This is probably the best book I've listened to on audible so far. It's such a wonderful story of growth and her determination through her journey is very inspiring.
If you're feeling down and helpless about life, this book really helps put things into perspective and shows how you can pull yourself out of whatever hell you're experiencing.
I'm going to listening to it over and over again.
This book changed my life and I can only wonder how many countless times I will return to Strayed words for guidance in my life
For me, this book is a story of hope. Proof that we can all change, no matter what we've done. I read this book in print a couple of years ago, but I enjoyed the audio version as well.
It is among the top five. Once I reconciled the "old" voice to the young woman she was representing, I was in; hook, line and sinker. Here life was a far cry from mine but I was able to relate to many aspects of her struggles and the narrative really took me there with her.
There were many, a few that stand out would be Cheryl's encounter with the two men when she was alone and also the ending. I like a "look back" when it's a true story.
Old (lol, sorry), melodious (once you are used to it), engaging
I listen on my commute and I found myself actually looking forward to it, just to be able to be drawn into her world for a bit.
I didn't know if i was going to like this book as it's very different from what i would actually read. However i found that listening to a story allows me to appreciate different genre's then i normally would. Once i became familiar with the narrator I was submerged into the story, at times forgetting it was a telling and instead able to "see" what was happening. I always find that a mark of a good storyteller, the ability to immerse yourself into the book. I'm not a hiker so I didn't have much to compare it to but it did make great parallels into things in my own life and i found ways to relate to Cheryl and appreciate her journey, both the internal and external. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and was sad when it was done.
Struggle, Grit, Realization
I would highly recommend this book. I feel like there are few perspectives on the female experience on long distance hiking.