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  • A Walk in the Woods

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wilderness adventure from the comfort of home

  • By John on 28-04-07

Entertaining journey

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
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Reviewed: 05-12-15

What did you like most about A Walk in the Woods?

The humour throughout and mixture of tales of the personal experience with details and descriptions of the places and their history- with an edgy attitude at times.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Walk in the Woods?

So many entertaining moments so it is hard to narrow it down to just one. Enjoyed it all.

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

Not yet although based on my enjoyment of this book I have now purchased a couple of other titles by Bill Bryson.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It's a very easy book to listen to - it's not taxing to take it all in, so it's an ideal book to listen to whether you are dipping in and out or if you want a marathon sitting to read in one go. My father is in hospital and finds this is a good entertaining book to while away the hours and let his mind wander where sadly his body no longer can.

Any additional comments?

The narrator initially seemed overbearing but after a few chapters I came to enjoy his style- it brought the book and the characters to life - just right - it feels like listening to Bill himself.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful