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A Thousand Roads Home

By: Carmel Harrington
Narrated by: Jill Crawford,Frank Grimes
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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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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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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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A fantastic read. I enjoyed every word.

The story is intriguing and has a happy ending. I would highly recommend it to anybody.

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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 Teller

Really enjoyed this book and the narrators were first class. Great story telling. Would recommend.

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An inspiring story of all ' normal people.

A beautiful story of what can change people's lives and the sadness it brings to lead them into a new way of life and how humanity judges people who are not seen as ' normal ' in society. My 2nd book to read from Carmel Harrington. I will choose another now .

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Beautiful

I did not want this book to end, the characters bounce right off the page

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Great read!

I was worried that this would be similar to Carmel’s first book I read ‘The women at 72 Derry lane’ but I wasn’t! It was completely different. Great book and well written. I was gripped from the beginning. I really enjoyed listening to whilst reading this book.

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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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