• A Walk in the Woods

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-15-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (3,263 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Not long after I moved with my family to a small town in New Hampshire, I happened upon a path that vanished into a wood on the edge of town." So begins Bill Bryson's hilarious book, A Walk in the Woods. Following his return to America after 20 years in Britain, Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. The AT, as it's affectionately known to thousands of hikers, 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 test his own powers of ineptitude, and to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings. 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 fragile and beautiful 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, a lament, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods is destined to become a modern classic of travel literature.
©1998 Bill Bryson (P)1998 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jeff on 09-18-09

Wonderful book, but hardly abridged

I never buy abridged books but since Audible didn't have the full version and I wanted the audio book I went for it. After listening to it, I wondered what had been left out. So I purchased the book in paperback. I just finished the paperback, and honestly was hard press to find anything that wasn't in the 'abridged' audio book. At most they cut out a few pages. The fact that Bill is reading it and he's as good a reader as he is author makes it all the better. Just a wonderful, funny and informative story.

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35 of 36 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By colleen on 06-04-12

Grab your tent

"Plan B was to kill Maryanne and steal her pop tarts". Classic Bryson. This is another book that the whole family could enjoy. No words of caution, just add it to your cart.

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21 of 22 people found this review helpful

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