Walk Me Home

  • by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by Cristina Panfilio
  • 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the author of Pay It Forward comes the powerful story of two sisters who just lost their mother - and are walking as fast as they can toward the only family they have left. If 16-year-old Carly and 11-year-old Jen can find Teddy, Carly knows he’ll save them from foster care...if he can forgive them for their mother’s vicious lies about him. But when the starving girls get caught stealing food on a Native American reservation, their journey gets put on hold. And after Jen makes a heartbreaking confession, Carly wonders if they’ll ever escape the pain of the past. Set against the backdrop of the American Southwest, Walk Me Home and its resilient heroines will inspire listeners and renew their faith in recovery and redemption.

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Outstanding Performance for an Outstanding Story!

What made the experience of listening to Walk Me Home the most enjoyable?

There were many aspects of this book that I found so enjoyable! Catherine Ryan Hyde's engaging writing meshed so well with narrator Cristina Panfilio voice and performance that I could not wait to listen to this book at every chance I got.

Panfilio's presentation of this book was so wonderful that I searched for other audiobooks narrated by her, something I've NEVER done. Her performance also prompted me to write this review, something else I've never done. Excellent pairing of book and narrator!

The story itself is the wonderful, character-driven tale of Carly and her journey in becoming a well-adjusted young lady after the sudden death of her mother. Outstanding book. Outstanding audiobook.

Highly recommended.

-Krystal


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- Krys

Hyde writes another great book

Catherine Ryan Hyde has written several novels about lost or thrown away children..this is another one.

She brings a great deal of heart into her novels and the excellent narration by Cristina Panfilio goes a long way towards making this a wonderfully listenable story.

Sad yet heartwarming, 2 sisters try to walk from the 4 corners area to California to find a former boyfriend of their flighty mothers after mom turns up dead. The girls are afraid of being thrown into 'the system' of foster care which is, as usual, made out to be evil. As a foster mom to 7 girls over a period of 15 years I usually am a bit resentful about how kids think we foster moms are heartless money grubbers--that isn't at all the way most foster parents are at all.

The older sister is determined to keep her younger sister safe on the road but they run into trouble until they wind up on a small portion of the 'Checkerboard reservation' area..thirsty and hungry.

The story goes on from there and is worth your credit if you enjoy this type of novel..I do and have found myself buying Hydes works frequently. Reminiscent of Diane Chamberlain and Jodi Picoult in style and story line.
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- Elle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-23-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio