I loved it. I couldn't stop listening. I went out and bought a hard copy so that when the audio book finished now, I can go back and re-read, making notes in the margins and highlight important parts. What an amazing experience. Bernadette gives a great performance.
My heart alternately raced and slowed along with the story. I was there with her. Then sneaking off into the comforts of my life, quickly returning to hear more of the wild unraveling journey of boldness and naïveté. Delicious!
The first part of the book was a little difficult to stay interested. The last half was great. I love real stories and this book was definitely real. thank you Cheryl strayed for sharing your life on paper.
Sooo much better than the movie and I really liked the movie. It never lagged but carried you along as if you were walking beside her. What I missed in the Movie was the actual detail of her trip, both struggles and beauty. The book did not disappoint. It was all there raw and intimate.
This is at times a breath taking story of loss and a broken life made whole again through a journey. At times I felt as if I was with Cheryl on the trail. I could envision the high Serra's and the mojave desert as she made her pilgrimage. This is a classics story of loss and discovering that what we seek was inside all along.