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    • Our Homesick Songs

    • By: Emma Hooper
    • Narrated by: Nicole Power
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The Connor family is one of the few that is still left in their idyllic fishing village, Big Running; after the fish mysteriously disappeared, most families had no choice but to relocate and find work elsewhere. Aidan and Martha Connor now spend alternate months of the year working at an energy site up north to support their children, Cora and Finn. But soon the family fears they’ll have to leave Big Running for good.

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Etta and Otto and Russell and James

    • A Novel
    • By: Emma Hooper
    • Narrated by: Robert G. Slade
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 407
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 368

    Eighty-two-year-old Etta has never seen the ocean. So early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 3,232 kilometers from rural Canada eastward to the coast. Her husband Otto wakes to a note left on the kitchen table. "I will try to remember to come back," Etta writes to him. Otto has seen the ocean, having crossed the Atlantic years ago to fight in a far-away war. He understands. But with Etta gone, the memories come crowding in and Otto struggles to keep them at bay.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Richly Evocative Storytelling

    • By Sara on 07-16-18

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Our Homesick Songs

    • By: Emma Hooper
    • Narrated by: Nicole Power
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Newfoundland, 1992. When all the fish vanish from the waters and the cod industry abruptly collapses, it's not long before the residents are forced to leave the island in search of work, and 10-year-old Finn Connor suddenly finds himself living in a ghost town. There's no school, no friends, and whole rows of houses stand abandoned. And then Finn's parents announce that they too must separate if their family is to survive. But Finn still has his sister, Cora, with whom he counts the dwindling boats on the coast at night, and Mrs. Callaghan, who teaches him the strange and ancient melodies of their native Ireland.

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Etta und Otto und Russell und James

    • By: Emma Hooper
    • Narrated by: Katharina Thalbach, Walter Kreye
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
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    Etta hat noch nie das Meer gesehen. Und so schnappt sich die 82-Jährige eines Morgens ihre besten Wanderschuhe und macht sich auf den 3.000 Kilometer langen Weg an die Küste. Ihr Mann Otto versteht Ettas Wunsch, und trotz aller Sorge lässt er sie ziehen. Ihr Nachbar Russell dagegen will sie unbedingt zurückholen. Zum ersten Mal in seinem Leben fügt er sich nicht und verlässt seine Farm. Je näher Etta dem Meer kommt, desto stärker erinnern sich die drei an ihre Jugend in einem kargen Kanada; an ihre ersten Begegnungen, Trennungen, Versäumnisse und Erfahrungen, die sie nicht miteinander geteilt haben.

    Regular price: $6.22

    • Etta and Otto and Russell and James

    • By: Emma Hooper
    • Narrated by: Robert Slade
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Etta's greatest unfulfilled wish, living in the rolling farmland of Saskatchewan, is to see the sea. And so, at the age of eighty-two she gets up very early one morning and begins walking the 2,000 miles to water. Meanwhile her husband Otto waits patiently at home, left only with his memories. Their neighbour Russell remembers too - and he still loves Etta as much as he did more than fifty years ago, before she married Otto.

    Regular price: $16.21

    • Our Homesick Songs

    • By: Emma Hooper
    • Narrated by: Nicole Power
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Newfoundland, Canada, 1992. When all the fish vanish from the waters, and the cod industry abruptly collapses, it's not long before the people begin to disappear from the town of Big Running as well. As residents are forced to leave the island in search of work, 10-year-old Finn Connor suddenly finds himself living in a ghost town. There's no school, no friends, and whole rows of houses stand abandoned. And then Finn's parents announce that they, too, must separate if their family is to survive.   

    Regular price: $21.81