The Long Way Home Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Marnie is just 35 when her boyfriend, Brian, drops dead of a sudden heart attack. Stunned by his death, Marnie finds her greatest grief is for Troy, Brian’s son whom she has raised as her own since he was a kindergartener. When he is reclaimed by his train wreck of a birth mother, Troy’s departure drives Marnie to a grief group at the local rec center. There she finds unexpected allies, three strangers who join her in an impulsive road trip from Wisconsin to Las Vegas to reconnect with Troy. Along for the ride are fifty-something Rita, prim and ladylike on the outside, seething with rage on the inside over the murder of her daughter; Laverne, Marnie’s introverted landlady who is crippled by grief for her late husband; and Jazzy, a psychic driven to the grief group by an unseen voice. Together they embark on the adventure of their lives, a journey toward healing, friendship, and love.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 50 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||May 23, 2012|
|Best Sellers Rank||
#49,051 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#2,031 in Women's Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#2,352 in Literary Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#13,139 in Literary Fiction (Books)
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Despite being so different from one another, they soon learn they can gain so much from one another if they truly look at the other person without their own experiences her to g in the way.
What starts out as a journey with one goal in mind, soon each woman finds they actually have individual.ones they can and want to achieve in the trip. New realities unfold for each one and as a group. Friendships are built, new relationships are found and formed and each one begins to move forward in their lives with new perspectives, new friends, and new focuses on where they have been and where they are going.
Top reviews from other countries
I loved all of the characters in this book, they’re portrayed so well! It’s a story of self development and new experiences for them all. Laverne has to be my favourite though. Coming out of her shell like no one expected!
The women, who are more or less total strangers, get in the car belonging to one of their spouses and make a trip like no other they have gone through before. They learn a lot about each other and the story is comforting I found.
If you like a story of women’s camaraderie, this is a good book for you!
It is sweet in its idea and really presses home the idea of being a master of your own destiny - especially in relation to Marnie.
The characters are a mixed bunch - I found it hard to like Rita, a boring old fuddy duddy outside of her circumstance, and Marnie - a martyred victim, but otherwise the story itself captured me and I finished the book in a few days.
The ending is perfect for those who like all loose ends tied up and it's a very easy read, but at times it can lack a little substance.