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A Walk in the Woods Audiobook

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Andrew Graham 12-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "well performed"

    at first I thought the narrator's voice would be abrasive, but after 5 minutes I was used to it and once I was into the book I Thought he was perfect.

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    Jenna 11-25-16
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    "Great Story, Poor Narration."
    Would you try another book from Bill Bryson and/or Rob McQuay?

    I would read Bill Bryson, but not read by Rob McQuay. Too monotone for the humor in this novel.


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    Jamie 11-22-16
    Jamie 11-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    Love the author & the reading was great. Really enjoyed this book. The little interesting history lessons were really good.

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    Roberta 11-09-16
    Roberta 11-09-16 Member Since 2007
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    "My second reading"

    If found this an inspiring and entertain book as the author and his companion attempt a challenge few try and fewer complete and what it means to just attempt a great feat.

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    accordion thief 11-01-16
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    "Great accompaniment for walking (through the woods"
    What made the experience of listening to A Walk in the Woods the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was excellent. I so enjoyed how he voiced both Bill Bryson, and Katz. There was a good mix of history & other information with the rest of the narrative. I have to say, this really was the perfect thing to listen to while walking at a nearby wooded park.


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    Amazon Customer 10-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Bryson seems full of himself"

    It's not bad writing... I just don't see what everyone is so enamored about. Bryson condescendingly mocks practically everyone he meets in this story and comes off somewhat misanthropic. This being my first book by him, I wonder if these criticisms are isolated to this book, or if they are indicative of his work as a whole. It'll probably be a while before I give Bryson another chance.

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    "Story of the ultimate adventure"

    It's never too late to hit the trail! Inspiring story of friendship and redemption. Must read!

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    M.G Phoenix, AZ USA 10-22-16
    M.G Phoenix, AZ USA 10-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Book for Every Hiker and Would-Be Hiker"

    I loved every carefully considered word. This account was almost as inspirational as a walk in the woods.

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    Amazon Customer Las Vegas, NV 10-13-16
    Amazon Customer Las Vegas, NV 10-13-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Simply beautiful."

    I highly enjoyed listening to this during my camping trip and subsequent hikes in the hills.

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    Paul May 09-30-16
    Paul May 09-30-16
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    "Inspiring"

    More than just a story about a long walk and two very different people. An insight into the grandeur of the planet and dare I say the damage we humans are doing to other living organisms and the environment due to either disrespect or willfulness. Thank you to Bill Bryson for taking time to write this ode of our past and what the future may hold. Nature / evolution will have the final say - will we survive ?

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