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I was given a free copy of this audiobook with the condition being I write a review, although the content of that review was left up to me.
As someone obsessed with the Appalachian Trail, I enjoyed every minute of this book, just as I enjoyed the similar "AWOL on the Appalachian Trail" which I read right before this book.
The men in AWOL and this novel are so similar in life circumstances: both men solidly in mid-life crisis land, a little older than the typical AT crowd, refugees from cubicle-land, both telling the story of how they through-hiked the Appalachian Trail, that it is surprising there was so little overlap in content.
One thing that helps is I believe their hikes were 10 years apart. AWOL takes a more data-driven, analytical approach whereas this novel goes more into the social aspect of the AT, which is just as interesting. And there are plenty of good through-hiking experiences and tips throughout the book.
The writing was a bit rough in places, I felt not as professional or super-edited by professionals as I am used to, which can make certain passages more confusing, especially in audiobook format where you can miss a few words sometimes, the same thing with the reading, it was definitely decent; much better than I expected from an amateur reader but still not super-professional all the time. Those are why am giving it 4 stars rather than 5.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
This audio book is vey well done and quite entertaining to listen to. Being a through hiker myself it is great to see an AT book written that represents a real through hike.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
I really loved thus book. lovely pace, people and landscapes. I wept with you at the end Green Giant. x
Narration excellent and passionate in recounting his own adventure.
Just excellent and very engaging ... yeeha!