The Road Home

  • by Rose Tremain
  • Narrated by Steven Pacey
  • 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2009.
Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, 2008.
Lev is on his way from Eastern Europe to Britain, seeking work. But Lev has an outsider's vision of the place we call home. Lev begins with no job, little money, and few words of English. He has only his memories, his hopes, and a certain skill preparing food.Behind him loom the figures of his dead wife, his beloved daughter, and his outrageous friend. In front of Lev lies the strangeness of the British: their hostile streets, their clannish pubs, their obsession with celebrity, their lonely flats.London holds the alluring possibilities of friendship, sex, money, and a new career. But, more than this, the sense of belonging.

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Great Narration, Good Story

It is a story of an Eastern European migrant, who comes to London to make money and send back home for his family. You witness the struggle that the central character, Lev, goes through to gain a job, learn English and make friends. There are many colourful charachter that Lev meets in his time in London and with the excellent narration, you are hooked to see how Lev?s life pans out and if he ever goes back home!

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- Yogita

A Triumph!

At first glance the plot for "The Road Home" seems familiar and grim; the story of an eastern european migrant in London. But this tale of the challenges and triumphs of the forty year old widower Lev is never 'worthy', but is told with warmth and humor as he encounters england in all its menace and opportunity. The cast of characters are colorful and diverse, from Lev's Irish landlord to the celebrity chef who he ends up working for. All the voices are brilliantly and hilariously interpreted by Steven Pacey making this the best audiobook I have listened to.


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- Paul

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-08-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios