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The Salt Path

Written by: Raynor Winn
Narrated by: Raynor Winn
Length: 9 hrs and 1 min

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The story of the couple who lost everything and embarked on a journey, not of escape, but salvation. This audiobook edition is narrated by Raynor Winn.    

Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, the couple lose their home and their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset via Devon and Cornwall.   

They have almost no money for food or shelter and must carry only the essentials for survival on their backs as they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable journey.   

The Salt Path is an unflinchingly honest, inspiring and life-affirming true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. Ultimately, it is a portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways.    

©2019 Raynor Winn (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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  • Ana
  • 31-03-20

What an annoying voice!

I think is a very good book but the narrator voice is awful, I can't event focus on the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-01-20

Awesome book! Thank you so much!!

I loved this book. Feels like I ve travelled the journey with them!!! Loved the reader too!!

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  • Eric Erwin
  • 28-12-19

Absolutely wonderful!

I normally stick to science and history but I'm so glad I took a chance on this book. You won't regret it.

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  • James
  • 15-11-19

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Homeless Raynor and Moth take off on a life changing odyssey along Britain's coastal paths to figure out what to do next, oh and at the same time, while trying to cope with a terminal illness.
A rather unexpectedly enjoyable book and a reminder to the rest of us to be kinder to those around us who find themselves in less fortunate circumstances. Thank you Raynor and Moth for sharing your amazing journey, I wish you the best of luck.

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  • Ali
  • 31-10-19

Awful annoying voice

Wanted to return this as narrators voice is the most grating and irritating I’ve ever heard, such a pity as heard story is really good

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  • alex skinner
  • 26-12-19

amazingly inspirational!

You have to listen to this book!

this book really makes you think about the homeless population in the uk and how homelessness can strike when you're least expecting!

hearing about Moths degenerative disease also makes you realise you should never take life for granted.

I'm 22 and I'm now at that stage in my life where I have no idea of what I want to do, but I feel a pressure to discover what I love doing and persue it.

I started walking the Southwest Coast Path last summer and I've covered about 50 miles from Minehead to Croyde.

I would recommend anyone who is looking to test and prove to themselves they can do something and see it all the way through to walk the path!

this book has inspired me to get back on the path in spring and just walk for as long as I physically can.

Raynor has really managed to explain the sense of freedom you get from the path, which is what I really struggle to do when talking to friends and family!

If this book doesn't make you feel like you want to do something spontaneous I don't know what will!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-09-19

<br />went way beyond my expectations<br />


One of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to. Didn't want it to end.

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  • jennifer eccles
  • 05-01-20

Simply amazing

A beautiful book. Raynor’s descriptions of everything she sees brings the book to life and I felt like I was walking and wild living with them. I cried at the end purely because I didn’t want to part from them or the path. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-01-20

More of a journey than a Walk

Really enjoyed this book. Gives a realistic insight into walking and having to start over.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-11-19

repetative book

I struggled with the repetitive narrative. could read first four and last chapter to understand the story. didn't enjoy the book at all

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  • Greenfly
  • 09-04-20

Loved this book!

A couple of reviews thought Raynor Winn's narration was awful, I thought her voice added to the gravitas of the story, well done Raynor. Very moving albeit with hope, Raynor's strength & Moth's humour helped with the ordeal, can't wait for 'The Wild Silence', the next book.

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  • Fast feet
  • 08-04-20

Honest, enchanting and inspirational.

Hooked form the first chapter. A wonderful account of how the couple faced adversity head on. I wanted to know about the couples journey as much as their walk on the path.
Beautifully written, and revealed the pure healing simplicity that can be found by travelling on foot, having direction and purpose..even if it’s only putting one foot in front of the other.
I have always had a respect for the homeless, but this book has opened my eyes further to the difficulties faced and served as a reminder to be kind to anyone we meet.

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  • Karen J
  • 08-04-20

great book

Loved it. Felt I was on the path with them. Great narrating by the author

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-04-20

So thought provoking inspirational and uplifting

So thought provoking inspirational and uplifting felt every step walked due to the beautiful reading waiting with great anticipation for the next book

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  • Samela
  • 17-01-20

Love the cover

The cover is a beautiful artwork. I found the contents to be somewhat less thrilling.