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'm not sure whether it's the writing, the narrator, or both. But I am finding this book over the top melodramatic. I'm not finished yet but I don't expect much. My eyes are getting a lot of exercise from all the eye rolling.
The narrator reads in a slow dramatic voice as if the all the descriptive sentences are so amazingly thoughtful. Guess that's her job. She gave it her all.
the cover photo drew me in. But the story did not live up to the photo. I need characters I can like or relate to. Was missing that in this story.
I'm a big Downton Abbey fan so this book was fun to listen to. The story isn't as good as Downton and was rather predictable. I like Kate Morton's books and don't think this was one of her better ones. But if you like Downstairs/Upstairs dramas from England, you will find this entertaining.
Probably not - the story isn't strong enough.
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