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Salmon Fishing In The Yemen Audiobook

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

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Publisher's Summary

Author Paul Torday makes his debut with this clever absurdist novel. Fisheries scientist Dr. Alfred Jones is approached by an extravagantly wealthy sheik with a novel plan. To foster goodwill, the sheik would like to introduce salmon fishing to Yemen - the same Yemen that is largely a desert - and politicians think it's a great idea.

©2007 Paul Torday; (P)2007 Orin Publiching Group Ltd.

What the Critics Say

A remarkably assured first novel, this one is a pure delight." (Booklist)

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    Kindle Customer 05-11-12
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    "Seriously funny"

    Before reading, I mean hearing this book, I'd never considered fly-fishing, but now....
    The book is original, clever, and bitingly funny. Thoughtful, too. The elegant writing is matched by the reading and production. The readers/actors did a wonderful job of accents and expressions. I may listen to it again just for the pleasure of it.
    This was my introduction to Paul Torday, taken up at the recommedation of a friend. I'm going to look for more of his work right now.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Will 08-01-12
    Will 08-01-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Distracted by the British bureaucracy/philosophy"
    Any additional comments?

    I didn't like the premise of the book, valuable researchers' resource redirected to the pleasure of a man's desire to go fishing. The concept of "researchers working only in fear of losing their job", ordered by higher-ups to make the salmon fishing happen so that they can get rich, was personally appalling. I can't help but put myself in the story, and I would have to say that I don't enjoy living other people's frustration.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Judith M. Nimmo Australian 03-07-16
    Judith M. Nimmo Australian 03-07-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Sardonic but warm with themes of faith and courage to follow dreams"

    Quasi epistolary structure that built nuanced characters. Very well performed in almost a tv doco style.

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    Thomas 10-05-15
    Thomas 10-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very amusing"

    Loved this movel. Very tongue in cheek. Characters really come to life. Now IIm going to see if the movie does it justice and perhaps I'll look for snother novel by Torday.

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    Emily Gogel 05-06-15
    Emily Gogel 05-06-15
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    "Maybe I'll Start Fishing...."

    The performance of this novel is excellent and the story is entertaining and thought provoking.

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    R. Lindahn 03-21-15
    R. Lindahn 03-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Hope and Respect"

    This gives us a all a chance to think and Imagine _ how we are all interconnected ~ Hope and Respecting each other.


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    eugene e kroposki 03-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good listen."

    Good listen, I wasn't sure what I was going to enjoy but was "hooked" after the confusing beginning straightened itself out

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    Susan Hinrichs 02-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Surprised...in a good way"

    I've seen this movie about a dozen times. I love it. I had no idea how it compared to the book. And now that I do know, I'm eager to listen to the book again. At the base of either version is a great story of faith!

    The narrators also did a great job with the characters.

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    Sarah 10-22-13
    Sarah 10-22-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Lovely book"
    If you could sum up Salmon Fishing In The Yemen in three words, what would they be?

    Lovely, very British


    Would you be willing to try another book from Paul Torday? Why or why not?

    Yes, combines humor, spirit, sorrow into a simply story. Unique.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't explain why I liked this book so much, but I did! Loved it and was sad to have it end. Whimsical yet very grounded. Had a few parts that dragged, but those parts helped tell the story.

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    R. Keighron Mt. Holly, NC 01-14-13
    R. Keighron Mt. Holly, NC 01-14-13

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    "A great story told well!"

    I had wanted to read this before seeing the movie - enjoyed the performances! Held my interest well, good nuances and very expressive. Highly recommended.

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