Anyone who listens will become a Stephen Colbert Stalker
by being Stephen Colbert
there can never be anything wrong with his performance....he is Stephen Colbert
great information about how overfishing one species could so greatly affect a local ecosystem which, in turn, affects the world
It took a bit of time to get used to the slow, scratchy voiced, and sometimes muffled narration, but the author is passionate and very well informed and I ended up really enjoying this book and narration.There is alot of great history presented on this little known(at least on the West Coast) fish and the tales of its abundance in earlier years is jaw dropping. Fascinating information about how long it has taken before man realized and was willing to do something to reverse the effects of overfishing. If fishing a species is going to destroy the ecosystem and deplete things to the point where we are endangering ourselves, then we can no longer "self regulate" fish catches and government(or an international fish conservancy commission) intervention is necessary.
You cannot leave it up to a corporation because their interests are short term and based on profits. It is amazing and disheartening to know that for this one species it comes down to ONE corporation! I hope the menhaden do not go the way of the passenger pigeon.
Four Fish by Paul Greenberg. Both are great books. Cod by Mike Kurlasky as well.
I was appalled at how human thoughtlessness can devastate the balance of nature so easily. We're killing ourselves through our own selfishness. That must be Mother Nature's failsafe to keep us from irrevocably destroying the natural world. We will destroy ourselves first.
thank you Mr Franklin for writing this book.
yes, and I have. There is so much information here and written in an entertaining way that I enjoyed listening to it several times. The narration was very good.
it made me aware and made me think about the amount of fish that is taken from the seas and rivers every day. I wonder how it will affect the amount of food available for the future if we do not change our ways and think about sustainability....
I loved to learn about animals and their behaviors etc and this book did not disappoint.
his personal life and how it is intertwined with fishing
Can 4 fish survive with help from the very same species set out to destroy them ?
would love to read more from this author
yes. Juliet Stevenson makes this story come alive. The best audio book narrator I have heard so far. Austen, of course, is classic and the duo makes for a great evening of entertainment
the way Austen writes--so entertaining. The protagonist didn't appear to flavor things with a gothic eye until she reaches Northanger Abbey so it is a bit confusing...as if the first part of the story is a different character. Still, it all pulls together with typical Austen magic. If you like Emma, you'll like Northanger Abbey
thi is my first listen to her narrration and I am now noting books she reads so I can listen
it's a light read about young love with a very imaginative heroine. She's kinda silly like Emma....sweet
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