A Walk in the Woods

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Published by Chivers Audio Books .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • TRAVEL & HOLIDAY,
  • Travel,
  • Unabridged Audio - Travel,
  • Audio Adult: Books On Tape,
  • North America,
  • Essays & Travelogues,
  • United States - Northeast - General,
  • United States - South - East South Central (General),
  • Appalachian Trail,
  • Audiobooks,
  • Natural history

Edition Notes

Book details

ContributionsWilliam Roberts (Narrator)
The Physical Object
FormatAudio cassette
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9392245M
ISBN 100754001660
ISBN 109780754001669

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--The Washington Post Book World "Bryson is great company right from the start--a lumbering, droll, neatnik intellectual who comes off as equal A Walk in the Woods book Garrison Keillor, Michael Kinsley, and Dave Barry."--The New York Times Book Review "A Walk in the Woods is an almost perfect travel book."--The Boston Globe From the Trade Paperback Cited by:   Bill Bryson's bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, and A Short History of Nearly Everything (which won the Aventis Prize in Britain and the Descartes Prize, the European Union's highest literary award).He was chancellor of Durham University, England's third oldest university, from toand is an honorary fellow of Britain's Royal /5().

He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way—and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a /5.

So begins Bill Bryson's hilarious book A Walk in the Woods. Following his return to America after twenty years in Britain, Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine.

The Appalachian Trail—from Springer Mountain, Ga., to Mount Katahdin, Me.—consists of some five million steps, and Bryson (Notes from a Small Island,etc.) seems to coax a laugh, and often an unexpectedly startling insight, out of each one he ’s not all yuks—though it is hard not to grin idiotically through all pages—for Bryson is a talented portraitist of place.

Free download or read online A Walk in the Woods pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Bill Bryson. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Mass Market Paperback format.

The main characters of this non fiction, travel story are Bill Bryson.4/5. A Walk in the Woods Summary. Bill Bryson is ambling around his New Hampshire home when he comes across an entrance to the Appalachian Trail, the world's longest hiking path. This sucker is long: it stretches over 2, miles from Georgia to Maine.

Naturally, Bryson's instantly decides that he wants to hike the whole thing. “A Walk in the Woods is an almost perfect travel book.” —The Boston Globe “The Appalachian Trail consists of some five million steps, and Bryson manages to coax a laugh, and often an unexpectedly startling insight, out of every one he traverses It is hard not to grin idiotically through all pages sheer comic entertainment.”.

Directed by Ken Kwapis. With Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen. After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends, Stephen Katz (Nick Nolte)/10(K).

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Bill Bryson's books are more than just a travel book - they are funny, entertaining and very informative. A walk in the woods was all about his ambition to traverse the Apalacian trail. Together with his childhood friend 'Katz' he undertakes his venture - with some hilarious events along the way/5(K).

A Walk in the Woods () is author Bill Bryson’s personal account of walking the Appalachian Trail – one of the longest hiking trails in the US – which stretches from Georgia in the South to Maine in the lly a memoir recalling his attempt to follow its route, the book is also a tribute to the ecology, wildlife, geological history and natural environment of North America.

For a start there’s the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. 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 beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America’s. A Walk in the Woods is a American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Ken Kwapis and starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma on the book/memoir of the same name by Bill Bryson, it was released on September 2,by Broad Green by: Nathan Larson.

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Published year: ISBN Made in USA. 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,mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine.

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail Bill Bryson, Author Doubleday $25 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. A story I wrote for Unique We walked in the woods on a sunny day. All the animals were out they wanted to play.

A little brown bear was climbing a tree. A Walk in the Woods. 49, likes 21 talking about this. Rediscovering America on the Appalachian TrailFollowers: 48K. A Walk in the Woods was our suggested book club pick, with the caveat that reading anything by Bryson would also be acceptable.

I decided to stick to the title I had most heard/seen even though my interest in hiking doesn’t extend beyond the occasional trot around the block to help-out my Pokemon-Go index. A Walk In The Woods Critics Consensus Amiable yet less compelling than any road trip movie starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte should be, A Walk in the Woods is ultimately a bit too pedestrian%.

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Check out the book. On his walk, he comes across a sign that says "The Appalachian Trail." Later that night, Bill does some research on the trail, concluding that it is a 2,+ mile trek from Georgia to Maine. When he tells Catherine about it, she voices her displeasure with the idea.

A Walk in the Woods Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Book): Bryson, Bill: A laugh-out-loud account of an outrageously rugged hike--by the beloved comic author of Lost Continent and Notes from a Small Island.

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Bill decides to hike the trail with his friend Stephen Katz.5/5(3). “A Walk in the Woods” is framed around Bill Bryson’s journey exploring and researching the areas around the Appalachian Trail. It is not a book about Bryson’s personal growth and development. It is not a book about a hiker or backpacker.

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Kirkus Review said, “ Bryson is a talented portraitist of place. God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian 2,plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine.

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I couldn’t put this book down! If you are looking for a book filled with humor (the kind that makes you laugh uncontrollably out loud-even in a waiting room), and details what it’s like to hike the Appalachian Trail in middle-age, this is the book to read.

APPLE BOOKS REVIEW. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson—author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and One Summer—turns his trademark wit, intellect and enthusiasm for discovering new places to the Appalachian vividly catalogues the deprivations, physical challenges, and threats—wildlife, hypothermia, and even the odd creepy murderer—encountered /5().Take our free A Walk in the Woods quiz below, with 25 multiple choice questions that help you test your knowledge.

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