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Zoe, a sometime artist from California, has recently lost her husband. Martin, an engineer from Yorkshire, is alone after a messy divorce. Both have ended up in Cluny, central France, on a separate journey to walk the Camino: 2,000 kilometres to Santiago, in northwestern Spain.

The Camino changes you, it's said. It's a chance to find a new version of yourself. But can these two very different people find each other?

©2018 Graeme Simsion, 2018 Anne Buist (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Memories came back

Thank you, the story took me back to my first walk in 2013 and the friendships that were made and still survive and grow to this day.

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Didn’t love it didn’t hate it!

A bit slow going. Sometimes frustrated with story line and characters. Good ending. Overall a pleasant experience.

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Fun, thoughtful, and motivating

The story grew on me. Initially I “didn’t like “ Zoe, and was unsure if I would continue listening. However as it progressed I be came engrossed and looked forward to hearing some more. I now believe that this was in someway almost a parallel of where the characters were personally, their unease with themselves and their lives, relationships. As they grew my connection to them grew, and like them I undertook some introspection. So lots of layers to enjoy. I didn’t choose the book on its subject , the Carmine, but now am looking forward to finding more about it, and other trails.

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Camino Calling

What a delightful tale of life and life's signposts. What a brilliant way to deal with grief and upheavel... walking. The romantic tension and relationships were played out in a realistic yet almost teachable moment way, which I think was a bonus from having the co author as a psychiatrist. I enjoyed the listen - although I took a while to cope with the American accent - and especially appreciated the author's notes at the end discussing the merits to walking Camino honouring the pilgrimage according to your own needs. Having friends complete it or sections thereof, I cannot ever picture myself carrying a heavy pack and enduring poor quality sleep... I'm a hypersensitive sleeper and do need my rest. The walking sounds amazing though! I love the idea of spending 2 nights in some places and having the freedom to explore and just be in the moment.

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It took me a while to not find the characters irritating. But towards the end everything came together well and I was left with a wholesoom good feeling.

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Two Steps Forward

This story was great I really enjoyed the narration of both narrators all but Jeromes attempt at a 17 year old Brazilian girl, not cool at all, story sparks a feeling of wouldn’t it be fun to attempt a walk/pilgrimage of sorts 🥴

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Inspirational...

It took a while to get into this with all the various characters. Yet I persisted and found it both inspirational and entertaining.
As someone who dreams of doing such a walk, I found that it has given me hope of doing so.
At the end I really wanted the story to be real!
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Enjoyable

Really enjoyed this book from start to finish. Would recommend it to anyone thinking of doing the camino.

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fiction fun

my first fiction book on the Camino de Santiago and I loved it not to be missed

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I really enjoyed this story, maybe to the point of feeling inspired by it. A really easy stress free "nice" story. Good ending.

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  • GlennC
  • 28-07-2019

Even better than reading the book

I first read the book a few years ago and enjoyed it immensely but I think listening to this audio book is even better!

The two narrators were perfect for how I imagined Zoe and Martin to be 😀👍😎

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