A Long Way Home

Version: Unabridged
Author: Saroo Brierley
Narrator: Vikas Adam
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: June 2014
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 30 minutes
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At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.

Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.

A Long Way Home is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.

“An incredible story.”—BBC

Reviews (2)


Written by Leslie D on September 3rd, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Could not put the book/audilbe down, listened to it all day while I cleaned the garage....forgot I was cleaning. :-) It was hard to wipe the tears with dirty hands, it was one of those memoirs that you wanted to find the author and his parents just to give a big hug.

Written by Shannon G on April 1st, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Great story!

Author Details

Author Details

Brierley, Saroo

When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost birthplace half a world away, his story made global headlines. That story is being published in several languages around the world and is currently being adapted into a major feature film. Brierley was born in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India. He currently lives in Hobart, Tasmania.