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The Last Englishman

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Lu par : Adam Stubbs
Durée : 11 h et 4 min
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Description

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

Critiques

"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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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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  • 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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  • Margo
  • 01/02/2020

the story is good. the narrator sounds like he

the story is good but the narrator wasn't fitting. he sounds like hed be better suited for narrating suspense or books about sports?

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  • Jim Lewis
  • 17/01/2020

Amazing Adventure

I first listened to Keith Foskett's book about the Camino de Santiago. Loved it and decided to give this one a listen too. Total respect for his accomplishments - and total appreciation for him sharing his stories.

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  • MTN Maddy
  • 16/01/2020

Love this book!

Excellent book! I am a hiker and feel I am hiking along on the PCT with KEITH. The narrator is great and makes the book come alive. Looking forward to more hikes with K.F.

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  • Jonathan Smith
  • 03/01/2020

Good PCT book

I've read several books in my preparation for the PCT. This is by far my favorite! This book describes sections of trail, experiences in towns, and the people along the trail. Doesn't get preachy or political. interesting observations and great sense of humor. Enjoyed the narrator.

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  • Julie
  • 17/12/2019

Excellent book

Entertaining, educational, gripping story. I absolutely enjoyed listening to the audiobook, almost feeling the heat of the desert, cold wet feet when winter arrived well before the trail finished, sharing the desperation over empty water caches and laughing out loud when the wonderful drums British humor hit.

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  • Brom
  • 20/11/2019

Excellent narration....

....and a good story. The author did a great job. I enjoyed this book. I think the author did an excellent job about conveying a through hike. If you are interested in hiking, read this book.

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  • Josh
  • 05/10/2019

excellent!

I've listened to several long distance hiking books. I've enjoyed many of them however, this is the best one yet! this story is compelling. it's a fun listen.

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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.