A bit of a strange book, this, in that whilst i thoroughly enjoyed it, it left me with the feeling that the author didn't have enough material on the subject - Grandma Gatewood - alone to write a book so had to fill in blanks with historical data.BUT, that is ok as i enjoyed these glimpses into Americas social history: love the book because it bought an account of an amazing woman to my attention whom i would never have known about if this book had remained unwritten.Wish i had her balls ... so to speak. She suffers gracefully and graciously, which of course makes her perfect for the Appalachian trial. We had to laugh at how similar she was to Grandma Gatewood! A grandma hiking a few thousands of miles and becoming a celebrity at an old age! Jane E. Congdon. Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance, and very likely saved the trail from extinction. Taber Burns, Narrated by: I savored it like a fine wine. It's inspiring, heartwarming and tear jerking. The next anybody heard from her, this … Listen to "Grandma Gatewood's Walk The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail" by Ben Montgomery available from Rakuten Kobo. What he learned during the next four and a half months changed his life and can change yours as well. I mostly wanted to listen to it while walking or biking. Inspiring!! Several times I felt lost. Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and 2 She caught a ride to Charleston, West Virginia, then boarded a bus to the airport, then a plane to Atlanta, then a bus from there to a little picture-postcard spot called Jasper, Georgia, … From mother of 11 to someone who hiked the AT more than once and then walked from Missouri to Oregon just to name a couple of walks! But it was no ordinary prison. It's interesting, well-written, and timely. Her solace has always been walks in the woods. Gatewood, affectionately dubbed Grandma Gatewood, was such an inspiring individual, and her story is one that I doubt many born since the 1960s are familiar with.Like many works of non-fiction, Grandma Gatewood's Walk suffers from repetition. At age seventy-one, she hiked the 2,000-mile Oregon Trail. Though her friends and family think she's crazy, she sets out alone to hike the trail, hoping it will give her time to think about what she wants to do next. Perhaps if it was not telling the story of a woman. Grandma Gatewood's Walk The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail (Book) : Montgomery, Ben : "Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. Wow! John E Broussard, The Disappearance of Geraldine Largay on the Appalachian Trail, Narrated by: However, the author gets sidetracked by the history going on during Grandma's life. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Why or why not? Listen to "Grandma Gatewood's Walk The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail" by Ben Montgomery available from Rakuten Kobo. Not great Audible material, as would have preferred to skip extra sections. Broomfield's 2016 choice for One Book One Broomfield is "Grandma Gatewood's Walk" by Ben Montgomery. Inside is a step-by-step guide to efficiently plan for a successful thru-hike. The next four months are the most physically and emotionally challenging of her life. What a story. Cancel anytime. Sean Patrick Hopkins, Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, Narrated by: Neil White, a journalist and magazine publisher, wanted the best for those he loved - nice cars, beautiful homes, luxurious clothes. I enjoyed listening to the audio book, Grandma's Gatewood's Walk. Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? But all are united by two things: the author’s story-capturing talent, and whatever it is that lures them to attempt (or conquer) a 2,200-mile path that climbs and plummets from Georgia to Maine. Spoiler Alert - when Mrs. Gatewood is jailed, then removed from jail by someone who was savvy and compassionate enough to realize she was a battered wife. Montgomery draws on interviews with Gatewood’s … Directed by Peter Huston. Other Editions of This Title: Paperback (4/1/2016) Compact Disc (12/16/2014) Hardcover (4/1/2014) MP3 CD (12/16/2014) Description. Corey Snow, By: So I did not listen to it in one sitting. Driven by a painful marriage, Grandma Gatewood not only hiked the trail alone, she was the first person—man or woman—to walk it twice and three times. The tone is wry humor, tongue in cheek - the author has a great sense of humor, is perky, and as she learns in this adventure, is often in over her head! $14.95 a month after 30 days. The narrator had a great voice for Emma's parts but otherwise did not enchant me. At an age that most people have given up doing anything adventurous outdoors Grandma Gatewood set out to walk the Appalachian Trail and had amazing adventures. There doesn't seem to have been enough worthwhile material to complete a full book-length work, so some of the story has been … Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. What does Patrick Lawlor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book? No. I started listening to this as I began my goal of learning to run a 5k. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaing guide you’ll find. A remarkably determined, irrepressible women! Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person - man or woman - to walk it twice and three times. She just walked. The public attention she brought to the little-known footpath was unprecedented. Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than $200. She was a inspiration. Grandma Gatewood's Walk The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail (eBook) : Montgomery, Ben : "Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. Please try again. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. Helpful. Emma was one courageous lady. Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk … $12.99 With Membership: Learn More. I really felt a woman ought to have been narrating this story. The narrator was perfect. During college and afterward, he traveled to the world's trouble spots, working in refugee camps, serving the sick and the poor on four continents, from Gaza to Croatia to Mother Teresa's home in Calcutta, among others. Most “know” some truth about her and some fiction. Winton Porter. I enjoyed listening to the audio book, Grandma's Gatewood's Walk. 0 likes. Thinking back, the storm of … This is a terrific audiobook. Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. I wish I'd known her. However, the magnitude of what she accomplished outweighed any failures in the rendition of it and I'm glad I continued to listen.This is less entertaining than Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods" but she does complete the hike, which Bryson didn't... leaving me ticked at him still. Grandma Gatewood's Walk The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail (Downloadable Audiobook) : Montgomery, Ben : Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. Wonderful audio book for trail inspiration! Some of this history is very hard to connect to the main story. I recommend it to all hiking enthusiasts! Start a free 30-day trial today and get your first audiobook free. Emma Gatewood was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person—man or woman—to walk it twice and three times and she did it all after the age of 65. The third person narrative and the writers obvious desire not to write fiction, limits the beauty of the story... and I didn't like the book at first. Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2019. Learn more about Grandma Gatewood's Walk in the Louisville Free … Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2020, Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2019. A Good Read. Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2018. There are better books about the Appalachian trail out there. While Mr. Lawlor's voice was clear, I found it terribly flat and even when describing very intense scenes, I nearly snored. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. If you could sum up Grandma Gatewood's Walk in three words, what would they be? Trekking in her ripped up Keds and sleeping under the stars without a sleeping bag, resourcefully gathering plants and fruit to add to her meager supplies, braving weather and rain and rough trail, always charming and grateful to those that offered her food or shelter or encouragement along the way, "Grandma" Gatewood is a true inspiration. Ben Montgomery has given us a glimpse into Grandma Gatewoods (age 67) walks... yes plural... she did the Appalachian Trail three times and many, many others. Grandma Gatewood's Walk Audiobook. Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance and very likely saved the … This a great book about this amazing woman. Find Me Unafraid tells the uncommon love story between two uncommon people whose collaboration sparked a successful movement to transform the lives of vulnerable girls and the urban poor. I enjoyed this narrator very much. This is the first and only biography of Grandma Gatewood… $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Ben takes his information from her brief journal notes, newspaper articles, family records and interviews. Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk … She did not let anything get in her way including an abusive husband or age. It's very inspiring for me to go hike the AT! Like watching a film in my mind - while I was walking on. Paul Joseph Fronczak, Alex Tresniowski, Narrated by: Listeners are treated to rich descriptions of the Appalachian Mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the rewards of taking a less conventional path through life. They never completely gave up the search. Anyone who has struggled to overcome personal obstacles will be inspired by this book. His world fell apart when the FBI discovered his scheme and a judge sentenced him to serve 18 months in a federal prison. tags: adventure, appalachian-trail, expedition, exploring, hiking, motivation, walking. Would have liked more of her. Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir, Narrated by: Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins. Grandma Gatewood's Walk (Downloadable Audiobook) : Montgomery, Ben : Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The book was essentially divided between two stories: that of Emma Gatewood’s historic and dramatic through-hikes on the Appalachian Trail (AT) and her tumultuous domestic life with her highly abusive husband and 11 children (and 23 grandchildren). Helen Russell. Emma Gatewood was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person—man or woman—to walk it twice and three times and she did it all after the age of 65. The book is largely based on factual bits (her trail journal, interactions with people along the trail, and later newspaper accounts) with a wealth of detail. I listened at 1.25 (not my normal) because it does drag along. Daniel James Brown. Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk … Would you be willing to try another book from Ben Montgomery? Ochlan (foreword), Narrated by: demanded of her … Michael Prichard, 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast, Narrated by: Very good book. If you like travel books - this will amuse you as well as highlight the courage, determination and wonderful spirit shown by a woman who survived a challenging life and horrible abusive husband but she remained positive and strong. Format : Digital Download (In Stock) 1 Format: Digital Download . Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance, and very likely saved the trail from extinction. Gatewood, a teacher eight years her senior. By: One credit a month to pick any title from our entire premium selection to keep (you’ll use your first credit now). Gatewood … However, anyone serious about hiking, changing lifestyles to be more active or biting off a big goals will appreciate her grit. Drawing on cutting-edge research from behavioral science and economics, Mullainathan and Shafir show that scarcity creates a similar psychology for everyone struggling to manage with less than they need. Wow! Narrated by Patrick Lawlor. Amanda Lindhout reads her spectacularly dramatic memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her from rural Canada to imperiled and dangerous countries on every continent, and then into 15 months of harrowing captivity in Somalia - a story of courage, resilience, and extraordinary grace. Emma Rowena Gatewood, known as Grandma Gatewood, (October 25, 1887–June 4, 1973), was a U.S. based extreme hiker and ultra-light hiking pioneer who was the first woman to hike the … One day, she tells her (adult) children that she is "going for a walk" and disappears on a secret quest: to traverse the entire Appalachian trail. Like a well-crafted stage play, Just Passin' Thru delivers one suspenseful scene after another. It's the story of a textbook editor who retires, reads the popular book The Wild Effect and decides to hike the Appalachian Trail - and have an unexpected adventure! By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible’s, Sold and delivered by Audible, an Amazon company. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked … The next anybody heard from her, this … Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. Don't miss this story! And in September 1955, atop Maine's Mount Katahdin, she sang … or 1 Credit. Comment Report abuse. Grandma Gatewood’s Walk By Ben Montgomery. Driven by a painful marriage, Grandma Gatewood not only hiked the trail alone, she was the first person—man or woman—to walk it twice and three times. Grandma Gateway is an intriguing character: as others have pointed out, there is too much extraneous and irrelevant material. She was so 'matter of fact' about walking. Grandma Gatewood's Walk audiobook, by Ben Montgomery... Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of … Emma "Grandma" Gatewood's story speaks to the courageous, undaunted spirit of Appalachian people everywhere. I like the fact that she turned a negative into a positive - from abused housewife to powerful hiker. this would be a great book to give an older family member in advance of a thru hike as it certainly takes the fear out of doing something like this. … Start a free 30-day trial today and get your first audiobook free. GRANDMA GATEWOOD’S WALK … By: And in September 1955, atop Maine's Mount Katahdin, she sang the first verse of "America, the Beautiful" and proclaimed, "I said I'll do it, and I've done it." Andrea Gappmayer, One Man's Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail, Narrated by: The next anybody … The story of Emma's trek is evenly dispersed with equally interesting facts about related topics. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. After 32 years of spouse abuse, raising eleven children, she divorced Perry, Emma … Mike Chamberlain, The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL, Narrated by: Emma Gatewood was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person—man or woman—to walk it twice and three times and she did it all after the age of 65. Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail (Audiobook) Published December 16th 2014 by Tantor Media Audiobook, 8 pages What makes this book a good read isn’t necessarily Mr. Montgomery’s writing ability, but that Emma Gatewood … Unable to add item to List. Would you be willing to try another one of Patrick Lawlor’s performances? Ben Montgomery (Author), Patrick Lawlor (Narrator), Tantor … I googled her after finishing the book and enjoyed the collection of photo's about her hike. In April of 1846, 21-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. $16.99. Grandma Gatewood’s Walk shines a fresh light on one of America’s most celebrated hikers. follow your heart and dreams and you shall see how it can change a good part of human kind! Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. She’s a legitimate legend, and this book sets out to tell the whole story of her troubling, and amazing life as well … Categories: … The beautiful, isolated colony in Carville, Louisiana, was also home to the last people in the continental United States disfigured by leprosy. The public attention she brought to the little-known footpath was unprecedented. She's quirky and ornery and stronger than maybe any other character I've ever known. By: By: Ben Montgomery. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller’s account of this thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. Emma Gatewood told her … I spent months researching every question I could think of before starting the six-month journey. Narrated by Patrick Lawlor. Jennifer Pharr Davis. Later, as quite the celebrity, her criticism of shoddy trail maintenance gave the A.T. much-needed attention and likely saved it from the brink of extinction. I want to be just like her. Even after all of that research, there were countless mistakes I made. There's a problem loading this menu right now. 5.0 out of 5 stars Out-to-Pasture Paradigm Check. I know. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail. So Eric joined the Navy SEALs and became an elite warrior.... By: Yet he could not prevent violence or save anyone from becoming a refugee; he could only step in afterward and try to ease the damage. A remarkably determined, … GRANDMA GATEWOOD’S WALK by Ben Montgomery 1 She packed her things in late spring, when her flowers were in full bloom, and left Gallia County, Ohio, the only place she’d ever really called home. She was the first ultra-light camper... carrying only a homemade stuff sack, wool blanket, shower curtain and Vienna Sausages. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Sports History (Audible Books & Originals), Outdoors & Nature (Audible Books & Originals), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Report … What a story. She is drawn to the Appalachian Trail, a 2,175-mile footpath that stretches from Georgia to Maine. He brought it all to life. I loved the entire book! The public attention she brought to the little-known footpath was unprecedented. It's very inspiring for me to go hike the AT! Grandma Gatewood's Walk (Digital Audiobook) The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail. This is … Michael Scott Moore. What did you love best about Grandma Gatewood's Walk? Most “know” some truth about her and some fiction. Wow!! Rob McQuay, A Vintage Store, the Appalachian Trail, and a Cast of Unforgettable Characters, Narrated by: Read more. Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person - man or woman - to walk it twice and three times. The public attention she brought to the little-known footpath was unprecedented. Robert Petkoff. Sendhil Mullainathan, and others. I recommend it to all hiking enthusiasts! Every Appalachian Trail thru-hiker knows of Emma “Grandma” Gatewood. Lucy Price-Lewis, Narrated by: This isn't great literature, but it is a great true story. By: She might not of saved the Appalachian Trail single handed, but she certainly motivated a generation of hikers who realized if "Grandma Gatewood" can do it, I can too. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in). She has made me rethink what is possible as we reach our 60's/70's and beyond. By: Video Categories. Please try again. When Emma Gatewood … And in September 1955, atop Maine's Mount Katahdin, she sang the first verse of "America, the Beautiful" and proclaimed, "I said I'll do it, and I've done it." Uncategorized; Arts & Entertainment; … The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, sixty-seven-year-old great … Can hear the anguish in his voice when she was walking through the rain and had to try to sleep when soaking wet and cold. In a terrible twist of fate, Moore himself was kidnapped and subsequently held captive by Somali pirates for 977 days. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? By Ben Montgomery, Patrick Lawlor (Narrator) Publication Date: December 15, 2014. Amazing tenacity especially during trying times like when she broke her glasses and hurt her ankle. Fun and inspiring reading. Grandma Gatewood was an amazing person and I did like HER story. When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long, dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. The public attention she brought to the trail was unprecedented. By: Soon White began moving money from one account to another to avoid bouncing checks. After Paul Stutzman lost his wife to breast cancer, he sensed a tug on his heart - the call to a challenge, the call to pursue a dream. He loaned money to family and friends and invested in his community - but his bank account couldn't keep up. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, sixty-seven-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. Emma was born in 1887 at Raccoon Creek, Gallia County Ohio; she was one of 15 children. The Maine Warden Service continued to follow leads for more than a year. Grandma Gatewood's Walk The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail (Book) : Montgomery, Ben : "Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. Jones Allen, Narrated by: There was too much "filler" in the story about the politics of the time, and other topics that didn't belong in this story. Some show up once (and that’s enough), and some appear again and again. Gatewood’s … This is the first and only biography of Grandma Gatewood… By: You learn less about trail hiking than you would with Cheryl Strayed's book "Wild." Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person-man or woman-to walk it twice and three … The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America - majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. How the Wild Effect Turned Me into a Hiker at 69: An Appalachian Trail Adventure, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, A Patriot’s History of the United States, Updated Edition, By: Read the excerpt from an account of her walk, and answer the questions that follow. Emma Gatewood was born in 1887, in the small town of Mercerville in southern Ohio. 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