Wild (Movie Tie-in Edition) by Cheryl Strayed audiobook

Wild (Movie Tie-in Edition): From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

By Cheryl Strayed
Read by Bernadette Dunne

Random House Audio
13.04 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780307970305

Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection. A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again.   At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.   Strayed faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A Time Magazine Top 10 Book of the Decade for Nonfiction

Oprah Pick for Best Memoirs of a Generation

Winner of the 2013 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award

A #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller

Winner of the 2012 Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Nonfiction

A 2012 Oprah’s Book Club Selection

Winner of the 2013 Indies Choice Book Award for Best Adult Nonfiction

A 2012 Entertainment Weekly Best Book for Nonfiction

An 2012 NPR Best Book

Selected for the April 2012 Indie Next List

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Nonfiction, 2012

A Kirkus Reviews “New and Notable Title”, March 2012

Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection.

A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again.
 
At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.
 
Strayed faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A rich, riveting true story…Our verdict: A.” Entertainment Weekly
“Strayed transports us with this gripping, ultimately uplifting tale.” Elle
"Wild is thus the story of an unfolding. She got tougher, mentally as well as physically…The lack of ease in her life made her fierce and funny.” New York Times
“Strayed’s journey was as transcendent as it was turbulent.” Christian Science Monitor
“Brilliant…pointedly honest…Part adventure narrative, part deeply personal reflection. Houston Chronicle
“One of the most original, heartbreaking and beautiful American memoirs in years.” NPR
“Strayed writes a crisp scene; her sentences hum with energy…It becomes impossible not to root for her.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
"[A] vivid, touching and ultimately inspiring account of a life unraveling, and of the journey that put it back together.” Wall Street Journal
“A breathtaking adventure tale and a profound meditation on the nature of grief and survival.” New York Times Book Review
“Strayed offers not just practical and spiritual wisdom but a blast of sheer, ferocious moral inspiration.” Newsday
“An addictive, gorgeous book that not only entertains, but leaves us the better for having read it.” Boston Globe
“It’s a fearless story, told in honest prose that is wildly lyrical as often as it is physical.” Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Her honesty never flags.” Seattle Times
“Strayed recounts the road to redemption—a road buried in snow, crawling with rattlers, and patrolled by bears—with humor and irrefutably hard-won wisdom.” Vanity Fair
“The breathtaking power of one remarkable woman finding her way—and herself—one brave step at a time. Four stars.” People
Strayed has enjoyed acclaim as an extraordinary essayist for 15 years. . . . Wild tells how, when she was 22 with her life in disarray, she impulsively decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail alone, from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon. The idea was that it might help her put things back together. Like the Adrienne Rich poem ‘Power’ that bolsters Strayed after the trail nearly breaks her on her first day out, Strayed has power in reserve. It used to take her younger self by surprise—like so many of her encounters and revelations along the trail. Strayed reclaimed herself with she claimed that power on the Pacific Crest Trail. Today, she owns it, and she knows how to use it. We’re feeling it now. Brian Juenemann, The Register-Guard 
“A candid, inspiring narrative of the author’s brutal physical and psychological journey through a wilderness of despair to a renewed sense of self.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Spectacular…A literary and human triumph.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Cheryl Strayed

Author Bio: Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is the author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail and Tiny Beautiful Things. Her stories and essays have been published in the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, Rumpus, Missouri Review, Best American Essays, Vogue, and elsewhere.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 13.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English