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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:

10h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:15

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:22


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:38


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:36


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:21


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:26


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:34


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:52


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:06


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:41


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:28


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:40


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:56


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:54


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:12


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:28


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:39


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:34


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:13


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:08


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:52


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:54


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:29


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:35


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:46


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:22


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:57


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:01


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:45


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:06


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:04


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:43


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:47


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:50


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:11


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:50


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:20


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:32


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:29


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:11


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:28


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:40


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:46


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:56


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:00


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:43


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:05


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:07


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:26


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:00


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:54


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:22


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:37


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:18


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:12


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:03


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:17


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:13


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:37


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:08


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:21


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:12


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:34


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:47


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:07


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:51


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:39


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:49


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:30


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:21


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:11


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:07


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:41


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:31


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:28


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:24


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:48


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:11


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:17


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:59


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:22


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:12


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:12


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:42


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:48


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:55


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:00


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:25


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:11


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:24


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:07


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:33


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:22


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:25


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:38


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:01


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:32


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:32


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

00:26