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  • My Scottish Journey
  • By: Sam Heughan
  • Narrated by: Sam Heughan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (383 ratings)

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Waypoints

By: Sam Heughan
Narrated by: Sam Heughan
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Summary

AN INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

'Waypoints is a memoir with a difference! I wanted to tell the stories and share the experiences that have shaped me, but to do that I needed to challenge myself and spend some time in my own company, away from the distractions of everyday life. And for me there's no better place to reflect than in the wild Scottish Highlands.'

In this journey of self-discovery, Sam Heughan sets out along the West Highland Way to explore his heritage and reflect on the personal waypoints that define him. The result is a love letter to the wild Scottish landscape that means so much to Sam, and a charming, funny, wise and searching insight to the world through his eyes.

The walk itself is the backdrop for this narrative, which tells the story of Sam's life while exploring his outlook, values and interests. Sam is a figure of fascinating contrasts, a Hollywood star with deep roots in rural Scotland, he's both outgoing and content in his own company. He has strong connections with his fans while recognising the fragility and value of anonymity, and in My Peak Challenge he has created a network that brings people together as they chase individual goals. In his new book, while charting a path through a stunning wilderness, Sam maps out the moments that shaped his views on dreams and ambition, family, friendships, love and life.

Waypoints is a deeply personal journey that reveals as much to Sam about himself as it does to his listeners.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Sam Heughan (P)2022 Octopus Publishing Group

Critic reviews

'As the title suggests, Waypoints is a rewarding mix of markers, both personal as he reflects on his life and geographical as he leads the reader along the West Highland Way' - The Scotsman

'A deeply personal and warmly entertaining memoir that fans of Sam - and Scotland - will have a joyful time devouring' - Heat 

'From both his walk and his career, the common lesson is the power of persistence.' - The Times

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Stunning Writing, BRILLIANT Narration

I cannot recommend this book enough. It has so many layers, is structured brilliantly, the writing is stunning and the narration - something that so often can ruin a story - is beyond brilliant.

I cannot wait to read the physical copy.

Sam, thank you for writing this story, this book.

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Not what I expected….

So there were a few interesting personal insights but….
I don’t think I expected a total travel log- but I did think there would be more of the actual Milngavie to Fort William scenery and experience. Alluded to people met along the way but..I don’t know Sam- I respect your privacy but somehow rather more swearing and disappointingly rather more man child than anticipated….
Maybe I expect life to imitate art and am shallow after all….

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I want to go there.

Thank you Sam, for taking me to the Highlands. Brilliantly told couldn't stop listening.

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This walk is on my bucket list now..

What a wonderful story.. as a big fan of outlander and of Sam I really enjoyed listening about his journey from childhood and how he got to where he is now! Also the walk.. very entertaining with laugh out loud moments! How very inspiring and an absolute joy! Beautifully read and well written! Please write another one 😍

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Thought Provoking

Well done Sam Heughan on such an interesting book. Loved the format of the hike and an insight into Sam’s ups and downs in his personal life and career. Enjoyed listening to the audio version on my dog walks, making me laugh in places with his funny stories but also the struggles he faced with the trek to Ben Nevis

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A Fungi

I listened to Sam's story twice in quick succession and enjoyed both thoroughly. I enjoyed hearing about how his life has changed and how he's changed with it. A great read/ listen and highly recommended.

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insightful and fun

I really enjoyed this. Sam is an excellent writer and story teller and a really nice bloke. The account of his journey felt very relatable and I loved the tiny details he took the time to point out on his hike. It made it all so vivid. He is very funny and a mushroom- lover!

Most importantly he has inspired me to buy waterproof trousers for my forth coming trip to the Highlands. I'm sure I'll be mentally thanking him for them this time next week.

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Inspiring story

I loved listening to Sam tell his story. It was comforting, inspiring and heartwarming.
To me it felt like listening to a friend, and it was an emotional journey. I laghted, cried and felt so proud of Sam achiving this mammoth walk.

I wish him all the best on his next life chapters 🙂

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Entertaining and interesting

Entertaining and interesting, Sam has also such a warm lovely voice that makes the book even better.

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Just awesome!

Thank you sharing Your story! Got emotional few Times, laught a lot laudly! So brilliant idea For memoir and innovative way to to include voice recordings.. just perfect! I can relate to many parts.. North London and Northern Line in as an examlple😜 somewhere in 2012..

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