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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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    Chelsea Higbea 01-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Inspiring"

    I loved this book. Hits on all your emotions. This book was a great read/listen. The story will stick with me for years. I've just finished and am think of starting it over again already.

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    Ge99231 01-28-15
    Ge99231 01-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great journey!"

    Excellent journey and it was a joy to hike along. Well written and reminds me of many other journeys taken

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    Amazon Customer 01-28-15
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    "Nothing Special"

    There are far better trail stories available.
    This one is no different from others and I wish I had spent my time with those.

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    Hanna Gould 01-28-15
    Hanna Gould 01-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Slow read, but good story of life & struggle."

    While the story was good, the author over explained everything. There was no room for the reader/listener to have any wonder, leave any room for thought or question. I'll see the movie, hoping it takes out so much thought process given.

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    Elie 01-28-15
    Elie 01-28-15

    Elie Suida

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    "Entertaining"

    As a grandmother of 3 young boys and having raised my family in the great outdoors, hiking, camping, fishing etc, I found this story amazing she actually survived! There are a lot of scary things in the wild. Preparation is imperative! She was ill prepared but preserved and made it through. Humans are the scariest things in the forest! I applaud her effort and her healing (including her feet).

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    Bookworm 01-26-15
    Bookworm 01-26-15

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great adventure"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Great example of a memoir that is entertaining and full of adventure.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cheryl


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, but I looked forward to picking it back up each time.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. Reminds me of Walk Across America. Only portion I didn't enjoy and added no value to the book was the killing of her mothers horse.

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    John D. 01-26-15
    John D. 01-26-15
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    "Disappointed"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Ugh, I totally wanted to enjoy this book because the movie received such rave reviews. That said, I thought the narration was a disaster. I am returning this book because I just can't bear to listen to it. I lasted until about chapter 3 and finally gave up. Here's the thing though, the narrator is a lovely performer with a nice voice and excellent pronounciation. She just doesn't fit the role AT ALL.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    New narrator


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I don't know the author, but I know how she describes herself in this book is completely opposite of how the narrator sounds. I expect her to sound rough around the edges, informal, emotional even. This woman sounds like she's approaching 60 and meets the ladies for high tea every afternoon. Another reviewer said they like to have the narration remind them of how it would sound in their head if they themselves were reading it. I agree. I felt like I was being read to and my storyteller was just worried about ennuciation and pronunciation. I'm going to read it on my own.


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    Kelly Anne Russell 01-25-15
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    "A life Journey"

    Wild was a story of a young girl trying to find herself after the loss of her mother.
    It was inspirational, sad, and full of suspense. I only wished for more information and story telling about the trail. Had a lot of family drama compared to a journey taken on the PCT.
    The narrator did a fantastic job of story telling.

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    Katie 01-23-15
    Katie 01-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Such a Great Story"
    What made the experience of listening to Wild the most enjoyable?

    I loved the amazing story of Cheryl's journey. I felt like I was right there with her experiencing it all.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of them


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    Elizabeth 01-22-15
    Elizabeth 01-22-15
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    "Decent book, terrible narrator."
    Would you be willing to try another one of Bernadette Dunne’s performances?

    No. Her voice/style absolutely do not fit the author and tone of this book. It's uncomfortable to listen to, and I couldn't finish it. Her portrayal of dialogue in the story is forced, artificial, and ultimately offensive. I think she's trying to fake an accent she imagines to be western? Yikes. That's enough, Ms. Dunne.


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