A mostly believable tale of two oddly-coupled hikers hiking the Appalachian Trial (at least some of it). I enjoyed the witty dialogue and funny situations of these two hikers. The narrative alternates between the hiker story and chapters on various topics, related (if only remotely) to hiking. This book started nice but then changed into something more like a magazine with off-topic articles. To me these off-topic articles did not incorporate well with the main story. I probably would have appreciated the abridged version of this book much better.
I thoroughly enjoyed A WALK IN THE WOODS. I found myself taking longer than usual walks at lunch so I can listen to the book longer. I also noticed people looking at me funny when I would laugh out loud while listening to the book on my lunch hour. I highly recommend the book.
A really great book on the experience on the AT with a lot of interesting info about the trail , geology,flora,fauna and habitat. Loved the environmental impacts being explained and his very dry sense of humor.
Great narration, great story with bits and pieces of interesting historical information of the trail all woven together beautifully. This is the second time I've listened.
Katz constantly ditching gear.
As usual with a Bryson book, you are taken to a place that is described in such detail that you feel like you were there. Also, the mix of humor and tons of background facts makes for an enriching read.
This book, as well as The Thunderbolt Kid and A short History of Nearly Everything, is probably the pinnacle of the Bryson book line.
If you live the outdoors you will enjoy this book immensely. And even if you don't, it is a unique and compelling glimpse into the world of hiking the AT.