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Walking on Water (The Walk #5)

4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  5,836 Ratings  ·  993 Reviews
In the fifth book in the New York Times bestselling Walk Series, Alan Christensen finally reaches his destination.

A year earlier, Seattle advertising executive Alan Christoffersen lost everything he held dear—his beloved wife was killed in a terrible accident; his partner stole his business from him; and the bank foreclosed on his home when he couldn’t pay the mortgage. Wi
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Published May 6th 2014 by Simon & Schuster Audio
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Feb 18, 2017 Starjustin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 Missi Watts rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 Wendy 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 EThayer3 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
May 13, 2014 Sandie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 Yvonne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
Vannetta Chapman
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.
May 02, 2014 Dorrice 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
Jun 09, 2014 Diana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 10, 2014 Sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
MaryAnn Moffett
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
Jackie Rogers
Jan 10, 2016 Jackie Rogers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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
May 08, 2014 CC rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 Louise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 d
Richard Kuhn
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 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
Julie  Durnell
Jul 08, 2014 Julie Durnell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Tim Chavel
Jul 23, 2015 Tim Chavel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Pat Kayhart
Feb 28, 2017 Pat Kayhart rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved this final book in The Walk series. It's about struggles,faith, and hope. I highly recommend it.
Mar 25, 2017 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 20, 2014 Verona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have mixed feelings about this book and this series. I want to love it, and I have enjoyed it, but . . . I don't know exactly how to express what I feel. I admire Richard Paul Evans, and some of his novels I have just loved, like Finding Noel, The Christmas Box, and others, but this series didn't stir my inner feelings as much as I wanted it to. I wanted to feel that Alan was working out his sorrow, hurt, disappointment, and his family relationships through this walk, but somehow it just seem ...more
Jun 22, 2014 Moriah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This marked the end of the Walk series. I expected a more exciting ending to the five book series but found it, overall, anticlimactic. I'm not saying that it wasn't an enjoyable book but believe that it would've been more enjoyable if it hadn't had such a slow beginning. The novel begins off with Alan travel back to California to see his father who is in the hospital after having a serious heart attack. Since the heart attack was more damaging to his father health than anyone originally believe ...more
Jean Poulos
May 12, 2014 Jean Poulos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, audio-2014
I had not read a Richard Paul Evans book in years so when I saw this new book on Audible I decided to get it. I did not realize that it was the last book in a series of five books. But the author provided enough background; I quickly got the highlights of the prior books in the series. In a small way this book reminded me of John Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charley”. Our hero Alan Christofferson’s wife dies in an accident, his partner steals all their clients from their boutique ad agency in Seatt ...more
Aug 31, 2014 Victor rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't have the highest of expectations for this series finale but this book was beyond disappointing. The first half was the best only because his father is the best character in the whole thing, but the readings of his family history had me straining to keep my interest.

The search and subsequent discovery of Falene was weak at best. The interaction between him and Nicole had more romance than anything he ever remembered about Falene. Reading between the lines, I just think she was hotter si
Georgia Herod
Sep 21, 2014 Georgia Herod rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After being 67 in the "hold" queue at the library, I was excited to read the final segment of Alan Christofferson's walk from Seattle to Key West, FL. The final leg of his journey was interrupted by his father's heart attack and eventual death, though his time with his father was redemptive and encouraging.

Christofferson had two women, Nicole and Falene, who loved him--but he hurt each of them--to the point that each questioned her feelings for him. Each of them experience her own growth and de
This was the fifth and final instalment in The Walk Series by Richard Paul Evans. Like many other readers, I hope the author changes his mind and perhaps continues the series, if not as a walk continuation; at least with another story line about the future endeavours of the primary character - Alan Christoffersen. I quite enjoy Alan’s character, especially his wisdom, non-judgment and big heart. I’d like to read more about his life going forward.

The final book kept my interest although not quite
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