• The Road Home

  • By: Rose Tremain
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 18-02-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (36 ratings)


Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2008, The Road Home is the best-selling story of Lev, a middle-aged migrant from Eastern Europe, who moves to London in search of work after losing his wife and job. Lev's London is awash with money, celebrity and complacency. The world Tremain creates is both convincing and poignant.
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Critic reviews

"'A man may travel far, but his heart will be slow to catch up,' a kebab shop owner tells Lev, a homeless and jobless East European migrant newly arrived in London. The interior life of displacement and loss remains centre stage in this tenderly narrated Orange prize-winner." ( The Observer)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jane on 03-05-09

A terrific experience

I recommend this as one of the best audible books I've listened to in the last year (and I've listened to a lot of good ones). I rapidly became lost in the world of Lev and his progress to the extent that I almost felt I might bump into him in London next week. The mood of the whole book is exquisite and perfectly paced and Juliet Stevenson's reading makes a terrific contribution to this. I'm always wary of 'accents', which can get in the way. But the combination of her own great voice and her effortless characterisation of everyone really enhanced the experience. Fantastic and memorable.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Ms on 29-06-13

Great story

Beautifully narrated by Juliet Stevenson, this book tells the heartbreaking but finally uplifting story of lev a Russian migrant. How hard life can be for some. Can recommend this book for a good read, but a bit slow in the beginning.

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4 out of 5 stars
By bea on 21-02-11

OK - nice narration - good characters

NOt great - not an ear-turner, but interesting, great character development, and excellent narration. I am finding that excellent narration is hard to come by...

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By D. Horn on 07-07-17

Best narration

I must remember the name Juliet Stevenson. She is a wonderful storyteller who acts out the characters in believable voices that I really enjoyed hearing. It was a fine enhancement of an already well told tale. Thank you to everyone who is involved in writing, editing, publishing, reading, and selling this book.

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