The Hike

Version: Unabridged
Author: Drew Magary
Narrator: Christopher Lane
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: August 2016
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours
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From the author of "The Postmortal," a fantasy saga unlike any you ve read before, weaving elements of folk tale and video game into a riveting, unforgettable adventure of what a man will endure to return to his family

When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects.

On a quest of epic, life-or-death proportions, Ben finds help comes in some of the most unexpected forms, including a profane crustacean and a variety of magical objects, tools, and potions. Desperate to return to his family, Ben is determined to track down the Producer, the creator of the world in which he is being held hostage and the only one who can free him from the path.

At once bitingly funny and emotionally absorbing, Magary s novel is a remarkably unique addition to the contemporary fantasy genre, one that draws as easily from the world of classic folk tales as it does from video games. In "The Hike," Magary takes readers on a daring odyssey away from our day-to-day grind and transports them into an enthralling world propelled by heart, imagination, and survival.

Reviews (3)


Written by Katie C on March 6th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Wow! What a great adventure this book was. I almost gave up on it in the beginning, it seemed to start a little slow. Once I met the talking crab and I laughed more than I normally do while reading, the novel turned around on me. I really enjoyed the it. I loved the ending.

Written by Ingrid O on November 1st, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Amazing book!!! Couldn’t ask for a better read! The narrator was perfect and always kept you interested!


Written by Brock Nelson on February 7th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fun wild ride from cover to cover. Can\'t wait to read more from Drew.

Author Details

Author Details

Magary, Drew

Drew Magary is a writer for Deadspin, NBC, and Maxim. His first book, Men with Balls, was released in 2008. The Postmortal is his first novel.