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The Long Road Home

Narrated by: Anthony Fusco
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Gabriella Harrison believes, as she is told, that she is to blame for her mother's rage - and her father's failure to protect her. Her world is a confusing blend of terror, betrayal, and pain. Her parents' aristocratic world is no safeguard against the abuse that knows no boundaries, and respects no person and no economic lines. Gabriella knows that, try as she might, there is no safe place for her to hide.

Even as a child, her only escape is through the stories she writes. Only writing can dull the pain of her lonely world. And when her parents' marriage collapses, Gabriella is given her first reprieve, as her father disappears, and then her mother abandons her to a convent. There, Gabriella's battered body and soul begin to mend. Amid the quiet safety and hushed rituals of the nuns, Gabriella grows into womanhood in a safe, peaceful world. Then a young priest comes into her life.

Father Joe Connors never questioned his vocation until Gabriella entered the confessional and shared her soul. Confession leads to friendship. And friendship grows dangerously into love...

©1998 Danielle Steel (P)1998 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, a Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.

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Terribly violent and sad

I have read all of DS books and was shocked by the violence and sadness in this one. Not a bad book but certainly one that could trigger people with history of abuse.

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Classic DS

Narration by Anthony Fusco was excellent. Storyline in the beginning was an emotionally challenging topic however a good storyline overall.

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Great!!

Really enjoyed listening to this book, narrater did a splendid job reading this very good book

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Totally amazing

At first I was very emotional when listening to this book. It is very gripping. This book is full of life happenings and very easy to follow. The narrator is excellent. I love Danielle Steele books.

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The long road home

This is the second time I have read this story fist time I read in paperback book and the second time withAnthony Fusco both times I find it great and I have several friends I hand the books onto and they enjoy them as much as I do

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  • Jan K
  • 08-02-2008

What a sad story

This is by far one of the most despair-filled stories I've ever read, at times extreme - at the same time, it kept my interest throughout, and I would recommend it.

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  • Christopher
  • 27-12-2006

AWESOME!

This was a great book. I couldn't turn it off.

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  • KARLA F
  • 04-03-2009

Graphic, Moving and Intense

Not your typical chic lit...enjoyable because of the depth of the characters and the compassion it illicits. I would recommend it but don't expect it to be to uplifting. Evokes emotions.

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  • Rose
  • 02-03-2008

The Long Road Home

In my opinion, this is the most moving book that Danielle Steel has ever written. I would highly recommend it.

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  • bjbsipe
  • 02-10-2019

Nothing Special

Just a typical Daniel Steel book. I listen to one every other year just to fill space.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-08-2019

A great story!

This is the fastest I've ever gotten through a book. I couldn't put it down. I felt emotionally attached to Gabriella and cried more than once during the story.

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  • glenda summerall
  • 06-07-2019

grip taking excited very scary action pack emotion

action pack emotional scary you just wanted to rescue the little girl and protect her or hide her

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  • Renee Kelley
  • 27-05-2019

The Long Road Home

I really enjoyed everything about this book. It was exciting, sad, and when I though Gabriella was going to catch a break, something different would happen. I had to understand that things in life do happen just as it had for her. A sad story most of the time. I wanted her to win! She was a great character!

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  • Stu&Jazzy
  • 19-05-2019

I wish there was more story to Peter

After the overwhelming ordeal she went through with her mother abusing her and nearly beating her to death and her father abandoning her. Being send to a convent when she was young then breaking the rules to follow her heart and then falls in love to then finds out her lover dies. To then to be kick out of the convent to meet yet another abusive con artist lover who also beats her nearly to death and then she is taken to a hospital where she find mr right her doctor. Then the story ends with her staying with the doctor (peter). Danielle Steel puts lots of character development into her parents, her first love who abandons her, the second love who also abused her and then her last love all we learn he is a doctor who cared about her with saying he loved her in the end. I would have hope she would write more about Peter how much he was different from they others in her life. The story felt like It ended with her not trusting men.

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  • Donna Marks
  • 26-04-2019

The usual

A little predictable but for my first audio book fun to listen to On to the next one!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-03-2019

excellent story and the best narrator i have liste

excellent story and narrator was the best to date. cruel start but good end up

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  • Jaqi Wright
  • 30-06-2018

Couldn’t turn it off !!

Beautifully read, couldn’t take a break from it I was so engrossed in the story, so well written and heartbreaking at times but didn’t want it to end . Thank you

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  • Pixie
  • 30-04-2018

Great read!

very sad but a good listen... Really enjoyed it...I I I I I I I

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  • beverley myton
  • 12-05-2016

Hate, love redemption and a happy ending against the odds

Good overall performanceI could not put this book down. It was tragic and I was affected by the abuse and at one stage I thought I could not go on. It was a book of sadness a woman fighting for her life against the odds. It's also a love story that shows relationships under the microscope. A well written book.

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  • Joyce
  • 11-05-2016

The long road home

A really enjoyable read as always from Danielle Steele. Personally I think one of her best.