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Elise H Schmidt

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  • American Writers on Fly Fishing
  • By: Robert DeMott (Edited by)
  • Narrated by: Brian Morris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Jim Harrison, Pam Houston, Ted Leeson, Nick Lyons, Thomas McGuane, and more, share stories of fly fishing and life on the river. This marvelous collection features stories from some of America’s finest and most respected writers about one of the world’s most solitary and satisfying sports: fly fishing. For the first time, the stories of thirty-one acclaimed writers including Kim Barnes, Walter Bennett, Russell Chatham, Guy de la Valdne, Robert DeMott, Chris Dombrowski, Ron Ellis, Jim Fergus, Kate Fox, Charles Gaines, Bruce Guernsey, Jim Harrison, Pam Houston, Michael Keaton, Greg Keeler, Sydney Lea, Ted Leeson, Nick Lyons, Craig Mathews, Thomas McGuane, Joseph Monninger, Howard Frank Mosher, Jake Mosher, Craig Nova, Margot Page, Datus Proper, Le Anne Schreiber, Paul Schullery, W. D. Wetherell, and Robert Wrigley come together in one collection. Fly fishers and non-fly fishers alike will recognize in these poignant tales the universal aspects of the appreciation of nature, the necessity of conservation, and the joy and knowledge that come from time spent on fresh and salt water. This is a delightful, handsome volume that captures the allure and spirit of fly fishing and those that love it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, narration was a little rough

  • By Elise H Schmidt on 01-12-18

Great book, narration was a little rough

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Great writing throughout, as you'd expect just looking at the list of contributors. The arrangement of essays could have been organized with a bit more of a narrative, they felt a bit jumbled at times, and the narrator was a little deliberate and at times a bit monotone, but certainly an enjoyable listen.

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,458
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,600

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-26-17

I've long wished for Neil to read one of his own books, and it was every bit as good as I had hoped. A great book, and great narrator.

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  • The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing

  • By: Terry Mort
  • Narrated by: Michael Taylor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

"One of the best acid tests of an introductory book...is that the text allows the reader to learn an important skill independent of the illustrations. Fly casting is very difficult to teach in person, and even more so in print, yet this book contains the best, the most interesting, and the most effective introduction to fly casting I have ever read."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth the money

  • By Del on 07-20-10

Wish it were twice as long...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-17

I could listen to this over and over. The writing is always witty, frequently outright funny, but very insightful. The author balances the science and art of fly fishing beautifully. The book is entertaining, humerous, and informative while somehow also diving into deeply technical and even philosophical waters, but never getting the reader in over their waders. The narrator is quite simply the only narrator they could have chosen, it's a perfect match, and it makes for a fantastically enjoyable and informative audio book for even experienced addicts of the fly rod.