The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America - majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaing guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way - and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).
©1999 Bill Bryson (P)2012 Random House Audio
"Short of doing it yourself, the best way of escaping into nature is to read a book like A Walk in the Woods." (The New York Times)
"A terribly misguided, and terribly funny tale of adventure.... The yarn is choke-on-your-coffee funny." (The Washington Post)
"Bill Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud." (Chicago Sun-Times)
great story, characters are really funny and engaging. Reader does a great job. makes you want to hike!
This was my first foray into a book by Bill Bryson, and for that matter, the Appalachian Trail. I am an avid walker of coastal hills and enjoy the deer we have. The banter between friends and the factual information sprinkled throughout hit home for me. If only I had read in my younger days I might have tried to do the A.T.
I couldn't stop listening. I've been a Bryson fan for years. I am a father and have little time on my hands so the audio version of this was perfect. I kept it on making coffee in the morning, sitting outside, anytime my mind was free to listen. Such an awesome story teller!
This has been a delightful listen during my commute. I have laughed until my sides hurt. Bill Bryson provides ample detail throughout the account without making me feel like I'm learning about whales from Herman Melville. This is a enlightening book on the history of the Appalachian Trail. It is definitely worth investing time.
I would absolutely. It was laugh out loud funny, but had interesting information at the same time. I pulled up a map of the AT that is divided into parts so each part can be looked at in detail and fiollowed along the story with the map.
I loved the humour the best. But the ability to following with his hike with a map was fun too.
He did a great job of reading this book. The perfect voice for the content. Some books and narrators just make a perfect combo. This was one of them.
I did. I listened to it all in one day. Made meals, cleaned out a room, picked up a few things at the store, all well listening (and breaking out in laughs) to this book. Made the entire day great, despite whatever chore I was doing.
Love seeing the AT from another view point! Very funny and relatable stories. This book is very hard to put down. Hike the Rockies next, I would love to hear your take on the Divide.
in riting you have a great deal of time to fit good for you're looking at nose food
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