A Hunter's Fireside Book

Tales of Dogs, Ducks, Birds, & Guns
By: Gene Hill
Narrated by: Ray Childs
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (100 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The legendary American outdoor writer’s finest collection. For decades, Gene Hill’s articles and books have captured the spirit of the outdoors in a way that inspires and entertains millions of readers. A Hunter’s Fireside Book captures the essence of the life of a sportsman and explores the full spectrum of the hunter’s experience: sunrises in the duck blind, an unforgettable hunter’s moon, the camaraderie of men who know the pleasures of being wet and cold and a little bit lost.

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No Huntong Stories

It tells more about how they sneak guns around their wives and about drinking and shooting at the range. Very few stories on actual hunting, and when you do get one it is focused on how the man is smoking his pipe.

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Disappointing

If you think lying to and sneaking around your spouse is funny. If you believe you're wife or any woman is a ditz and only interested in fashion and house keeping and making you lunch. If you don't actually to hunt, but are really interested in the idea of and pretending like you hunt in the presence of others. Finally, if you are under the illusion that trap shooting is hunting. Then you will enjoy this book a hell of a lot more than I did.

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Beyond acquiring meat, this is why we go afield

Gene Hill is a master in delivering on the passion that is behind every sunrise, hooked fish on the run, decoying migratory birds, whitetails sneaking through woodlots, elk bugles echoing over canyons, and the hair-raising feeling of treading on the same ground as dangerous game. His stories grip your soul making you broadly smile one moment while choking up the next. If you can't explain why you hunt and fish, and perhaps it's because you just do, or maybe it's because of the emotions that Gene Hill tugs at so well.

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Great.

Great book. One of my favorites. Listen to it over and over. Great for hunters. I recommend it to all

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Half the book really is about hiding gun purchases

Since I dont have a rambling old duck hunter in my life I was able to appreciate this book. The delivery of the information is a little different and a nice change of pace.

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it's the one you have been looking for

just a true joy to listen to , like a good friend or grandfather the stories are the kind you will muse about for years to come.

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great book

I feel like it portrays the author well. the oldtimers look at the hunting lifestyle just leaves you aching for the feild to find meaning.

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King Gene

Reading a Gene Hill book is almost as good as being there, and for some of us the only way we can experience such things is through people like mr. Hill.

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Truth about a what a dog sees while hunting

The tale of a dog's tail short or long will have you sitting by the fire place and enjoying the chill while enjoying a hot cup of tea. Very well done.

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Not much about hunting

The author is more of a drinking, tie wearing, gun range yuppie. I am a hunter & spend a lot of time in the woods & have listened to better books more about being in the woods and hunting game. This book is focused more about accumulating guns & how to sneak them & going to the shooting range with his buddies around his wife. He drinks and smokes when he goes hunting, it's no wonder he doesn't have many stories about getting game. Wild life can see and smell him coming for miles. This book is not much hunting stories, but a lot of pipe smoking, bourbon, & how he constantly gets his guns modified or misses shots with his buddies. Likely because he sucks as a hunter. The narrator is too old school for my taste as well. He reads too slow (i set the settings to speed him up), & monotone. He's terrible at the punch lines at the end of a funny story. I would have given this one star but it got 2 because there were a couple of funny stories.

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