Five Million Steps
- Adventure Along the Appalachian Trail
- Narrated by: Mark McDevitt
- Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-12-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tate Publishing
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As a section-hiker, Lon, best known as the Arkansas Traveler, spans the course of 14 years, climbing 237 mountains in a backcountry with a culture all its own. The romance of trekking across the mountains quickly wears off, and the presence of God teaches him perseverance and faith. While at times lonesome and hard, the undeniable urge to return to nature keeps Lon climbing and chronicling his Five Million Steps.
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By Brian on 11-01-12
Really hard to get through
What would have made Five Million Steps better?
Has Five Million Steps turned you off from other books in this genre?
no, not at all.
What didn’t you like about Mark McDevitt’s performance?
Nothing stands out but overall it was a bad experience. He must have really needed the work
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
The religous tone of the book did not upset me, I expected it from the introduction, it was the only thing that gave is any sort of direction. I feel the author just didnt have enough to say. He spends 30% of the book just naming, by trail name, everyone he ever crossed pathes with. The naming of each person seemed to me so that they can say,"hey! I made it into a book!" Another 40% of the book listed every meal( whate he ate as well as everyone else dinning with him) while hiking and on his side trips. It seemed as though he had to fill space. It really got annoying. The other 30% was about the trail and how God guided him on his journey.
He should have just stuck to giving talks. There is 30-45 mineuts of material. Ouch, tiring to get through. Kept waiting for more.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Gregory on 05-07-13
Five Million meals, prayers, and trail names
Is there anything you would change about this book?
I would like to hear more commentary about the hike and less of the detail about who he saw and what religion they claim to be. Good book if you want to read everything you can about the AT. You will hear the name of every every shelter on the AT and every place to grab a peach Snapple. You won't hear a lot of wit, but you will figure out that you will meet persons representing every religious denomination on the trail. Methodists are most favorable in the authors opinion.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
Drum roll please...well a drum roll would have been nice.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
Do you think Five Million Steps needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Not at all.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful