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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,477 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen McQuestion Narrator: Tanya Eby Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781469205519
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Four women bound by chance take the trip of a lifetime in Karen McQuestion’s fifth novel The Long Way Home.

For Wisconsinites Marnie, Laverne and Rita, life isn’t working out so well. Each is biding time, waiting for something better, something to transport them out of what their lives have recently become. And then there’s Jazzy: bubbly, positive, and happy even though she hears voices of the departed. Brought together by a chance meeting, the women decide to join Marnie on a road trip from Wisconsin to Las Vegas where she intends to reunite with Troy, the boy she raised as her own—and who she’s been separated from since her boyfriend’s death. Little do they know that as the road trip unfolds, so will their lives—in directions they never anticipated. Humorous, heartwarming, and bittersweet, the journey has something special in store for each woman.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 2/20/2014

    " A solid summer read for 2.99 on kindle special! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 2/16/2014

    " This was a story about four very different characters that due to very unusual circumstances find themselves together on a long road trip. I was able to see a little bit of myself in each character. For not knowing each other at all it was unusual for them to take off together on a road trip. A little unbelievable to me that this would happen at all in real life. But as the trip progressed they all became friends and they fed off of each others differences and learned something about themselves and each other. A fun and interesting read but not good enough to pick for my choice as it is my annual pick for book club. Oprah chose this book for a must read for this summer. I enjoyed it but wouldn't classify it as a "must read". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gayle | 2/15/2014

    " Light entertaining read. Some days this is just exactly right. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 2/14/2014

    " I must say that I enjoyed this novel. The story drew me in from the start and the four main characters were ladies with whom I enjoyed spending time. However, the events in the story were a bit difficult to believe and a little far fetched. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 2/14/2014

    " Light and fun summer read. Brings back memories of road trip fun! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lena | 2/9/2014

    " This book was interesting, but certainly didn't "wow" me. It all seemed a bit too impossible, and all the psychic stuff made me roll my eyes. Was enough to keep me occupied for a plane ride, but wouldn't read again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prabh Kaur | 2/6/2014

    " Loved it!!!!!!!!!! that's all i have to say for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katy | 2/2/2014

    " If you're looking for an easy read that will keep you interested, then this book will do it. Nevertheless, I found myself rolling my eyes several times throughout this book due to its annoying cliches and "twists of fate." The supernatural plays a big part in the story, which I didn't expect and could have done without. Also, I just noticed the author's name is Karen McQuestion. Question mark? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trish | 1/27/2014

    " A pleasant, positive, fun read. The ending was a little too tidy, but the journey is what the book is all about, anyway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 1/13/2014

    " This book is begging to be made into a Lifetime movie. Very much chick lit territory. Still, if you want a light and fluffy female oriented read, it is a good one. Strong, if slightly stereotypical, characters, decent plot, everything wrapped up at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry Jackson | 1/12/2014

    " It was a fun book to read. A group of 4 ladies of varied ages go on a road trip. I definitely don't believe in psychics, which the youngest gal was, but it was a good "girl" book. Clean. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 1/3/2014

    " The characters in this book appeared in my mind as the Golden Girls! A fun, light read. Predictable, but nicely done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Morales | 12/20/2013

    " Loved it! I can definitely see this book being made in to a movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ninon | 12/17/2013

    " Cute story, but predictable. Loved that part of it took place in Wisconsin! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 11/20/2013

    " I enjoyed reading this book and liked the idea it gave that everything happens for a reason, even the bad things. i was entertained and felt good about the predictable ending. sometimes I like it when things end up the way they were supposed to, even if it is completely predictable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Holly Ristau | 11/18/2013

    " I thought it was going to be much better than it was. I was disappointed, and I can't remember why I chose it in the first place! Didn't care about the characters, which was pretty essential if you want to like this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teresa Solomon | 11/17/2013

    " Contrived and just not compelling. Needed more depth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Ostler | 11/16/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. It was worth reading. A story that holds your interest, like a good lifetime movie. I have to say its not a exciting novel but heartfelt and a quick read. While reading it I would think of the ladies while doing my day to day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ajjmramos | 11/15/2013

    " This book was far fetched and shallow. Characters were one dimensional and not that likable. It wasn't really touching or very funny. I wouldn't bother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Schoppa | 11/13/2013

    " I was immediately drawn into the characters in the first chapter. Great story about a group of women traveling together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica Toohil | 6/26/2013

    " Cute - fluffy, but cute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne Austin | 4/19/2013

    " Ok, easy read, wasn't expecting the 6th sense thin, overall I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen Thielen | 2/7/2013

    " A fun quick read....good break from all the murder I usually read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 D | 12/10/2012

    " Not really my style but it was interesting to see the friendships span over all generations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon Beaney | 12/5/2012

    " I was on the fence at first - it felt a little contrived. But as I got to know the characters and their background, I was eager to see how each one's story would play out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 11/24/2012

    " LOVED this book!!! Wonderful story about 4 strangers coming together and changing each others lives. I could totally see this as a movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 8/4/2012

    " Friendship, travel, grief and life choices woven together into a quick read. It is ocassionally straining credulity but never unkind. I enjoyed it and its positive message. I plan to encourage my mom to read it - and I won't be embarrassed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sallie | 7/20/2012

    " Weak, not believable story line, 4 strangers take a road trip to regain a step son. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debby | 7/16/2012

    " Really enjoyed this book. Easy summer read and interesting characters. "

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About the Author
Author Karen McQuestion

Karen McQuestion has written books for kids, teens, and adults. Many of her titles have spent time on the Top 100 Kindle list. Her publishing story has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and the national NPR show The Story with Dick Gordon. She has also appeared on ABC’s World News Now and America This Morning. She lives with her husband and kids in Hartland, Wisconsin.

About the Narrator

Tanya Eby is a narrator and novelist who has narrated more than fifty New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, earning two AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has a BA in English language and literature from Grand Valley State University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her children.