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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.

©2018 Raynor Winn (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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  • Kim
  • 06-02-18

4.5

4.5. This was simultaneously both heartwarming and heartbreaking. Close to home, now close to my heart. An insight into both the beauty if the British coastline and into the pandemic of nationwide homelessness. Memorable. I just wanted to hear more and know what has become of this wonderful couple since.

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  • a.hopewell
  • 06-02-18

Compassionate healing nature<br />

captivated by the wonderful narration. An intriuging and unfogettable insight into the lived of two homeless people. Their walk takes the reader on a wonderful journey with all its highs and lows A triumph of nature's healing and human strength through adversity.

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  • Avid reader
  • 07-03-18

Unsympathetic

I struggled with this, because however inspiring the story might be, I found the narrator (or maybe it was the reader?) quite unsympathetic. It was hard to like her voice - and I admit I am uncertain whether this was the author’s or the reader’s voice.

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  • Ms
  • 07-01-18

Touching moving halting

I think I love this story
I am at a crossroads in my life and ism less afraid than I was before I listened to dear Anne Reid beautifully read Raynor Winns book
I thank them both so much

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-17-18

Wonderful and thought provoking

I love this book. Would like to know what happens next. Thank you Ray. Amazing

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  • catherine
  • 06-05-18

Fabulous

I enjoyed every moment of this life affirming tale,such courage and fortitude makes this a “can’t put down it down book!”

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  • Bryn Gittins
  • 05-28-18

Inspiring

Everyone should read this inspiring story as it could easily be you or a close friend next time.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-27-18

the salt path

I enjoyed this book but agree with other listeners who feel that the narrator was not an appropriate choice as she was obviously much older than the character she was speaking for. Other than that this book was thought provoking and very enjoyable.

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  • Garreth W
  • 05-20-18

Wanted it to end

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.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-10-18

600 mile walk

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.