Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

  • by Paul Torday
  • Narrated by Paul Torday
  • 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Author Paul Torday makes his debut with this clever absurdist novel. Fisheries scientist Dr. Alfred Jones is approached by an extravagantly wealthy sheik with a novel plan. To foster goodwill, the sheik would like to introduce salmon fishing to Yemen - the same Yemen that is largely a desert - and politicians think it's a great idea.


What the Critics Say

A remarkably assured first novel, this one is a pure delight." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Seriously funny

Before reading, I mean hearing this book, I'd never considered fly-fishing, but now....
The book is original, clever, and bitingly funny. Thoughtful, too. The elegant writing is matched by the reading and production. The readers/actors did a wonderful job of accents and expressions. I may listen to it again just for the pleasure of it.
This was my introduction to Paul Torday, taken up at the recommedation of a friend. I'm going to look for more of his work right now.
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- Ima Crab

Sardonic but warm with themes of faith and courage to follow dreams

Quasi epistolary structure that built nuanced characters. Very well performed in almost a tv doco style.
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- Judith M. Nimmo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-31-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books