A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley audiobook

A Long Way Home

By Saroo Brierley , with Larry Buttrose
Read by Vikas Adam

Blackstone Publishing 9780399169281
7.47 Hours Unabridged
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At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family. A Long Way Home is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope. 

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Summary

Summary

An Audible Editors Top Pick

A School Library Journal Top Pick of Adult Audiobooks for Teens

A Library Journal Best Audiobook of 2014

At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.

Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.

A Long Way Home is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An incredible story.” BBC
“Vikas Adam’s rich voice and smooth delivery results in a polished performance of this miraculous memoir. Verdict: Recommend to all biography/memoir listeners, especially those who enjoy stories of families reunited against long odds.” Library Journal (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

by DND 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

A tough but wonderful read

A heartbreaking novel about survival and how a family can shine light in the darkest of situations. Vikas Adam did a wonderful job narrating. His character voices were appropriate and well fitted for each part of the novel.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English