What a dumb question.
Maybe Cheryl Strayed herself? I found Dunne's voice irritating, and her attempts to replicate male voices by going "gravelly" were really distracting.PS---the "who" in the question should be "whom"
I've been a fan of Strayed's for a while. Having backpacked portions of the trail she describes, I had to laugh at her naivete about how to prepare (I've been there!).
Never! This might just be the worst book I have ever read or listened to.
This is my first one and it was great!
I liked the lessons that Cheryl learned along her journey.
She did a great job telling the story. I felt like I was really listening to Cheryl tell it herself.
Mid-60s; love true stories of endurance.
at least she wasn't killed
the food she ate
couldn't believe how stupid she was
enjoyed it, overall
The writing was pedestrian at best. If I didn't know this book was written by the person the journey is about, I would have to assume she perished on the trail. Cheryl is a disgrace to everyone who enjoys, and is prepared for, the outdoors.
One of the books in my library that I haven't listened to yet.
The narrartor was perfectly fine.
I honestly could not believe how stupid the author was on her journey or how she ever convinved a publisher to sell this book.
Avoid this one at all cost. Waste of time.
Inspiring and Amazing
I would have liked to listen to it all at once however time did not allow.
A Great Book! I would never have the courage to do what Cheryl did - hike the Pacific Crest Trail all by myself. Being a native Oregonian, I could visualize many of the areas that she highlighted in her book from Northern Califonia all the way to The Bridge of the Gods. Deeply moved by the loss of her Mother and the situation where they let her Mother's horse, Lady, go.
If you are "thinking" about reading or listening to the book, Just Do It. You will be thankful you did.
captivating, honest and enticing
I did not want it to end I wanted her to keep walking and sharing her experiences.
Exciting, adventurrous, daring.
How real it was. Nothing sounded made up. It kept my attention the whole way through.
How well she could change her voice from each character. Fabulous job.
Yes. But that didn't happen.
Listen to it. Its great.
Yes. I heard about this book on Oprah's book club and found it to be fascinating as well as spiritual in ways you wouldn't think.
Yes, I virtually did listen to this book all in one sitting.
This is the first book I've read from Cheryl Strayed and listened to by Bernadette Dunne. At first it was a little disappointing that the author did not read the book herself. After seeing her on Oprah I hoped it was in her voice. Although after a while I really got into the book and the narrator who was speaking. I hope Cheryl writes another book and I will be reading more books narrated by Bernadette. I hope that they do come out with an abridged version at least with Cheryl reading the book though.
Mn transplant from california. Computer geek online seller, who loves hiking, hunting, sailing, singing and writing music.
The last half was the best, more adventure, suspense.
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Some inflection which was good.