• The Big One

  • An Island, an Obsession, and the Furious Pursuit of a Great Fish
  • By: David Kinney
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-23-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Published to rave reviews in hardcover and purchased by DreamWorks in a major film deal, The Big One is a spellbinding and richly atmospheric work of narrative journalism in the tradition of Friday Night Lights.
Here is the story of a community - Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts - and a sporting event - the island's legendary Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby - that is rendered with the same depth, color, and emotional power of the best fiction. Among the characters we meet: Dick Hathaway, a crotchety legend who once caught a bluefish from a helicopter and was ultimately banned for cheating; Janet Messineo, a recovering alcoholic who says that striped bass saved her life; Buddy Vanderhoop, a boastful Native American charter captain who guides celebrity anglers like Keith Richards and Spike Lee; and Wyatt Jenkinson, a nine-year-old fishing fanatic whose mother is battling brain cancer. At the center of it all is five-time winner Lev Wlodyka, a cagey local whose next fish will spark a storm of controversy and throw the tournament into turmoil.
Much more than just a book for fishing enthusiasts, The Big One is an exhilarating story of passion and obsession and a powerful testament to the dreams that keep us all going.
©2009 David Kinney. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc. (P)2015 Audible Inc.
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