The Outrun

  • by Amy Liptrot
  • Narrated by Tracy Wiles
  • 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At the age of 30, Amy Liptrot finds herself washed up back home on Orkney. Standing unstable on the island, she tries to come to terms with the addiction that has swallowed the last decade of her life.
As she spends her mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, her days tracking Orkney's wildlife, and her nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy discovers how the wild can restore life and renew hope.

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Slow to Start But Picks Up Brilliantly

What did you love best about The Outrun?

The narrator's recovery among her native Orkney islands. She made recovery a combo of hard work, being one with nature, and the healing power of the sea


What did you like best about this story?

It didn't grab me from the first - her alcoholism and downward spiral were dull and uninspiring. She told me nothing new. But her return home really picked up the pacing of the book. Counting the birds was terrific.


Which character – as performed by Tracy Wiles – was your favorite?

The narrator of course.


What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

Life on the Orkneys. I may visit.


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I want to start over at the beginning.

I need to move to Scotland. it's settled. obviously an island. will need a snorkel
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2016
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd