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Walk Me Home Audiobook

Walk Me Home

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of Pay It Forward comes the powerful story of two sisters who just lost their mother - and are walking as fast as they can toward the only family they have left. If 16-year-old Carly and 11-year-old Jen can find Teddy, Carly knows he’ll save them from foster care...if he can forgive them for their mother’s vicious lies about him. But when the starving girls get caught stealing food on a Native American reservation, their journey gets put on hold. And after Jen makes a heartbreaking confession, Carly wonders if they’ll ever escape the pain of the past. Set against the backdrop of the American Southwest, Walk Me Home and its resilient heroines will inspire listeners and renew their faith in recovery and redemption.

©2013 Catherine Ryan Hyde (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Krys Fishers, IN 11-04-13
    Krys Fishers, IN 11-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Outstanding Performance for an Outstanding Story!"
    What made the experience of listening to Walk Me Home the most enjoyable?

    There were many aspects of this book that I found so enjoyable! Catherine Ryan Hyde's engaging writing meshed so well with narrator Cristina Panfilio voice and performance that I could not wait to listen to this book at every chance I got.

    Panfilio's presentation of this book was so wonderful that I searched for other audiobooks narrated by her, something I've NEVER done. Her performance also prompted me to write this review, something else I've never done. Excellent pairing of book and narrator!

    The story itself is the wonderful, character-driven tale of Carly and her journey in becoming a well-adjusted young lady after the sudden death of her mother. Outstanding book. Outstanding audiobook.

    Highly recommended.

    -Krystal


    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Elle (AKA PlantCrone) in the great NorthWest OREGON 12-08-15

    ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance

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    "Hyde writes another great book"

    Catherine Ryan Hyde has written several novels about lost or thrown away children..this is another one.

    She brings a great deal of heart into her novels and the excellent narration by Cristina Panfilio goes a long way towards making this a wonderfully listenable story.

    Sad yet heartwarming, 2 sisters try to walk from the 4 corners area to California to find a former boyfriend of their flighty mothers after mom turns up dead. The girls are afraid of being thrown into 'the system' of foster care which is, as usual, made out to be evil. As a foster mom to 7 girls over a period of 15 years I usually am a bit resentful about how kids think we foster moms are heartless money grubbers--that isn't at all the way most foster parents are at all.

    The older sister is determined to keep her younger sister safe on the road but they run into trouble until they wind up on a small portion of the 'Checkerboard reservation' area..thirsty and hungry.

    The story goes on from there and is worth your credit if you enjoy this type of novel..I do and have found myself buying Hydes works frequently. Reminiscent of Diane Chamberlain and Jodi Picoult in style and story line.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jody L. Jordet Minnesota 05-20-15
    Jody L. Jordet Minnesota 05-20-15 Member Since 2016
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    "This one is a bit unrealistic . . ."

    Not my favorite of hers. A bit far fetched and not as detailed as it needed to be. Good, but just not great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dah 03-16-15
    Dah 03-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Up note"

    I liked the story very much. But I didn't like how the reader kept ending sentences on an up note or leading tone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bette Gustine, CA, United States 10-04-14
    Bette Gustine, CA, United States 10-04-14 Member Since 2008
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    "I tried to like this story, but..."

    Okay, maybe I listen to too many murder/thriller stories, but I found the ending weak and drifting and went back to listen to the ending twice more just to make sure I didn't miss something. The storyline held my interest, but many parts were unbelievable and vague.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Me & My Girls 08-07-14 Member Since 2016

    Delight in the journey and the struggle on the road to your dreams

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    "Pretty Good Listen"

    After listening to Take Me With You by this author, perhaps my expectations were a little too high. This was a really good listening experience but I found way too much repetition in this book. Not too mention that I found nothing at all compelling about the flashback sequences that occurred prior to the sisters taking it on the run.
    I found Jen extremely likable; as for Carly, it took me most of the book to get Carly. For much of the book I found that her single minded pursuit of her terribly unrealistic goal unable to get behind. The irony of her believing that she was protecting her sister by taking them back to her deceased mother's ex-boyfriend showed her level of single mindedness along with a high level of immaturity. The author's American Indian tribal creation was a nice twist to this YA novel and all of the characters from the tribe were likable without becoming caricatures instead of characters. Carly's great travel adventure leading to the book's climax was an excellent addition to the narrative.
    I'm hoping that since this book was a 2013 release and Take Me With You was 2014 it indicates an upward curve in the quality of her work. This was a very nice audio; a solid 3.9 to 4.1 and I can recommend it with a few reservations but it's not Take Me With You.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brandy 01-20-17
    Brandy 01-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book!"

    Really enjoyed this book. Easy listening , held my attention, very touching story. Strong characters with great life lessons.

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    happy 12-06-16
    happy 12-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A heart warming story"
    What made the experience of listening to Walk Me Home the most enjoyable?

    The narrator had a pleasant voice and speed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alex - she had a rough life but a good soul and honest heart


    What does Cristina Panfilio bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    feels like you are in the room with her and she is telling this story


    If you could rename Walk Me Home, what would you call it?

    Please could you lend me a hand...


    Any additional comments?

    Saddens the heart as the children are abused

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bettyb111 10-25-16
    bettyb111 10-25-16
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    "Another great book from this author"

    From the first chapter, I was ready to take this journey with these two sisters. The author allows you to form such an attachment to these characters, I feel like I will almost miss watching them grow up.

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    Peaches 08-25-16
    Peaches 08-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent book with equally good narrator"

    You already know what this book is about, so I'll just say that while I've liked every book I've read by Catherine Ryan Hyde, this is the best, imo. The story gets you hooked from the very beginning, and she does an excellent job of weaving the storyline together at the end. The narrator does a great job, and I was sad when it was over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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