©1998 Bill Bryson; (P)1998 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
I looked at this title a few times before I purchased it. Great story teller. Perfect for a cross country flight I took recently.
The next best thing to getting to go yourself! You got to experience the trail for yourself just by listening. A good listen for those that love hiking and camping.
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