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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (169 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joan Anderson Narrator: Pam Ward Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9781455190171
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Nearly a decade after the debut of her bestselling, life-changing classic A Year by the Sea, Joan is so busy helping other women search for their true selves and taking care of several generations of her family that she doesn’t even realize how out of control her life has become. Ironically, she finds she needs to listen to her own advice more than anyone else does. The Second Journey chronicles Joan’s quest to restore her own equilibrium and find herself again. Suffused with her characteristic humor and warmth, this is a book for any woman who wants to know how to awaken her own independent spirit and set herself on a new path. Sharing her musings on love, marriage, family, growing older, aging parents, and spirituality, Joan offers reassurances that the best is yet to come and empowers other women to come of age in the middle of life.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 1/17/2014

    " Excellent book. Excellent writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JAnet | 12/28/2013

    " Second book I have read by this author...very enjoyable and thought provoking "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mom2 | 12/16/2013

    " the continuing story of an unfinished life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 12/8/2013

    " This is a broadly spiritual book for women looking to lead authentic lives. Encourages women to question their roles and the tasks that comprise our days. Lots of ideas to linger over. Very inspiring. A breath of fresh air. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gail | 11/29/2013

    " If you did not read her first book you would not be able to understand the depth of this book. Repetitive. Dull. A few nuggets. Over all self serving "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 7/3/2013

    " Ms. Anderson is becoming self-indulgent. It seems she just can't be satisfied no matter how hard she tries. A bit disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi Sparta | 4/3/2013

    " I love all her books! Makes me feel less alone in my mid-life menopausal state! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reggi | 2/6/2013

    " Just finished this one. I liked it especially her trip to Iona. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jakki | 1/14/2013

    " I'd like to meet the author and go to one of her workshops. A bit new-age but I love what she was ale to do with her life to get herself back to where she needed to be. The luxury of being able to get away for an extended time - how nice! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 10/27/2012

    " I did love the descriptions of her time on the island of Iona. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 10/8/2012

    " read it in a day, makes you want to escape to your new life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cari | 3/19/2012

    " Joan is a wonderful writer and motivator for women. I would love to meet her and go to one of her retreats in Cape Cod! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaci | 12/3/2011

    " Not terribly useful although a month on Iona might make me rethink... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anneoftheisle | 10/20/2011

    " The book opened me up. Wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindi | 9/30/2011

    " I loved seeing how her life has changed since writing her first book, A Year By The Sea. You need to read her first 2 books before reading this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon Leslie | 6/12/2011

    " I read this book in a day. it is truly inspirational, thought provoking and encourages us as women to look inward and reflect on what matters to us as we age and finish certain chapters in our lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance | 5/2/2011

    " Anderson, author of A Year by the Sea, has fallen back into old habits. She is running and gunning and she is not happy. Reflection about her stressful life sends on a short sabbatical where she reconnects with the deepest and most satisfying part of herself again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cari | 2/20/2011

    " Joan is a wonderful writer and motivator for women. I would love to meet her and go to one of her retreats in Cape Cod! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gail | 7/28/2010

    " If you did not read her first book you would not be able to understand the depth of this book. Repetitive. Dull. A few nuggets. Over all self serving "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anneoftheisle | 7/8/2010

    " The book opened me up. Wonderful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 6/14/2010

    " I did love the descriptions of her time on the island of Iona. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 InfoShaman | 1/23/2010

    " Wa-a-ay too Mew Age-ish for my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reggi | 10/4/2009

    " Just finished this one. I liked it especially her trip to Iona. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie (Readerbuzz) | 7/24/2009

    " Anderson, author of A Year by the Sea, has fallen back into old habits. She is running and gunning and she is not happy. Reflection about her stressful life sends on a short sabbatical where she reconnects with the deepest and most satisfying part of herself again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 7/21/2009

    " I read this book in a day. it is truly inspirational, thought provoking and encourages us as women to look inward and reflect on what matters to us as we age and finish certain chapters in our lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 11/30/2008

    " read it in a day, makes you want to escape to your new life "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marge | 11/25/2008

    " Many of her feeling are valid but another self indulgent
    experience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 10/8/2008

    " This is a broadly spiritual book for women looking to lead authentic lives. Encourages women to question their roles and the tasks that comprise our days. Lots of ideas to linger over. Very inspiring. A breath of fresh air. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaci | 9/27/2008

    " Not terribly useful although a month on Iona might make me rethink... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mom2 | 7/3/2008

    " the continuing story of an unfinished life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindi | 6/20/2008

    " I loved seeing how her life has changed since writing her first book, A Year By The Sea. You need to read her first 2 books before reading this one. "

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About the Author

Joan Anderson is a journalist and the bestselling author of A Year by the Sea, An Unfinished Marriage, A Walk on the Beach, and A Weekend to Change Your Life. She lives with her husband on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and conducts weekend workshops for women around the country. 

About the Narrator

Pam Ward found her true calling reading books for the blind and physically handicapped for the Library of Congress’ Talking Books program. The fact that she can work with Blackstone Audio from the beauty of the mountains of Southern Oregon is an unexpected bonus. She has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards.