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Hiking Through Audiobook

Hiking Through: One Man's Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail

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Publisher's Summary

After Paul Stutzman lost his wife to breast cancer, he sensed a tug on his heart - the call to a challenge, the call to pursue a dream. With a mixture of dread and determination, Paul left his job, traveled to Georgia, and took his first steps on the Appalachian Trail. What he learned during the next four and a half months changed his life and can change yours as well.

In Hiking Through, you'll join Paul on his remarkable 2,176-mile trip through 14 states in search of peace and a renewed sense of purpose. Along the way, you'll meet fascinating and funny people, experience trail magic, and discover that every choice we make on the path has consequences for the journey. More than that, you'll come away with a new understanding of God's grace and guidance, even in the smallest things.

©2012 Paul Stutzman (P)2015 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Appalachian Trail enthusiasts, hikers, and dreamers will find this story a compelling account of the physicality of coming to terms with life and its sadnesses." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Els
    USA
    12/12/15
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    "Motivational and great advice to prepare for this hike"

    Loved listening to this ; wonderful introduction to his story with all that led to this undertaking as well as a great description of his personal life journey; it has moving and at times humorous human interactions of his feelings through out. Well done ! I want to do this hike even more after listening to this !

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Jhb
    13/03/16
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    "More religious than spiritual."

    Some interesting details about the APT but not very technical. The author slowly adds more and more reference to Christianity until the hike is in the background.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Max Janatsch
    8/03/16
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    "Interesting"

    Pretty interesting read. I wasn't expecting for it to get extremely religious during most of the book, to the point of having to take a break from listening to it because the author was preaching to the reader. But if hiking and religion is your thing then this is a definite read! But if hiking only is, take it in small sections and it's worth listening to!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dave McKnew
    Port Orchard, WA. USA
    8/02/16
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    "Great story!"

    This was a great story! I like his humorous style and I was disappointed when the story ended, but I know it was only the beginning.....

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    25/12/15
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    "Solid on two different levels"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hiking Through?

    He has several revelations or epiphanies on the trail, or I had several revelations or epiphanies while reading about his experience on the trail, or both.


    Have you listened to any of Mike Chamberlain’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    At some point you realize hes sincere and the book becomes personal


    Any additional comments?

    If your looking for a good read about the AT this books for you. If your looking for a good read about furthering your relationship with God this books for you. To find one that does them both at the same time is kind of a bit of a miracle.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    21/09/16
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    "One Man's Spiritual Journey"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Because I hope to hike the Appalachian Trail myself in 2018, I am an avid reader of these travelogues. I knew that this one had a religious bias and while the book certainly does have its preachy moments, I didn't feel this was overdone. The beginning part of the book which described how he came to make the decision to hike the trail was the best part of this book. While it was reasonably well written overall, the story of his own spiritual journey did become a bit repetitive. Hearing more stories about the friends who came and went during his hike could have made this a five star book.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The epilogue explained some of his preachiness.


    Which character – as performed by Mike Chamberlain – was your favorite?

    I would have liked to hear more about the backstory of Padre.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Not enough action for a movie!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    14/06/16
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    "Good hiking book, a bit religious"

    While this book does mention religion a good deal, it is also a detailed trail journal with dates, mileage, and specific descriptors for the trail. It's pretty well rounded even for no religious types, and the author and the narrator are very likable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michael D. Rappe
    23/04/16
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    "Inspiring!"

    Loved it!
    Covered the two things that I enjoy the most.
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    Word word word word word word word word

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    25/06/16
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    "Way TOO preachy!"

    I'll start by saying that this was one of the best books I've read about the Appalachian Trail. Unfortunately, which is not covered in the description of this book, is that the author was using this book as a means to spread the word of God. I almost gave it a 1 because I spent nearly $20 for a book that I thought was about the Appalachian Trail , and it was but it was also lots and lots of preaching.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dewese
    Petal, MS, United States
    13/01/16
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    "Too much religion"

    I thought I was buying a book about the Appalachian Trail. Instead I got a testimonial about God speaking for the author. I got tired of it and finally after 21 excruciating chapters, quit the book.

    14 of 24 people found this review helpful

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