Title: Walking on Water (Book 5)
Genre: Adult Fiction
Narrator: Richard Paul Evans
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio, May, 2014
Source: Audiobook Jukebox‘s reviewer program
About the Book: (from Good Reads.com)
In this fifth New York Times bestseller in the Walk series, Richard Paul Evans’s hero Alan Christoffersen must say some painful goodbyes and learn some important lessons as he comes to the end of his cross-country walk to Key West.
After the death of his beloved wife, after the loss of his advertising business to his once-trusted partner, after bankruptcy forced him from his home, Alan Christoffersen’s daring cross-country journey—a walk across America, from Seattle to Key West, with only the pack on his back—has taught him lessons about love, forgiveness and, most of all, hope.
Now Alan must again return west to face yet another crisis, one that threatens to upend his world just as he had begun to heal from so much loss, leaving him unsure of whether he can reach the end his journey. It will take the love of a new friend, and the wisdom of an old friend, to help him to finally leave the past behind and find the strength and hope to live again.
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About the Author & Narrator:
My Review: Walking on Water is the 5th book in the Walk series by Richard Paul Evans. This audio book was narrated by the author. I must admit, when I realized the author was also the narrator I wasn’t terribly excited. I have listened to other authors and the experience has been less than satisfying. That was not the case with Richard Paul Evans. He has a very smooth and pleasing voice to listen too. He narrates with great emotions, which really added to the listening experience.
While, I enjoyed Walking on Water by Richard Paul Evans, my experience was probably diminished by not having read any of the previous books in the Walk series. I am sure those who have read all the previous books were more connected with the character, Alan Christoffersen. The last book eludes to many trials that Alan has endured in previous books, which I didn’t know the details about. I imagine those who started at the beginning of this series were waiting for each book and felt a real connection or kinship with Alan. Alan is a very likeable character who you hope ends his walk with restored hope and healing.
The story starts with Alan facing some difficult issues with his father. Allen is a very likeable character working through a number of losses towards healing. The details of the states that Allen walks through is amazing. The people he meets through out the last leg of his walk are interesting. I plan on reading the previous books in this series. I am especially interested in his walk through SD, since that is where I am originally from. The details of the locations is obviously due to the author’s trip through these areas. Great research by Richard Paul Evans.
My Rating: 3.5/5 – Walking on Water by Richard Paul Evans is the entertaining and emotional travelogue of Alan' Christoffersen’s walk from Seattle, Washington to Key West, Florida. While Walking on Water is enjoyable as a stand alone book, I think you will feel more connected and invested in the characters if you follow Alan’s journey from the very beginning.
My Rating Scale: 1 – didn’t like it; 2 – it was ok; 3 – liked it; 4 – really liked it; 5 – it was amazing
**Disclosure – Audio book on Walking on Water by Richard Paul Evans was received from Simon and Schuster Audio in exchange for a fair review.