• Hunger of the Pine

  • By: Teal Swan
  • Narrated by: Lauryn Allman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Aria Abbott has never had a home. Drifting through the foster system for most of her life, she finally finds herself in a situation so unbearable that she has no choice but to run away. Sleeping on the streets pushes Aria beyond any suffering she has felt before; the only thing worse than seeing no escape is the knowledge that no one in the world cares enough to try and find her.

Enter Taylor, a homeless young man with a charismatic smile and a dream of fame, fortune, and the sunshine of LA. Swept up in his energy, Aria and Taylor board a greyhound bus and never look back.

In this bright new world, Aria will discover a whole community of people living in the shadows, in the margins of society. As Taylor follows his dreams, Aria follows her heart. But she will discover that it isn't always clear who you can trust, that strangers can be kind, or treacherous, or sometimes as familiar as your own reflection, if you're willing to look hard enough.

©2020 Teal Swan (P)2020 Watkins Publishing

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Loved It!

I homeschool my child and we use what’s called, living books, instead of text books. It has truth written in a novel form. That is what I’d call this book. A living book teaching universal truths, ancestral traumas, and the genuine perspectives of collective consciousness. It is written beautifully and kept me entertained the whole time!

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Absolutely amazing!!!

Along with diving so deep into the issues and perspectives of the homeless in America, Teal touches on so many aspects of society and of humanity. From Childhood trauma, addiction, abuse, loneliness, hoarding, racisms, prejudice, greed, and so much more, this book is a deep dive in to a vast majority of shadows in collective consciousness. Pay attention to the way these characters begin to integrate these shadows and understand deep empathy. An absolute must read!

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phenomenal

I have already read this book more than 10 times. it is phenomenal in every way. it's beautiful, inspiring, emotional and gives hope to us that connection and love can be found even in the darkest moments.

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I love this book

This is the fourth time I have listened to this audible book by Teal Swan! I love all of Teal's books and I listen to them a lot!!

In this book about the homeless, Teal uses such amazing information to get our attention and help us each understand that this difficult thing could happen to any of us and might be in any one of our futures! Beautifully written, an amazing reader.... This book should be read by all of us. I will read it again soon! Thank you Teal Swan... You are my hero!

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I enjoyed it.

I only read science fiction and horrific end of the world books. But being a fan of Teal Swan, i gave this a try. The narration is great. The character development was great. The first 80% of it is great. But I found the last 20% a bit unrealistic even though I still enjoyed it.

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Emotionally Intelligent Book!

My favorite thing about this book is how emotionally intelligent it is! I highly recommend thing book! It gives you wide range of perspectives and insights to the characters you meet along the way.

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  • Lindy
  • 07-14-21

Absolutely Brilliant

The story kept my interest, well written, and we'll narrated.
I will say, the subject matter, I found difficult, though. Therefore, some may find it tough going. Especially, if they have had similar experiences, to the characters. So, I'd say, this is one, is to read, when your feeling strong.

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  • MAGDALENA BELL
  • 01-20-21

A story wonderfully told

Beautiful, deep story. Will make you cry and laugh. I loved it. I hope that we will see more books like that one from this author.

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  • Cat Masters
  • 11-13-21

Where there is life, there is hope.

I am a huge Teal Swan fan. Her words resonate with me like no other. I didn’t know what to expect when purchasing this fictional novel I’d heard Teal mention in some of her videos a while back. I’ve read other books that Teal has written but Hunger of the Pine is her first fictional novel. It had me hooked from the first chapter. It’s a rugged and gritty portrayal of a young girl forced to live on the streets due to the circumstances she was born into. I very quickly became emotionally bonded with the main character and could relate to her and the people she met on her journey to and while living rough in LA. I assumed that Teal would be able to write fiction, she’s so intelligent and tuned in. This book is going to be one I listen to again. I want to hear the words Teal used to describe certain events and thought processes again as there were some absolutely magnificent strings of pearls of wisdom in thus book. I highly recommend Hunger of the Pine and pray that Teal writes more fiction. She has many gifts, many talents, and writing fiction is surely one of them.
Lauryn Allman narrates in a manner which is engaging to the listener and her voice is very. easy to listen to.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Thank you Teal.