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I have known about the Camino for some years and it is a pilgrimage I hope to take one day. This is what attracted me to the book. Overall, I found the book both helpful and inspirational in the sense that it has strengthened my resolve to undertake this pilgrimage. The only reason I have given it 4 stars rather than 5 is that it occasionally descended into a preachiness about matters peripheral to the Camino that seemed out of place in this book.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
Would you be willing to try another book from Tony Kevin? Why or why not?
No. his other title does not interest me
What three words best describe James Millar’s voice?
Australian Male Clear
Do you think Walking the Camino needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
No. Whats done is done
Any additional comments?
I downloaded this title to listen to while my Brother walked the Camino. The author takes the opportunity to give political and historical background to the land he is walking through but then expands into opinion and agenda. He writes with authority that borders on arrogance and avoids the more common trait of this sort of book to leave the reader feeling he was on a journey with someone experiencing the walk for the first time. I have listen to several books describing long walks and enjoyed the adventure but found myself frustrated a little with this one for its tendency to polemic.
Would you listen to Walking the Camino again? Why?
Yes I will listen to this book at least 3 times.
What did you like best about this story?
Best book on the Camino Pilgrimage. History of Spain, history of the pilgrimage over the years, the variuos camino routes, how to do it, gear, practical tips, good visuals, best exposition on the external and internal experience. A must read or hear for any potential pilgrim or vicariuos pilgrim. I love this book!
What about James Millar’s performance did you like?
Clear voice, keeps it interesting, I think he captures the voice of the author very well.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
God and man in Spain.
Any additional comments?
I felt like was there with the author.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
A well written book with some really interesting bits. There is the odd passage where the Spanish is read out that were too long for my liking but generally a small price to pay. Maybe 5% detraction and well worth persevering through.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful