Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart

  • by Carrot Quinn
  • Narrated by Erin Spencer
  • 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Carrot Quinn fears that she's become addicted to the Internet. The city makes her numb, and she's having trouble connecting with others. In a desperate move, she breaks away from everything to walk 2,660 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. It will be her first long-distance hike.
In the desert of Southern California, Carrot faces many challenges, both physical and emotional: pain, injury, blisters, aching cold and searing heat, dehydration, exhaustion, loneliness. In the wilderness she happens upon and becomes close with an eclectic group of strangers - people she wouldn't have chanced to meet in the "regular world" but who are brought together, here on the trail, by their one common goal: to make it to Canada before the snow flies.

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Fresh and surprising thru-hikealog

After finishing this book, I found I craved the narrator's voice and being on the trail with Carrot, so I started listening again. It's become the backdrop for life these days, and I listen as I drive, as I lay down to sleep, whenever I want to escape to the trail. It has re-opened the world of thru hiking for me just when I needed it! PCT '85
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- Beth E.

About as entertaining as reading a soupcan label

A vapid account of the PCT hike made worse with a mundane performance. Just strings of fleeting experiences with no real gut or glory.
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- Alysha Riel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-17-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios