• Only When I Step on It

  • One Man's Inspiring Journey to Hike the Appalachian Trail Alone
  • By: Peter E. Conti
  • Narrated by: Peter E. Conti
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What if you could experience the thrill of an epic voyage through insurmountable obstacles without leaving the comfort of your own home?

It was 23 months after his accident, and Peter was still dealing with constant excruciating pain. He'd seen dozens of doctors and tried a myriad of medications, but nothing seemed to work. Faced with the impossible choice of suffering through the rest of his life, he had an unlikely epiphany, "If I could somehow hike 2,000 miles on the Appalachian Trail, then my leg will have to be better."

He set a starting date three weeks out, cobbled together a novice's pack, and set off on a journey destined to change his life forever—though not exactly how he had envisioned it. From the bleakest breakdowns to hilarious adventures, Peter's story is equal parts entertaining, enthralling, and enlightening. Join him on the trail, one step in front of the other, as he searches for some way to heal his body and soul while struggling with chronic pain, anxiety, and depression.

Can listening to this audiobook really change your life?

  • Discover how to overcome insurmountable obstacles one step at a time.
  • Experience the joy and freedom of hiking the Appalachian Trail (while wrapped up in a blanket at home).
  • Get a boost for your body and soul as you laugh your way through his hilarious antics and adventures.
  • Enjoy the relief you experience as you walk with the author while escaping from your day to day concerns.

If you've enjoyed best-selling memoirs and biographies by authors like Cheryl Strayed, Bill Bryson, and Grandma Gatewood, then you'll enjoy this inspiring memoir about hiking the Appalachian Trail. If you're struggling to find hope and healing after trauma, you'll find encouragement to get back up. You might even find the courage to give solo travel a try yourself. Scroll up to buy this audiobook now!

©2021 Peter E. Conti (P)2022 Peter E. Conti

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Inspiring story

This story is well developed, well written and inspirational. A real life, hard fought story of perseverance and accomplishment. I would list as a top 5 or top 3 of the dozens of AT hiking stories I've read or listened to. The only place for improvement is Peter's narration performance. Some missed words and awkward pronunciations are a distraction and the performance is somewhat flat emotionally. All in all a winner that I wanted to keep listening to and was well worth my time.

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Great book!

I really enjoyed this book. I appreciate the author honesty and grit. Narration could have been better