Wild is the first audiobook I have listened to.
What Cheryl Strayed lacked in common sense she made up for in persistence, spunk, courage and a never give up attitude!
Cheryl Strayed was 26 when the story took place and the narrator's voice sounded older which I found took me out of the story at times.
I listened to this on a road trip to the Pacific Northwest that took me to many of the same places that the author visited. As much as I wanted to listen to it all at once, it was nice to savor it.
This is a great story about growing up, self discovery, and going on a brave (and sometimes foolish) journey.
Man oh man. By the time I only had 4 hours to go I was done. Strayed seemed to just be reliving the same experiences over again in different places and trying to find new metaphors in order to reach the exact same epiphany. Too much time is spent on her mother in the beginning instead of mixing it in like strayed does with other moments from her life. Finishing this audiobook felt like walking my own never ending pacific crest trail. Not to say that I didn't hate it. I just wish the storytelling would have been able to do justice to the story.
Overall I enjoyed the story of Wild, but I abandoned the book about halfway through and decided to try to finish it a month or so later. It took a while for me to really start enjoying it. Part of the reason was I didn't enjoy Bernadette Dunne's narration of the story. She wasn't believable when it came to narrating the story. I feel that I would have probably enjoyed the book more had I read it myself.
I love reading for pleasure and obtaining new insights. Audible is perfect for me /visual issues. Thanks listeners for helpful reviews!
This is one of those rare pieces of literature you will always remember , Cheryl Strayed has written a book that should be read by all, young or old
Just trying to find my next great read
The narrator sounded like a 70 year old woman. I wish publishers would put more effort into thinking about the "voice" they choose to narrate a story.
The moments she was with her mother at the hospital and taking care of her.
I found Cheryl Strayed's story interesting, but I have to say there were times I thought about DNFing the book. It was hard for me to empathize with her. The drug use and her sexual activities. I felt at times all she thought about was sex. Every man she met, she thought about how attractive he was and other things too. It became too much at times. I felt like every chapter entailed a story about a man. I know this was supposed to be her journey and how she had to grow and what she had to learn (mostly learn not to have sex with every man she met). But it was too much at times for me.
Learned. Something. New.
If you love true stories about the human condition and like to learn something when you read, this book is a must read. It is a relatively quick read that kept the reader engaged and wanting to read more. I also judge a book by the following standard: Do I want it to keep going or am I ready for it to end? I wanted this book to tell more about Cheryl's life.
Really enjoyed the stories from the trail, the people, the experiences.
When I looked at reviews of the movie -- I know I don't need to see it as it seems to highlight the personal stories off the trail - sex, drugs.