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The Salt Path

Narrated by: Raynor Winn
Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
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Summary

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The story of the couple who lost everything and embarked on a journey, not of escape, but salvation. This audiobook edition is narrated by Raynor Winn.    

Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, the couple lose their home and their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset via Devon and Cornwall.   

They have almost no money for food or shelter and must carry only the essentials for survival on their backs as they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable journey.   

The Salt Path is an unflinchingly honest, inspiring and life-affirming true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. Ultimately, it is a portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways.    

©2019 Raynor Winn (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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<br />went way beyond my expectations<br />


One of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to. Didn't want it to end.

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repetative book

I struggled with the repetitive narrative. could read first four and last chapter to understand the story. didn't enjoy the book at all

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  • Claudia
  • Luton, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
  • 07-11-19

Everyone should listen to this!

Inspirational, how humanity should strive to be. Must read and act on your own questions.

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Inspirational!

This is genuinely one of the best books I have ever read.
Totally inspirational and humbling! I loved every second including the beautiful descriptive scenery. Do hope I can find out what happened next or there is a sequel I can read/listen too!

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  • jem
  • UK
  • 02-11-19

All the better for the authors gentle narration

This is an amazing story of bad luck and bad news, and the power of walking. I don't think that I can add much to what has already been said, just that its an amazing true story, told by a very gifted writer.

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Absolutely recommend it!!

loved the book, an inspiring story of this resilient strong and adventourous couple!! touched by nature!

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Awful annoying voice

Wanted to return this as narrators voice is the most grating and irritating I’ve ever heard, such a pity as heard story is really good

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Couldn’t put this book down

Loved every moment of this book. It’s made me cry, laugh out loud and kept me totally engaged all the way. Wonderful, brilliant and a testament to the human spirit. I loved it.

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Never give up

A true story about never giving up. How people find themselves after reaching the worst possible point in their lives just by heading out on an apparently impossible challenge.

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Inspirational love story

Beautiful heart-felt account of inspiring spirit in the most challenging of circumstances. Loved it and made me realise what is important in life again!