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  • Upland Autumn

  • Birds, Dogs, and Shotgun Shells
  • By: William G. Tapply
  • Narrated by: Clay Teunis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

In this collection of original stories, highly acclaimed novelist and outdoor writer William Tapply shares his finest stories of bird hunting in the Northeast country. Every season for over 30 years, Tapply has hunted the fields and backcountry of New England. Tapply’s warmth and knack for evoking the subtle, telling details of the places and hunts that he loves will stir a new appreciation and excitement in every listener. With his dog Burt, Tapply takes the listener out to his best spots.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got me day dreaming at work

  • By Anonymous User on 10-25-17

Another great book by William Tapply!

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Reviewed: 12-11-16

If you've ever had a devoted hunting companion this book will warm your heart. Each story reminds me of time spent with mine. Thanks to Bill for writing this fantastic book and thanks to Clay for allowing me to "read" these words while driving to and from my favorite patches of woods.

  • Call of the American Wild

  • A Tenderfoot's Escape to Alaska
  • By: Guy Grieve
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559

Trapped in a job he hated and up to his neck in debt, Guy Grieve’s life was going nowhere. But with a stroke of luck, his dream of escaping it all to live in remote Alaska suddenly came true. Miles from the nearest human being and armed with only the most basic equipment, Guy built a log cabin from scratch and began carving a life for himself through fishing, hunting, and diligently avoiding bears. Packed with adventure, humor, and insight, this is the gripping story of an ordinary man learning the ways of the wild.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe not really kinda true?

  • By colleen on 06-01-13

A story of self fulfillment and American Spirit.

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-10-16

Guy took the trip many only dream of and made use of the lessons learned.

  • Bright Rivers

  • Celebrations of Rivers and Fly-fishing
  • By: Nick Lyons
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Bright Rivers chronicles the angling passions and frustrations of one of fly-fishing's greatest men of letters. A city dweller trapped in the complexities of modern life, Nick Lyons has always found solace in his pilgrimages to great rivers. It is there that he fishes for trout, and in Bright Rivers, Lyons recounts the sometimes moving, sometimes hilarious experiences of his expeditions to the Delaware, Beaverkill, Madison, Big Hole, and Yellowstone rivers, sharing reminiscences of trout taken, released, and sometimes lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional

  • By Christopher Byrnes on 10-02-16

Exceptional

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Reviewed: 10-02-16

One of the most articulate and relatable outdoor writers of our time. Great narration.