit different than the others that I read though because this one is about someone else's foster child. however it is Stihl wrote in such an inspiring way, and Miss famine still does a great job of reading her books.

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Good Book!

This book is a good book. A bit short but a good listen or read. I have never read a bad Cathy Glass book.

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wonderful book as always

just like every other book that Kathy write this book keeps you listening through the whole story then eat that makes it even more interesting with the way she changes her voices thank you Cathy once again for your amazing book keep them coming

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  • 03-29-22

huge fan but not quite what I expected

not the usual format so not what I was expecting
audio also skipped a couple of times

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  • 09-05-20

Good read

Great short story enjoyed very much and the narrator also good easy to listen too

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  • 06-17-19

loved it

Cathy glass is an amazing author and I loved listening to her book instead of reading it

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  • Netty
  • 02-16-19

Another great story

loved it great easy listen and the narrator very understanding of characters. would recommend to anyone to read.

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  • Annmarie
  • 09-22-17

brilliant story from start to finish

brilliant story have listened to it now 4 times.brilliant and glad to hear he's well

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  • CbNFFC
  • 01-05-17

Not her best

Was more an essay than a book lacked her human touch
Lacked her insight that's all I can say

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  • 01-31-22

different perspective

a great short novel from the child's point of view, very interesting hearing things from the child. really enjoyed this version