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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,247 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Zadoorian Narrator: Judith West Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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In Michael Zadoorian's The Leisure Seeker, the Robinas have shared a wonderful life for more than 60 years. Now in their 80s, Ella suffers from cancer and John has Alzheimer's. Yearning for one last adventure, the self-proclaimed down-on-their-luck geezers kidnap themselves from the adult children and doctors who seem to run their lives and steal away from their home in suburban Detroit on a forbidden vacation of rediscovery. With Ella as his vigilant copilot, John steers their '78 Leisure Seeker RV along the forgotten roads of Route 66 toward Disneyland in search of a past they're having a damned hard time remembering. Yet Ella is determined to prove that, when it comes to life, you can go back for seconds'' - even when everyone says you can't.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/8/2014

    " I loved this book. I laughed and cried and ... forgot about life for a while. Thank you book club! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane Mueller | 2/2/2014

    " This book really got to me. It is about an older couple taking their last trip together across the United States in their RV. Ella has cancer and John has Alzheimer's. Their children have forbidden them to go but John and Ella are tough old couple and off they go to enjoy their last vacation together. Their language tends to be colorful at times but if you can get past that it is an enjoyable book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jonelle | 1/17/2014

    " Maybe this book would have been better if it had been written from the author's male perspective...but I don't think he had the woman's voice or perspective at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 1/9/2014

    " This was a powerful, unforgettable book. Ella and John have been married for many years, and they decide to take one last vacation. A road trip from Michigan to CA with their final destination being Disney. We are taken on a state by sate journey and we find out the inner dynamics of a lifelong marriage. This put book put me through a whirlwind of emotions: it made me laugh, made me very sad and made me want to learn more about Route 66. I recommend this to anyone who likes road trip novels or a quick, powerful read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candice | 1/6/2014

    " Just about every book will elicit different reactions from people based on their age. This book is definitely in that category. It's the story of two octogenarians, a husband and wife, taking one last vacation together. The wife, Ella, has chosen to stop treatment on her cancer; the husband, John, suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Their grown children, unsurprisingly, are totally against this trip, a drive in their motor home (The Leisure Seeker) along Route 66 to Disneyland. The book is by turns sweet and sadly realistic. There are moments when John is lucid enough for the couple to regain some of the loving playfulness they had at a younger age. There are moments when his dementia drives Ella to dispair and angry words. But they keep on plugging away toward their destination, stopping at campgrounds and motels along the way. They have brought on this trip a slide projector and their slide collection and spend many an evening enjoying a slide show of family vacations gone by. I found myself cheering for the old guys. Younger people who read this may be hoping for the children to bring those old geezers "to their senses." Whatever you think, it's a story of two people near the end of their lives who are taking life into their own hands and I have to say that I admired them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 12/31/2013

    " Ella and John have been married for over sixty years. She now has advanced cancer and he has Alzheimers. The novel chronicles their trip across the country as they cover the old Route 66. But more than the trip, it covers their relationship and what sixty years can mean. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianah | 12/22/2013

    " A sweet tale that looks at illness, aging and end-of-life choices, Ride along with Ella and John for one last road trip to the end of the line where they decide their own fate. Touching and funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 11/26/2013

    " I wish I had not started reading this book. But once I started I could not stop. It also made me glad that my father was not alive during the time that Alzheimers affected my mom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zelda | 9/13/2013

    " This book blew me away with it's raw look at the end of life. While I really enjoyed the book, I would caution you that it's a very sad book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 9/12/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. I was surprised by the ending. I never would have expected it. I like Ella she is strong and independent even though she is sick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 8/15/2013

    " Frankly, an unlikely book to enjoy but I did. The characters were wonderful and I loved that I had no idea where it was going. Lots to think about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 7/17/2013

    " Liked this one. Very quotable. "

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

    " OMG- what a fabulous tale for seniors. 80 yr. old couple, he has alzheimers, she has inoperable cancer. They decide to buck everyone and go on one last road trip in their camper. A story of strength, love and family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/10/2013

    " a real feel good book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey Preece | 1/10/2013

    " I liked this book very much. Great characters and a heartbreaking look at what living with the love of your life who has alzheimer's could be like. Sad, hilarious, tender, and ultimately, a truly great love story. I would highly recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristine | 7/10/2012

    " Bonny and Clyde with dentures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 4/19/2012

    " This could be one of the most romantic, most woderful amd most beautiful books i have ever read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerri | 1/27/2012

    " While the characters were easy to love, the book moved a little slow in the beginning. The ending, however, will leave you speechless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 1/25/2012

    " A senior married couple take off for one last trip down Route 66. She in the final stages of cancer, and he suffering from Alzheimer's. It is a feel-good kind of book for the most part that makes you appreciate the longevity of a comfortable relationship. "

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