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Wild

By: Cheryl Strayed
Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
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An unforgettable journey of self-discovery, Wild is written by international best-selling author Cheryl Strayed and is a complete and unabridged audiobook memoir with a powerful narration by talented voice-artist Laurel Lefkow. Now also a hugely successful film starring Reece Witherspoon. Audible listeners follow the heartbreaking true story of a young woman who experiences intense grief and a life undone, only to rediscover herself as she forges ahead on a seemingly impossible solo journey across the American wilderness. This is a story that will stay with you long after the final word.

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A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an 1100-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe and built her back up again. At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. After her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than an idea: vague, outlandish, and full of promise. But it was a promise of piecing together a life that had come undone. Strayed faces rattlesnakes and bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and intense loneliness of the trail.

Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

©2012 Cheryl Strayed (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Up there with into the wild.

Enjoyed this one immensely. For me it was up there with into the wild another book I loved the spirit of. I thought the performance matched the quality of the story and I can't wait to see the movie.

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What a wild ride

The pace of this is wonderful- I love a good pilgrimage novel and this gave me plenty to consider and enjoy.

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What a great story

Throughout this book I grew to love Cheryl and her life. I am going to miss this book and the storytellers voice.
Can't wait to see the movie now.

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Wow!

Beautiful and sad and exciting and gut-wrenching. A story that will stay with me. So glad to have read this.

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like a caterpillar surviving to become a butterfly

a great adventure trailing from sorrow and leading through mountains and deserts to one's self.

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Enjoyable not

Enjoyable and mostly interesting story of this brave and capable woman's recovery from depression and almost wrecking her life. Occasionally became a bit too slow but then would bounce back. Excellently narrated with lots of emotion evident. Worth listening to.

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loved it

Loved every minute listening to this book. Narrator was outstanding. and captured the story beautifully.

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Amazing

Written from truth, love and fear. Loved every second of this book.
Thank you for your courage, and openness. X

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Good yarn

Good story, I found myself wondering what would happen next which kept me coming back for more.
Love the performance of the reader.

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fantastic!

loved this book. I downloaded it so I could read/listen to it before watched the movie and I wasn't disappointed.

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