I was interested in reading this book before seeing the movie after hearing and reading such rave reviews of the book. After I finished the book I kind of wondered where the time went and where everyone saw the hype.
I felt that the story was slightly dull and carried on about things that weren't going to "make" the story. I loved learning about Cheryl's life and her relationships (specifically, the one with her mother) but, when it came to the actual hiking and traveling, not so much. The story was predictable. I just felt that with every struggle there was a less exciting solution. I couldn't tell if the book itself lacked in excitement or if it was the narrator. I do not think that what Cheryl did was easy by any means, I just felt as though the hype around the book inflated my expectations of her journey.
Adding to why I felt it was disappointing, her voice was very bland which could have led me to think the story was duller than it truly was had I read it on my own. Monotoned through the whole story.
I am still interested in seeing the movie. The book has some wonderful highlights and I am curious to see how they have transferred it from book to cinema.
Brutally honest journey!
how brave she was and how life did not get her down.
She made you feel like you were there.
Already a film....so.....??
This was such a great book to listen to while walking...especially when you were going up hills and Cheryl was too..you then felt like..well, I can do this...she's doing THAT!
I really enjoyed listening to this book. Knowing that this was a true story, that Cheryl had gone threw all of the things she shared in the story was so inspirational. I only hope that I will one day accomplish something so amazing!!
A great memoir. Cheryl is very admirable. I thought this was a fantastic journey of self-discovery. Looking forward to the film very much!!!
I totally enjoyed listening to Wild. I loved the narrator and felt like I was on the journey with Cheryl.
Inspiring story. I wish I had been warned at how many Times the "F" word was used before hand. Not something I could listen to in the car while carpooling kids around...but overall great story and great narration.
Narrator did a great job, but, the story was about someone in her 20's and the reader made it found like she was 50 plus. Distracting from a great story. Inspirational !