The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

Narrated by: James L. Rubart
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (76 ratings)

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What if there was a place where everything wrong in your life could be fixed?

Corporate trainer Jake Palmer coaches people to see deeper into themselves - yet he barely knows himself anymore. Recently divorced and weary of the business life, Jake reluctantly agrees to a lake-house vacation with friends, hoping to escape for 10 days.

When he arrives, Jake hears the legend of Willow Lake - about a lost corridor that leads to a place where one's deepest longings will be fulfilled.

Jake scoffs at the idea, but can't shake a sliver of hope that the corridor is real. And when he meets a man who mutters cryptic speculations about the corridor, Jake is determined to find the path, find himself, and fix his crumbling life.

But the journey will become more treacherous with each step Jake takes.

©2016 James L. Rubart (P)2016 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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non Christian review.

awesome story about escaping your bottle and finding inspiration in yourself

there are a lot of trips to this job that are very heavy-handed it but when you look past them you feel really strong story about a man who buys it within himself to accept who he is.

my biggest negatives are the portrayal of the women in this book their superficial they're mean and and they don't feel like real even the romantic interest comes off as a character.

the book starts off great it has a fairly plotting middle and the end is very very formulaic it almost ruined it for me. the minute you start adding religion into your inspirational speeches you turn off people who really just want to be inspired and I felt like that's what the book ended up doing in the end, solstice I I think that non-religious people will enjoy most of the journey and definitely find some inspiration in this person's story

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Outside the bottle, outside the box

The man hides his scars, layers deep: childhood wounds that seem impossible to heal; adult wounds, over the top, that keep him from even walking with a normal gait. I’m not sure who could not relate on some level or other, accessing the wounds that say “better stay inside that bottle, inside that box” because to venture out guarantees failure.
A powerful read.

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Below Rubart’s Standard

The plot was nice but lacked depth. Rubart missed the mark on execution. This was ironic given the story is portrayed as being about transparency, depth, and insight into oneself. ...

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I couldn't take it

I'm a James Rubart fan, but I couldn't take his narration. Had to return the book.

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Another Good Read

I have read all your books and everyone gets me thinking...in a good way. Thanks again.

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The Long Journey to (insert your name here)

A much needed story. A hard journey to freedom. Will you take it? #discovery #healing

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Hope Overcomes Pain

Jim did a great job in his narration. Though this isn't my normal chosen genre, I enjoyed the story. There were a couple of lag points in the story but also a few great twists. Overall, an enjoyable audible for our long drive.

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Raw and relatable!

I don't know how he does it but every book James L Rubart writes is better and better. This one especially touched me on a deep and relatable way. This book is truly a wonderful journey worth having.

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Excellent Journey

If you are suffering any physical or emotional once this book might be the one for you.

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