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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Salt Path by Raynor Winn, read by Anne Reid.

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.

©2018 Raynor Winn (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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Compassionate healing nature<br />

captivated by the wonderful narration. An intriuging and unfogettable insight into the lived of two homeless people. Their walk takes the reader on a wonderful journey with all its highs and lows A triumph of nature's healing and human strength through adversity.

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4.5. This was simultaneously both heartwarming and heartbreaking. Close to home, now close to my heart. An insight into both the beauty if the British coastline and into the pandemic of nationwide homelessness. Memorable. I just wanted to hear more and know what has become of this wonderful couple since.

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An inspiring story.

This was nearly ruined by the narration. A story about the South West coastal path, you'd have thought that pronouncing the names of places would be important. The constant mis-pronunciation of place names drove me crazy!

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A bit drawn out

I found the narrator's voice didn't match the female character in the book. The narrator's voice was of someone much older. Also her voice changed, sometines it was deep and at other times not and this was nothing to do with male/female voices. She was good with male voices and other accents though.
The story itself was quite interesting, partly because it was a true story and the observations of the couple's experiences got you thinking about your life and to be grateful and appreciative for what you have.
I felt it was a bit drawn out and was glad I had the audio version as I wouldn't have finished the book if I'd been reading it.

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A different travel story but not sure on narration

The story is engaging and I felt drawn in by the journey and the love between Raynor and Moth. But I didn’t love Anne Reid’s narration, only because I felt her voice was a little old for the Raynor. Well worth listening to though.

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Beautifully written and wonderfully read

I loved this book, I enjoyed visualising all the places mentioned, as I know most of them. Just a wonderful story, I didn’t want it to end. I cannot imagine it read by anyone else, perfect.

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Utterly spoiled by the narration

This could have been great but the narrator chosen is completely wrong for the story. The writer is 50 but the narrator (although good) has the voice of a woman decades older than Rhey which makes you think it is a couple of pensioners walking the path. It really throws the story off balance and totally spoiled what should have been a great listen. I almost gave up several times just through annoyance.

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Amazing story

I loved everything about this book, you laugh and cry it will be along time before I read a book this good again

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Great read

Loved this book about tge struggle to survive and be individuals in a changing world. Set against the backdrop of 600 plus miles of the Soutg West Coastal Path, tge reader experiences the ups and downs of long distane walking through the eyes of a couple in their 50s.

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really gripping story how things can turn out but the narrator was not very good she made the woman sound so old it needed a younger womans voice but i did enjoy the story

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What a beautiful book about the essence of our humanity and who we are when we dig deep

I love this book, such beauty, such authenticity and vulnerability. I could put it down and look forward to the next one. Such inspiring people, showing that life is about love and walking through all life brings us .... togetherness 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌