Every Day Was Special

  • by William G. Tapply
  • Narrated by Dennis Holland
  • 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A collection of fishing stories from acclaimed novelist and outdoorsman William G. Tapply.
"It’s been a lifelong, ever-expanding journey, with many big fish and faraway waters and dramatic moments...and yet I don’t think any of those moments or any of those places or fish has thrilled me any more than seeing the twitch of my line where it entered the muddy waters of my backyard pond....”
In this collection of fishing stories from acclaimed novelist and outdoor writer William G. Tapply, the natural appeal of fishing comes to life. Each story in Every Day Was Special was previously published in Tapply’s back-page column, “Reading the Currents” in American Angler, or in Gray’s Sporting Journal, or in Field & Stream. From "Dam It" to "First Light" to "When Trout Get Antsy", these thirty re-readable pieces are unique in their own ways, and yet, all are classic Tapply. These writings serve as testament to the thrill of fishing, the inimitable energy of casting at daybreak, and the innocence of streamside summers.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Shortly before his death in 2009, mystery writer and Field and Stream contributor William G. Tapply compiled these 30 essays about the joys of fishing. Dennis Holland's smooth baritone is the perfect complement to Tapply's lovely style, which is informative, kind, and humorous. These essays are clean and purposeful, and whether he is describing the outdoors or the excursions for trout or pontificating on the reasons why people fly-fish, Tapply has a refreshing style lacking in pretense, showing a warmth and placidity reminiscent of his favorite pastime.

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Every day fishing is special

What made the experience of listening to Every Day Was Special the most enjoyable?

Great fly fishing stories, which made me really want to get out there and fish with my dad.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Every Day Was Special?

Fishing with his dad and finding the floating body of his murdered uncle in the water


What about Dennis Holland’s performance did you like?

He did a good job telling Bill Tapply's book


Any additional comments?

Wish I could have met Bill Tapply before he died and talked fly fishing with him.

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- Thomas

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-02-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios