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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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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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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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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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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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Unsympathetic

I struggled with this, because however inspiring the story might be, I found the narrator (or maybe it was the reader?) quite unsympathetic. It was hard to like her voice - and I admit I am uncertain whether this was the author’s or the reader’s voice.

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Touching moving halting

I think I love this story
I am at a crossroads in my life and ism less afraid than I was before I listened to dear Anne Reid beautifully read Raynor Winns book
I thank them both so much

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Wonderful and thought provoking

I love this book. Would like to know what happens next. Thank you Ray. Amazing

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Fabulous

I enjoyed every moment of this life affirming tale,such courage and fortitude makes this a “can’t put down it down book!”