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AWOL on the Appalachian Trail Audiobook

AWOL on the Appalachian Trail

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Publisher's Summary

In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to hike 2,172 miles of the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller’s account of this thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. Listeners are treated to rich descriptions of the Appalachian Mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the rewards of taking a less conventional path through life. While this book abounds with introspection and perseverance, it also provides useful passages about hiking gear and planning. This is not merely a travel guide; it is a beautifully written and highly personal view into one man’s journey and the insights gained by abandoning what is comfortable and routine.

©2011 David Miller (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"David Miller’s AWOL makes you feel the pain and joy of an Appalachian Trail thru-hike.... In vivid colors, David paints a picture of his memorable journey." (Larry Luxenberg Director of the Appalachian Trail Museum)

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    oree crittenden 05-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "walking thru the theater of the mind,"

    as the author regales us with tales of the Lush views it forces the farthest reaches of the Mind to use its color palettes to create the vision the words bring to mind. light-hearted anecdotes be speckle the journey as one man soldiers on ignoring the mounting tiny injuries that may sum up to a hike ending disappointment.

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    Janet 05-29-16
    Janet 05-29-16
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    "Find Me in the Woods"

    This book inspired me. David Miller's narration of his through hike on the Appalachian Trail is so filled with detail that I was astonished that he was able to get any actual hiking done.

    I can't wait for my turn on the AT.

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    Jeremy 05-25-16
    Jeremy 05-25-16 Member Since 2012
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    "I loved everything about this book!!!"

    The story was absolutely incredible I didn't want it to end. David Miller's style of writing is incredible it made the trail come alive for me. Before I started this book I knew almost zero about that Appalachian Trail. Now I've been researching it and it's on my bucket list.

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    Amazon Customer 05-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "nice factual read"

    nice accompanying read to most trail guides. insightful and good to set expectations for any thru hike

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    Jim Neely 05-21-16
    Jim Neely 05-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "just OK"

    As a potential AT hiker, I found much of the info worthwhile but there was not much interesting in the narrative of AWOL's (the author's trail name) trek.

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    Tanya J. Finch Cooperstown, NY 05-21-16
    Tanya J. Finch Cooperstown, NY 05-21-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Toying with the idea"

    This book was fantastic overall, his flow and speech were great - the topic, of course, was something I am interested in.
    As an overweight, middle aged woman who works too much and enjoys too little- I felt that despite the rigors and trials of the trail life, it will be something I would do.
    I have taken up enormous challenges in my life , and I believe that this is encouragement to continue to believe in myself, and my capabilities.

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    alesawest San Pedro 05-20-16
    alesawest San Pedro 05-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "hike it because it's there"

    Cool story loved the antidotes and tidbits. Engaging story overall and it definitely makes a person want to attempt this - although it's not the first time I've read about the AT.

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    Stephen Timmons 05-17-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Good book"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Story held my attention and I listen to it for long stretches of time because it was so interesting.

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    Amazon Customer 05-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Exceptionally Well Written"

    David Miller is not only an accomplished through hiker but a philosopher and educator too!

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    Kristin Wilson 05-10-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Informative, just not exciting"

    I purchased this book after listening to Wild, and though they both give you a lot of information about hiking these trails, I had a hard time wanting to finish this book. I felt like the reader sounded way older than I pictured the author to be. If you're interested in hiking the AT though, I think this book would be super helpful.

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