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Suddenly, the Cider Didn't Taste So Good Audiobook

Suddenly, the Cider Didn't Taste So Good: Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine

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Retired Maine Game Warden John Ford has seen it all. He's been shot at by desperate prison escapees, been outwitted by wily trappers, and rescued scores of animals. As a tenacious and successful warden, he was always willing to spend the time needed to nab violators of the state's fish and game laws. At the same time, though, he wasn't a cold, heartless, go-by-the-book enforcer; he usually had a good quip ready when he slipped the handcuffs on a violator, and he wasn't above accepting a lesson learned as sufficient penalty for breaking the law. Ford is also a very gifted storyteller and he writes of his adventures in Suddenly, the Cider Didn't Taste So Good, a collection of true tales, both humorous and serious, from the trenches of law enforcement, and also includes heartwarming accounts of his rescue of hurt or abandoned animals.

©2012 Islandport Press (P)2016 Anaba Publishing LLC

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    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 01-12-17
    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 01-12-17 Member Since 2017

    Male, mid 60's, over 1,200 helpful votes on Amazon, over 370 helpful votes on Audible, own 600 + Audible books and over 10,200 Kindle books

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    "Short Homespun Vignettes of a Game Warden"
    If you could sum up Suddenly, the Cider Didn't Taste So Good in three words, what would they be?

    Funny most of the time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Ford. He's a "hoot" and a "blast"! Listen or read this work, you'll get the references! lol


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are more than a handful, but I laughed out loud at the story about the deer on the lawn and John's uh, solution. That's all I can say, without being a purveyor of spoilers.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    More to Maine Than Steven King.


    Any additional comments?

    This was an enjoyable listen. An easy listen, just sit back and be entertained. Good stories, great narration.

    Thanks for the opportunity to review it!

    This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost. Which I can only assume was voluntary on their part. I am happy to give my honest review of it. I think I'm suppose to mention how reviewing this was voluntary on my part too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Burns 12-16-16
    Lori Burns 12-16-16
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    "Entertaining short stories!"

    Being a city kitty, I know little about back woods living & nothing about huntin, fishin & trappin! This was a terrific glimpse into the humor and challenges of one guy's experiences, which often sounded pretty universal.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn Texas 02-17-17
    Lynn Texas 02-17-17
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    "Game Warden Adventures!"
    What made the experience of listening to Suddenly, the Cider Didn't Taste So Good the most enjoyable?

    The stories were great. I laughed at some and others made me sad, like the Who family.


    What other book might you compare Suddenly, the Cider Didn't Taste So Good to and why?

    Can't compare the books to others. This one opened my eyes to this job.


    Have you listened to any of Michael A. Smith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first time I've listened to one of his books. He did not disappoint. His reading kept me interesting and wanting to hear more.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Adventures with the Game Warden


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    livetodream 02-10-17
    livetodream 02-10-17
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    "Perspective, Entertaining"

    I thought this book was awesome and great listen. The predicaments he got himself into were hilarious. I found myself laughing out loud. The narrator was great as well. I can only imagine the other adventures of his career he didn't share. Please share more of the experiences. I can say I listened in one listen. I have listened a couple more times. I would recommend especially if you enjoy first person books. Nice job and thank you for sharing.

    "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    TinkerMel 01-23-17
    TinkerMel 01-23-17 Member Since 2017

    I am just girl who loves my husband, dogs, shopping online and books!

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    "good book!"

    I really enjoyed this book. a lot of the stories were funny. This was a book I listened to with my husband. His dream job was a Game Warden.
    Who would of know that this job could be so crazy, changing from day to day.
    His job was never boring!
    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Walter Williams 12-18-16
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    "This was just a lot of fun"

    Northwoods Law fans will really love this. Warden Ford's adventures are everything from hilarious to sublime (jumping accidentally into a lake out of a plane to raising baby owls), and a twenty year career gave him a lot of stories, and these are great ones. We felt right in the woods with him, and this is one of the boys' favorites.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jack W May 05-19-17
    Jack W May 05-19-17
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    "Great story teller, fun stories."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a perfect book for audio; it's just like listening to a great storyteller.
    The stories are told from the perspective of a plain-spoken, decent, likable, self deprecating, regular guy. Plus, his love for the outdoors, and concern for the wildlife he's charged to protect is endearing without being sappy. He tells stories about the fascinating and the mundane events of a long career as a Maine game warden. In some of his adventures he comes out on top, and in some, not so much, and he's happy to poke fun at himself when he deserves it. It was read well, the reader basically gets out of the way and lets the stories come through. It's not easy to do a rural Maine accent without sounding clownish or mocking, but the reader does a variety of Maine accents for different characters in the book, does them with subtlety and it sounded authentic to me, who's lived in Maine for over 15 years. The performance added to the written word.
    I do a lot of solo driving, and this book made me feel like I was riding with a great storyteller every time I got in the car.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    If it's not the narrator, it maybe his pilot friend. He was described with equal parts admiration and fear.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the construction worker felt a need to point out the passenger in John's car TO JOHN, who would obviously have been aware of who was in his own car.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed countless times. I was pretty close to tears in one scene.


    Any additional comments?

    My recommendation is stronger if you love Maine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly watley 01-14-17 Member Since 2017

    I love listening to Psychological Thrillers , and Suspenseful or Action Novels..

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    "Excellent as Always"

    The plot line is intriguing and keeps the reader guessing until the end. I loved it and can't wait to read the next in this series.Guaranteed to get your heart pounding.. “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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