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A Walk in the Woods - Abridged (Digital Audiobook)

Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

By Bill Bryson, Bill Bryson (Narrator)

Publication Date: July 4, 2000

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/24/2012)
Mass Market (12/26/2006)
Paperback (5/4/1999)
Prebound (5/4/1999)
Prebound (5/4/1999)
Paperback (8/1/1998)
Paperback (7/28/2015)
Mass Market Paperbound (8/18/2015)
Hardcover (5/1/1998)

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The classic chronicle of a “terribly misguided and terribly funny” (The Washington Post) hike of the Appalachian Trail, from the author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Body
 
“The best way of escaping into nature.”—The New York Times 
 
Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT 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 witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings. 
 
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 last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods is a modern classic of travel literature.
 
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE


About the Author

Bill Bryson is the author of numerous works of travel literature as well as books on language. In addition to his bestselling books for Broadway, including A Walk in the Woods, I’m a Stranger Here Myself, and In a Sunburned Country, he is the author of Mother Tongue, The Lost Continent, Notes from a Small Island, and Neither Here nor There. He lives in Hanover, New Hampshire.


From the Hardcover edition.