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.
We weren't super impressed with the narrator- the character in the book is a young woman finding herself and the narrator reading it sounded like an older woman. It made the story hard to believe.
Don't really have one, but did appreciate her mental ebb and flow while on the trail. Felt that was pretty accurate.
The pointless exagerations. Everything was larger than life. There was a sex scene early on that came out of no where, pretty much for no reason. Just make it less bullshit, more realistic, maybe some adventure.
Just a chick flick/book. Not my thing.
Definitely! Great story. Cheryl takes you along on her journey. An escape but also prompts you to think about your own life.
Great to get some book recommendations as a part of the story!
This might be more appealing to younger listeners.
I was hoping for more description of the hiking experience and not so much reflection on resolving personal demons and extended flashbacks.
The narrator was adequate but a little monotonous.
Perhaps this book would appeal to twenty-somethings seeking to find their way in the chaos of modern living.
Just a Northern MN girl in love with books...so much that she shares her passion. Teaching is NOT just a career; it is a choice and calling
Yes...a great story of a young woman's hero journey.
Well, Cheryl was it. Obviously.
The flashback Cheryl has about putting down her mother's horse was potentially the most emotional scene I have ever listened to. I am not a big horse fan, but that storyline had my bawling!
This book was enjoyable but was spoiled by far too much profanity to no effect.
At times it seemed a little like "Crime and Punishment" -- watching someone destroy their life.
But, I was uplifted by what she found on the PCT and it was good to see REI get its rightful plaudits.