- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 13 hours and 6 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: March 20, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007MIWUG0
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0) Audiobook – Unabridged
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I love the story, and I love Oprah, but I hate having her perspective forced on me as I read. I'll never buy an Oprah digital book again.
Her writing is decent, but this is much more about a personal introspective journey than anything. I slogged my way through it and felt like she didn't feel any happier or more resolved by the end of her journey (not that I expected unicorns and rainbows by the end, mind you). Read the entire thing - and later caught most of the movie on TV - and feel like there's many more interesting books about hiking the PCT than this particular one. Personally, I'm not recommending the book to anyone; I thought it was 'okay' at most, and gloomy and disheartening at many times. Again, not expecting everything to be rosy, but the way people raved about this book, I thought I was getting into some female Rocky out there conquering the PCT after being hit with everything life could throw at her. Instead, it felt more like she was unburdening herself of all the mistakes and bad choices she made in life, including many related to hiking the PCT.
Now as for the main character... I was not a real fan. I thought she was a slefish brat with a well-fed narcissist issue. She complained... and complained... and complained. Alot of the story as about her feet... and I get it.... hiking great distances- hard. And the majority of the story concerned whether men liked her or thought she was attractive.
There was a little or no discription of the surroundings so unless you have been to the Pacific Northwest, you have no idea how visually impacting the area truly is... I felt a huge rift in any empathy I could really feel for her.
Overall, even with my lack of concern or empathy for the main character... there was value in the story. Just because we are broken, doesn't mean we stay broken. I would still recommend the read.