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Five Million Steps
- Adventure Along the Appalachian Trail
- By: Lon Chenowith
- Narrated by: Mark McDevitt
- Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
Hiking from Georgia to Maine sounds incredulous to most. To Lon Chenowith, it is a journey that calls him into the wild - a journey that reveals true tests of faith and will in the direst circumstances. What began as a dream in his teens to trek the Appalachian Trail takes flight with a preliminary hike with his two young boys from Amicalola Falls to Unicoi Gap. The initial intrigue wears off, and Lon quickly realizes he will be making a long, arduous journey alone, save for a few hiking partners and unique characters met along the way.
Really hard to get through
- By Brian on 11-01-12
This is like listening to a lecture or infomercial
Would you try another book from Lon Chenowith and/or Mark McDevitt?
No- this is just a bunch of rambling, Their isn't a story here, it jumps all over without any trail stories or info. you get -"once this happened" and "I remember a time when..". repeatedly. No names just references such as " the boy" or "the youngest son" or " the older gentleman" then all the sudden you will get a long list of trail names that mean nothing since there is no story associated to them, just trailnames.
Would you ever listen to anything by Lon Chenowith again?
No, I forced myself through 50 minutes of listening and finally couldn't take it anymore. Its like sitting in a lecture with someone that cant speak in public.The narrator speaks 7-9 words then pauses then the next 7-9 words - repeat. obviously tries unsuccessfully to put some inflection in, but no emotion come through. Very hard to listen to.
How could the performance have been better?
find someone that is a storyteller
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Five Million Steps?
cut the whole thing and tell a story in sequence, not jumping from a weekend one year to a week a year later. Make the characters people, not objects.
Any additional comments?
I have never written a review before but I am so disappointed with this I had to..
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