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The Hike

The Hike

Written by Drew Magary

Narrated by Christopher Lane


The Hike

Written by Drew Magary

Narrated by Christopher Lane

ratings:
4.5/5 (266 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Released:
Aug 2, 2016
ISBN:
9781511391962
Format:
Audiobook

Description

From the author of The Postmortal, a fantasy saga unlike any you've read before, weaving elements of folk tale and video game into a riveting, unforgettable adventure of what a man will endure to return to his family

When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects.

On a quest of epic, life-or-death proportions, Ben finds help comes in some of the most unexpected forms, including a profane crustacean and a variety of magical objects, tools, and potions. Desperate to return to his family, Ben is determined to track down the "Producer," the creator of the world in which he is being held hostage and the only one who can free him from the path.

At once bitingly funny and emotionally absorbing, Magary's novel is a remarkably unique addition to the contemporary fantasy genre, one that draws as easily from the world of classic folk tales as it does from video games. In The Hike, Magary takes readers on a daring odyssey away from our day-to-day grind and transports them into an enthralling world propelled by heart, imagination, and survival.

Released:
Aug 2, 2016
ISBN:
9781511391962
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Drew Magary is a writer for Deadspin, NBC, Maxim magazine, and Kissing Suzy Kolber. He's also written for GQ, New York Magazine, ESPN, Yahoo!, Playboy, Penthouse, and various other media outlets. His first book, "Men With Balls," was released in 2008. This is his first novel. He lives in Maryland with his wife and children.



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  • (4/5)
    What a long, strange trip it's been! That was a wild ride......terrifying and hilarious. Sort of a choose your own adventure book................ Drew Magary is one fantastic weirdo. Not my normal genre, but thoroughly enjoyed.
  • (4/5)
    Clever, funny, and well written. Loved it! Very unique and thought provoking.
  • (5/5)
    Awesome book! I loved it all the way through! I
  • (5/5)
    Whoa, what a ride! Loved every second of this book.
  • (5/5)
    This was great listen. Wonderfully imaginative story and I loved the narration.
  • (5/5)
    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I’d describe it as a divine comedy that takes you on an emotional roller coaster that makes you ponder life, heaven, hell, and purgatory.