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The Road Home Audiobook

The Road Home

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2008, The Road Home is the best-selling story of Lev, a middle-aged migrant from Eastern Europe, who moves to London in search of work after losing his wife and job. Lev's London is awash with money, celebrity and complacency. The world Tremain creates is both convincing and poignant.

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    J. Hatton 11-21-16
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    "Story interesting but for me it had too much sexi and strong language"

    Story interesting but for me it had too much sexi and strong language. Wish there were notes given for books mentioning WHY something might not be suitable for many. (?) readers

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    David Seattle, WA, United States 11-13-16
    David Seattle, WA, United States 11-13-16 Member Since 2010
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    "A poignant story beautifully narrated"

    My listening experience turned tragically ironic insofar as during it a Rumpelstiltskin bigotry against migration made itself manifest in the 2016 election in the USA, making the sad plight of the other more woeful than it already was.
    As usual, Juliet Stevenson delivers a wonderful narration.

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    M. Mcewen-asker San Jose, CA USA 11-07-15
    M. Mcewen-asker San Jose, CA USA 11-07-15 Member Since 2011

    Audio addict with my best friend, an ear-bud.

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    "History destined to repeat"

    Complex, deep examination into the human condition and the plight of the refugee and disenfranchised.

    A heartfelt tale with riveting characterization me - a thoroughly satisfying story.

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    Heather Winston Hills, Australia 09-17-12
    Heather Winston Hills, Australia 09-17-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A gentle story"
    Where does The Road Home rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It made me laugh and cry. It brings the life of those who seek a better life closer, Beautifully read.


    Which character – as performed by Juliet Stevenson – was your favorite?

    Lev


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    bea san francisco, CA, United States 02-21-11
    bea san francisco, CA, United States 02-21-11 Listener Since 2006
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    "OK - nice narration - good characters"

    NOt great - not an ear-turner, but interesting, great character development, and excellent narration. I am finding that excellent narration is hard to come by...

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  • Jane
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    5/3/09
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    "A terrific experience"

    I recommend this as one of the best audible books I've listened to in the last year (and I've listened to a lot of good ones). I rapidly became lost in the world of Lev and his progress to the extent that I almost felt I might bump into him in London next week. The mood of the whole book is exquisite and perfectly paced and Juliet Stevenson's reading makes a terrific contribution to this. I'm always wary of 'accents', which can get in the way. But the combination of her own great voice and her effortless characterisation of everyone really enhanced the experience. Fantastic and memorable.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Ms
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    6/29/13
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    "Great story"

    Beautifully narrated by Juliet Stevenson, this book tells the heartbreaking but finally uplifting story of lev a Russian migrant. How hard life can be for some. Can recommend this book for a good read, but a bit slow in the beginning.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Karen
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    11/20/13
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    "A really good book"

    This is really good book - just listen to it - and enjoy this story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • andrea white
    11/16/16
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    "Beautifully written and beautifully narrated"

    I thoroughly enjoyed the tale of Lev and his journey home. The characters are so sensitively portrayed and Juliet Stevenson is quite simply the best narrator I have ever heard- her gorgeous voice can capture any accent/sex/age etc very accurately and the tone and nuances are always spot on! I actually search for audio books narrated by her now!!

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    11/12/16
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    "A beautiful book, beautifully performed."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book. It is well written, heartwarming and ultimately optimistic.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lev is the character whose journey the book is about. He has such simple integrity that you feel he will make his way despite setbacks.


    What about Juliet Stevenson’s performance did you like?

    Juliet Stevenson's performance is sublime. It is incredible how she makes each and every one of the characters authentic - her skill with voices (male or female) and accents is so impressive.
    Her characterisation of Lev is inspired.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I could have listened to this book all in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a book I will be listening to again because I just love the performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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