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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The classic chronicle of a “terribly misguided and terribly funny” (The Washington Post) hike of the Appalachian Trail, from the author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Body
 
“The best way of escaping into nature.”—The New York Times 
 
Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes—and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings. 
 
For a start there’s the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson’s acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America’s last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods is a modern classic of travel literature.
 
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GENRE
Travel & Adventure
NARRATOR
BB
Bill Bryson
LENGTH
05:58
hr min
RELEASED
2000
July 5
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
291.8
MB

Customer Reviews

NicholasNayme ,

GREAT BUT IT"S MISSING PARTS

When i bought this it did NOT say abridged although i see now it does. It's missing one of the best stories from the book, Katz's near hook-up with an obese woman and being chased by her husband. it's still a great book and worth hearing bill read it. you could spend the money on WAY worse stuff

Billy Kincaid ,

abridged or not

unknowingly bought this abridged version, but it is still a very good listen. Bryson has a way with words reminiscent of Steinbeck's dry sarcasm. At the same time there are lessons here and the audiobook is well read.

jaybird2710 ,

This is an ABRIDGEMENT!!!!

*********Althogh the listing does not say it, it is an ABRIDGEMENT!***** It's not the whole story, many of the more funny parts have been cut out so if you're a fan of Bryson books be careful, you will not be happy with the parts cut out. Needless to say I am not happy about the false description and waste of $16!!

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