The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac
- A Novel
- Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
- Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-20-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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The magical world Shields has created is one of unicorns and lake monsters, ghosts and reincarnations, tricksters and hexes. At times charming, as when young Eli meets the eccentric, extraordinary Mr. Krantz, and downright horrifying at others, The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac is boldly imaginative throughout and proves to be a devastatingly real portrait of the demons that we as human beings all face.
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By Jim N on 11-12-15
Strange and Original
The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac grabs the reader right from the start when Eli, the main character, meets Mr. Krantz, the titular sasquatch. It's a charming, funny, sad beginning.
The story progresses as Eli grows older and we see him, and his family, at different points in their oft-troubled lives. Eli's first encounter with Mr. Krantz, and the loss of his mother at a young age, creates a "butterfly effect" (or sasquatch effect) that defines his life and identity and consequently impacts his loved ones and shapes their lives too. It's all quite fascinating but it becomes a little depressing too. This is not a particularly fortunate family. Thankfully, Shields populates the book with more cryptozoological strangeness than Mr. Krantz and the narration by Tom Stechschulte is superb. There's a bit of social commentary in the mix as well.
I enjoyed the novel. The writing is extremely evocative and the characterizations memorable, but the worldview presented is rather melancholy and consequently, I found myself reluctant to go back to the book at times.
I'd give it 3.5 stars if I could. It's above average, and some readers/listeners might love it.
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By Johnna on 05-22-18
Being a believer in the Bigfoot phenomenon I found this story to be very far reaching. The storyline did not flow and the main character wasn’t very developed. Strange things going on with a hats and weird creatures. I understand Bigfoot is considered a myth. However the author went into great detail and great lengths to make an even more unbelievable story. Bigfoot was not the object of the book. The plot was like someone had a dream and woke up and tried to remember what they dreamed and every time they woke up they wrote down a different dream and kept adding more dreams to the plot line. Very inconsistent.