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Dories, Ho!

By: Matt Smith,Karen Smith
Narrated by: David Colacci
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Publisher's Summary

Travel with Matt and Karen as they float down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. In September 2016, they experienced the trip of a lifetime with 14 friends and a crew of 10 while traveling in wooden dories through the canyon. Dories, Ho! is a story of their adventure and discovery. Similar to their first travel memoir Dear Bob and Sue, this book is as much about their relationship as it is their fantastic trip. Matt and Karen's quirky writing style is both humorous and irreverent. It's fun, laugh out loud, and an easy listen.

While not intended to be a traditional guidebook, anyone contemplating a river trip through the Grand Canyon will benefit from this firsthand account. Listeners will feel as if they've traveled with the authors on their journey to and through Grand Canyon National Park.

If you are looking for a story that will make you laugh and inspire you to get out and see our incredible national parks, Dories, Ho! is for you.

©2017 Matt and Karen Smith (P)2018 Tantor

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If you like outdoors type stories you will like this. It was almost like being there.

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The trip you don’t want to end

Much like the group who travels through the Grand Canyon, I was so sad when the book was over. The sense of humor combined with great storytelling and respect for the beautiful place that is the Grand Canyon make for a compelling listen. The narrator seems to fit the writing perfectly and you wish you were sitting with the authors able to listen to even more stories. If you’re thinking of a listen, go for it. It’s a fun escape to an adventure.

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Great book

My husband and I listened to Dories, Ho as we drove our RV from Georgia to Colorado. It’s the first leg og our own national parks tour. We thoroughly enjoyed the story and the narration. Thank you for inspiring us to keep going.

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awesome listen

loved it! it's a must if you ever want to float the canyon... or even if you don't :)

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Entertaining

I wasn’t offended by the banter between the main characters, sounds like they had a decent sense of humor. Recently went to GC, stumbled on Emerald mile audiobook and wanted more on the subject. Interested in doing full Colorado Dory trip in near future. Will continue on with the Bob and Sue stories next.

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Absolutely fantastic read!

Like all other books written by Matt & Karen Smith, this book is an absolute treasure. If you're a fan of reading about our beautiful, wild landscape, I highly recommend reading this book.

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garbage. no story here for experienced boatmen

These folks will waste your time. Rather, spend this time researching K. Grua and the Styger interview for "There's This River".

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Another Great Book by Matt And Karen Smith

This book chronicles Matt and Karen's float trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Great mix of storytelling and informative information.

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good story, poor narration

story was good, narrator made Karen sound trite and petty, a feeling i didnt get from other books

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Love Matt and Karen

This was the 3rd book of theirs we've listened to.
All of them WERE AWESOME & INSPIRING!!
Loved the humor & they both now feel like friends we'd like to travel with!