©1998 Bill Bryson; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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"All round brilliant tale!"
One if the most enjoyable stories I've ever heard/read! Bill Bryson's journey is thought provoking, funny, filled with amazing and interesting facts and anecdotes, and wonderfully narrated! I'm off to a camping store in the morning!!!😂
The way that the audiobook splits into chapters doesn't match the way the author split his book into chpaters, which I found distracting and frustrating. It means that it doesn't always flow.
Get outside and go for a walk!
"A superbly amiable walk"
Once again, renowned travel writer Bill Bryson strikes the perfect balance between cynicism and likeability, anecdote and fact. A Walk in the Woods, recently made into a movie starring Robert Redford, tells of Bryson's adventures preparing for and hiking the Appalachian Trail in Eastern USA, the forest and small towns that the trail passes through, and the geography and history of the trail itself. He really seems like someone you'd like to go hiking with!
Even when faced with the most sense-free characters, he manages to be humourously sarcastic without being cruel, in large part due to his amiable, self-deprecating tone, and his genuine wonder at the world and the people in it. I liked his bewilderment when he buys an expensive high-tech rucksack, only to be told he'll also need to purchase a rain cover: "It cost how much? And it's not even waterproof??!"
The wonderful narration by William Roberts adds warmth to the story, making this an easy and entertaining listen.
"If you aren't inspired after this..."
The comedy, lots of laugh out loud moments.
Katz is just ridiculous.
There is a film but can't think what the tagline is.
Really inspired me to want to walk the AT.
Excellent humorous and informative narrative that left me feeling as if I'd experienced the trail myself but without any of the effort!
"brilliant bryson, terrible narration"
I struggled how to rate this. I love bill and this is one of his funniest books but the narration is just awful. the previous version narrated by bill himself is fantastic. unfortunately this narrator has the intonation all wrong which just makes the story less funny! I also find his voice really irritating. upsettingly all the new unabridged versions of bills travels books seem to be narrated by this same person, nooooo! audible please get bill bryson to read these!!!
I read it. Loved it. Listened to it. Loved it even more. Well done Bill and Bill.
I'm always sad when a Bill Bryson book finishes, especially those narrated by William Roberts. Interesting and funny!
"the best book I have ever listened to."
absolutely amazing loved it so much yeehaa
this is the best one ever its great like his others.
I loved this listen, had not really known what it was about, or that the Appellation Trial existed, Bryson's wit and observation keeps you excited, laughing and on occasion horrified.
I also learnt stuff!!
Comes highly recommended.
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