• Long Ride Home

  • A Cambio Springs Short Story
  • By: Elizabeth Hunter
  • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
  • Length: 46 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The first story in the new paranormal series by Elizabeth Hunter, author of the Elemental Mysteries.

Welcome to Cambio Springs. In this small desert town, secrets bubble up from the desert floor, and history is written on the canyon walls. Seven friends will gather at the crossroads, because in Cambio Springs everything - and everyone - changes.

Jena Crowe escaped the Springs 10 years ago. Now she's heading home with two boys to start a new life. With her husband's ghost keeping her company on the road, Jena will learn that moving back and moving backward aren't necessarily the same thing, and sometimes the places you try to escape are exactly where you need to fall.

Three nights to say good-bye. Three days to come to grips with the future. For Jena and her two sons, it's going to be a long ride home.

©2012 Elizabeth Hunter (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Introduction to series. Okay.

I bought this introduction after buying the first book in the series at the $4.95 sale. But, it wasn't essential to the series. And the series' main first book should be in the romance category, not sci-fi/fantasy.
Not continuing with the series, and might not finish the main first book of the series - the whole "shirtless-hot-sweaty-cowboy" romance thing isn't very sci-fi and there's just too much of that romance stuff in a juvenile young adult level of writing coming up in the main first book.
No Thanks.

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The prequel caught me, barely

Didn't capture me the way the Irin Chronicals or any of the Elemental Vampire series did, but it convinced me to try the first novel of this series.

I think I'd have been happier with a bit more of a road trip vibe.

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Not what I expected

There is a short story and there is this. The content wasnt bad but not worth the money spent. Im very disappointed this wasnt a opening dialog to a book vs a short story as this wasnt even a chapters worth of material.

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Read after book 1 in the series

An interesting and poignant short story of a mother and two sons on a car trip from Oregon into the Mojave Desert to her hometown of Cambio Springs. On the drive, she has conversations with her recently deceased husband, whose ashes she is bringing back with her.
I think this would be better appreciated after reading 1 or 2 of the regular books in this series.
Ivary does a decent job of narration.

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Short story

A very short story, but good. Worth the listen! Quick backstory into post Lowell life.

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  • 08-28-18

Meh

Glad I only used a coupon on this. Same narrator as other books and she’s good. It is a prelude to the first story but you don’t miss anything by not listening to this first. Depressing and not really worth a credit. Love the rest of the books in this series and the author in general.