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A Walk in the Woods Audiobook

A Walk in the Woods

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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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    Perry Fort Worth, TX, USA 10-01-08
    Perry Fort Worth, TX, USA 10-01-08
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    A very good book.

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    Cranberry 12-11-07
    Cranberry 12-11-07 Member Since 2010
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    "Gotta love Bryson"

    I can't imagine anyone narrating his books other than him. The book is great, the narration is great. When you see someone laughing at the stop light, they're probably listening to Bill Bryson.

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    John White Salmon, WA United States 11-16-07
    John White Salmon, WA United States 11-16-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Laugh Outloud"

    If you want a book that will make you laugh outloud, this is the one. Listening to this book was a fun experience and the descriptions of Bill Bryson's journey were so vivid I really could picture what his journey entailed. His sense of humor is wonderful and I look forward to listening to another of his books.

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    Linda K 09-24-07
    Linda K 09-24-07
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    "A Walk In The Woods"

    This is a great book. We heard part of it on XM and had to have a copy. Bill Bryson is a great author and the book is informative and great entertainment. It makes me want to grab a back pack and hit the trail.

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    Gael Boulder, CO, USA 07-29-07
    Gael Boulder, CO, USA 07-29-07
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    "Laugh - travel-learn"

    I love Bill Bryson- so glad he reads his own material because it adds that element of real time and place - he is funny as a reader-writer; yet as often as I listen, he never fails to cause one to think, or if you are a world traveler, to remember!

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    R. Musser 06-28-07
    R. Musser 06-28-07 Member Since 2013
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    "enjoyable"

    i really enjoyed this book. Bryson has unique but funny sense of humor and there's always a good story behind anyone willing to challenge themselves to a new and uncertain experience. People evolve through journeys like these - so be open to it!

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    Russ Carlisle, PA, USA 04-21-07
    Russ Carlisle, PA, USA 04-21-07
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    "Interesting"

    The author narrates this book and his english accent is a bit distracting at first. This book is laugh out loud funny and is a great book to listen to on long trips. If you hike the Appalachian Trail or have an interest to do so this book is not a guide ... just one persons perspective.. a very humerous perspective.

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    Norm Covey 04-18-07
    Norm Covey 04-18-07 Member Since 2014
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    "Funny and enlightening"

    Comic refelections along with the stress of the walk helped to make this an entertaining read.

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    isaac braley 03-27-07 Member Since 2006
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    Funny, Inspirational, and Adventerous. This is the best of Bill Bryson. You can relate if you have gone for a day hike with friends or have taken a crack at the AT.

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    Adam Bloomington, IL, USA 02-08-07
    Adam Bloomington, IL, USA 02-08-07
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    "Fun for the outdoors type"

    This is a great book for those who are the outdoors type. Bryson does a great job of describing his feeling and interactions with other people, animals, and nature, but some of the things he talks about are specific to only those who are familiar to the Appalachian Trail's surroundings. The book was very funny and I highly recommend it to anyone who has visited the AT or has a strong interest in the environmental factors the east coast is facing today.

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