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A Long Way from Home

Narrated by: Denica Fairman
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
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The true story of two-year-old Anna, abandoned by her natural parents, left alone in a neglected orphanage.

Elaine and Ian had travelled halfway round the world to adopt little Anna. She couldn't have been more wanted, loved and cherished. So why was she now in foster care and living with me? It didn't make sense.

Until I learned what had happened...

Dressed only in nappies and ragged T-shirts, the children were incarcerated in their cots. Their large eyes stared out blankly from emaciated faces. Some were obviously disabled, others not, but all were badly undernourished. Flies circled around the broken ceiling fans and buzzed against the grids covering the windows. The only toys were a few balls and a handful of building bricks, but no child played with them. The silence was deafening and unnatural. Not one of the 30 or so infants cried, let alone spoke.

©2018 Cathy Glass (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • SushisArmy
  • 04-08-2018

confused all around

at first I kept wondering if I was listening to a Cathy glass novel. But Denica kept me in. it all became clear as I followed poor Ana along her journey. I'm so happy she reconnected and was able to begin moving past her demons. once again, Cathy is amazing.

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  • annnamarie bailey
  • 11-03-2018

great book!

This was yet another great book by Cathy Glass. I highly recommend this author to anyone who enjoys true stories.

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  • Joy
  • 08-03-2018

Good read

Can't go wrong reading one of Cathy's books. Heartbreaking at times yet with her help , love and kindness she can it seems turn each child around and help them with a brighter future & a lot of times the parents as well. I have read all of her books and will continue as long as she writes them.

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  • gina
  • 27-02-2018

what a turn of events

the book was amazing could not put it down from the moment I got it Reddit within 2 days

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  • nina flamer
  • 08-06-2019

Cathy never disappoints !

once again Cathy Glass has managed to touch our hearts and open our eyes to the reality of broken homes and a broken system, scrambling perhaps to keep up with the many hurting children in the foster care system.I am a fan indeed.

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  • Peaches
  • 26-05-2019

Too pedantic for me

this was very disappointing. First off, the narrator was terrible, in my opinion. Very little inflection and a somewhat monotone voice. Next the story needed better editing to make it more interesting and concise. Too much boring and irrelevant detail at times.

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  • Wanda
  • 26-02-2018

About RAD with adopted children

I struggled to finish it because the story was mostly about adopting kids from a foreign country. however I did appreciate the psychological insights on Reactive attachment disorder.

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  • Randi shelton
  • 24-02-2018

Fantastic!

This was another great read! The narration was excellent as always, & the story was engrossing. It's the story of one family's experience with international adoption. Heartbreaking at times, but the end is truly amazing! I can't wait for the next book.

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  • Jenny Davies
  • 16-05-2018

Loved it all over again x

Loved reading it and loved listening to it!! Fantastic story... can’t wait for the next one

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  • Louise
  • 02-03-2018

Fantastic

Really enjoyed this book. Would highly recommend. Different than her other books but informative, emotional and a real page turner.

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  • Jackie T
  • 10-06-2019

Another Informative and good telling of Cathy's experience of Foster Caring and the Children She cares for

I particularly like this book because the story starts with the child and her background, Also the story of her Adoptive parents, including issues leading up to and during their wait to become her new parents,before being placed with Foster Carer Cathy and her family. I found it very informative highlighting situations that I knew only a little about.

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  • mrs jane leake
  • 23-04-2019

a long way from home.

love Cathy glass books.
great narrator. highly recommended all of her books are lovely lustening

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  • Tracey
  • 01-03-2019

A poignant and detailed story

What a heart rending tale! I had to keep listening right to the end. well narrated although the age of the reader often makes me feel Cathy is much older than she is. Another great listen...

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  • coot
  • 03-10-2018

A Long Way From Home

A gripping story about one you girls struggle to cope with her past. Then she lives with a family wanting to help her cope. I am now booked on Cathy Glass heart breaking then heart healing books.

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  • Ms. R. BAILEY
  • 03-08-2018

Amazing.

It’s an amazing read and you end up feeling for Anna so much. From the beginning you feel for the characters.

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  • Joanne Robertson
  • 28-07-2018

An amazing account of Anna

An excellent account of Anna's life and how she became adopted from overseas The ups and downs of how not only Anna but her parents coped through it all. Also how Cathy became part of her life.

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  • Sue
  • 08-03-2018

brilliant as always.

I thoroughly enjoy this book, it was beautifully written as always. the norrator was excellent too. can never put Cathy's books down, always sad when completed.

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  • Chunk83
  • 25-02-2018

Fantastic

I am a huge fan of Cathy Glass. This book was just one of hers I couldn't put down. I would recommend to my friends and family and anyone else for that matter x