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A Walk in the Woods Audiobook

A Walk in the Woods

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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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  • Drawing Lady
    3/6/17
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    "A joy from start to finish"
    What made the experience of listening to A Walk in the Woods the most enjoyable?

    Very funny - laugh out loud funny - fascinating and entertaining. Very visual imagery. I was there in the woods with Bryson, like all the best books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It made me laugh out loud a lot.


    Have you listened to any of William Roberts’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Yes - he's always fantastic.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh - yes. Cry - no, but lots of annoyance about the US mismanagement of the flora and fauna of the AT. Bill Bryson doesn't try to excuse their neglect in any way, which was refreshing.


    Any additional comments?

    A great read. Sadly I'm struggling to find a BB book as good; there are other great titles read by the author himself, which I find hard to listen to unfortunately. He should have let the professionals take care of the narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J. J. Hassan
    UK, Durham
    2/23/17
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    "An entertaining jaunt of a book"

    While the word innocuous word jaunt may seem incongruous with the subject matter of the book, that is the pace at which the story is told. Bill Roberts, the narrator, does a great job of bringing Bryson's narrative to life so that it feels like you're actually there, observing it all. Other reviews, which I admit to checking before writing my own, seem to feel there was too little talk of the trail and too much bashing of the other characters in the story; without giving too much away, this may seem to evince itself during the first hour or so of the listen, but the rest of the book is a well written account of American hiking in the 90s.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Col
    2/21/17
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    "Bryson's Best"

    My favorite of all his titles. I've listened to this more than a dozen times over the years and always find myself going back. And not only because I like to walk in the woods..
    Witty, Informative, heart warming, laugh out loud comedy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Witney, United Kingdom
    2/11/17
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    "First Experience"
    What made the experience of listening to A Walk in the Woods the most enjoyable?

    First experience of Bill Bryson and enjoyed his style and humour. The audiobook is a great way to discover something I'm never likely to experience!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aidan John
    2/11/17
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    "good book. a nice listen"

    good book that is worth a read if you are a fan of bill brysons style

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joanna-Bear
    UK
    2/9/17
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    "Brilliant in audio"

    I've never 'read' Bill Bryson before but I know he's hugely popular. I ordered this as a daily deal and so glad I did, it was hugely entertaining. He throws in some facts and stats along the way, whilst keeping us hooked with his anecdotes about his and Katz journey. Will definitely use a credit for another of his books. At first I wasn't keen on the narrator but actually grew to love his storytelling! Great stuff!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bob Upndown
    N52 W1
    2/7/17
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    "Masterpiece!"

    Enthralling from start to finish. It makes me want to pick up my pack and follow them, no not as far as Maine it must be said. Bryson's dry humour is evident throughout and you can tell he has a slightly British feel to his prose even if the naration is all American. Naration is excellent by the way, accurate emphasis throughout. Really enjoyed this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gordon Monaghan
    2/3/17
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    "Americans"

    The story was well told,the narrator first class, I normally shy aware from American narrators.
    The Americans make a big fuss of their wilderness, what wilderness! There are bale out routes everywhere,the trail is surrounded by civilisation and public roads, shops , motels and townships. You just call up a taxi or hitch a ride. Allowing you escape from miserable trail to a equally dismal town or campsite.
    I have experience by far better hiking across the Scottish mountains and the Lake District. Ok we do not have bears and the like but we do have an abundance of none violet wildlife.
    I think the AT should be renamed as the chemical trail as everything appears to be dying from acid rain et al.
    I fine it hard to envisaged anyone being inspired by this entertaining book to engage in this grossly over blown "adventure " in American
    Wilderness.



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tony
    2/2/17
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    "As hard to read as the journey."

    Very slow and more was expected of Bill. Disappointed. Was expecting an interesting Audible book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Purplelotus
    UK
    2/2/17
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    "Where did the walk go?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The first half yes but the second part is boring and disappointing. A mixture of history, geology and many boring facts.


    What will your next listen be?

    Not sure.


    Did William Roberts do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    Yes.


    Could you see A Walk in the Woods being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    It has been.


    Any additional comments?

    Feel rather let down by Mr B making me wade through all the tedious padding.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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