After the death of his beloved wife, after the loss of his advertising business to his once-trusted partner, after bankruptcy forced him from his home, Alan Christoffersen is a broken man. Leaving everything he knows, he sets out on an extraordinary cross-country journey; with only the pack on his back, he is walking from Seattle to Key West - the end of the map.
Along the way, Alan begins to heal, meeting people who teach him lessons about love, sacrifice, and forgiveness. But in St. Louis, Alan faces another life-changing crisis, and now the journey is in jeopardy.
©2013 Richard Paul Evans (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio
I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!
This book is the fourth in a 5-book series--
I discovered this series with book one--The Walk--and did not realize it was a series at that time. Once I found that there were four more books, I read all four without straying to any other books in between. That's unusual for me--I don't think I've ever read any of my series books back-to-back! I had no desire to leave Alan Christofferson's world while there were still Miles to Go (whoops--that was Book #2!!).
I highly recommend this book, but even more, I recommend reading/listening to the series in order. Enjoy--
love to read and love audio books!Favorite authors: Marcia Willett,Nevil Shute,Mary Stewart,and Jacqueline Winspear. I could go on and on but wont bore you! I belong to a book group and we often" Listen" to the books we have selected for the month while using a paper copy for the discussion notes. It really enhances the quality of the story.
Sometimes a story theme weakens as the series continues and by the time you reach book three or four you lose interest. This is not the case in the series "The Walk" by Richard Paul Evans. The journey continues across country with new twists and turns as Alan Christoffersen meets a new challenge head on . I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Of course the narration is excellent as the Author is the best one to read his own work with all the emotion and voice inflection needed to carry the story.
I loved this fourth installment of The Walk series and can't wait for the next one, which I imagine will be the end of the series. The characters he meets along the way are my favorite part of the stories.
I strongly suggest starting with the first book The Walk and hearing them all in order. By the time you reach this one, Step of Faith, the characters will be like old friends.
I could not stop until I reached the end.
The author is magnificent. Great stories with hidden meanings which speak to everyone.
Never read the print version
Ranks right up there.
No but so what?
Loved the series - I don't care if there have been others similar to it. I just really like this kind of story.
The reasoning of the main character to walk across the country was unbelievable to me. What was the point? Realizing that he's had a brain tumor and his father and two women who love him, fails to change his mind for the 'walk.,' made me less sympathetic to his 'cause.' Okay, he was devoted to his wife and mourned her passing But, she'd urged him to go on with his life if anything happened to their relationship. His father beggeed him to give up his strange obsession to walk across the country using a credit card and depending on the elements and the kindness of strangers. More descriiption was given to his daily menus than his purpose in life. I kept wanting to find some purpose in this story. But, all I ended up with, was just one more ideological theory about God and the bible. Religion took over several chapters of this book and only tried to serve as one man's theory about God. It was boring and pathetic The end just left the door open for yet another book with no end in sight. I'm sorry that I wasted my time.
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