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.
I like a story with an ending. The middle dragged and the ending didn’t satisfy. Listened on 1.5x while I walked.
Inspirational with waves of moaning.
If Moth is the enthralling story teller, it would have been nice to let him write the book.
Loved this book. It has inspired me and made me think of my worst fears of being homeless without money. This indeed did happen to Ray and Moth but over a year and a half the walking of the path helped them in many different ways indeed like a pilgrimage. The only thing is although beAutifully read by Anne Reid I know she is older than the writer so it puts a different slant on it. Once I realised the writer is only 50 it is different.
I enjoyed this book very much and an inspiring story I marked it down as I feel Anne Reed was poorly chosen to read this story. I'm not saying she read it badly but she is and sounds older than the writer so giving a false impression of their age, only 50!
This book really spoke to me. I was on the path with Ray, aching in pain and beauty. The writing and narration are compelling and this book will remain with me always. If you are a wanderlust, a nature lover, a romantic and a seeker of freedom, this book is for you. The homeless hikers are in tune with the rhythm of the landscape and become entwined with the nature that surrounds them. The nature of the lives we lead is brought into sharp relief by the scarcity of funds and the wealth that emerges from simplicity and struggle.
I loved this book. It is inspiring as the couple overcome life's obstacles in such an honest and proactive way. The story is enjoyable and keeps you engaged the whole way through.
i spent a great deal of this book crying,but also found it very inspiring.if you love the sea,walking and a great true story of a modern day hero and heroine then read this book.
Completely hooked from the outset. Such a powerfully moving account of how life can implode for any of us. Sensitively read by Anne Reid. I listened all day long as unable to wait to hear more.
A spellbinding account of a couple who lost "everything" but found EVERYTHING on the trail.