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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (800 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shirley MacLaine Narrator: Shirley MacLaine Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2000 ISBN: 9780743519472
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It has been nearly five decades since Shirley MacLaine commenced her brave and public commitment to chronicling her personal quest for spiritual understanding. Now Shirley is back -- with her most breathtakingly powerful and unique book yet.

The Camino is the story of a riveting odyssey that began with a pair of anonymous handwritten letters imploring Shirley to make a difficult pilgrimage along the Santiago de Compostela Camino in Spain. Throughout history, countless pilgrims have taken up the trail. It is an ancient -- and allegedly enchanted -- pilgrimage. People from St. Francis of Assisi to Dante and Chaucer have taken the journey -- a nearly 500-mile trek across highways, mountains, cities and fields.

For Shirley, the Camino was both an intense spiritual and physical challenge. For a woman in her sixth decade completing such a grueling trip on foot in thirty days at twenty miles per day was remarkable. But even more astounding was her spiritual route: back thousands of years, through past lives to the very origin of the universe.

With rich insight, humility, and grace, The Camino promises listeners the journey of a thousand lifetimes.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Engaging…from the first chapter…to the last.” 

    Boston Globe

  • “MacLaine’s eighth book confirms her gift for storytelling; her pitch and timing are perfect…MacLaine, who is in her sixth decade, found the trip to be both an intense physical and spiritual challenge. She reveals her dreams, fears, and humiliations with honesty and insight.” 

    Library Journal

  • “Shirley MacLaine has done it again! If fans have been anticipating another spiritual journey from the ever-searching Academy Award-winning actress, the wait is over…This is a fascinating performance, as this author shares the whole shebang with her listeners!” 

    AudioFile

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anja | 2/17/2014

    " The parts about the travelling I liked to read, but the story about spiritual experience I found very vague and strange and not interesting and the story about the press following her I found very irritating: she thinks she is a very, very important person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Elizabeth | 2/14/2014

    " One of the first metaphysical books I ever read and was in a book club formed by Lisa Ohhh! THANKS Lisa! I LOVE Shirley Maclaine she is my role model...not the actress side..the metaphysical side. I admire her for being so brave to speak out! A book I will always have a copy of on my shelf! I want to take a group and walk the Camino!!! Any takers? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 2/13/2014

    " I read this in hardcover. A coworker (who has since passed away) lent it to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom Baker | 2/11/2014

    " What an imagination! The stories she can make up are rather funny. I believe that when she got home she decided to flesh out with trendy new age gibberish a single thought that perhaps came to her on the trail. Shirley is a good actress but c'mon, don't expect readers to fall for anything and everything that she decides to put on paper. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Akgooch | 2/10/2014

    " Interesting account of facing a life goal and the experiences along her big hike. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liana | 2/3/2014

    " Very powerful and inspiring. Walk it out! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 1/28/2014

    " Hmm... interesting... I guess "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kylehannah | 1/20/2014

    " This book gives you personal courage, spiritual insight and is a delight to read. I encourage my girls to read this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maureen | 1/6/2014

    " Informative although I did skip parts where she rambled about traveling back to former lives. I plan to do this trek and mainly wanted to know what to expect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 11/7/2013

    " on my travel bucket :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angelyn | 11/4/2013

    " Yes, I think Shirley Mclaine is a nut case, or else she just needed some money. She writes about a pilgrimage she takes in Spain. We read it for a book group or I would not have read it. It's definately not my kind of book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany | 7/4/2013

    " Pretty fruity. The Atlantis visions were eye rollers. Still, fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny Otto | 3/27/2013

    " Wow if you are interested in previous lives, Atlantis, dreams and the after life this book will rock your socks off. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madonna Analla | 2/8/2013

    " I really liked this book. It was interesting because it chronicled her hardships on the journey and also chronicled her insights along the journey. It made me want to take on a quest just as hard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne Addams | 12/7/2012

    " She is so cool and enlightened she reminds me a lot of my mother "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Claude Vertu | 8/15/2012

    " It was okay but not anything spectacular. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 2/9/2012

    " Worth my time as I relished the author delving into spirituality from diverse sources via accounts of her trek. Surprised but enlightened by her combining of science, astronomy, metaphysics, pagan, alien, and Christian beliefs "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lina | 2/13/2011

    " Incredible journey to keep her grounded and humble. Great experience! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 12/22/2010

    " made me want to go on a quest/trek "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rona | 12/13/2010

    " I am interested in books about the Camino, since I hope to walk it myself someday. I found Shirley's account of walking the Camino fascinating and hard to put down. Although I wasn't really into the Extraterrestrials part, I found it to be a very good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Ripley Hartt | 8/13/2010

    " wonderful characters in this gift of a book, loved experiencing her evolution! "

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About the Author
Author Shirley MacLaineShirley MacLaine has appeared in more than fifty films, has been nominated for an Academy Award six times, and received the Oscar for Best Actress in 1984 for Terms of Endearment. She also recently starred in the hit TV show Downton Abbey. A longtime outspoken advocate for civil rights and liberties, she is the author of ten international bestsellers. She lives in Malibu, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.