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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.
Hilarious, enlightening, inspiring
A great blend of trail diary anecdotes interspersed with historical and geographical trivia.
Katz dumping out all of his backpack contents will crack you up.
Everything I've come to expect from a Bill Bryson book. Also, William Roberts' narration is outstanding... really brings the book alive.
"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.
"A talk in the woods"
having never listened to or read a Bill Bryson book before I didn't know what to expect. I bought the unabridged version of the book and having listened to it, I now think perhaps the abridged would have been better. If you are familiar with Bill's seemingly endless historical, cultural and geographical waffling...and enjoy this, then you'll love the unabridged version. I however absolutely loved the story of him and Katz and although a little extra information about the trail was great, I soon got bored of it and just wanted to hear more about his antics on the trail. So if you'd rather just stick to the story, I would imagine the abridged version would be more your cup of tea :)
"A (speedy) walk in the woods"
I love this book and have read my paperback version several times. But Roberts reads too quickly. I much prefer the version read by Bryson himself
"Read this before you see the film!"
Another Bryson gem, narrated by the golden voice of William Roberts. A great adventure on the Appalachian Trail.
"Bryson! Wonderful as always"
I love the humour in Bill Bryson's work and I also very much admire his sharp social and cultural observations, and the amount of interesting and valuable information he delivers. I will be reading another Bryson soon.
William Roberts is again excellent in bringing Bryson's prose to life.
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