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AWOL on the Appalachian Trail Audiobook

AWOL on the Appalachian Trail

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Publisher's Summary

In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to hike 2,172 miles of the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller’s account of this thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. Listeners are treated to rich descriptions of the Appalachian Mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the rewards of taking a less conventional path through life. While this book abounds with introspection and perseverance, it also provides useful passages about hiking gear and planning. This is not merely a travel guide; it is a beautifully written and highly personal view into one man’s journey and the insights gained by abandoning what is comfortable and routine.

©2011 David Miller (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"David Miller’s AWOL makes you feel the pain and joy of an Appalachian Trail thru-hike.... In vivid colors, David paints a picture of his memorable journey." (Larry Luxenberg Director of the Appalachian Trail Museum)

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    Cynthia Lindley 04-13-17
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    "thank you for sharing your adventure AWOL"

    I loved every minute. I didn't expect to laugh as much as I did. Looking forward to finishing the trail in sections every chance I get. Screamer 2012-2013-2015. Here's a toast - to believing in Trail Magic ... on and off the trail. thank you AWOL. Happy Trails!

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    A.J. Ligas Ohio, USA 04-13-17
    A.J. Ligas Ohio, USA 04-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Just Amazing"

    This has been my favorite audio book to date. I truly felt like I was part of Awol's journey and appreciated the guidance he's provided. I also appreciate how honest he is with both the good and bad of the trail. At the end he provides some guidance that I believe we all need to listen to in our lives. I listened to this so quickly that now I miss it already.

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    Steph 03-29-17
    Steph 03-29-17
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    "I want to thru-hike! this was a nice escape"

    Someday!!! inspiring, not just for thru hiking but for escaping the everyday, exploring new things, following dreams, adventure! Even with a family and kids and in your working prime, it's still possible.

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    tina ward 03-16-17
    tina ward 03-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved This!!"

    I felt the emotion of finishing the AT before ever setting foot on the trail!

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    William 03-11-17
    William 03-11-17 Member Since 2012
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    "From an AT sectional hiker's perspective"

    The narrative has a lot to offer to potential Appalachian Trail thru hikers...the trail's peculiarities in people, the terrain's ups and downs, and the hiker's mood swings (the other ups and downs) are well described. His description of the trail, it's events, and the personalities of the other hikers...from the parts that I have experienced...are true to life. For many the AT is where the idyllic nature meets real nature; some adapt, while others succumb to it's often harsh reality. Miller's story is of adaptation and becoming one with the AT's reality and culture.
    Christopher Lane's narration is not particularly good, but it was good enough to keep me listening. WD

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    "monotonous"

    As one earlier review said, every chapter was more or less the same. it was by very monotonous and if you are hoping to get inspired, this is not your book

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    Ann M. Wiskow wisconsin 03-06-17
    Ann M. Wiskow wisconsin 03-06-17

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    "like being on the trail."

    loved the story telling of every detail and people he met. good description of the trials of walking so far, and on the AT.

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    HLO NC 03-06-17
    HLO NC 03-06-17
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    "A wonderful listen..."

    A light and enjoyable listen outlining a truly great and life changing adventure. A joy!

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    christina davis 02-28-17
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    "Inspiring and well written."

    It was almost impossible to put down and gave a great prospective of trail life.

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    Toni H 02-24-17
    Toni H 02-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Information"
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    This book is really good with information for someone who plans to hike. I haven't done anything like a big hike so it's interesting to me to learn more. If you're looking for entertainment and inspiration, it isn't the best that I've read for that. It's mostly the facts in a no nonsense way. Reading it did help push me further in the direction of wanting to do something like this myself one day, but I know I'm definitely not in any way prepared now.

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