Yes, good if you want to hike the AT
Author's positive attitude
He sounds like a robot and has an annoying accent. Very dry and robotic.
Yes, up until the end.
The author should have ended the book a couple paragraphs after reaching Maine. He goes on and on with repetitive inspirational drivel. This ruins the effect of a good ending.
Yes, it's very funny and good writing.
Hard to say.
The title leads the reader to believe he/she will be reading about an epic trek on the Appalachian Trail. Rather, Bryson and Katz do only a fraction of the trail and wander off on other day hikes and trips talking more about them than the AT itself.
Bryson is funny, but has an annoying way of going into diatribes on the National Park Service and environmentalism. That's fine, but this book doesn't deliver as advertised about the Appalachian Trail.
I've read the book and listened to it as well. Both times, it was an "entertaining disappointment."
It feels as though Bryson had to write this one for his publisher and because he put so much time into his unsuccessful AT attempt.
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