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  • By: Raynor Winn
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  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (112 ratings)

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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

From the Sunday Times best-selling Author of The Salt Path and The Wild Silence.

The latest memoir from global bestselling author Raynor Winn.

Some people live to walk. Raynor and Moth walk to live...

Raynor Winn knows that her husband Moth's health is declining, getting worse by the day. She knows of only one cure. It worked once before. But will he—can he?—set out with her on another healing walk?

The Cape Wrath Trail is over two hundred miles of gruelling terrain through Scotland's remotest mountains and lochs. But the lure of the wilderness and the beguiling beauty of the awaiting glens draw them northwards. Being one with nature saved them in their darkest hour and their hope is that it can work its magic again.

As they set out on their incredible thousand-mile journey back to the familiar shores of the South-west Coast Path, Raynor and Moth map the landscape of an island nation facing an uncertain path ahead.

In Landlines, she records in luminous prose the strangers and friends, wilderness and wildlife they encounter on the way—it's a journey that begins in fear but can only end in hope.

©2022 Raynor Winn (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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Disappointing narration

I've been looking forward to this latest book but have returned it, after only listening to a couple of chapters, due to the narration. I love Raynor's writing but unfortunately struggle with her narration.

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  • 23-09-22

A love story, with some walking in it.

While most linger, trying to get back what’s been lost, that wasn’t an option for Raynor & Moth. Immediately, they started moving forward. They have kept moving forwards, through all the uncertainties raised by Moth’s health and what would best sustain him. They did, from Scotland, walk 500 miles and 500 more, fuelled by tea, chips & an intuition that doing what the human body was designed to, in the complex natural environment it was adapted to do it in, they would be living a healthier way. Doing what made sense in any given day, they attended closely to the world around them and to the evidence of their own experiences. There seemed something intrinsically meaningful about every step walked, every observation, every consequence and challenge. An inspiring story of courage driven & sustained by an enviable love, revealing how out of touch most of us have become with our essential nature and intuitive wisdom. Not only are we reminded of the need to exist in greater harmony with our natural world but we are faced with the fact we are damaging the very environment that is our life support and that is rich with intrinsic meaning we code into our nervous system with every step. How do you sustain a healthy nervous system, when the feedback we get it is often arbitrary, inconsistent and nonsensical, if divorced from those complex, rich, meaningful chains of perception- action - and the feedback of immediate, intelligible consequence. We’re too drawn to focus on the arbitrary - to simplify experiences into a treadmill of days / miles / times ticked off. I felt humbled by the limitations of our perceived safety nets, in areas like medical care for chronic disease and uncomfortable at our willingness to hand over so much trust to those, while avoiding committing to the type of adventure Raynor and Moth have embarked upon. Though I wonder if a diet of mostly whole plant foods might have been even more powerful? If only we all held enough love to drive us forward and if only we trusted in the importance of being more in tune with the natural world, I wonder where that might take us. I admire their story and wish them many more years of the best possible health and happiness.

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Poor narration

Returned this book to audible and bought the ebook instead. So disappointing. Narration by the author is a mistake. Writers should stick to writing. Narration is a completely different skill. Flat and depressing.

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Unfortunately not as good as last books

It’s still a good book but her commentary about monoculture, young people and everyone who doing the same as them is over critical and negative. She is cynical of all forms of progression, science or people going about their everyday life- especially tourists.

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Truly incredible

I’ve read / listened to all of Raynor’s books and absolutely loved them all. From the beauty of the landscape to the courage of Raynor and Moth, I’ve been totally immersed in this book.

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Wonderful

Loved this ..her best yet! I felt like I was there, emotional, moving and real.

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better than brilliant

I did not want this book to end. What a remarkable couple.Thank you both !!

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Thoughts on Landlines

How could Raynor Winn write another enlightening and engrossing book about her walks with Moth???
Stunning, thought provoking and profound, this deceptively simple book has been a delight to listen to!!
I especially enjoyed the ‘tea’ conversation at the end of the book recording, it was a joy to hear Moth’s voice too. It wouldn’t have the same effect on paper, thank you Audible!!

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Third in the series and not disappointed

Thoroughly enjoyed this chapter of Ray & Moth’s life.
Was captivated from start to finish and especially enjoyed their “tea chat” at the end.

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With thanks

I know your stories will stay with me for a life time. There are messages entwined that resonate and comfort. Thank you.