• by Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by Laurel Lefkow
  • 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an 1100-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe and built her back up again. At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. After her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than an idea: vague, outlandish, and full of promise. But it was a promise of piecing together a life that had come undone. Strayed faces rattlesnakes and bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and intense loneliness of the trail.
Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very nice

It makes me feel like to hit the road right now. If you like traveling, very recommendable.
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- Kim

Good journey story. Not for the faint hearted.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would, but with a few warnings. I liked the journey part of the story. However I felt there was quite a bit of dysfunctional grieving, explicit references to sex, and a terrible story about killing a horse that I could not listen to.

If you’ve listened to books by Cheryl Strayed before, how does this one compare?

I've not read any of her other books.

Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed her stories of other hikers along the trail.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

A few laughs here and there. Definitely cried! Was pretty traumatised by the horse story, I had to skip ahead.

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- Sarah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-01-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios