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The Long Road Home

Danielle Steel

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Bestselling novelist Danielle Steel takes us on a harrowing journey into the heart of America's hidden shame in a novel that explores the power of forgiveness, the dark side of childhood, and one woman's unbreakable spirit. From her secret perch at the top of the stairs, Gabriella Harrison watches the guests arrive at her parents' lavish Manhattan townhouse. At seven, she knows she is an intruder in her parents' party, in her parents' life. But she can't resist the magic. Later, she waits for the click, click, click of her mother's high heels, the angry words, and the pain that will follow. Gabriella already knows to hide her bruises, certain she is to blame for her mother's rage--and her father's failure to protect her. Her world is a confusing blend of terror, betrayal, and pain. Her parents' aristocratic world is no safeguard against the abuse that knows no boundaries, respects no person, no economic lines. Gabriella knows that, try as she might, there is no safe place for her to hide. Even as a child, her only escape is through the stories she writes. Only writing can dull the pain of her lonely world. And when her parents' marriage collapses, Gabriella is given her first reprieve, as her father disappears, and then her mother abandons her to a convent. There, Gabriella's battered body and soul begin to mend. Amid the quiet safety and hushed rituals of the nuns, Gabriella grows into womanhood in a safe, peaceful world. Then a young priest comes into her life. Father Joe Connors never questioned his vocation until Gabriella entered the confessional and shared her soul. Confession leads to friendship. And friendship grows dangerously into love. Like Gabriella, Joe is haunted by the pain of his childhood, consumed by guilt over a family tragedy, for which he blames himself. With Gabriella, Joe takes the first steps toward healing. But their relationship leads to tragedy as Joe must choose between the priesthood and Gabriella, and life in the real world where he fears he does not belong, and cannot cope. Exil

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tony Fusco

Length:

5h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:35

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

00:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:31


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:05


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:00


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

00:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:53


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:48


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

01:54


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

01:12


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:19


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

01:38


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:55


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:40


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

01:26


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:58


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:37


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:30


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:01


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:21


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:04


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:50


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

01:51


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:48


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:51


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:29


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

01:38


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:05


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:13


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:39


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:50


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:15


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

01:55


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

01:57


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:38


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:48


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

01:20


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:36


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

00:55


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:12


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:47


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

00:34


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

01:46


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

01:01


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

01:36


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

01:44


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:29


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

01:28


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:12


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

01:39


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:54


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

01:52


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

01:30


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

00:51


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:11


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:29


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:00


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

01:44


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

01:21


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:05


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

00:53


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:33


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

01:37


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:04


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:15


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:14


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

00:42


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

02:36


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

02:43


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

01:47


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:45


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:48


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

02:21


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:09


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:15


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:24


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

02:36


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:10


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

00:26