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The Trip of a Lifetime

Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A big, bold, beautiful story about the light and dark times of life from best-selling author Monica McInerney.

'I always thought memories were unchangeable. Set in stone, shaped by the years. But there are always others too, ones you haven't let yourself remember....'

The wilful and eccentric Lola Quinlan is off on the trip of a lifetime, taking her beloved granddaughter and great-granddaughter with her. More than 60 years after emigrating to Australia, she's keeping a secret promise to return to her Irish homeland. But as she embarks on her journey, the flamboyant Lola is still hiding the hurtful reasons she left Ireland in the first place. What - and who - will be waiting for her on the other side of the world?

The Trip of a Lifetime is a big, bold, beautiful book about the light and dark times of life, and all the wonders in between. Moving from the Clare Valley of South Australia to the lush Irish countryside, this is a delightful, emotional story about a colourful and huge-hearted family that you'll want to call your own.

©2017 Monica McInerney (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"With every book, Monica McInerney becomes more skilled at juggling plot complexities and giving depth to her characters.…" ( Marie Claire)

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Monica at her best beatifully written

Once again a story that has entwined the lovely Clare Valley with thr enchantment of the Irish countryside.

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Wonderfully enjoyable as always

Great read - heartwarming but not too sentimental, love the connections between Ireland and Australia- can’t wait for the next one 😊

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loved it. Lola is such a character. The narrator is just sooo good. realy enjoyable

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Terrible Irish accent

I've read Monica McInerney books so many times and they're so lively but the narrator sounds like she's reading an encyclopaedia. I'm struggling to finish this book it is so dull. The Irish accent is rubbish too.

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