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A Thousand Roads Home

Narrated by: Jill Crawford, Frank Grimes
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
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Summary

Meet Tom. Or Dr O’Grady, as he used to be called. When you pass him on the street, most people don’t even give him a second glance. You see, Tom isn’t living his best life. Burdened by grief, he’s only got his loyal dog, Bette Davis, for company and a rucksack containing his whole world.

Then there’s Ruth and her son, DJ, who no longer have a place to call home. But Ruth believes that you can change the world by helping one person at a time - and Tom needs her help.

There are a thousand ways to find your home - you just need to be brave enough to look for them.

©2019 Carmel Harrington (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

‘Warm, uplifting & important…a very VERY special book." (Marian Keyes)

"Convincing characters, always gripping, endearing, with a cracking pace." (Irish Independent

"Beautifully written, emotionally intelligent & moving in the extreme." (Daily Mail)

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We need novels like this

I loved the compassionate plot. It made me cry with sadness and with joy. The Characters are believable but the male reader who told Tom’s story ( Frank Grimes) stopped me giving 5 stars for performance. His tone was aggressive, loud and without nuance. It does not reflect Tom’s character. Jill Crawford’s Ruth is spot on. However, I would still thoroughly recommend this novel on audible.

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Brilliant

A very different and heart warming story
Different to your usual chick lit story
Very uplifting and get me engaged
One of my my favourite stories so far

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The best audiobook I have read this year

A beautifully written story that takes you into the world of the characters and their hopes and past lives. The narration was excellent and I look forward to reading or listening to the authors next book

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great story

I loved this book, couldn't wait for bed time to get back to the story

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EXCELLENT

This book was very well written, so much so you felt you were actually there with the characters. Very moving story which also ended very well (so many other books tend to rush the ending and tie up loose ends disappointingly following an enjoyable read).
I didn't agree with a previous readers review with regards to the male narrator, i thought he was very good and brought Tom to life, in fact both narrators were excellent and did justice to the characters.

Very well worth the purchase and without any realisation you are drawn to the plight of the characters with an understanding of life itself.

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A fantastic listen

A great listen leaving you with faith in humanity , also another example of " don't read a book by its cover" . Excellent listen.

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charming story with a social message

Well written story Ruth, her son DJ, Doc, loss, homeless, people, never giving up hope and dealing with adversity, being kind one person at a time, making a difference. Looking forward to seeing more from this author.

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Easy listen with some depth

This was an easy listen with a happy ending without being superficial. It deals with some serious issues in a feel-good story.

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Laboursome, but the last 40 minutes were good

A good story in principle, but not much meaningful progression throughout the majority. There is a satisfying ending, unfortunately it is not worth the time investment. Lots of good reviews, so perhaps I'm just one of the unlucky ones to not enjoy it.

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loved this book

This book was most excellent from beginning to end. I was sad to finish it.

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  • Marie
  • 13-10-19

story will forever live in my ❤ very well written.

very very well written.. this story will forever live in my heart ..im crying happy tears!

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  • Allison Swart
  • 22-09-19

Couldn't put it down

Beautifully written. Ms Harrington takes you on a delightful rollercoaster ride. I laughed a lot listening to this book, but I think I cried more. The narrators voices suited the characters perfectly.