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Walking on Water (The Walk #5)

4.27  ·  Rating Details ·  5,323 Ratings  ·  937 Reviews
With this New York Times bestseller, the beloved Walk series ends as Alan Christoffersen reaches his destination and the beginning of a new life: “Definitely a journey worth taking” (Booklist).

After the death of his beloved wife, after the loss of his advertising business to his once-trusted partner, after bankruptcy forced him from his home, Alan Christoffersen embarked o
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Published May 6th 2014 by Simon & Schuster
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Missi Watts
May 19, 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 13, 2014 Wendy rated it it was amazing
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.
Jul 16, 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
Jun 14, 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
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 12, 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
May 16, 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
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
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 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
May 08, 2014 Marcy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been looking forward to this book coming out, completing the series. Great series!!! As with all of Richard Paul Evans' works, this one leaves me thinking and contemplating. I started the book last night, worked all day today, and here it is 7:30pm and it's done. Not surprising at all. It's one of those books you don't put down, except to work, until you are done. I've enjoyed this series as Richard walks us across this great country. I LOVE America!!! It was enjoyable to see the people he ...more
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
Feb 15, 2016 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
Jan 05, 2015 Larry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the final book in a series of five that EVERYONE SHOULD READ!!!! I am serious. It is the story of a advertising executive from Seattle who loses everything and makes the decision to "walk from Seattle to Key West, Florida. Book one is "The Walk" and it begins the story of what happens to him, his wife and his ad agency and the start of the walk.
The next four books (and they are all fairly quick reads as the format is small) tell of his experiences as he walks across America. The other f
Tim Chavel
Jul 27, 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
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.
Jul 20, 2014 Dave rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Walking on Water, as you undoubtedly know, is the final book
of the walk series by Paul Richard Evans. If you didn't know
that then STOP right now and get a copy of The Walk, which is
the first book in his excellent series. The 5 books which
comprise the journey really should be read in sequence, but
it's essential to start there.

OK, if you're still with me then either you've read the book
and simply want to know how others felt about it or you're on
the verge of reading it. In either case I really d
Dec 27, 2014 Rosemary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The final book in the Walk Series, this one brings Alan to his final destination, Key West. This book was interesting, as were all the others, but this one focused more on Alan's relationships more than his actual walk. The other books contained more descriptive passages of the places he went and what he saw. This book glossed over that aspect, treating it as merely a backdrop. The actual act of reaching Key West wasn't celebrated as the culmination of his efforts as much as I thought it would b ...more
Georgia Herod
Mar 20, 2015 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
Sep 01, 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
Jul 22, 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
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
Nov 06, 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
May 07, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I find that I'm a little sad that the series has come to an end. The cool thing about Alan Christoffersen is that he's just someone that you would love to just hang out with. I have so enjoyed traveling with him on his journey across the country, and I am so thankful that Richard Paul Evans has shared this story with us.

I don't want to go too much into the story, because I don't want to spoil it for those still waiting, but I was not disappointed(okay, there were a few things I wish had worked o
Geri M. Moser
May 09, 2014 Geri M. Moser rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No disappointments

I couldn't wait to get this 5th book in Richard's Walk series. At first I was impatient since it was more than half way into the book before he got back to his journey. But he is such a good author the events prior to the end were written very well. It didn't take long for me to realize that those events were part of his end.. which became his beginning. I m not much of a reader but had Walking on Water completed in 3 days of my busy life. I will be ordering more of Mr. Evan's
I have been waiting all year for this book to come out. I p ordered the book for my kindle. I had an email telling me that the price had been lowered, and that price would be what would be charged the people who ordered early. That was very nice.

I'm sad the series is over, and wish the author would do another series of what happens after the walk.

Alan touched the lives of people he met on his walk, and he was greatly helped by people he met.
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When Richard Paul Evans wrote the #1 best-seller, The Christmas Box, he never intended on becoming an internationally known author. His quiet story of parental love and the true meaning of Christmas made history when it became simultaneously the #1 hardcover and paperback book in the nation. Since then, more than eight million copies of The Christmas Box have been printed. He has since written ele ...more
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The Walk (5 books)
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