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.
"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)
I loved this book and I couldn't stop listening. The author paints a very vivid picture of his time spent hiking the trail and I could picture myself hiking right alongside him. The narrators voice is perfect with zero annoyance. I highly recommend this book.
If you liked the old Seinfeld TV show, you will like this book. Just as Seinfeld was a show about nothing, this is a story about nothing. Having said that I enjoyed it and listened to the end. Basically the author recount his 2000 mile walk along the AT. What he ate, who he met, where he slept and his blisters. No real life threatening bear attacks, no near death falls, no ghosts. Just a long walk but having said that, I like Seinfeld and I liked this book.
entertaining and honest recount of a difficult hike of the AT trail. I recommend it.
I loved it! I can't wait to listen to it again. I felt like I was on the trail with him. The narrator did an excellent job too.
Even tho Bryson is a better narrator than this book's narrator, I liked this book better than Bryson's "A Walk In The Woods". It may be that this book is more about the hike, the walk, the how it works, the ups and downs, and less about the personalities. Both books are good, but I liked this one better.
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