The Lobster Chronicles

  • by Linda Greenlaw
  • Narrated by Linda Greenlaw
  • 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After 17 years at sea, Linda Greenlaw figured it was time to take a break from her career as a swordboat captain. She felt she needed to return to Isle au Haut - a tiny island seven miles from the Maine coast with a population of 70 year-round residents, 30 of whom were her relatives. She would pursue a simpler life; move back in with her parents and get to know them again; become a professional lobsterman; and find a guy, build a house, have kids, and settle down.But all doesn't go as planned. The lobsters resolutely refuse to crawl out from under their rocks and into the traps she and her stern man (AKA, her father) have painstakingly set. Her fellow Islanders, an extraordinary collection of characters, draw her into their bizarre Island intrigues. Guys prove even more elusive than lobsters. And as mainlanders increasingly fish waters that are supposed to be reserved for Islanders, she realizes the that the Island might be heading for a "gear war," a series of attacks that had in the past escalated from sabotage of equipment to extreme violence. Then, just when she thinks things couldn't get much worse, something happens that forces her to reevaluate everything she thought she knew about life, luck, and lobsters.


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Linda Greenlaw is an interesting person and a great writer with a dry sense of humor. I loved that she was narrating her own book. I got the feeling that this narration was sped up, for whatever reason. I wish that were not done.

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- Linda Vanaman

Interesting, Enjoyable and Light

This is the second audio book by this author and narrator that I have listened to, and it was as enjoyable as the first. It's a fairly short "listen" and I always feel a little slighted for having to spend one credit on an audio book that is less than 8 hrs (in this case just less than 6); but on the flip side, having listened to many audio books that are much longer, it's really nice to find a story that is immediately engaging and well narrated. Granted, it is about her life (or a brief period thereof) as a lobster fisherman - and anecdotes of her life on a small island in Maine; if that doesn't sound like it will appeal to you, then this audio book probably won't. But I thought it was entertaining and a relaxing intermission (albeit brief) between stories that are often a fair bit little heavier.
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- S. Perry

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-21-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio