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Wildlife Wars Audiobook

Wildlife Wars: The Life and Times of a Fish and Game Warden

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Publisher's Summary

In Wildlife Wars, Terry Grosz serves up fascinating stories - alternately hair-raising, hilarious, and heart-wrenching - from his 30-year struggle to protect wildlife in America. A natural storyteller, Grosz writes about the remarkable characters he met - on both sides of the law - as he matched wits with elk poachers, salmon snaggers, commercial-market duck hunters, and a host of other law-breakers. Best of all, though, these stories are so remarkably entertaining you won't want to put them down. Wildlife Wars is the winner of the 2000 National Outdoor Book Award, Nature and the Environment Category.

©1999 Terry Grosz (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Joe 10-05-15
    Joe 10-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good stories, annoying author"

    Overall the book was interesting and I learned a lot about the duties of fish and game enforcement officers, but I can't overemphasize how often the author mentioned his enormous size. It was disgusting. Literally hundreds of times he says how huge he is and is so proud of it that by the end of the book I was tired of hearing from him. If you can live with that it's worth a read.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    TCarbide 03-04-16
    TCarbide 03-04-16
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    "Comically bad writing"

    The stories are fine, but the writing is atrocious. The stories should just have been told orally. The writing definitely takes away from the stories.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    leigh 08-14-15
    leigh 08-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Author is his own biggest fan."

    Couldn't finish this book. If you like listening to a guy praising himself, referencing his "impressive size no less than 200 times, and mistake writing tickets for "hunting his fellow man", then go for it. Not terrible stories, once you get past all the self-praise.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    ross 03-01-17
    ross 03-01-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Title should be: "reckless egomaniac tells lies""
    What disappointed you about Wildlife Wars?

    The author is an unabashed egomaniac and tells stories of his wreckless and overzealous pursuits while he views himself as a divine hunter of man. What a joke.


    What was most disappointing about Terry Grosz’s story?

    The fact that Terry can't get over himself. Ridiculous.


    What about Pete Simonelli’s performance did you like?

    Good narration. No complaints at all about the narrator.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Wildlife Wars?

    I would have stuck to truthful stories and less talk about the author's perceived divinity and greatness. A glaring example of an overzealous, self righteous almost lawman putting multiple human lives in danger to satisfy his insatiable ego.


    Any additional comments?

    This author would have been in prision if the stories he tells were true. Firing 30 times at unarmed kids running away isn't something to brag about. Idiot.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. Spencer 07-12-16
    S. Spencer 07-12-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Interesting perspective"

    I enjoyed this book, probably won't be one that I re-read. The book is a collection of memoir essays by a California game warden so it was an interesting perspective on conservation from someone completely dedicated to preserving nature but, as he describes himself "not exactly a tree-hugger." I don't think it's meant to be bombed right through since the stories can get a little repetitive, so I would suggest listening to a story or two between other books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jesse Maestas 07-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Definitely recommend."

    As a "dyed in the wool" wildlife research biologist, I really enjoyed this book. It's gives a detailed glimpse into the alternate career path I always wondered about. The author is an excellent story teller and the narrator does an excellent job telling the stories. Definitely worth a listen.

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    Joseph Witte 07-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    ""My large frame""

    I actually found myself yelling out "F You!" while listening to this book. It's almost unbearable listening to this guy congratulate himself. However, with that said, the stories in this book are entertaining and do keep your interest. I did look up the author to see why he really needed "two guardian angels". Just a fat conservation officer that took his job WAY TO SERIOUSLY.

    Enjoy the book.

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    Freddy Sextons Pittsburgh, Pa, USofA 03-31-17
    Freddy Sextons Pittsburgh, Pa, USofA 03-31-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Darn good!"

    Perfect to accompany a long ride to a once in a life time hunting/fishing trip!

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    Richard 01-23-17
    Richard 01-23-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Great "Read"!"
    What did you love best about Wildlife Wars?

    The way Warden Terry was able to sneak his large frame so close to some of the poachers he was pursuing, and his compassion for the animals he was protecting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Warden Terry. The no nonsense way he dealt with the people on this planet whom have no regard for the animals he protects.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    E. Fortner Texas 12-05-16
    E. Fortner Texas 12-05-16

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    "Sad it had to end"

    One less great book to enjoy in my daily routine, I'll miss looking forward to the stories each morning.

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    "300 pounds"

    How many bloody times do you have to mention your weight? Every chapter apparently. That aside it's an interesting story about game wardening in the 1960's.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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