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    A real-life adventurer. A gruelling pan-American trek. Will one Englishman dare to face his fears?

    Shortlisted for Outdoor Book of the Year by The Great Outdoors magazine

    Born traveller Keith Foskett had thousands of miles of thru-hiking experience when he prepared for his toughest challenge yet: a gruelling 2,640-mile hike from Mexico to Canada. In a six-month journey along America’s Pacific Crest Trail, he crossed the arid expanses of California’s deserts, the towering peaks of Oregon’s volcanic landscape, and the dense forests of Washington.

    Battling phobias of bears, snakes, critters, and camping in the woods after dark, can Foskett find new ways to achieve his ultimate goal when the worst winter in years bears down on the trail?

    Shortlisted for The Great Outdoors magazine Outdoor Personality of the Year and Book of the Year multiple times, veteran storyteller Keith Foskett lets you join him for a trek across the greatest long-distance hiking trail on Earth. With witty humor, astute observations, and a delightful cast of characters, you’ll discover a compelling narrative that turns the travelogue formula on its head.

    The Last Englishman is an extraordinary travel memoir by an experienced long-distance hiker. If you believe there’s more to life than work, yearn for new horizons and challenges, and believe in overcoming adversity, then you’ll love Keith Foskett’s tale of exploration. 

    Discover The Last Englishman to embark on a journey of tenacity today!

    Reviews

    "The Pacific Crest Trail is one of the most beautiful and diverse long distance trails in the world. The Last Englishman allows you to experience this amazing trail through the eyes of a thru-hiker. If you cannot take the time to hike the trail, then you should definitely take the time to read about it." (Jennifer Pharr Davis, previous record holder for the fastest thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail)

    "It’s rare to find a book that captures the experience of long distance backpacking so well, and that is also fun to read. Fozzie’s account of his Pacific Crest Trail hike is educational, inspirational, and hilarious. A must-read for aspiring thru-hikers and outdoor adventure seekers." (Erik Asorson, The PCT Atlas)

    ©2018 Keith Foskett (P)2019 Keith Foskett

    Commentaires

    "I’m not sure if Keith Foskett knows it but he has penned a hiking classic. I just wanted to pack up my bags and head off into the wilderness." (Spencer Vignes, The Observer)

    "Telling the true story of a six-month PCT hike from Mexico to Canada, crossing wild desert and mountain and meeting everything from eccentric hikers to rattlesnakes along the way. Easy to read and at times laugh-out-loud funny, it will make you want to pack your rucksack and go." (Rosie Fuller, Adventure Travel magazine)

    "Long-distance hiking is tragically romantic: it’s not all about fresh air, aesthetic majesty, and colorful company. This book is refreshingly honest about the difficulties and day-to-day monotony. But it also captures the rewards of this oversized effort to hike the United States end to end." (Andrew Skurka (National Geographic, Adventurer of the Year)

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    Introduction to Thru-Hiking

    This an excellent introduction to thru-hiking not in terms of thechnic but about the state of your mind while walking. The story telling is perfect but the narator is even better. The combination of both of them make this book a master piece.
    ''Its not the Destination, its the Journey’' Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    An OK book.

    I think Keith accomplished an amazing achievement and his book has been an eye opener for me. I am more into long distance cycling, but this book has certainly made me think about taking up hiking and, why not, putting th PCT on my bucket list!

    However I only gave 3 stars as I find its a bit repetitive and, at times, it can drag on a bit. I sometimes found myself lacking concentration while listening to the narrator and it took me quite a bit of time to finish the book. Maybe that's just down to it being an audio book and the voice of the narrator?? .... If I was able to, it'd be a solid 3.5 stars. I look forward to reading more by the same author.

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    • John E. Wright Jr.
    • 31/03/2019

    My favorite book of my library

    After about 20 audible books, I have found this my absolute favorite, while I'm torn between my favorite running book, and this book. the story of this book is epic. the narrator in the beginning kind of had me iffy. but after chapter 2 you fall love with his style. I don't usually leave reviews. but I did this time and you'll have to find out why

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 22/07/2019

    Slow paced and overly dramatic

    Started listening with great anticipation having read Cheryl Stride's account of her hike of the PCT. Sadly this book is so overly detailed it becomes very tedious to listen to. Got as far as chapter 4 when the drawn-out description of how to order an American breakfast just sent me over the edge...
    Narration as well feels forced and over emphasized detracting from the experience.
    Sadly had to abandoned the listen.
    Possibly interesting to someone who has never hiked and and never been to the States. Rather disappointing.

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    • Randall M. Robinson
    • 30/03/2019

    Incredible and funny book.

    I actually listened to this book on audible. It’s written by an Englishman, and read by an Englishman. This not only works it’s a joy to listen to. Now for the book. It’s destined to be a classic of thru hiking books. The author is funny and has that English since of humor. His descriptions of the trail and people he meets brings this book alive.

    I would highly recommend this book to anyone who hikes or just wants to listen/read about an incredible true story, an adventure.
    Buy it, you will not be disappointed in the least

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    • Ethan Gallogly
    • 27/03/2019

    This is the book to read about life on the PCT!

    This is the book to read if you are considering hiking the PCT. It is also the book to read if you have hiked the PCT and are missing life on trail. From blisters to bliss, agony to angels, bears to bugs, and fighting to friendship – this book has it all. Foskett, aka “Fozzie” beautifully captures the experience of being a thru-hiker on the grueling 2,640-mile Pacific Crest Trail, finding that wonderful balance between trail-life, contextual history, and personal triumph. Foskett is an excellent writer; his memoir is well-written and highly engaging. Two thumbs up!!

    Adam Stubbs does an excellent job narrating this book.

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    • Tom
    • 11/05/2021

    Been Camino

    I purchased this book in anticipation of my Camino de Santiago la Compostela as await the reopening of Spain, closed due to Covid-19. I have found all of the authors books well written and motivational while appreciating many of the useful tips offered. #BuenCamino. Tom - Lauderdale by the Sea

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 01/04/2021

    Excellent listen entertaining and thoughtful writing

    I’ve listened to all of “Fossy “ books Ann’s adventures with great admiration, great books spot on!! Yes!!

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    • Terri Graham
    • 26/03/2021

    Thank you Keith for sharing your adventure!

    I’ve listened to almost every book that has been written by hiking enthusiasts. This is top knot has. I’ll recommend you give it a listen because it will draw you in. The narration was done well and the expressions were greatly appreciated. You couldn’t have picked a better narrator to tell your story. Just one small note; I found using an Englishmen at the end to tell Pockets/Rockets story not believable. Not that I didn’t believe it, just that the diction should have been with an American accent. Just my two cents and hardly worth that. Otherwise, TOTALLY ENJOYABLE.

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    • MO
    • 14/10/2020

    PCT journey, great read/ listen!!!

    Loved it!! Funny, insightful. Took me about 45 minutes to"get into it' then hooked!

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    • Janet M Downs
    • 14/10/2020

    Loved this book!

    I have listened to a few books about women who have hiked the PCT. The everyday humor in this book had me laughing where ever I was listening.

    The story in general was just interesting and easy to follow. Lot’s of human moments I found satisfying to experience. The collection of characters was very fun. I liked his descriptions! Really made me consider trying this hike.

    Planning on reading the other books by this author!

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    • David Bloniarz
    • 13/10/2020

    Quite an interesting adventure

    The book was engaging, entertaining and a great overview of the adventures on the Pacific Coast Trail. Well written and narrated; I would highly recommend for those interested in outdoor adventure.

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    • Katharina Krächan
    • 15/03/2019

    Overall a good book

    what I liked: finally a pct book where the author didn't finish without a problem (save blisters and weight). this book seems more honest. there's more crying and breaking down and thinking about quitting. I got a feeling for what it is like hiking in deep snow and bad weather and that's not something other author manage to bring across like that.

    what I didn't like: I'm the begining I wanted to stop listening because I thought the author was a jerk. but I kept going and came to the realization that it's the narrator that just makes everything sounds like he's an idiot. you get used to it but it still to the end sounded weird to me. also there is so much name-dropping. we don't need to know the name of single person if you meet twenty hikers at a camp. just say you met a bunch of other hikers.

    I'd say this book is worth it if you're looking for an honest pct story, as long as you can get over the fact that the way this book is read makes everyone sound like a jerk.