At the age of 30, Amy Liptrot finds herself washed up back home on Orkney. Standing unstable on the island, she tries to come to terms with the addiction that has swallowed the last decade of her life.
As she spends her mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, her days tracking Orkney's wildlife, and her nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy discovers how the wild can restore life and renew hope.
©2016 Amy Liptrot (P)2016 Canongate Books Ltd
I love Audible but find it unconscionable that they won't up-grade to include the Cowon i9Plus as a compatible mp3 device.
The narrator's recovery among her native Orkney islands. She made recovery a combo of hard work, being one with nature, and the healing power of the sea
It didn't grab me from the first - her alcoholism and downward spiral were dull and uninspiring. She told me nothing new. But her return home really picked up the pacing of the book. Counting the birds was terrific.
The narrator of course.
Life on the Orkneys. I may visit.
Wish I could of just kept listening. Let's you know life can be hard but it can get better.
loved this book. amazing and beautiful. honest and powerful. restful and hectic. I'll miss listening to it.
"Overall, a well written and read book."
Hearing about the birds on Orkney and other islands.
Can't think of 1.
Hearing about some of Amy's experiences with depression and some of her thoughts, I can relate to.
Overall, this book is well written and read and I found her journey to becoming and remaining sober interesting, but I found it a little boring at the end and I feel awkward saying that about a story that is actually real life.
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