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Dear Bob and Sue
Dear Bob and Sue | Matt Smith, Karen Smith
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Taking a mid-career break to travel to all 58 U.S. National Parks, the authors describe their sense of awe in exploring the parks and share humorous and quirky observationsNin the form of e-mails written to their friends.
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Kpulver
Dear Bob and Sue: Season 2 | Matt Smith (Travel writer), Karen Smith (Travel writer)
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We are thoroughly enjoying the adventures of Matt and Karen as they venture through National Parks and recreation sites! We have also challenged ourselves to accomplish this goal but have a way to go to catch up! Looking forward to our next adventure in 3 weeks!

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Dear Bob and Sue | Matt Smith, Karen Smith
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Read for a challenge (book in epistolary form). I listened to the audiobook, and liked parts of it, when they were describing the beauty of the National Parks, but I though the humor was a little overdone. But maybe that's just me. Or, maybe I'm just jealous because I wasn't able to take a year off from working and travel all over to see the 58 National Parks... hmmm. Overall - recommended.

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kstadt929
Dear Bob and Sue | Matt Smith, Karen Smith
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I haven‘t had much time to read lately, but have been catching up on this audiobook during the last week while doing house work! I really enjoyed the story of Matt and Karen Smith‘s travels to all the National Parks. I enjoyed that it was written as letters to their friends Bob and Sue. It made me laugh and I enjoyed learning more about some of the parks! I even looked up the sequel at the library 😁

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kstadt929
Dear Bob and Sue | Matt Smith, Karen Smith
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Starting this one as an audiobook while I pack!!

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Kpulver
Dear Bob and Sue | Matt Smith, Karen Smith
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My hubby and I really enjoyed this book. We too are on a quest to visit all the parks and have completed 26. We have plans this summer to visit the three remaining parks we need to visit east of the Mississippi.

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whatsthEStorey
Dear Bob and Sue | Matt Smith, Karen Smith
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Matt & Karen decide to see all 58 National Parks in the US. Their memoir is told through emails to Bob & Sue. I love this idea & tried to love the book, but I could not connect with Matt & Karen. The writing feels forced & disingenuous. Maybe these stories were funny in emails to a friendly acquaintance, but they don't translate into a memoir. I gave it 3.5 hours. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Kaye I tried reading it in print. I agree. I usually like books like this but this one was lacking something. Not sure what. Maybe humor or the ability to connect a bit more with the reader ? I think they wrote a part 2. Not interested in giving it another go ! 13mo
whatsthEStorey @kaye I saw that...me neither! They seemed like lovely people with a good idea, just not authors. 13mo
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lauralovesbooks1
Dear Bob and Sue | Matt Smith, Karen Smith
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Matt and Karen Smith took a year off from work to travel to the 58 units designated as "national parks."They wrote about their adventures in a series of emails to their friends, Bob and Sue. Absolutely delightful mix of travel writing mixed with the humor found in day to day moments of marriage. I laughed out loud -- and adjusted my travel plans for the next year to fit in a few more parks. #nonfictionNovember

BookishMarginalia This sounds right up your alley, @WanderingBookaneer 14mo
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Crazeedi
Dear Bob and Sue | Matt Smith, Karen Smith
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Are you looking for a fun book to read? The couple visits all the national parks,
it is written as emails to their friends. The writing is funny, descriptive and just a refreshing read. They have a website to look at as you are reading that shows photos, and a map and other interesting things. I give this 5 stars just because it wasn't trying to be political or devisive, as so many things are nowadays. Pick it up and enjoy!

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Crazeedi
Dear Bob and Sue | Matt Smith, Karen Smith
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*as soon as she raised the blinds the squirrel saw daylight and flew through the air, landing on her head...Karen said it was running in place on the top of my head*
This book is making me laugh out loud! Fun times on my porch reading today

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Crazeedi
Dear Bob and Sue | Matt Smith, Karen Smith
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so I read a Facebook post admiring this book. The premise sounded great so i ordered it. I guess I'll know more after i read it. I hope it's as good as it was touted.

lauralovesbooks1 A bookseller just recommended this to me and I picked it up. Looking forward to it. 2y
Crazeedi @lauralovesbooks1 you will enjoy I certainly am! 2y
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