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  • Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart

  • An Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • By: Carrot Quinn
  • Narrated by: Erin Spencer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart

By: Carrot Quinn
Narrated by: Erin Spencer
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Carrot Quinn fears that she's become addicted to the Internet. The city makes her numb, and she's having trouble connecting with others. In a desperate move, she breaks away from everything to walk 2,660 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. It will be her first long-distance hike.

In the desert of Southern California, Carrot faces many challenges, both physical and emotional: pain, injury, blisters, aching cold and searing heat, dehydration, exhaustion, loneliness. In the wilderness she happens upon and becomes close with an eclectic group of strangers - people she wouldn't have chanced to meet in the "regular world" but who are brought together, here on the trail, by their one common goal: to make it to Canada before the snow flies.

©2015 Carrot Quinn (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Too much sex!

A well performed recollection of a through hike experience. Just too much sex for me!

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Glad I stuck it out

The naration and writing style was hard to listen to at first but got slightly better towards the end. There is one part where the author used onomatopoeia excessively to describe the wind and it was completely overkill, I almost stopped listening but pushed through and I'm glad I did. Many beautifully profound insights along her journey that I'm glad I listened to.

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  • Ben
  • 28-06-2022

Great listen

With all the reviews saying too much sex, I was waiting for it. There isn't any. Gets mentioned about 3/4 of the way through.
Carrot writes in a very descriptive manner and does an excellent job in taking you along on her journey.
Erin does a masterful reading, very much bringing the character to life. Well worth the listen.

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Don’t believe the hype

I wanted to read this book for such a long time and finally downloaded it for a hike. I can’t get past “practice wife’. Such a lack of self respect, self love…. Like feminism never happened. Glad I used a credit and didn’t actually pay. Disappointing.

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The worst book I have EVER read

What a waste of time and money this was, I feel robbed. The amount of 5 star reviews on thsi book can't be real. The writing style is poor and the narrator is incredibly cringeworthy. I tried to like this book but I couldn't take it anymore.

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Stopped listening....

The narrator was great and the book was doing OK until the sex started. I lost interest and didn't finish the book.

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I really love hiking story's

I loved this one the most, the only bad thing is the end came too quick. I loved the little sexy bits and raw nature of of the story cause let's face it your going to pop, swear and have sex in that 6 months no point fairying around it.

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  • Jac
  • 03-06-2020

Needs heavy editing

Completion of such an amazing walk would be a considerably more interesting read of many of the day to day, and necessarily repetitive events, had been omitted.
Heavy editing could have improved a good story considerably.

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Incredible

Beautifully written, I didn’t want it to end. Definitely pulled on the heart strings and made you feel you were out there on the trail.

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eye rolls

I loved the hiking and adventure escapism, but carrot really annoyed me as a person. so scared to be her own person and do anything with any one. I found myself eye rolling every few minutes when she'd whine about wanting to stay with her "friends" or her repeated questions "what is...." was a constant one. she felt too people please-y. Great book but carrots not my kind of person :)

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