I'm an uber multi-tasker, who knits, listens to audible books, tells stories, designs and teaches.
A Walk in the Woods is one of the books that I'm so happy to have listened to. The narrators voice is playful and tongue in cheek. I always enjoy listening to Rob McQuay narrate. I have this niggly teasing thought in the back of my head that I would love to walk the Appalachian trail. At times the book is a little dark but mostly it is a really light hearted account of his journey and thoughts.
My favorite moments are his interactions with his walking companion - and how close the walk makes them despite their obvious differences.
I listened to it quite quickly but not all in one sitting. The narrators voice is so much fun that it lifted my mood to listen to him talk. It reminded me so much of the Vinyl Cafe radio stories (a canadian institution) that it really felt like coming home.
Absolutely positively entertaining
This is simply a great story infused with humor, history and thoughtful insights. Plus, the narrator did a brilliant job.
I liked the main character best, but loved it and and had to laugh every time Katz got a word in as well.
First, this would book would make for a great movie, and I'm beyond thrilled to see that this project is in the works. Nick Nolte is perfect for the part of Katz. Oh, as for a tag line?
"Another mountain. How many do you need to see?"
I enjoyed the personal story along with the facts about the Applachian Trail. The performer did a great job of reading this!
Retired Marine combat officer now enjoying life in Southwestern Wisconsin. With my wife, Crystal, we own and operate a portrait studio, True Lives Studio, in Bloomington, WI
I am a huge fan of Bill Bryson. His wit, his insights and style are amazing but this narration is disappointing. There is no depth or inflection...
The book. Read it and pass on this listen
Basically lik ehe read the phone book....boring
This is a great opportunity to use Audible's return policy
certainly one of if not the funniest book he's written. Home run here... Excellent job Rob McQuay. I'll listen to this again before the year is out.
I'm not sure that he can ever outdo "In The Home" or "A Short History of Nearly Everything", but very few authors could, so that's not exactly a knock. This is a fun, Sarah Vowell-esque look (or maybe Sarah Vowell is Bryson-esque, I don't know) about walking the Appalachian Trail. Now I feel like I kind of want to walk this walk just to prove that I am more MANLY than Bryson. Sadly, I don't have a buddy from an earlier book I can re-acquaint myself with and con into taking along with me.
There were multiple. When he is in the parking lot, looking at a nearby hill. That whole scene.
These questions are pretty strange and don't have much to do with the audiobook 's quality.
I read the book to prepare for hiking the AT next year. It was informational, especially regarding the historical information about the trail and related fields.
Bryson narrates the abridged audiobook, which is a bit strange, while Rob narrated this one. He did a good job of capturing the emotions.
I was surprised how much humor Bryson used, and because of this, the book was phenomenal. A great writer.
The events in the story were not amazing or inspiring - just one mans story about his trip. I laughed a few times and listened to the entire book, but I wouldn't recommend it or listen to it again.
You can't change his experience - there just wasn't very much to maintain my interest. I kept listening hoping something amazing would happen...
This is the first of his books I've listened to.
No, not really.
I've wanted to read this for a while. Glad I listened rather than read it because Bryson's lengthy descriptions of statistics and history of the AT may have caused me to doze if reading - but listening, I was able to stay with him and also know that if I got distracted, I didn't miss too much. That isn't to say his historical data wasn't wonderful, it was. Enjoyed the narrator as well. loved his voice for the friend of Bill.
Read this with Wild - a very different type of book about walking the Pacific Coast Trail.
I have listened to this over 5 times now. There is always something you have missed before. Its my go to listen again when I am waiting on another credit for my account!
Being a current Boy Scout leader and Having hiked the AT many times myself, I can so relate to this book. It encompasses just about every situation that you would run into on a hike. Its forays into facts about the AT is very informative as well...