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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.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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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