If the Fish Is a Trout: A Love Story

  • by Bill Stokes
  • Narrated by Johnny Mack
  • 0 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A man can love a woman. There's no trick to that. And a man can love a dog, especially if it is a good dog with worship in its eyes. But can a man love a fish?
An experienced trout fisherman reminisces about the love of opening day in various location in Wisconsin.

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Funny short story

Another excellent short story by Bill Stokes. I love his books. They always give me a good laugh. This is a love story about a trout! How could that not be humorous? I live in Florida so I can somewhat relate to this, although I don't have enough to deal with the freezing cold weather. Can't say I've fallen in love with a fish but I have been pretty excited! This is a great fishing tale that any fisherman would enjoy! if you're not a fisherman but love funny short stories, you'd love it too.
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- Todd (Toad) Vogel

A Man and His Rod

If you could sum up If the Fish Is a Trout: A Love Story in three words, what would they be?

Trout Season Opening


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Keep in mind, this is a passion for fishing. It was actually rather open ended. No definitive "The End".


Which scene was your favorite?

The mass chaos of the season opening day!


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I must admit that I have a very strong connection to most of Bill Stokes' stories. I was missing that with this work. My opinion is that it is no way a lesser story, just that it didn't resonate with me on a personal level as everything else by the author has. I'm sure it will connect with many listeners though


Any additional comments?

The narration was top notch. The writing was sublime.

I don't fish so I couldn't as strongly empathize with this recording. My shortcoming, if there is any analysis here.

I have enjoyed most of the stories from Bill Stokes! As I listen, I can often relate similar experiences in my youth and later, as an adult!

Thanks for the opportunity to review it!

A review copy was gifted to me at no charge. In return, I am happy to provide an honest review. Also at no charge.

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- in1ear (John Row)

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-16-2017
  • Publisher: Stokes Creative LLC