Enjoying one good listen after the next!
Captivating, inspiring, heart-wrenching.
When Cheryl lost one of her boots over the mountain's edge.
Her sans-tent night by the reservoir when she was joined by hundreds of black frogs.
Yes -- I hated to have to stop listening. . . always anxious for the next chapters.
Enjoyed this story because of the stark reality of its origins.
The twin stories of the inner and the outer journey resonated with me. I've made similar life mistakes, faced similar dramas, and "walked it off" in my own way.
William Sullivan wrote a wonderful book about traversing Oregon's wilderness, "Listening for Coyote," but as wild and dangerous as that trip was, he was still a man. A woman traveling solo in the wilderness has more to consider and fear, which makes Strayed's courage all the more exceptional.
The way she initially loaded her pack and then couldn't lift it.
Her struggle to accept her mother's death and her reactions, from nostalgia and longing, to anger and repudiation were most touching.
I appreciated getting a good "reading list" from the book as well.
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The loss of her mom to cancer was very impactful.
She represented the main characters range of emotions over the years covered in the story.
I think I can, I think I can.
A compelling story, a quick listen, well told. It really is proof that one can do anything they set their mind to.
The main theme was about healing from loss and acceptance and moving forward with your life, which is good for everyone!
How she overcame difficult challenges and worked through her fears and pain on her journey.
How she worked through her pain from her mother's death.
I lost my family, friends and husband, but found myself.
I would Definetly NOT suggest this book to my teenage nieces. I understand that the story was based on Cheryl's losses, and how she learned to cope with them; and I can appreciate that. Since I'm over 50, the casual sex and drugs weren't a real big deal. But it is my hope, that is not how most of our children grow up these days; therefore I would not introduce them to that lifestyle by suggesting they read this book.
I came from the Mt. Hood area, and am a bit familiar with the trail down from Timberline; therefore I did enjoy the story. But thank goodness, I don't have a daughter willing to experience a trek like that Alone!
Although an interesting story,I became bored after I read about 40% of it. I understand and am empathetic to her life experiences, but the majority of us go on with our lives, and don't 'run away' or seek solace in drugs or destructive relationships. I felt this was the story of someone who chose to run away from life instead of facing it head on. I'm sure it may be of interest to others, but I've read better books.
It would depend upon the topic of the story line.
I don't know if I've heard others, but she was a wonderful performer, and I will look for her books again in the future.
I guess this book's story line just wasn't something that would interest me. I've always faced life events head on and never tried to escape from anything by "running away". I find that concept boring.
I will listen to Wild again as I am certain that it will be just as interesting every time
It's difficult to choose a favorite character, they were all fabulous in different ways.
I heard emotions that reading it wouldn't have given
Sometimes during a fabulous adventure what you really find is yourself
I liked how she was really honest about every aspect of her experience.
When she lost her boots but had the courage to go on.
She was a good narrator but I wish she had a "younger" sounding voice. The character in the book was 26 at the time but the audio performance sounded like an older woman. It just didn't match up.
no, I listen about 2 hours per day during my commute.
I had watched the video with Oprah before I bought the book. I was then unfortunately looking for the story about how she met her husband.
Perhaps. I found the story a little slow.
The narrator seemed to be stretching it when it came to expressing emotion....it often felt fake to me.
Despite my feedback, yes I did enjoy this book.
I realy wish the author had narrated it herself. Per the Oprah interview there are places that I think she's emphasize differently than the narrator did.