A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson audiobook

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

By Bill Bryson
Read by Rob McQuay

Random House Audio
9.74 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780385367721

The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).

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A New York Times bestseller

The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Bryson is a very funny writer who could wring humor from a clammy sleeping bag. The Philadelphia Inquirer
Short of doing it yourself, the best way of escaping into nature is to read a book like A Walk in the Woods. The New York Times
A terribly misguided, and terribly funny tale of adventure.... The yarn is choke-on-your-coffee funny. The Washington Post
Bill Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud. Chicago Sun-Times
Delightful. The Plain Dealer
It’s great adventure, on a human scale, with survivable discomforts, and, happily, everybody goes home afterwards. Times Picayune
“Short of doing it yourself, the best way of escaping into nature is to read a book like A Walk in the Woods.” New York Times
“A terribly misguided and terribly funny tale of adventure…The yarn is choke-on-your-coffee funny.” Washington Post
“Bill Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud.” Chicago Sun-Times
“Bryson is a very funny writer who could wring humor from a clammy sleeping bag.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“A consistently comical account of a neophyte woodsman learning hard lessons about self-reliance…Bryson completes the trail as planned, and he records the misadventure with insight and elegance. He is a popular author in Britain and his impeccably graceful and witty style deserves a large American audience as well.” Publishers Weekly
“This often hilarious account of the foibles of two inept adventurers is sprinkled with fascinating details of the history of the AT, its wildlife, and tales of famous and not-so-famous hikers…Entertaining and insightful.” School Library Journal
“Bryson’s book is a marvelous description and history of the trail and the mountains, providing an informal record of the trail’s founding and many of its hikers. Bryson’s great good humor makes this a journey worth taking.” Booklist

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Reviews

by ShortNFuzzy 9/13/2017
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My first Bryson and still (probably ) the best!

This was my first foray into Bill Bryson and I admit that I really had no desire to get into it. Travelogues always seem either dry or pretentious in showing off things that you'll NEVER do. This being said, I DO hike, have lived near the Appalachian trail and was basically in need of an audio book for a long car ride. WOW! What a truly delightful book this is! I really wasn't expecting, not just the sincerity but the humor in this audio book. It really felt like a guy like me, who is entirely unprepared to go on a 2000 mile hike, just up and one day decided to GO on that 2000 mile hike. This book had my wife REALLY wanting to do the Appalachian trail....as far as me...it made me REALLY want to get into more Bill Bryson. Well Done!

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Author Bio: Bill Bryson

Author Bio: Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is the New York Times bestselling author of At HomeA Walk in the WoodsThe Lost ContinentMade in AmericaThe Mother Tongue, A Short History of Nearly Everything—winner of the Aventis Prize—and various other works. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he now lives in England, where he has worked for both the Times and Independent and written for most other major British and American publications.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English