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Wild Audiobook

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

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Publisher's Summary

Wild is a powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an 1100-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe - and built her back up again.

At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

Strayed faced down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

©2012 Cheryl Strayed (P)2012 Random House

What the Critics Say

“No one can write like Cheryl Strayed. Wild is one of the most unflinching and emotionally honest books I've read in a long time. It is about forgiveness and grief, bravery and hope. It is unforgettable.” (Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle)

“While reading Cheryl Strayed’s stunning book about her arduous solo journey along the Pacific Crest Trail, I kept asking myself - what would I do if I were stripped bare of everything - money, job, community, even family and love? Thoreau once said, ‘In wildness is the preservation of the world.’ For Strayed, it is clear that in wildness was the preservation of her soul. She reminds us, in her lyrical and courageous memoir Wild, of what it means to be fully alive, even in the face of catastrophe, physical and psychic hardship, and loss." (Mira Bartók, author of The Memory Palace)

“Cheryl Strayed can sure tell a story. In Wild, she describes her journey from despair to transcendence with honesty, humor, and heart-cracking poignancy. This is a great book.” (Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia and Seeking Peace)

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    Glorianne 02-16-15
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    "Eye Opener Into Your Life"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it is inspiring and thought provoking about who you really are.


    What does Bernadette Dunne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The feeling and reality


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    One more chance to be you


    Any additional comments?

    I felt her pain and gain. I realized it before she did and wanted to encourage her. Cheryl did not disappoint me.

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    Linda Phoenix, AZ, United States 02-15-15
    Linda Phoenix, AZ, United States 02-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book"
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    I saw the movie then read the book. For the first time I can say that the movie is as good, if not better then the book.

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    Cathy Abrahamson PALO ALTO, CA, US 02-15-15
    Cathy Abrahamson PALO ALTO, CA, US 02-15-15 Member Since 2010

    i love books

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    "A fantastic journey "

    A wonderful book very well written Loved it funny exciting and worth every minute. One of my favorites for the year

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    Sylvana Siegel Albuquerque, NM 02-14-15
    Sylvana Siegel Albuquerque, NM 02-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Life's lessons"

    Cheryl is so generous to share her personal story. Overcoming her fears in the wilderness with her strength of character is truly a lesson to consider when fear stops me in my tracks. Thank you!

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    Christina Lawson Oakland, California 02-14-15
    Christina Lawson Oakland, California 02-14-15
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    "It's OK"

    I liked the narrator. The story held my interest; even my husband was intrigued enough to finish out the story with me. The solid character development is what propelled me to finish listening; I longed for her to come full circle into her own. She does just that by the end of her journey.

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    Sonya 02-14-15
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    "Awesome story about finding yourself."

    Everything happens for a reason trust the process and In something bigger then yourself a must read life is short

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    Bren Denver, CO 02-11-15
    Bren Denver, CO 02-11-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Redundant Writing, but Meaningful Redemption"

    A little redundant in the writing, and the writing style seemed to almost try too hard. I thought the story was best toward the end; I had a hard time being patient with Cheryl. I was also very angry at the unnecessary and preventable suffering that Lady endured. That has haunted me for days. I admire the courage it took to do something so physically challenging, how that revealed the even more challenging inner work of Cheryl, and the vulnerability she displayed into to becoming healthy and transformed.

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    MTAbear 02-10-15
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    "Great Read- Makes Me Want to Hike and Find Myself"

    Great Read
    The story was inspiring without being cliche.
    I want to go on my own journey to find myself. Before reading this story I didn't realize that I could use a journey of self discovery; but I could.

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    Whitney T. 02-10-15
    Whitney T. 02-10-15
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    "Wonderful story"

    Simple wonderful. Can connect and relate on more levels then one. Loved her story. Makes me want to hike the trail myself or to have a type of awakening she had.

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    Kyle W Smith 02-10-15
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    "powerful"

    inspirational story that will make you think about how the events in your life have shaped yourself.

    can't wait to see the movie

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