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A Walk Across the Sun Audiobook

A Walk Across the Sun

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Publisher's Summary

Corban Addison’s riveting suspense debut pulls back the veil on one of the most profound human rights issues of our day: human trafficking. After their coastal town in India is wiped out by a tsunami, two sisters are abducted and sold into the global underground sex trade. Meanwhile, half a world away, a D.C. attorney makes it his life’s work to end this dehumanizing practice.

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    BCAmazon Buyer Canada 03-11-13
    BCAmazon Buyer Canada 03-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Soneela takes her reading and characters seriously"

    As the only person in my book club who listens to audio, I am privileged to have the extra dimension of "READER" which I cannot share with them in my review. I can and often do, share a little of the audio to highlight a portion of the book I particularly enjoy. This reader, with the multitide of characters and accents, is able to portray these people and their accents authentically to help me distinguish who is who.

    This book's character convergence does not feel contrived. The subject matter is dealt with three-dimensionally. Only the children are painted as angels on the planet...

    Thumbs up.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    sara holbrook Mentor, OH, United States 08-14-12
    sara holbrook Mentor, OH, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Spellbinding"

    This book had me from the first paragraph. After a tsunami wipes out their home and family, two young girls are sucked into the underworld of human trafficking. The insights into how this world operates is gripping as are their stories. I chose this book because I am a fan of this narrator, and she did not disappoint, again speaking in Hindi, Russian, French, American, and Ukranian accents as she protrayed the different characters in this tale of darkness. I suspect the author may have been imagining himself as the hero of this tale, and I accept that. I think it was well-research, well-presented fiction, and I enjoyed it very much, one day walking an extra three miles while listening because I couldn't turn it off.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dale C. Farran 01-12-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Perhaps better read than listened to"

    This is a thriller -- or at least a suspense novel. The premise is interesting, current and important -- sex trafficking in young girls in India (and other countries). It is the kind of book I would often pick up at the airport before a trip. I could then read it quickly, propelled by the story, which would allow me to ignore the illogicality and poor writing that abound in this novel. But the narrator of this novel reads it ponderously, solemnly, forcing the listener to attend to all the little things that don't actually make sense and preventing the story from developing any energy. A third of the way through I abandoned the effort. Perhaps if the narrator had been different, I might have stayed with it, but the combination of a questionable story and a very poor narrator made the enterprise very unsatisfying.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    E. Long Columbia, MD 11-01-17
    E. Long Columbia, MD 11-01-17
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    "I'm biased but..."

    TL;DR this is a great book if you're interested in/curious about human trafficking and/or India.

    So a little background: I live in the DC area and I aspire to work for international nonprofits. The cause I have dedicated myself to up to this point has been human trafficking. Before I fell into that work, I became enamored with India. Hence, this book appealed to me for obvious reasons and I was bound to like it from the outset if it wasn't abysmal.
    With a few exceptions, the writing style is nothing masterful or particularly elegant, almost reminiscent of YA, but the storyline is captivating and moving. I became engaged in both the characters and plot. I appreciate that the breadth of its coverage of India and human trafficking is so broad. From North to South and rural to urban India, and sex to labor and Eastern European to South Asian trafficking.
    The narrator was best at non-American accents in my opinion, and did a pretty good job overall. She was deifntiely intentional about, and I presume accurate with, her pronunciation.
    Overall, it's not exactly an easy or summer read (in terms of topics), but it is important. Worth checking out if you have the time, and I hope it captivates you like it captivated me.

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    Srinivasulu Samala Springfield, IL USA 10-30-17
    Srinivasulu Samala Springfield, IL USA 10-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "captivating!"

    Very captivating from the beginning but drags at the end when Sita is being rescued from her captors.

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    Kem 09-01-17
    Kem 09-01-17
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    "Raising Consciousness"

    Most of the reading was wonderful. However, the reader's voice for the male characters was far too feminine for my tastes.
    The book gave important information on horrid events but, thankfully, was not gruesome. The descriptions were enough to understand what was happening.
    I hope my Book Club will read & discuss this all important topic.

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    Justicepirate northern NJ 01-30-17
    Justicepirate northern NJ 01-30-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Fiction Based on Truths"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. This book was loosely based on actual investigations that International Justice Mission worked on. Though the story in itself is created, there are a lot of truths behind what had happened in this book. I really love when people do creative things to share a problem that exists.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Walk Across the Sun?

    I really liked that there are certain things that happen in the main character's life that lead him on a journey he may not have been willing to take before, which changes his life and the lives of others forever.


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

    The author can do accents so well from Indian, Scottish, French, Russian, etc. . .it is all in this book. She has skills.


    If you could take any character from A Walk Across the Sun out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would love to talk to Priya. I want to get inside her head and understand her better. I feel she was one of the most confusing characters.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to learn about how human trafficking investigations may work, I think this story is pretty accurate from what I have learned in my ten years of research. It is not always fast, easy, or successful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janice 12-27-15
    Janice 12-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "good"

    Not as good as Dark Waters. love Corbin Addison. keep on writing. value laden stuff.

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    Barbara 09-13-15
    Barbara 09-13-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Ugh....Save your credit. Naive and juvenile."
    Would you try another book from Corban Addison and/or Soneela Nankani?

    No


    What could Corban Addison have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Researched the topic much more.


    What didn’t you like about Soneela Nankani’s performance?

    Everything. The perky, high school student rendition was painful and grinding to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    One of the worst listening experiences I have had.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nicola Killops 07-08-15
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    "Wonderful"

    This is the best book I have read in the last 5 years. Heartbreaking and gripping.

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