The Trip

  • by Sean Donovan
  • Narrated by Sean Donovan
  • 18 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Duncan brothers just wanted to get away - so they decided to take a stress free trip to the South Pacific Islands.
Their six month trip turned into both a blessing and a curse. In what seemed like the blink of an eye, the world turned completely upside down. The events of "The Day" transpired out of their comprehension and control and changed the course of history and the world as they've always known it.
Their trip to the remote island of Rahiti seemingly saved their lives, but also alienated them from the life they once knew. On the upside, they're living in paradise; on the downside, they may never see their family, friends, or home ever again. They simply wanted to escape the pressures of business and society for a while and take a sabbatical to surf, relax, and enjoy island life. They got way more than they bargained for.


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Took The Trip and Loved It

If you could sum up The Trip in three words, what would they be?


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Trip?

Undeniably, Hoku's story is the most memorable of The Trip. This multi-dimensional character lives the unthinkable.

Have you listened to any of Sean Donovan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. I first became familiar with the author's non-fiction works on Audible, both of which approach health and personal development from a unique perspective, unlike typical books within these genres. Naturally when the author released this fiction piece, I was anxious to read it and I connected with the author on a completely new level. I prefer authors to narrate their own book; in this case the author had done so in all of the books I listened too. For me personally, it helps to build a rapport with the author. It is difficult to make a comparison here as the author's other works are non-fiction, whereas The Trip required character performance in addition to narration.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The story alone is quite captivating, furthermore I found myself in reflection, pausing several times throughout the pages. Emotions connected to love, regret, tragedy, resiliency, fear, family bonds (or lack thereof) and specifically fear of the unknown weighed heavy as I read the book. In addition I continued to ask myself "What would you do if ...?"

Any additional comments?

A stellar read for anyone who wants to take an EPIC trip, or better yet, is preparing to take one. Pack this in your suitcase!

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- Michelle


This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No one

What could Sean Donovan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I'm not sure he could. It's poorly written

How could the performance have been better?

This book reinforces my previous opinion that authors should NEVER read their own books. I failed to notice he was reading his own book or I would have never bought it. I'm sure there are exceptions but this is not one.

Any additional comments?

This book reads like it was written by a sad lonely nerd that wants to make himself the best of society and has no idea that real popularity is.

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- Joyce

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-31-2013
  • Publisher: Sean Donovan