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Two misfits walk 2000 km along the pilgrims' way in Spain to find themselves and, perhaps, each other.
Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent past - for Zoe, the death of her husband; for Martin, a messy divorce. Looking to make a new start, each sets out alone to walk 2000 kilometres from Cluny to Santiago, in northwestern Spain, in the footsteps of pilgrims who have walked the Camino-the Way-for centuries.
The Camino changes you, it's said. It's a chance to find a new version of yourself. But can these two very different people find each other? In this smart, funny and romantic journey, Martin's and Zoe's stories are told in alternating chapters by husband-and-wife team Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist.
Two Steps Forward is an audiobook about renewal - physical, psychological and spiritual. It's about the challenge of walking a long distance and of working out where you are going. And it's about what you decide to keep, what you choose to leave behind and what you rediscover.
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By Heidi on 08-17-18
A virtual walk of the Camino de Santiago
The central characters, American Zoe & British Martin, start walking the Camino de Santiago for different personal reasons but from the very start their paths are set to become intertwined.
For those who don't know, the Camino de Santiago is the routes followed by pilgrims from medieval times to the Spanish city of Santiago where the remains of St James rest.
This is a lovely story with chapters alternating between the viewpoints of Zoe & Martin.
I have to admit that when I first started listening I wasn't sure about the narrators but changed my mind as the story continued.
The description of the Camino routes were vivid and you actually felt you could visualise the scenes.
All in all an enjoyable listen
By jacqui on 07-28-18
A Very Enjoyable Read
This was a long shot for me as I was not sure it would be enjoyable. However, I was wrong. The characters were engaging from the beginning and the story of the Chemin and Camino were interesting and informing. Good narration and an all round good listen. Worth a shot.