• The Big Garage on Clearshot

  • Growing Up, Growing Old, and Going Fishing at the End of the Road
  • By: Tom Bodett
  • Narrated by: Tom Bodett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-06-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The colorful cast of characters in End of the Road, Alaska, congregate around the coffeepot at the Big Garage to share wit and wisdom.
©2009 Tom Bodett (P)2009 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

Bodett, Alaskan humorist ( The End of the Road), returns to the old garage in the small Alaskan town of End of the Road, a local landmark where the colorful characters in this miscellany gather to tell and retell their stories....The stories, like the characters, are plain and simple, evocative of life in a frontier state. Readers will place Bodett, a radio personality, in the company of such commentators on Americana as Garrison Keillor. ( Publishers Weekly)
"Meeting his characters is like meeting people in a small town with real-life pleasures and problems. Junkyard owner Argus Winslow took 25 years to ask Ruby McClay for a date, and never understood the 'indelicacy' of bringing rabbit stew to an annual Easter egg hunt. Emmit Frank, city manager, succumbs to the beauty and natural pleasures (fishing) of Alaska...." ( School Library Journal)

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Always good even the third time

I have all of these on cassette but when I saw them here I bought them again and listen on frequent flights. I hope Tom writes more stories someday. I would like them unabridged better.