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Just off for a Walk

Narrated by: Geoff Cummings
Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)
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Summary

What happens when a 37-year-old office worker, who exercises marginally less than the average cheese sandwich, decides to walk 630 miles of challenging coastline in one go? Will he go on an epic voyage of self-discovery...or just get really knackered?

Find out the answers to these important questions, and many more, by joining him on a grand adventure that takes in 26,719 steps, 921 stiles, 302 bridges, 91,000 feet of climbing and descending, one seal, zero basking sharks, lots of chips and one overweight, oversize backpack.

©2017 Stephen Reynolds (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Rival for Bill Bryson

Very funny and enjoyable account of walking the South West Coast Path. May also inspire you to take a long walk or perhaps quit your job and do something else, be warned! Well worth a listen, thoroughly enjoyed it.

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What a journey!

A lovely journey of the south west coast path. This book made me laugh out loud so many times, smiled a whole many more and I cried too!
So rich in stories and experiences that it makes you want to walk the sw coast path. Such a feel good read.

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Funny story, shame he has it in for the golfers...

Funny in parts, good story and makes you want to get up and walk and explore some of the areas mentioned.
Bangs on far too much about how he hates golf courses and the average golfer, but still wouldn’t hold that against him.
I like the pace of the listen, but found the narration too quiet in places which was frustrating, however overall was a jolly romp along several beautiful county coastal paths.

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Just off for a lark

I’d love to give this book five stars but I can’t. It is essentially a very funny book but some of the egocentric wit and corny humour is a bit wearing at times. The irony is I have actually stayed in one of the hotels described in this text though i’ve never noticed that the floors sloped or that the corridors were of different widths so it that was a ddesign thing for people with visual impaired issues well I guess you might say it failed. Anyway the naration is good and there are some very funny passages. It’s really a whistle stop guide book and tour of the south-west coastal path. There’s not all that much description of landmarks though some nice observations concerning the scenery and views. it doesn’t get bogged down in details of journeys taken with friends along the way which for me is good. Some might find it a bit too much of a whistle stop tour but I thought it was about right and i really liked the touch of poignancy at the end.

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Great yarn

Factual, funny and at times moving. I'm hooked on this must do journey. Keenly awaiting the next adventure.

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Worth a listen

Really liked the adventure. A great listen, I look forward to the next book soon please.

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Humorous

An entertaining story of a life changing walk.Well worth a listen.Looking forward to the next instalment.

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A bit dull

I was hoping to do the same walk by taking a sabbatical and was hoping for more insight into how the author was feeling having escaped his job for a few weeks, but his state of mind and emotions are not really mentioned. He suffered insomnia but again never really elaborates on how his insomnia is on the journey. Also some insight into equipment needed, tips on doing the walk, places to stay etc would have been useful.

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