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Peshwari Nans

Beyond the Bucket List
Narrated by: Alex Lee
Length: 25 hrs and 2 mins
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In their twilight years, two 80-something sisters, Esther and Minnie are coaxed from their easy chairs and their comfort zone of carpet slippers, crochet hooks, jigsaws, and rummage sales to fulfill the dying wish of a dear friend.

They go on to undertake a road trip of sorts in Esther's beloved classic Trafalgar blue Morris Traveller, affectionately known as "Vivien". The trip, however, is no minor errand to return late library books. Theirs was to be an epic undertaking of some 7,000 miles, from Lodon's Whitechapel to Raipur, deep in the heart of the Indian Subcontinent, passing through no less than 10 countries along the way, including Poland, Russia, China, and Tibet.

Esther and Minnie's saga, of course, does no go without the occasional hitch, but the sisters eternal love for one another and their quintessential innocence and innate kindness stand them in good stead when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds.

©2016 Stephen Haughan (P)2018 Stephen Haughan

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Famous Five for the Elderly

Really tried to like this book but got to chapter 13 and could carry on no further. If I heard “dear” said one more time I think I would have screamed.
Extremely annoying narration also. Couldn’t bear it.

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  • BethAnn Oberly
  • 09-12-18

Peshwari Nans Beyond The Bucket List

This is a humorous, heartwarming and inspirational story. Two elderly sisters in their eighties set off to fulfill a promise made to a dying friend. This journey of some 7000 miles takes them from White Chapel in the east end of London to exotic Raipur India. Along the way the sisters encounter many adventures and more than a few misadventures. The message being we are never too old and it's never too late to live life to the fullest and to have new experiences. To step outside of our comfort zones if you will. It also reminds us of how the simpIe acts of kindness can mean so very much in the lives of others. I laughed a lot and I cried a bit. I highly recommend this book. Stephen Haughan has a down to earth and witty way with words. Alex Lee the narrator does an amazing job capturing the personalities of sisters Esther and Minnie. This is a true favourite of mine!

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  • Berindi
  • 26-08-18

Loved the kindness!

An era gone by! Not everything old is bad, we can learn a lot by the sister's way of treating each other. A book full of love, laughter and a window on the world.
Look around and see what you can do to make someone happy in small acts of kindness and selflessness.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-08-18

The 100 hundred year old Gump sisters.

Seriously though, there was a formula here, but it works making this story an entertaining story. The only discordant notes were when Esther and Minnie tried to go deep and bordered on melodramatic.