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The Long Haul Audiobook

The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road

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Publisher's Summary

More than 30 years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a trucker. Since then he's covered hundreds of thousands of miles packing, loading, and hauling people's belongings all over America. Murphy whisks listeners down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. He tells funny, poignant, and haunting stories of the people he moves: a hoarder in New Hampshire, a Virginia homeowner raging when Murphy's truck accidentally runs down a stand of trees, a widow rushing her archaeologist husband's remains and relics to a Navajo burial ceremony in New Mexico. Brimming with personality and great characters, The Long Haul explores the appeal of manual labor and shows what happens behind the scenes when we call the movers.

©2017 Finn Murphy (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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    william joyce 06-11-17 Member Since 2013
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    "A heartfelt and side bursting account of life on the road"

    Finn captures life in the road, the characters commonly encountered along the way and a sociological view of the country from a ground floor masterfully. Every second of the read was amusing and interesting with the only gripe being that there wasn't more to listen to. 5/5

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 11-01-17
    11-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book!"

    Well written recap of a life on the road and the adventures, mishaps, and characters met while moving America and our crap around the country.

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    Anonymous 10-31-17
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    "This book has nothing to do with trucking"

    This book has absolutely nothing to do with long-haul trucking it is a book about A arrogant Yankee that thanks he is above it all and looks down on Midwest and southern drivers it’s the story of a privileged Yankee that decides he wants to haul furniture for a living from start to finish it is about the moving business if moving furniture is what interest you then this is the book for you if you’re interested in trucking life or the trucking sub culture then don’t waste your time this book it has nothing to do with that I was very Disappointed

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Craig A Syphrit 10-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Stick with it"

    At first it’s was a little slow, but I’m glad I stuck with it. It’s basically like sitting at a bar with a trucker and listening to his stories. I really liked the performance.

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    JBV 10-22-17
    JBV 10-22-17
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    "Enjoyed The Journey"

    This is my first audiobook and I loved it! The Long Haul kept me on the road enjoying every mile, twist and turn. I actually felt like I have been traveling across the United States all this time taking in the scenery being a part of the adventure and lifestyle. I truly enjoyed the ride!

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    CGB 10-12-17
    CGB 10-12-17 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it"

    very entertaining! Recommended! This book was funny at times, sad at times, and entertaining all of the time.

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    Amazon Customer 09-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Tremendous!"

    Great book, The author is terrific, the stories will have you laughing, crying and sometimes shaking your fist. Writing style is very entertaining and the narration could not possibly have been any better. Instant classic, going to recommend to everyone I know. Thanks Mr. Murphy, supreme effort!

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    DONALD J MANGAS 08-12-17
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    "Great Book"

    Really enjoyed this book. Great insight into the life of a long haul moving van driver.

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    Deron Lovaas Baltimore, MD USA 08-09-17
    Deron Lovaas Baltimore, MD USA 08-09-17 Member Since 2004
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    "Episodic, revealing, fun book"

    Highly recommended! Loads of information and insight into a trucker's life, and life in general. Enriched by the generous sprinkling of vivid vignettes - the baby grand, the colonel's wife, the Indian ceremony, etc. Topped off with cutting commentary on our land-development and economic shortsightedness as a nation. So much crammed into the long haul.

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    Lynn E OLeary 07-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great read! I recommend it!"

    After this read I will never look at a moving truck without smiling in appreciation for the job they do! this book takes you along on the journeys. It's very well written. I hated to see it end.

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