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3.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 5 3.87 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeff Alt Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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Jeff Alt takes you along every step of his 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail adventure. This entertaining journey includes bears, bugs, blisters, captivating characters, skunk bedmates, and hilarious food cravings. Alt walked more than five million steps in tribute to his brother, who has cerebral palsy and lives in a home called Sunshine. This trail adventure has inspired an annual event that has raised more than $200,000 for Sunshine. It includes hiking tips for the whole family. Walk alongside Alt and experience the joy of turning dreams into goals and then achieving them. His lessons from the trail celebrate family, stewardship of the earth, good health, and the American spirit.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 2/16/2014

    " I enjoy reading about the AT, and I appreciated the author's purpose in going on his hike. I cheered him along while reading, but I think the book could have been better written. It's a great story, and was motivational for me, but the prose was lacking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra Stiles | 2/2/2014

    " I can remember when I was younger doing walk-a-thons to raise money for various things at our schools. The longest I had walked was 20 miles. I believed that was a lot until I read this book. Jeff alt walked 2,160 miles to fulfill a dream and raise money for a worthy cause. When I walk today I complain if I have to walk in a little bit of drizzle or if the weather is too hot. Jeff walked in downpours, snow, extremely cold weather or extremely hot weather and still kept on going. His dream was to walk the Appalachian Trail, a personal dream while raising money for the Sunshine Home where his brother Aaron was. This book is his inspirational story of how he accomplished this and the friends he made along the way. I had to ask myself when I finished this book, would I have the courage and stamina to do this? I laughed at the simple things, such as his realizing how bad he smelled when he hurt his ankle and had to get a ride to Gatlinburg. I would have been terrified to have crossed paths and then stood up to the group they called "The Vegetarians." Jeff tried to make hiking a pleasure in so many ways for so many people on the trail. I know I will never hike the trail long distance as he did. The next time I am on it I will remember him and bring some of his inspiration with me. I loved the maps at the beginning of each chapter and found the gear list and tips for taking children hiking especially helpful I have several friends who have been asking for an opportunity to read this and I will gladly share this inspirational book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 1/30/2014

    " I loved this book and devoured it in just a couple of days. I had the pleasure of meeting Jeff Alt in New York recently, and he was a very nice, engaging man. He told me about his hike on the 2,000+ mile Appalachian Trail as a fundraiser for the home that his disabled brother lives in. His story was so interesting, and I was fascinated by all of it. In fact, even though I can't be there for the 15th anniversary 5K walk in September, I'm looking forward to offering my donation. Kudos to Jeff for his success! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 1/26/2014

    " Enjoyed it very much! Very inspiring, although I'll settle for section hikes, rather than making the thru-hike a goal. Glad to learn about Sunshine. Great care is hard to find. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Knebes | 1/26/2014

    " Unlike the book "Wild", this book concentrates more on Jeff Alt's experience thru hiking the full length of the Appalachian Trail, than his life up to the time he decides to hike the Appalachian Trail. His brother has cerebral palsy and he hikes the trail to raise money for the Sunshine Home, a facility in Ohio where his brother lives. It chronicles his hardships and the people he meets along the trail in a very detailed way that lets the read feel involved in the adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki O'callaghan | 12/24/2013

    " I found this book inspirational. I want to hike the AT now and would like to be for a useful cause. The point about setting a goal and going for it applies to any aspect of life however. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Van Wert | 12/5/2013

    " Jeff Alt takes you along every step of his 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail adventure filled with humorous, frightening and inspirational stories including, bears, bugs, blisters, skunk bed mates and hilarious food cravings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 11/28/2013

    " This a non-fiction book about someone who walked the Appalachian Trail (2160 miles). It's kinda boring at first, but then once it got started a it, it became a lot more interesting. It's like that a lot in non-fiction books for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maria U | 10/30/2013

    " The book is informative,especially for someone, like me, who would love hike the Appalachian trail but never will. The writing is horrible, but the information is valuable and interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Patterson | 9/20/2013

    " Well written book with lots of facts about the AT and his months as a thru hiker. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 7/20/2013

    " I love the stories along the AT. And to boot, this was for a very honorable cause. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dioscita | 2/3/2013

    " I love books about walking the AT and I love travel/outdoors books but I had a lot of trouble with Alt's prose (or, truthfully, the lack thereof). I wanted to like this book far more than I actually did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 11/17/2012

    " Not the best of the AT books I've read, but it was still an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Canon Jeffries | 11/4/2012

    " Could give a person all sorts of ideas. But I hate rainy days and being wet & cold. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 5/24/2012

    " Not very well written in my opinion but not a bad book. "

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About the Narrator

Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered numerous Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.