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Is there anything you would change about this book?
I was really excited about this book as I have always enjoyed the stories of Old Florida trying to recapture the feeling I first had when I finished "The Yearling". Being a Florida native I also try and learn as much as I can about my birth state so I can absorb the history and teach others.
I thought the stories were good and I really liked the parts about prohibition and just how far that movement spread.
The thing that bothered me though is the way it was pieced together. Instead of stories being told in a way you can enjoy them after just hearing them in automatically rolled into another, another, and another. So by the time I was 2/3rds through it I became desensitized in a way. I would have liked a moment to compartmentalize what I had heard before diving head first into another tale.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
How wild Florida was naturally and how man utilized it to survive.
Do you think Gladesmen: Gator Hunters, Moonshiners, and Skiffers needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
I do not. I believe a good portion of what was told in this book was unecessary.
Would you listen to Gladesmen: Gator Hunters, Moonshiners, and Skiffers again? Why?
I will surely listen to this one again and again.
What did you like best about this story?
I love the humble honesty of this mans adventuresome spirit. This is the story of a life spent in a time and place that are mostly forgoten. A priceless history of the South Florida frontier before it was spoiled.
What does James R. Marshall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
His voice ads a tuch of old southern culture. Marshall was the perfect narrator.
Any additional comments?
A Must for outdoorsman and history buffs.