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A Walk in the Woods | [Bill Bryson]

A Walk in the Woods

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.
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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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  • Richard
    LA BROUSSE, France
    7/11/11
    Overall
    "A real treat"

    Informative and hysterical. What more could you want for an easy listen? The narrator is excellent too. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rob
    Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom
    7/30/09
    Overall
    "excellent book"

    I read this many years ago and enjoyed the book a great deal. This is an easy going audio book to listen to. The narrator makes an excellent job of it picking up the humour that Bryson uses in his writing. It did not seem like a long book even though it is about 8 hours worth. Worth a listen and I am going to get a few more of his now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roger
    Southwick, West Sussex, United Kingdom
    2/16/09
    Overall
    "a classic Bill Bryson"

    I was quoting bits out of it to my girlfriend. Which generally means I love it. - I loved it.

    I love the frankness of the 'boy trip' that this is and the way Bill Bryson's wife must put up with his slight eccentricity. I also like the friend in this book as it really makes it for me.

    One teensy bit spoiled it for me but I will leave that to the listener.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kieran
    BristolUnited Kingdom
    12/6/07
    Overall
    "An adventure in humour"

    I believe this is the best of all the Bill Bryson books available on Audible (although I have yet to download his latest, Shakespeare).

    We are taken on a journey along The Appalachian Trail which sound lovely, but its Bill's relationship fellow traveller, that makes this book come alive. I laughed out loud many, many times during this audio book. It is not a download to listen to on the tube or anywhere where outbursts of laughter are not regarded favourably.

    After listening to this download, I began looking online at the websites listing holidays along The Appalachian Trail.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scott
    prestwood, uk, United Kingdom
    12/4/07
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    "Walk in the Woods"

    Great, funny and interesting story. One of Bryon's best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • martin
    8/7/14
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    "A split book"

    This is a great first half of a book. I walked in the woods while listening to this performance, and i laughed so hard at times, other people who obviously heard the manic laughter echo through the woods probably got scared.

    Bill and Kats walk is hilarious. They do errors, they meet weird people and they walk along beautiful nature. Its written with an excellent tone from Bill, and narrated with a passion. The first half of the book is worth the purchase alone.

    Second half however is not really interesting for other people than probably local citizen along parts of the AT, or AT hikers themselves. For me, not going to walk AT ever, the historical rambling in the second half and the lack of actual hiking made me go oh so very bored. My wish is that Bill wrote to shorter books instead, or perhaps edited out alot of the historical stuff in this edition.

    I am at the end of the book now, and Kat is finally back into the game and they are once again going hiking. It only took three minutes and i was laughing out loud again.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alexander Wilson
    Mayfield, Midlothian
    12/23/12
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    "First Class"

    Bill Bryson has a habit of great writing. A Walk in the Woods is simply one of the best pieces of popular travel writing available. Funny, heartwarming and informative in equal measures, this is well worth a listen. William Roberts clearly gets Bryson's style, and delivers a very entertaining read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Judy
    chevry, France
    8/17/07
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    "very little happens"

    A very relaxing audio book, I find Bill Bryson easy to listen to but ... it was a little boring - trees, hills, trees, hills. I was sure that something dramatic was going to happen but it didn't.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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