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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Cameron
  • 01-05-18

Truly magnificent

An entirely enjoyable listen, one I would highly recommend you try. The story of Katz and Bryson, their struggles and victories is one that will forever remain one if my favourites.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-31-17

Very entertaining

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Well written and narrated. It’s a shame he never finished the route.

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  • Tatiane Da Silva Wittred
  • 11-29-17

Hilarious and smart

I truly enjoyed, laughed and learnt a lot from it. I highly recommend it Bryson's books!

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  • Vivienne F
  • 11-21-17

Humorous tale of walking exploits

The narrator was perfect for this book, and really added a lot to the tale. I was surprised to learn that he wasn't the author, because he read it with such authenticity. When a couple of unfit middle aged men decide to embark on an epic walk across America, there are obviously going to be plenty of opportunities for humour, and Bill Bryson doesn't disappoint! I have to admit to enjoying the character of his co-conspirator Stephen Katz even more than that of our hero himself! Plenty of laugh out loud moments, combined with a real sense of what it felt like to walk the Appalachian Trail, made for an most enjoyable listen. As a recent convert to the joys of hiking and wild camping, who understands the highs and lows of being 'at one' with nature, I only wish the adventures of Bill and Stephen could have continued!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-20-17

probably best book ever, absolutely love it

I must have listened to this atleast 6 times :-D and look forward to listening again, fantastic,

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-11-17

fun to listen to. Informative and educating

kind of Allan Partidge style. great narrating. funny book. well done Bryson. would recommend to anyone interested not just aboit AT

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  • M. Goring
  • 09-24-17

A very relaxed and entertaining presentation

Would you consider the audio edition of A Walk in the Woods to be better than the print version?

No idea, never read it! It is however better than the film. A story about two, perhaps friends, who start out walking the trail with no idea what they have let themselves in for.

What other book might you compare A Walk in the Woods to, and why?

Its similar in style, not surprisingly to Brysons other books, no bad thing

What about William Roberts’s performance did you like?

He read the book how I expected to hear it. That sounds silly but he matched the characters and their predicaments exactly how I would expect to hear them.

Any additional comments?

This is a humorous and at time touching performance I highly recommend it for a relaxed and entertaining read. I have read several other Bill Bryson books, the paper versions. He is now on my hit list for further Audible books.

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  • ben
  • 09-13-17

hilariously written, brilliantly read

My first BB book and now I'm eager to read more. a perfect balance of fact, narrative and hilarity. a must read!

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  • I. Longworth
  • 08-04-17

Entertaining to the end

Being a day hiker, I loved this book. I find it great how the narrator does the different characters voices so well too. Very enjoyable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-02-17

another great listen

the combination of narrator and authors witty prose latest to a truly enjoyable listen. certainly equal two Bill Bryson's other early travel works.