The Walk

The Walk

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What would you do if you lost everything--your job, your home, and the love of your life--all at the same time? When it happens to Seattle ad executive Alan Christoffersen, he's tempted by his darkest thoughts but then decides to take a walk, heading for the farthest point on his map: Key West, Florida. The people he encounters along the way, and the lessons they share with him, will save his life.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2010], ©2010
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781439187319
1439187312
Branch Call Number: FICTION Eva
Characteristics: vi, 289 pages : map ; 21 cm

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The Walk by Richard Paul Evans

At 28, Alan Christoffersen had it all. He had married the love of his life, owned a wildly successful advertising company, and was settling into a beautiful and comfortable existence in the Seattle suburbs. A good man, a happy man, Alan could not know how soon his world would shatter. (more)


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Novicia
Sep 04, 2017

One word: Amazing!.
I came across this series by accident like I do a lot of the books I end up reading. I just finished the series and postponed the final book, Walking on Water for 3 days. I did not want it to end. Cried my heart out, because it hit home so much . I lost the love of my life 5 years ago and it was like going through the pain all over again. I have read a couple Evans books but this series converted me to a die hard fan.
I lived in Florida for many years and walked beside the author through so many familiar places that my husband and I had travelled together. That was bitter sweet. Many times I had to put my reading down for awhile and do something else, because I was so broken up by my memories. Key West was the toughest. He touched my heart truly and The Walk is a big reminder that the only time we have is now, and we should live life to it's fullest , without regrets and not putting of something you want to do for the future , because tomorrow may never come. Thank you Richard Paul Evans for the privilege of walking with you through this series. Though sad, I relived many happy memories of a wonderful love that was all mine.

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1oneup
Sep 20, 2016

This series is one of my favorites. The first book in the series is also the title of the series. Waiting for the next in the series was so hard. I just needed to find out what happened next. I have travelled around the U.S. quite a bit so it was fun to read about the places Alan visited on his walk that I had also visited. My husband also liked this series.

teddypawz Sep 20, 2014

This is my second Richard Paul Evans book. He truly has a writing gift. No smut, murder, or gore to be read here. I simply could not put this book down! It is about a man who has it all and loses it all. Decides to take the journey of a lifetime. On his walk he encounters people of all walks of life who make him think about why we are here. I can not wait to get the next book in this series.

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divadianne
Jun 30, 2014

This may be a good book & perhaps I shall try reading it later, but I found the audiobook to be unlistenable for driving in the car. The reader (author in this case) went from loud enough to nearly unintelligible with most sentences. I had to keep straining my ears to understand what was being said. I was saddened.

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mamariccardi
Jun 24, 2014

I just started this series. This book hooked me from the first chapter. It is certainly a thought provoking subject. Mr. Paul spins a wonderful story. I can hardly wait to get to the 3rd book.

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lucyreviews
Jun 21, 2014

I was happy to be able to read this book from beginning to end without putting it down. Evans draws you into a journey which you must walk with him. A great book from a great author!

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marienona
Jun 11, 2014

a great book! I am reading the 2nd one in the series now.

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kesha1123
Aug 22, 2013

Life of Pi meets sensibility.

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LJWhite
Jul 07, 2013

Read or listen to these in order...
The Walk, Miles to Go, Road to Grace. Details of the midwest maded me remember places that I also had visited.

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timeforfun
Nov 16, 2012

Enjoyed book

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scavinsk2016 Jun 10, 2014

"You don't think of it, but our perception of ourselves is what we see from pictures or the mirror-always two dimensional. I realized that I had never really seen myself before. Not the way others see me." Page 256

scavinsk2016 Jun 10, 2014

"The assumption of time is one of humanity's greatest follies. We tell ourselves that there's always tomorrow, when we can no more predict tomorrow than we can the weather. Procrastination is the thief of dreams." Page 122

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scavinsk2016 Jun 18, 2014

When Alan Christoffersen loses his wife, house, cars, and business, he is hopelessly lost inside a world of despair. But instead of giving in, he decides to pack only the essentials, and walk from Seattle, Washington to Key West, Florida. Along the route he crosses paths with unexpected friends, who helps him see the bright side of life.

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