• Barefoot Pilgrimage

  • By: Andrea Corr
  • Narrated by: Andrea Corr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Irish Book Awards’ Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year.

Andrea Corr’s Barefoot Pilgrimage is a compelling and honest memoir.

In part, an exercise in coming to terms with and making sense of life and mortality following the loss of a beloved father; in part, a reflection on an unlikely journey with her siblings through the music industry; in part, a meditation on family, on music and on creativity; and, in part, a shout-out for love and for hope.

This is a very personal - at times very funny, at times deeply moving - book from an iconic figure in popular music.

©2019 Andrea Corr (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

One of Joseph O’Connor’s books of the year: "the work of a writer with a real feeling for language and the nuances of a story." (Sunday Independent)

"A singular voice that tells a tale both frighteningly honest and funny." (Liam Collins, Sunday Independent)

"A book that I really, really enjoyed – and that I was surprised by. It’s quite a literary memoir...an exercise in coming to terms with and making sense of life and mortality following the loss of her beloved father...a reflection on a journey with her siblings that most of us can’t even imagine through the music industry. It’s also musings and meditations on family, creativity and music. There’s a lot of love in it, and a lot of hope. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed it. [Corr has] a really unique voice." (Róisín Ingle, Irish Times Women’s Podcast)

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Uplifting and Interesting story

A wonderful story for any die-hard Corrs fan...Especially A

Andrea Corrs fan...And who isn't?




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Amazing

I'm love with this audiobook. Andrea corr knew how to express her feelings and make the reader feel it.

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A wonderful story told in a wonderful way.

I have all 3 versions of Barefoot Pilgrimage - hardcover, Kindle, and Audible, and Audible is my favorite! I love hearing the story told by Andrea in her own voice. it makes it come alive and more intimate, as if she's talking just to you. I love the stream of consciousness style it has, which makes the audible version the best fit. Although I'm familiar with a fair bit of what she writes about, hearing the sadness and loss of a brother she never got to know, five miscarriages and nearly dying in childbirth, makes you want to reach out, hug her, and tell her she is loved. She knows that, and that she is very blessed in many ways. The warmth, kindness, and compassion she possesses shine through brightly in hearing her tell her tale. thank you for sharing your story with us, Andrea!

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Brilliant narration, a joy to listen to!

Wow, I was not expecting to love this as much as I did. A beautiful string of stories about sorrow, love, and gratitude. Andrea is funny, insightful and moving. Her reading is especially wonderful - her accents, voices and emotions made the stories come alive. I’m so glad I decided to listen to the audiobook.


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Like nothing I have ever read

As a huge fan of the Corrs music, getting this book was a must. I then saw Andrea did a audio book version which was also intriguing. I wanted to read the book but I also wanted to hear the story from her. I tried something new to me and combined the two. The words jumped off the paper and came to life. Andrea made me laugh...she even made me cry. What a story of love. I always loved the music but now as I just finished the book am in awe of the person she is. So glad she did this. And the proudest I have ever been as a fan.

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Awsome book

Love it! There are so much love, pain, and struggle buti in the end we much always choose life and live with it.

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Absolutely Stunning

Heartbreaking, Heartwarming and absolutely stunning performance from Andrea Corr.
Her story, in her own words. Poetic and raw. I will listen again and again. Congratulations on a triumphant memoir.

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  • Catherine Damoulakis
  • 12-14-20

Really enjoyed the book

This is not a book if you want celebrity gossip. It is rather more about a normal family that manages to then make extraordinary music. For much of the book their lives sound so similar to those of normal people. I enjoyed it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-16-20

Beautifully spoken words from Andrea

I have loved this lady from being a boy, having her speak these words is like a reunion, like how have you been getting on Andrea!

Mummy I think Michael Jackson has got the hiccups.

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  • E. O'Callaghan
  • 03-21-20

Very good

Perhaps better to read a physical copy as its quiet a poetic book and I wonder if some of that gets lost when listening, even though it's beautifully read by Andrea Corr.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-17-20

Beautiful, the 1st book I’ve read after the death.

The first book I’ve read since the death of my mum 6 weeks ago.

At times incredibly upsetting, balanced with some lovely stories.

I enjoyed it alot.

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  • LadyV
  • 11-24-19

Beautiful

As a fan of Andrea’s since I was about 14 I’m so glad I listened to her read it. I’ve laughed and cried. Some things I knew well and some I was in shock to hear. I love her like family. Even if you didn’t grow up wanting to be Andrea Corr like me this book is beautiful, and hurts your heart in places.

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  • Roffie
  • 10-23-19

excellent book beautifully read.

loved it it is beautifully written and read. Touching and heartbreaking but also funny in parts. I would recommend to anyone not just Corrs fans.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-21-19

Heartbreaking and humorous

A heartbreaking and humorous memoir delivered to poignantly and poetically to make the listener feel you are right there.

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  • lena
  • 10-21-19

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beautiful
hope she keeps writting

why does review require 15 words?
I m not a man of words, more like a woman of feelings:)

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  • Damian
  • 10-20-19

Emotional, nostalgic and very very funny

Always been a Corrs fan and bring Irish this was a real trip down memory lane. Andrea is extremely witty (i was constantly have lol moments i was expecting) and it was also deeply moving and emotional at time..... she has a knack for really putting things into perspective and ultimately being grateful with how everything turned out. loved every second..... beautiful reading voice too, could definitely do more readings.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-18-19

Brilliantly narrated!

This was a a journey from a start to finish, animated brilliantly. A great story of an ordinary person who experienced an extraordinary life. Bravo. I will re read and re listen!

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