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A Walk in the Woods | [Bill Bryson]

A Walk in the Woods

After 20 years in Britain, Bryson returned to the U.S. and decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. This is his humorous, inspiring account.
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"Not long after I moved with my family to a small town in New Hampshire, I happened upon a path that vanished into a wood on the edge of town." So begins Bill Bryson's hilarious book, A Walk in the Woods. Following his return to America after 20 years in Britain, Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. The AT, as it's affectionately known to thousands of hikers, offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes - and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to test his own powers of ineptitude, and to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson's acute eye is a wise witness to this fragile and beautiful trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America's last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, a lament, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods is destined to become a modern classic of travel literature.

©1998 Bill Bryson; (P)1998 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.

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    Fran Silt, CO, USA 06-11-04
    Fran Silt, CO, USA 06-11-04 Member Since 2001
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    I love this guy! I love this narration and I am buying all his audiobooks available. I recommend any and all of his writings to everyone.....

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    Andrew Hammond, WI, USA 06-03-04
    Andrew Hammond, WI, USA 06-03-04
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    "Something Different....and entertaining"

    Looking for something "different"....and entertaining ? Then "A Walk in the Woods" is for you. All of Bill's books are easy listening and really make the time fly by....and you learn something about the places he visits too!

    If your tired of self help, political *&^^% and murder mysteries give Bill a try!

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    Pankaj Jersey City, NJ, USA 01-27-04
    Pankaj Jersey City, NJ, USA 01-27-04
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    "Good book - worth reading"

    I would recommend this book for an easy spirited reading. This book is interesting and based on the authors own real-life experience. Good reading and gives a lot of interesting information about hardships that can come accross in life in forests etc.

    Its a good book. Gets a bit boring in between and can feel outstretched a bit.

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    reggie p PA 12-09-03
    reggie p PA 12-09-03 Member Since 2006

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    "Bryson will spoil you"

    This book was loads of fun to listen to. It taught me much about the Applachian Trail and hiking in the most enjoyable way possible. I have spent some time in the woods myself and so could relate to many of the experiences he described so hilariously. I love Bill Bryson's sense of humor and his narration can't be beat. If only all audiobooks were this good.... The only problem I have with his books is that he sets the bar too high and it spoils you for other books.

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    Michael Chico, CA, USA 11-21-03
    Michael Chico, CA, USA 11-21-03
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    "Entertaining"

    A stimulating and thoughtful story. I thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail a while back and so Bryson brings back old memories. He does overstate the risk of bears and other animal risks, for entertainment effect, presumably. The most serious risks, as always, are hypothermia, creek-crossings, and snow storms. A good tale nontheless.

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    Christopher Madison, WI, USA 11-13-03
    Christopher Madison, WI, USA 11-13-03 Member Since 2010
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    "Listen to that voice"

    AHHHHH Bryson, my favorite writer, although ironically I'm never read any of his stuff. I say, Why deprive yourself of his voice, a pleasant mix of british and American, with a nice bass tone. I listen to his cd's over and over again, and I encourage others to do the same. Although his two most recent novels are excellent, it is "A Walk in the Woods" that contains the most Bryson, shown most excellently over his dialogue with "Kats." After listening to this book, don't be surprised if you feel the need to hike a bit of the Appallacians.

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    Robin port matilda, PA, USA 11-12-03
    Robin port matilda, PA, USA 11-12-03
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    "Very entertaining"

    Great book - I was sorry to have it end. Although I'm sure it would also be good to read, it was especially enjoyable listening to Bill Bryson's narration. Highly recommended.

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    Bucky in Prescott Prescott, AZ United States 11-10-03
    Bucky in Prescott Prescott, AZ United States 11-10-03 Member Since 2014
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    Extremely well written, very entertaining. Highly recommended.

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    Krispian 10-15-03
    Krispian 10-15-03 Member Since 2013

    The more you love books... the more books you love!

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    "What An Enjoyable"

    What promised to be a narrative of a simple "walk in the woods" ends up delivering much more. This book is full of Bryson's charm and wit as he leads the reader into interesting anecdotes and little-known lore about the "AT." Makes me want to go hiking.

    What a great introduction to Bryson - I'm buying more of his books.

    Highly recommended!

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    Bill West Bloomfield, MI, United States 07-04-03
    Bill West Bloomfield, MI, United States 07-04-03 Member Since 2001
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    "Relaxing"

    I looked at this title a few times before I purchased it. Great story teller. Perfect for a cross country flight I took recently.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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