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This anthology of fiction and essays, compiled by Nick Lyons, takes listeners everywhere from the Loch Ness to the Hudson River in an exciting search for trout, sharks, and bass. Contributions from Lord Byron, Guy de Maupassant, and Rudyard Kipling contrast the adventurous journeys with the stunning locales, and Kerry Woodrow's precise yet homey performance makes these thrilling tales seem like family lore passed around the hearth. The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told is a wide-ranging, diverse collection that also charts the evolution of fishing, and angler and fly fisherman alike will be enthralled by the stories here.
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The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told celebrates the art of hunting fish at many angles. This ancient tradition is practiced all over the world. Tales of baiting, angling, and the watery outdoors are recounted by great writers such as Rudyard Kipling, Guy de Maupassant, and Lord Byron. In scenic rivers, lakes, and seas, praise the trout, snap up that salmon, angle, aim, and sing the fisherman's song! This superbly presented collection of fishing stories will set the listener sailing on the Loch or along the Thames and tracking down sharks or carp in many exciting waterways.
You will find memories, essays, true stories, and fishing accounts more or less exaggerated or imagined. Their authors and their editor, Nick Lyons, all share a communicable passion for a great day out fishing—a passion only surpassed by the love of telling the tale with or without the catch to show!With work by more than one hundred of the world's most eminent authors and fishermen, including John McPhee, Howell Raines, Ted Leeson, Jimmy Carter, Lefty Kreh, Dave Barry, Norman Maclean, and Rudyard Kipling.
©2010 Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. Foreword copyright 2010 by David Halberstam (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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