The Hike

  • by Drew Magary
  • Narrated by Christopher Lane
  • 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the author of The Postmortal, a fantasy saga unlike any you've listened to before, weaving elements of folk tale and video game into a riveting, unforgettable adventure of what a man will endure to return to his family
When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects.
On a quest of epic, life-or-death proportions, Ben finds help comes in some of the most unexpected forms, including a profane crustacean and a variety of magical objects, tools, and potions. Desperate to return to his family, Ben is determined to track down the "Producer," the creator of the world in which he is being held hostage and the only one who can free him from the path.
At once bitingly funny and emotionally absorbing, Magary's novel is a remarkably unique addition to the contemporary fantasy genre, one that draws as easily from the world of classic folk tales as it does from video games. In The Hike, Magary takes listeners on a daring odyssey away from our day-to-day grind and transports them into an enthralling world propelled by heart, imagination, and survival.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

the best cheeseburger I've had in a long time!

If you could sum up The Hike in three words, what would they be?

This book was great like when your hungry and you find a fantastic burger place and the fries are just right.
great story. fantastic narration. nicely weird. fabulous!

What other book might you compare The Hike to and why?

slightly comparable to "alice in wonderland" & "the wizard of OZ" in that hes lost in a strange land. but really nothing like those stories.
I thought it was a good listen like "Off to be the wizard", "repeat", "ready player one" but really nothing like those stories either.

Any additional comments?

stop what your doing and run right out and buy it. do it now!

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- josh "sci-fi lover. not a prepper but i dig end of the world stories. I'm a black smith and foundry man by trade. & Zombies Zombies Zombies."

Listening vs Reading

First off, this book was incredible and wonderfully narrated. Second, i debated internally about the merits of listening versus reading, and in a phase of life where reading feels laborious due to being read out for work, it was marvelous to listen to this magical story.
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- port

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-02-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio