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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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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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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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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 5 people found this review helpful

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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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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.

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I just could not respect this guy.

I struggled to finish it. I honestly thought I would try to finish just to see if he could tell just one story without making a reference to his size. Ok after 13 straight chapters of saying you were big enough to eat hay, or that you were a bear of a man or what ever.. We get it already!! You are a big dude but give me a freaking break get over yourself Terry. And I have hunted all my life and have come across my share of game wardens, and they have never found reason to ticket me for anything and have always been super nice men and women. But to me you seem like you enjoyed being a jerk. I would think a lot of hunters would have had a hard time respecting you. Probanly a good thing you finally retired. SORRY I didn't mean to be negative, but honestly I wish I could get a refund.

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What a great book!

This book was a pleasure to listen to. I wish it went on forever. One of my favorites.

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A Big Man.

The book was ok, but how many times can an author reference how big he is a n physical stature, every chapter we learned the author is a big man going 6'4 320

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DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY unless you like arrogance

Would you try another book from Terry Grosz and/or Pete Simonelli?

This guy is a blowhard douche! He must have referenced his 6'4 320 lb. body size at least a dozen times before I had to stop listening due to his arrogance or own fascination with himself made me stop listening. Also if you aren't Scottish or you don't generally use the words lad or chap in your day-to-day conversation don't use it in your writing because it makes you sound like a pompous ass which this writer did at least 2 dozen times before I stopped listening! This book is a waste of time so don't waste your hard earned cash listening to this guy fawn all over himself about how great he thinks he is. It was painful to listen as long as I endured and I was actually embarrassed for his family that he wrote so highly of himself. Save your money and buy yourself a beer and be glad you didn't waste your precious time or cash.

What was most disappointing about Terry Grosz’s story?

Everything but the narration.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Pete Simonelli?

Yes

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes the narration was great.

Any additional comments?

I won't waste my breath.

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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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  • 10-27-16

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.

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  • Zane
  • 12-27-16

The way it is!!

Loved this book. Can't get enough of this type of listening. Well written and well read. A credit to both the writer and the narrator.

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  • Andrew
  • 03-10-16

a wild journal of a legendary game warden.

A well written journal by an amazing Game Warden. Need more releases on Audible please.
Great narrative and edge of seat listening.