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.
One of the best books I've read/listened to in years.
Cheryl's grief hits home and the truth of how it hurts in ways you don't even realize is so very real. Then in the next moment, I'd be laughing through my tears.
Brave, inspiring, honest
The journey achieved its mission. Cheryl set out to "find herself". I never really understood how someone goes about doing that, and Cheryl did it in a way that the reader could feel her pain and subsequent success. My favorite part was probably the very end, when she talks about coming back for her wedding and to eat ice cream; a true sign of her healing.
Great reader. She brought the emotion and unique tones to each character.
A journey of self awareness
I lost my mom two weeks before my 15th birthday. I was heart broken and cried for a year, but I didn't fall apart the way Cheryl did. I think I found strength in the loss over time. I know my life would look very different if she was still here. I don't think I could hike more than a single day of any trail, but I became brave in other ways and independent in a way that helped with my work and relationship successes. I also want to thank Cheryl for her incredible openness. I'm not sure I would want my children knowing about all the bad behavior in my life.
What an emotional journey! This powerful story literally made me want to hike; like so many other items on the bucket list, I will hike however it won't be anything as WILD as the PCT!
The tail makes me want to go backpacking for week long stints until I can take enough time off work to disappear in the mountains for several months.