I was very disappointed that this book wasn't narrated by the author. The narrator was shrill and very hard to listen to. She was a very poor choice for an audio book in my opinion.
The concept of mixing the present with lots of flashbacks sounded unappealing to me, but Cheryl Strayed did an amazing job of tying her story together. Instead of coming out jumbled, each look into her past only digs deeper into who she is as a woman. A great listen for anyone who enjoys a strong female lead who can admit she isn't always right or prepared.
No, I don't think Bernadette did a great job giving emotion. Voices of other characters all sounded the same. When Cheryl wrote that she sang or chirped or shouted or growled, Bernadette still carried the same voice.
Cheryl, of course
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The peace, the solitude, and the triumph of the hike are why I purchased this book. They are also why I enjoyed every minute of it. Though or life stories and our views on the world couldn't be more different, I felt a kinship with her as she made her way up the PCT. I even to my first solo hike in 30 years.
interesting, engaging, realistic
It was extremely engaging and made you feel like you really knew the character
When her mother passed away I found this scene to be so real that I felt like I could really relate to her pain.
Both. I laughed, cried, and felt anxious for her at times.
Great read and movie!
I'm glad I read this book and would rate it 3.5 stars. It's a beautifully written account of the narrator's journey along the PCT (and a touching reflection on the events that preceded her hike). However, I have to say that I didn't find the story incredibly interesting. I feel guilty admitting that because it's clear that the journey was very personal, and the book is written so well. I just don't really identify with Cheryl. I don't usually pick up memoirs about self discovery (I probably should, so I gave this one a shot in attempt to branch out), but I'd recommend this book to anyone who does.
In short, I liked this, but I didn't love it.
I love to read & in today's busy world I love to listen to books as well - Mystery, Business, Self-Dvlpmnt, Chick-lit! Can do 2 thngs @once!
the narrator did a pretty good job changing the tone, etc when Cheryl met the various people on the trail. I thought that made each one interesting. I liked the very end... wrapped everything up nicely.
inspiring - proves a person can do what they set their mind to, even when it is not easy.
This audio book was fantastic. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that needs an uplifting story in their life. I drew a lot of inspiration from listening to this book!
What s great book. I really felt like I was along for the trip. Excellent story and performance.