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A Walk in the Woods Audiobook

A Walk in the Woods

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Publisher's Summary

The Appalachian Trail covers 14 states and over 2,000 miles, snaking through some of the most spectacular landscapes in America. Reluctant adventurer Bryson recounts his gruelling hike along the longest continuous footpath in the world.

©1998 Bill Bryson; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Amazon Customer
    Witney, United Kingdom
    2/11/17
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    "First Experience"
    What made the experience of listening to A Walk in the Woods the most enjoyable?

    First experience of Bill Bryson and enjoyed his style and humour. The audiobook is a great way to discover something I'm never likely to experience!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aidan John
    2/11/17
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    "good book. a nice listen"

    good book that is worth a read if you are a fan of bill brysons style

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joanna-Bear
    UK
    2/9/17
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    "Brilliant in audio"

    I've never 'read' Bill Bryson before but I know he's hugely popular. I ordered this as a daily deal and so glad I did, it was hugely entertaining. He throws in some facts and stats along the way, whilst keeping us hooked with his anecdotes about his and Katz journey. Will definitely use a credit for another of his books. At first I wasn't keen on the narrator but actually grew to love his storytelling! Great stuff!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bob Upndown
    N52 W1
    2/7/17
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    "Masterpiece!"

    Enthralling from start to finish. It makes me want to pick up my pack and follow them, no not as far as Maine it must be said. Bryson's dry humour is evident throughout and you can tell he has a slightly British feel to his prose even if the naration is all American. Naration is excellent by the way, accurate emphasis throughout. Really enjoyed this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gordon Monaghan
    2/3/17
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    "Americans"

    The story was well told,the narrator first class, I normally shy aware from American narrators.
    The Americans make a big fuss of their wilderness, what wilderness! There are bale out routes everywhere,the trail is surrounded by civilisation and public roads, shops , motels and townships. You just call up a taxi or hitch a ride. Allowing you escape from miserable trail to a equally dismal town or campsite.
    I have experience by far better hiking across the Scottish mountains and the Lake District. Ok we do not have bears and the like but we do have an abundance of none violet wildlife.
    I think the AT should be renamed as the chemical trail as everything appears to be dying from acid rain et al.
    I fine it hard to envisaged anyone being inspired by this entertaining book to engage in this grossly over blown "adventure " in American
    Wilderness.



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  • Tony
    2/2/17
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    "As hard to read as the journey."

    Very slow and more was expected of Bill. Disappointed. Was expecting an interesting Audible book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Purplelotus
    UK
    2/2/17
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    "Where did the walk go?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The first half yes but the second part is boring and disappointing. A mixture of history, geology and many boring facts.


    What will your next listen be?

    Not sure.


    Did William Roberts do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    Yes.


    Could you see A Walk in the Woods being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    It has been.


    Any additional comments?

    Feel rather let down by Mr B making me wade through all the tedious padding.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DizzyKitten
    2/1/17
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    "A good fun listen."

    This was a very gentle book to listen to and I loved it. It's relatively slow paced, nice and relaxing, but also has a good sense of fun to it. I'll listen to this one again and again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Edwin
    2/1/17
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    "Great book and very very well read."

    Great book and very very well read. Made my long journeys bearable. Recommended. thank you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert M. Mee
    2/1/17
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    "A Pleasure to listen to"
    Where does A Walk in the Woods rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Pretty highly. I've not listened to many, but in an earlier review on another book I said that I found the American accent difficult - not so with William Roberts, who has an easy to listen to narration.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Walk in the Woods?

    Probably the sessions where Stephen Katz "lightens his load" - pretty hilarious, and so easy to visualise happening.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Getting ready for the initial hike. I am a walker myself, and I know how buying kit can be such a minefield, and this was hilarious.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The section where Bryson and Katz become separated in the wilderness - I kept listening to see how this was resolved.


    Any additional comments?

    For years I've considered reading something by Bill Bryson, but have never actually got around to it. I shall now look out for more. The work is a great combination of autobiographical travelogue, combined with history, geography and whatever else as the journey is made, and all done with a good degree of humour. Totally enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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