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Dear Bob and Sue is the story of our (Matt and Karen Smith's) journey to all 59 US National Parks. We wrote the book as a series of emails to our friends, Bob and Sue, in which we share our humorous and quirky observations. It is at times irreverent, unpredictable, and sarcastic, all in the spirit of humor. We describe a few of our experiences in each park but do not provide an exhaustive overview of each experience or park.

We use these events as the vehicle to deliver insights about our relationship. We did not intend for this book to be a travel guide nor a recommendation for how to visit all 59 of the US National Parks, although many listeners have said they've found it to be a useful guide. Rather, it is our story about how we did it.

©2017 Matt and Karen Smith (P)2017 Tantor

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Loved it!

I don’t know the last time I enjoyed listening to an audio book this much!

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Loved it!

Great book ...laugh out loud funny. Very interesting book about National Parks. Can’t wait for their next book on audible.

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I can't blame Bob and Sue ...

If I were Bob and Sue, I wouldn't want to travel with these people either! Why did these people travel the nation? To eat PB&J and pizza? To blatantly disregard the rules of the parks and instructions of the rangers? To criticize every class/age/family structure/pet owner they came across? This couple needs a big dose of self-awareness, and therapy. The beauty of the parks got lost in the whining and chaotic approach to the trip.

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Entertaining and Informative

I couldn’t stop listening to this book. It is funny, informative and even touching. You’ll make your own bucket list!

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Winey

These people are so critical. I am sure the stories are meant to be humorous, but I just don’t enjoy how winey they come off. I am at park #32 and the majesty and magnificence of the parks is lost in this memoir.

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too funny

I couldn't stop laughing. Such a fun book! Now I have a list of parks that I must visit.