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4.00002806177332 out of 54.00002806177332 out of 54.00002806177332 out of 54.00002806177332 out of 54.00002806177332 out of 5 4.00 (106,907 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Bryson Narrator: Rob McQua Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rebecca | 11/20/2015

    " This novel was a required read for my English class at the community college I am attending. I initially purchased the book in paperback form but with the busy schedule I have, I wasn't able to sit down and read like I needed to. I decided to purchase the audio book version so that I could listen to the novel to/from work and while I was doing daily duties around the house and was able to "read" the book within the time frame I was allotted for the class. I really enjoyed the story that was presented in the novel. The way that author Bryson told his story was funny and enthralling. I really felt like I was there with Bryson and Katz on their journey on the Appalachian Trail. The way that Bryson interjected various aspects of history into his story helped bring everything into perspective. I have been thinking about hiking the Appalachian trail either in whole or in part. I would definitely recommend this book - whether in book form or audio-book to anyone looking for a good story about a journey on the AT. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/19/2014

    " What a wonderful writer for people who love to travel and experience the extraordinary. Currently my 70 year old cousin is thru hiking the Appalachian Trail. He has completed 60% of the trek. I have been able to follow his adventure through the words of Bill Bryson. We hope to visit my cousin as he treks through Massachusetts in July on his way to Maine. Bill, continue to share your experiences through your writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kristin | 2/14/2014

    " We listened to this on CD. His stories concerning preparing for or being on the trail were entertaining but I didn't care for his soapbox tangents which seemed to drone on to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nico Fleming | 2/11/2014

    " I think this book is interesting and has a lot of facts in it so far. "

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