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Linda Ottey

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Gardnerville,NV | Listener Since 2007

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  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Cheryl Strayed
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3687)
    Performance
    (3252)
    Story
    (3266)

    At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

    FanB14 says: "Glad I Took the Trip"
    "Misleading Title"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Wild to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read print version


    Would you be willing to try another book from Cheryl Strayed? Why or why not?

    Yes ... seems to have led an interesting life


    What about Bernadette Dunne???s performance did you like?

    Very


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The description of putting on her backpack was hilarious


    Any additional comments?

    The book was much more about her time spent off the PCT and the people she met there than her actual hiking time , which was taken up with musings on her past and her mother's death. The title led me to assume the book would be about the author's wilderness experience on the trail itself and what she saw and felt in the mountains so I was disappointed in so much off-trail description , which was

    10 of 15 people found this review helpful

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