Man oh man. By the time I only had 4 hours to go I was done. Strayed seemed to just be reliving the same experiences over again in different places and trying to find new metaphors in order to reach the exact same epiphany. Too much time is spent on her mother in the beginning instead of mixing it in like strayed does with other moments from her life. Finishing this audiobook felt like walking my own never ending pacific crest trail. Not to say that I didn't hate it. I just wish the storytelling would have been able to do justice to the story.
Overall I enjoyed the story of Wild, but I abandoned the book about halfway through and decided to try to finish it a month or so later. It took a while for me to really start enjoying it. Part of the reason was I didn't enjoy Bernadette Dunne's narration of the story. She wasn't believable when it came to narrating the story. I feel that I would have probably enjoyed the book more had I read it myself.
Really enjoyed the stories from the trail, the people, the experiences.
When I looked at reviews of the movie -- I know I don't need to see it as it seems to highlight the personal stories off the trail - sex, drugs.
After hearing such great things I was excited to listen to this. Unfortunately it was just alright. I didn't find myself excited to come back between sessions and while it wasn't bad, I could have done without.
For a story about a 26 year old woman I felt like the narrator was in her late 60's, which felt very off.
Probably, but I'll read it instead of listening to the audiobook.
This book was good it just feels a little long as an audiobook. It's a relatively short book, and it would have been better to read. Not as much action happens in the book as you'd expect, but it is a true story.
This story has haunted me more than I thought it would. I like these stories about people walking to find themselves. About her life, Cheryl doesn't pull any punches...at times extremely blunt, especially about how she thinks of love and relationships. At times I felt the back story was, at times, long winded. Here, at the end, I find myself thinking about it a lot, about Paul and all the people she met along the way, making me pause before starting the next book (which is unusual). I have a feeling that there's more to this story.