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Miles to Go

(The Walk #2)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  12,387 ratings  ·  1,307 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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Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Richard Paul Evans, as an author, is outstanding in expressing the importance of other people that touch your life in some way that you and that person are changed forever in a very positive way. I am looking forward to book 3 in the series.
Joy Gerbode
Sep 22, 2012 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
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was an unusual book but I find these journeys/pilgrimages are often not just interesting but touching deeply as they provide an insight into the author's mindset too. The book lost a star for me because of the constant descriptions of food and the many different types he ate on the way.

Apart from that I did find the book interesting to read. There are many parts of sadness and some in depth portraits of the people he met on his long journey by foot. I am keeping this short because I am wit
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Book 2 in “The Walk” series has Alan Christoffersen accomplishing yet another segment of his walk - his destination: Key West, Florida.

Across the western states of the U.S. he treks, learning life lessons, meeting good people and bad, doing good deeds, making friends with people along the way, learning their stories, feeling their pain, recollecting his own stories. He doesn’t know if he’s walking from his past or towards his future.

Spokane, Washington
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Francis Gahren
Apr 18, 2013 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 Chri
Feb 18, 2012 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
Sep 19, 2011 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.
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: inspirational
I found the second book of this series as compelling and touching as the first. I think I have found an author that I am very inspired by. He writes a tale that is gripping, realistic, and emotional. I think if you haven't read anything by him, you should give it a try. It might not be your type of story, but I think you will be effected by the time you finish it. I am continuing my journey into the third book. Hope you are out there on road with me.
May 01, 2011 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 per
Jan 24, 2013 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 tha
Apr 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
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.

Regina Spiker
May 24, 2011 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 14, 2016 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."

Sue Klasing
I like this author and always enjoy his writing, this book definitely sets the stage for a very long series.
Another Richard Paul Evans classic. The continuation of Alan's journey as he walks across the nation to find healing after his wife's death.
Vannetta Chapman
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another very well done book.
I'm hooked on this series!
Kourtney Dennis
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Sep 15, 2017 rated it liked it
I really like the first book but this book, even though it is fiction, is a little bit 'too much' with all the troubled people he meets on his walk. It just seems to unrealistic. And some parts of the book feel too rushed while others are too long and too elaborated. I will eventually continue reading this series because this book ended with another cliffhanger and I want to know how it all ends. I just don't know when I will start with book 3.
Dawn Livingston
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Just all around good book from the writing to the story to the characters. I'm kind of bummed though that I didn't realize this was the 2nd in a series. I like to start with the first. Oh well, it was well worth reading, it's worth buying I think and I'm off to track down the first in the series. I think there are at least 4 in the series.
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic continuation of The Walk. I'm struggling to find words for how much I truly enjoyed reading this book. It deals with some pretty hard topics, but I think they're dealt with beautifully. I can't wait to see where the rest of this series takes me.
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If I could put six stars I would. Loved this book and the journey it takes you on. Definitely hooked.
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Second book in the series and again love the writing of Richard Paul Evans. Never want to put down the book and keeps me just wanting to sit and read forever! Great story line and love each character. Since a new character was introduced at the end...must go and read and see what Book three holds!

Love his writing!
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A must read after book #1. Quick, one day read.
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
"You're the type who thinks of the glass as being half full, instead of half empty."
"No," she said, "I'm just grateful for the glass."
although i don't think this book is exactly worthy of a 5 star rating, i loved it; the writing was simple, the characters were inspiring, the book was mesmerizing, adventurous, & light.
Kathy Robbins
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've decided that any book that makes me cry deserves 5 stars. Can't wait to continue reading the series.
Tim Chavel
Jul 10, 2015 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, unbro
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I like the inspiring verses infused throughout Miles to Go by Richard Paul Evans. As Alan Christoffersen writes in his journal of his journey walking across the United States we learn a lot of life lessons. We learn to be winners and not whiners, to be victors not victims. We learn not to pursue suffering. We learn that when a man loses his vision of the future he dies because if there is no future, there is no now. We learn that in the end we own nothing. The shortest path to healing is to heal ...more
Aug 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Mark Soone
May 03, 2012 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 a
Aug 01, 2012 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
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