Audible books when read by the author are my favorites. Just as songwriters do the best renditions of their own songs. The inflections and nuances are so natural with them.
I don't remember the titles but I've read about a couple of young women who hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, and also stories about walking across China. I am a real fan of the hiking stories, and plan to do the Pilgrimage of Santiago in Spain.
There were so many excellent scenes, and one that stands out is when AWOL sees the big tree root stretched across the trail, and believes that he has stepped high enough to get over it easily when his toe catches. His description of the cartwheeling arms and hiker poles flying when finally the toe is released was something that in many ways I could identify.
When AWOL stepped wrong on the rocks and broke his ankle...I've experienced similar, and know how discouraging it can be.
I truly enjoyed the fact that the AT wasn't romanticized, we experienced the hike warts and all.
This has been one of the best books I've listened to in quite a while. I am an avid audiobook listener, and this one kept me up late, and listening early as well! I gave it 5 stars on all levels, and am not often so generous. I've recommended it to at least a dozen people in the past few days, and will continue to do so.
Being inside Maggie's head was so interesting. I've enjoyed "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" and "The Art of Racing in the Rain" as they pertain to dogs and training. I enjoyed reading of the "trials" that Maggie was put through, and clearly the research that was done paid off in the details.
Andrews' inflection and tone both are engaging and compelling. The "thumps" resonated with me.
Man and the amazing bond with his dog ...........far, far more than you might "Suspect"
I will read many more of his books....I have 2 waiting now.
The readers were so excellent, each one diverse.
Each had unexpected twists & well drawn characters.
Best I've heard, and I've heard plenty! Inflections superb, tone magnificent....very colorful, every one! I want more!
The "killer" and I'll say no more.
Listen, and be transported!
Loved the 'Butterfly effect
When the return to the altered present occurred..........the
Other than our hero, of course, it would have to be Sadie! Love interest and very believeable.
Of course: the finale dance!
I gave a book report to my reading group last evening about 11 22 63. It was well received, and I know several will also be enjoying it as well!
If you want action, this is the story for you! Never a dull moment.............it'll keep you interested all the way!
I've read him before, and enjoyed his work.this is no exception!
Having read all but one of her books, I was eager to read this one. Somehow, I have struggled through..hoping that "something would happen".
Certainly beautifully written, but for me--disappointing.
Maybe next time.
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