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Miles to Go (The Walk #2)

4.26  ·  Rating Details  ·  9,885 Ratings  ·  1,125 Reviews
Alan Christoffersen, a once-successful advertising executive, wakes one morning to find himself injured, alone, and confined to a hospital bed in Spokane, Washington. Sixteen days earlier, reeling from the sudden loss of his wife, his home, and his business, Alan left everything he knew behind and set off on an extraordinary cross-country journey. Carrying only a backpack, ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Simon & Schuster
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Joy Gerbode
Sep 22, 2012 Joy Gerbode rated it it was amazing
Ok ... this is God talking for sure! After finishing the first book, I wanted to read the 2nd. I was in WalMart, heading from the groceries to the books, when I prayed: "God, I know You have more important things to think about than whether the store has the book I want, but I also know You care about the details of my life, so if that book is on the shelf, please help me to see it." I walked all down the book aisle, looking in every section, and did not see the book. There was a clearance bin, ...more
Francis Gahren
Apr 18, 2013 Francis Gahren rated it it was amazing
My Take

A beautiful, well-written second book in The Walk series, this book is rich in life lessons and character development, two things I love in a novel. Evans’ chapters are short and impacting – it makes you feel like you are zipping through the book (I read it in two days). I like the title and how it is taken from “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost (shown below) – I’ve always loved this poem.

There are really three stories going on here – Alan Christoffersen’s, a woman he
Tiffany Cooke
Feb 18, 2012 Tiffany Cooke rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Feel-good stories
Shelves: 2011
I picked up Miles to Go by Richard Paul Evans on purpose. I'm not a fan of his writing, but I wanted an uplifting book for the holidays. Reading it reminded me of why I'm not a fan of his writing. It should have been an uplifting book. It had all the parts of the formula: sad story, characters overcoming hard times, a happy ending. The problem was it had all the parts of the formula. All of his books follow the same formula and when I read them, I get bored. There are no surprises, no suspense, ...more
Jan 25, 2015 Mj rated it really liked it
Easy read. Enjoyable. Uplifting. Picked it up shortly after reading the first book in the series The Walk because I enjoyed it so much.
May 17, 2011 Wendi rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Miles To Go (The Second Journal of The Walk Series)
By Richard Paul Evans
Published by Simon & Schuster

In this second journal in the series, Alan Christoffersen awakens in a hospital bed after a brutal roadside attack. Lucky to be alive, Alan is visited daily by a woman named ‘Angel’ he recently helped while on his walk. A true blessing, Angel invites Alan to complete his recovery at her home; however, Alan soon discovers that it is Angel who’s in real need of healing.

As one person’s soul mend
Regina Spiker
May 24, 2011 Regina Spiker rated it it was amazing
The continuation of The Walk by Richard Paul Evans. In this small novel Alan wakes up in a hospital in Spokane, Washington with three knife wounds to his stomach, inflicted by a gang. He has only walked 318 of the 3,500 miles in his journey from Seattle to Key West, Florida. Alan has lost everything important in his life and walks, with only the bare necessities on his back, to get through the pain - well he did, until he was jumped by the gang outside Spokane. Now, lying in a hospital bed regai ...more
May 01, 2011 Louise rated it it was amazing
NOTE*** The second journal of “The Walk” series. The first was titled: “The Walk”. MILES TO GO continues where The Walk left off. Book 3 will be released in April 2012.

Alan Christoffersen, thirty-two-years old, is writing the second journal of his walk from a hospital bed. His plan to walk to Key West, Florida from Seattle, Washington was interrupted when he was mugged, stabbed, and left to die on the side of the road in Spokane, Washington. Sixteen weeks earlier, within a 5-week period, Alan lo
May 19, 2016 Barb rated it really liked it
This is book #2 in a 5 part Walk series by the author. I liked this enough that I am going back to read the first one and am on the library waiting list for the other 3. It is a reflective, thoughtful and inspirational read. As a quote in the book said "We plan our lives in long, unbroken stretches that intersect our dreams the way highways connect the city dots on a road map. But in the end we learn that life is lived in the side roads, alleys, and detours."

Tim Chavel
Jul 17, 2015 Tim Chavel rated it it was amazing
Richard Paul Evans continues his wonderful Walk series in book 2. This book is so enjoyable. Once you start reading it you do not want to put it down. The stories seem so real to life. The characters make you want to love them. I have included several quotes and I understand the quotes from this book will not do them justice until you read them in the book and see them in context. But, the quotes are to good to be left out of my blog. So here they are:

We plan our lives in long, unbroken stretche
Sue Klasing
I like this author and always enjoy his writing, this book definitely sets the stage for a very long series.
Aug 02, 2011 Kat rated it it was amazing
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Jan 24, 2013 Cydnie rated it liked it
Shelves: series
I'm not quite sure why I keep reading books by RPE... I guess I keep hoping that I'll really like one eventually.

Things I liked:
1) I love the character of Falene, a beautiful woman who is not swayed by the gawking men and does things because it's the right thing to do.
2) Two new characters, Angel and Kailamai. Very distinct personalities, well written so that I could picture them. Angel seemed a bit bi-polar for a while, but then things were explained.
3) Some great phrases that are profound, mo
Feb 16, 2012 Shelly rated it liked it
Recommended to Shelly by: Kathy Miller
Shelves: fiction-novel, ocl
Not as good as The Walk. I felt like Evans pushed this one, kind of like "I need a middle book so just write something". A lot of details I didn't need, like how to make a sandwich on the road - literally how to open the mayo packet etc. But in-between there were some real gems, note:

"We plan our lives in long, unbroken stretches that intersect our dreams the way highways connect the city dots on a road map. But in the end we learn that life is lived in the side roads, alleys, and detours." p. 3
Mark Soone
May 08, 2012 Mark Soone rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this has been one of my favorite stories or series in some time! I wasn't quite as excited about the potential of this book due to the fact that it began with rehabilitation rather than the journey...But the quality of writing, and depth of relationships and personal introspection quickly dispelled that notion.

We join Alan as he recovers from his knife wounds, with new friend Angel...As caring as she is he sees that she has her own buried hurts and secrets. They develop a pure and natural f
Aug 01, 2012 Angie rated it really liked it
I liked this second book of The Walk series. In this story, Allen Christoffersen is recovering from a roadside stabbing before he can continue his walk to Key West, Florida. I enjoyed reading how he was able to help "Angel" who took him into her apartment while he recovered---well, actually save her. I liked having more story to read this time and deeper character development, since he worked with people in longer intervals than just passing through towns. The end of the story got back to the we ...more
May 06, 2011 Mayda rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
“Miles to Go”, the second journal of “The Walk” series by Richard Paul Evans, begins with Alan recovering from his near-death mugging. In this series, it is quite obvious that the story, like life, is not about the destination, it is about the journey. And it’s not just the simple act of getting from one place to another; it is the stops along the way and the chance meetings with others that define this story, as they affect Alan’s life. The author illustrates quite vividly how choosing a certai ...more
Somer Schaffer
Jul 06, 2012 Somer Schaffer rated it it was amazing
I don't usually pick up books such as this one; inspirational, moving, journey books. I don't know why, maybe it's because I feel like they're mostly written from a shrink's point of view or something. I must say, I was entirely wrong when it came to this book and I'm glad I got it.

Could you tell I liked it? I finished the entire book in under 24 hours. I didn't get much sleep last night because I couldn't put it down. Why? Maybe it's the constant suspense of the everlasting foreshadowing. Or pe
Apr 14, 2011 Ashley rated it really liked it
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Aug 24, 2016 John rated it it was amazing
Book tow of this series takes our heroine on a different path. He is viciously attacked and left for dead. In his recovery he becomes a blessing for others. Funny how life works out when we give ourself over to the Lord.
Christina Jones
Jan 06, 2012 Christina Jones rated it really liked it
I went straight from Book 1 to Book 2, and while I liked the characters and plot lines as Al moved on with his walk, I found myself wishing the pace could be picked up just a little. Being human, I loved the revenge on Ralph and the problem solving of what to do with the teen age runaway, but by the end of this second book, we've only traveled a third of the way. At this rate, it'll take 10 books to get him to Key West. However, I will still give it four stars for making me think about how I app ...more
Sep 27, 2012 Odetta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Odetta by: Series
I really don't like the way the author leaves the reader hanging. It took several chapters to finally get to the end of the story left hanging in the first book The Walk. My daughter downloaded this book from BARD so we could start listening to it as soon as we finished The Walk. I really like the way he was so kind to the girls, Angel & Kailamai. I added causes to my bookshelves because of Kailamai's story. Since the sequel to this book isn't available on Talking Books or BARD, we have it ...more
Mar 04, 2014 Donna rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It is a wonderful mix of humor and interesting characters with some history thrown in. It also includes some fantastic words of wisdom, such as, "Without great mountains we cannot reach great heights. And we were born to reach great heights." I cannot wait to read the third one in this series to see who Alan meets and to find out who the mysterious woman was at the end of this one. What a way to build suspense.
Oct 18, 2012 Rayni rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Rayni by: Sequel to "The Walk"
If this were my book, this would definitely have been marked, but the next best thing is to include it in my review.
"The way I see it," she [Kailamai] said, "everyone has problems. It's how you choose to deal with them."
Because of Kailamai, I added the book to my Causes bookshelf. Aging out of foster care. The statistics are sobering.

Again, an abrupt ending. Have the next book, "The Road to Grace," ready to pick up, if you can. I read 74 pages into the next book just to come to a satisfactory,
Jun 19, 2016 Linda rated it it was amazing
Love the sequel to The Walk. Birthday gift from my sister. A beautiful book filled with life lessons. Can't wait until next April!
Penny Pennella
This book picks up where book 1 left off. Alan is in the hospital. He's going to have to recover and rehab for several weeks or months. He's stuck in Seattle, since it's winter and he cannot walk through the rockies till spring anyway. Angel takes Alan home with her to recover. SHe helps him recover, but in the process, she's the one who recovers from her losses as well. Norma was one of his nurses in the hospital. Angel is watching the 100 best films one by one and they do this together over ti ...more
Jan 28, 2016 Beverly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
This is the second book in "The Walk" series and it picks up right where the first book ended. This is a good thing since he kind of leaves us hanging at the end of this installment as well and now I really want to see what happens to him next. After his wife dies, his partner steals his business customers and he loses his house, Alan Christoffersen decides that he is going to walk from the state of Washington to Key West, Florida. In this installment, he awakes in a hospital in Spokane after be ...more
Kira Hobbs
So this book is the second book to a five book series. So I will give you a little back story on the previous book. So pretty much it's about this guy named Alan Christoffersen and he has a successful advertising company. And he is married to a girl named McKale, and they are deeply in love. But they one day tragedy struck. Mckale when horse back riding, which she did all the time. But they horse got out of control; and kicked her off of it. And when she got kicked off she was laying on the grou ...more
Apr 18, 2015 Brisbride13 rated it really liked it
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Brent Soderstrum
Jan 12, 2015 Brent Soderstrum rated it it was amazing
This is Evan's second installment of his Walk series. I enjoyed this one as much as I did the first. This one starts of right where the first ended. Alan is in the hospital in Spokane after being attacked and stabbed by a gang. At his bedside is a lady who he had helped change her tire. She had given him her card and the police called her since they had no other contact. Her name is Angel which is amazing since Alan had a vision in which McKale, his dead wife, told him he wasn't ready to go home ...more
Georgia Herod
Jul 06, 2014 Georgia Herod rated it really liked it

Book Two of The Walk series continues to follow the journey of Alan Christofferson, a heartbroken man whose wife died after a horseriding accident, his lucrative business was stolen by his partner, his finances were amuck, his multi-million dollar home and two cars are repossessed. Two days after his wife's funeral, he sets out to walk across America from Seattle to Key West, FL. He has nothing--but he's not walking to escape. Anytime a protagonist begins a quest, it's never about the trip; it'
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