A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson
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A Walk in the Woods
Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Author: Bill Bryson

Narrator: Bill Bryson

Abridged: 5 hr 58 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 07/05/2000



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. Despite Katz's overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while on the trail they meet a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters. 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 has become a modern classic of travel literature.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


AudiobooksNow review by Sally on 2024-04-09 06:02:11

A Walk in the Woods is truly a must read. I've read the book and I've listened to the unabridged audio but the version read by Ron McLarty. No one does the audio better than McLarty, seriously! The story - Bill and his longtime friend, Katz, make plans to walk the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine and as all plans go, well, they go wrong but in a very funny way. You will find yourself laughing out loud as you listen to the story, it's that good.