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Walking on Water

(The Walk #5)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  7,870 ratings  ·  1,169 reviews
In this fifth New York Times bestseller in the Walk series, Richard Paul Evans’s hero Alan Christoffersen must say some painful goodbyes and learn some important lessons as he comes to the end of his cross-country walk to Key West.

After the death of his beloved wife, after the loss of his advertising business to his once-trusted partner, after bankruptcy forced him from hi
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by Simon Schuster
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Jennifer Yes, I would highly recommend reading the series in order. It was such a great series and you'd definitely miss out on the context by not reading the …moreYes, I would highly recommend reading the series in order. It was such a great series and you'd definitely miss out on the context by not reading the previous four books.(less)

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Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is this last book of the Walk Series was heart wrenching and extremely thought rendering with the main character finishing one journey in life just to realize life, as we know it, is journey after journey never-ending, as long as we are willing to live life to our fullest capabilities. I would love to be able to continue to follow Alan to the end of his life journey. I bonded with his character from the beginning of the series and feel a small void in knowing it has come to an end. ...more
Missi Watts
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Glad this series wrapped up with a pleasing ending.
Here is my favorite passage from this book:
“I may be wrong, but it seems that there may be some unraveling of the American tapestry. I see people getting so caught up in celebrating diversity that they are neglecting their commonality. I don't see this as a good thing. The Chinese culture has survived for more than five thousand years in part because the Chinese have embraced the same language and culture.
I hope I am wrong about this, and tha
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the best series that I have ever read. I just want to share these books with everyone that I know. Every single book was incredible but this last one was the best by far. Even if you guess how it is going to end you will be very surprised by how much it will affect you. I don't want to share to much about the book right now as I have many friends that are reading it and waiting to read it. Just know that I LOVED it.
Jun 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
Finally the end to Alan's wallk. I waited a year for this book to come out so I could find who he chose - Nicole or Falene or perhaps some other woman he meets along the way.

The first part of this last saga is spent in the hospital as Alan rushes home upon getting the news that his father has suffered a heart attack. And in the second half he finishes his walk through Florida.

Most of Alans' journal reads like a second grade diary ". . . . I woke up at 8:00 . . . . I had bacon and eggs for break
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the heartwarming, heartbreaking last book in “The Walk” series.

I am embarrassed to say that somehow, at the library, as I was loading books 2,3,4 and 5 in my bag, I did not notice I missed packing #4 until this evening. So now, what to do? I got this far and the last book in the series is on my nightstand. How can I even ignore it? How can I even think of reading another book when I’m on such a roll with this set? I did what many may frown upon, but I picked up #5 and started reading! N
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was the perfect ending to Alan's WALK!! He encountered a diverse segment of people along the way. His trials through the loss of everything and also other personal losses teach us how the human spirit can rebound. This is a series WELL worth reading. All books are page turners.. HIGHLY recommend this series
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! That has to be the first word said about this amazing book (series of five books) about one man's walk across the country (from Seattle, WA to Key West, FL). It's a long, wonderful, joyous, silly, sad, devastating, everything journey and this book capped off the series with joy and heartache. I love when Alan is in a restaurant with Nicole and her roommate (her name is escaping me) and she laughs and points to a picture of a chicken on the wall that says: "I dream of a day when a chicken ...more
Vannetta Chapman
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I can highly recommend this entire series. I read all 5 books in a week. They're quick reads and they are also inspiriting! Kudos to Richard Paul Evans.
I have truly enjoyed this series of The Walk by Richard Paul Evans. If you're a fan of RPE, then I highly recommend reading/listening to this book and the entire series.
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved The Walk series of which this title is the fifth and best one of them all! So many thought-provoking ideas and things to think about and to apply to our own lives. Sadly, it illustrates how we never really know the depth and character of our parents or the sacrifices they've quietly made on our behalf. It also shows why family histories, however brief are so very important. When tragedy hits, we often want to run away from it. In this case the protagonist walks away and in doi ...more
May 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Powerful! Gripping! Emotional! Couldn't put it down kind of book. I don't like to write long reviews so I will just say, read this whole series. Do. Not. Miss. It.
Nandi Crawford
I have followed Alan's walk from the beginning to the finish, and I tell you, I surely hated to see it end. At the end of the beginning look, he is summoned back to Los Angeles after his own medical scare to face another, this time, his father's. As he goes back and tend to his dad, he discovers things he wasn't privy to in the past,but allows him to fully see the father he didn't know. In the middle of that, he has yet to reach out to Falene, but with with time he does,but by then, she is betro ...more
MaryAnn Collura
May 07, 2014 rated it liked it
I loved this series and couldn't wait for this book. I was so excited about reading about Alan walking through Florida, especially the Keys. But I was disappointed. The first half of the book was about Alan and his father and it was very good. Then the 2nd half od the book was his walk. I thought the walk was very rushed. Especially the part through the Keys. It was very rushed and boring. Alan didn't experience many people and it was very descriptive. The Keys are very beautiful and colorful an ...more
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: inspirational
This was the final book in the Walk series. It was bittersweet for me to put this friend down. I was loving every town and every page. I cherished every chance to meet the people he encountered and the I ached with every loss. I teared up many times in this five book series. I found hope as the author had discussed and know that reading this series is one of the best reading experiences I have ever had. If you can set aside your fears of feeling things, read this series. Incredible. I think abou ...more
Rehan Abd Jamil
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography, my-fav
I read this book which happened to be the 5th title from The Walk series, and still trying to find the first title..Managed to get my paws on 2nd and fourth though..
Jun 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
At last, this is the final installment of Richard Paul Evan's series about Alan Christoffersen loosing his wife and eventually deciding to walk from Seattle to the end of the Florida keys.
I have enjoyed this series and the characters that Alan met along the way. This is a good ending to the series.
One thing I did notice in this book that Alan had been very ill previously and there was only a couple of days illness not a life threatening illness. So what happened with that?
There are so man
Jackie Rogers
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the story of one losing his wife to death and losing his dreams. Alan decides to walk across the USA from Seattle to Key West. Their is a book before this one on his journey to border of Florida. Walking on Water picks up at the border of FLA. where Alan gets word his dad hasa had a heartattack. This novel grabbed me on first page and held me to the end. Characters are exceptional and story sad and delightful. Read it in one day.
Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
A great 5th & final book to end The Walk series. Alan Christoffersen is an understated character, finding his way through life and grief and new love as he continues his walk from Seattle to the Florida keys. With new obstacles in his way that cause him to reflect on his childhood, we learn a new layer to his character. ...more
Misty Vauble
more 3.5 if I'm honest For many reasons I have mixed feelings about this book. I'm not sure I can really explain why that is either. Ultimately, it was a fitting way to end the series
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I have loved this entire series and am sad to see it go....
Tim Chavel
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just finish Book #5 in the Walk series a few days ago! Wow, what a great read! If you enjoy keeping caught up in a book, where you feel you are walking along with the character then you will love this series. Evans is a great author and I plan to read many more of his books. Already have purchased others and have some on my Amazon wish list. Most of the quotes below are from the quotes at the beginning of each chapter. Some will not make sense until you read the book. I know this book has made m ...more
May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Like so many other fans, I eagerly anticipated the finale installment of Richard Paul Evans “The Walk” series, “Walking on Water”. After traveling vicariously through Alan’s eyes for the last 4 years I was almost sad to see the adventure end as I counted the days to May 6th , anxiously intrigued to read the conclusion. If ever there was a roller coaster road of life, Alan Christoffersen has traveled it. Snagged and tripped up by various speed bumps along the way, he was encouraged and challenge ...more
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Simon & Schuster|May 6, 2014|Hardcover|ISBN: 978-1-4516-2835-7
In this fifth entry in the New York times bestselling WALK SERIES, Richard Paul Evans's hero Alan Christoffersen must say some painful goodbyes and learn some important lessons as he comes to the end of his cross-country walk to Key West, Florida.
After the death of his belovd wife, after the loss of his advertising business to his once - trusted partner, after bankruptcy forced him from his home, Alan Christoffersen's darin
Richard Kuhn
May 09, 2014 rated it liked it
This book marks the end of the entertaining WALK series. I have been waiting for months for this book to hit the shelves for two reasons, one, because Richard Paul Evans is one of my favorite authors and two, to complete the characterizations the series presents.

What is a first for me when talking about an Evans novel, I have to say I'm disappointed on both levels. This book completely out of left field turns the attention for seventy percent of the book to the protagonist's dying father. Very
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Being book 5 of the walking series, it answered all the questions, well, most of them. Does Alan finish his walk? Who does he pick at the end? Will he ever get over McKale? It was pure entertainment. I learned nothing. It reminds me not to read series books. If you can't finish your story in one book, shorten it and get your point across.
The writing was written well. It holds interesting points. But I really don't care about anything about Florida. I already knew it was a party state. If anythi
Tosha Tunbridge
Jun 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Even though this series is fairly predictable, I found it fun to read. There were a lot of one liners or paragraphs in all of the books that were very profound and thought provoking. A quick, easy read.
Julie  Durnell
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
This five part walk series was very interesting reading of the journey across America and his personal growth through heartache and loss, the ending tied it all up neatly too!
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good ending to the series. I learned a lot and would like to revisit this series again when I’m older. The ending was a little too predictable for me, but we have been waiting five books for this. Ha!
Michele Bailey
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio
I really enjoyed this series. I have been inspired to walk. Probably not to Florida but something more manageable for me!
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent series. I enjoyed the journey and the ending did not disappoint.
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