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Editorial Reviews

Avid hunter Jay Cassell has edited several guidebooks and references of hunting advice, but his anthology of The Best Hunting Stories Ever Told explores not the head, but the heart of those drawn to the great outdoors. From the thrilling action of Christopher Batin's "Night of the Brown Bear" and "Wolf Hunters" to the tear-jerking poignancy of Cord Ford's "Just a Dog", Jason Culp captures the voices of these impassioned huntsmen.

The works of over 100 authors - turkey hunters in America, tiger trackers in Asia, legends and unknowns alike - culminates in a meditation on not only hunting but on life itself, sure to enrapture any listener during the off season.

Publisher's Summary

Top hunters and writers contribute to this exciting new adventure series!

Follow the trails of hunters - the original storytellers - as they interpret signs, examine tracks, and chase and catch their prey (or fail to). Listeners can curl up with the best authentic hunting fiction and non-fiction, bringing the great Mount Kenya and the prairies of the American Bison into your living room. From Theodore Roosevelt and Gene Hill to Rick Bass and Charles Dickens, remember classic hunting tales and discover new stories of hunters’ luck, camaraderie, and use of smarts on the trail. The thrill of the chase and the passion for outdoor living are elegantly brought together in this exquisite volume, certain to delight both hunters and short-story aficionados.

With work by more than 100 of the world’s most eminent authors and hunters, including:

  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Zane Grey
  • Ted Nugent
  • Aldo Leopold
  • Rick Bass
  • Philip Caputo
  • Geoffrey Norman
  • Gene Hill
  • And many more!
©2010 Jay Cassell (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Simply the best.

This collection of short stories was nothing short of exceptional. If you are a hunter, or outdoorsman of any kind for that matter, please make this your next audible download. The narrators were excellent, and you will be riveted to every word. This stories contained within will stay with you a lifetime, and you will recall them often during your adventures and forays into the woods. Enjoy, and happy listening.

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  • Elaine
  • Greentop, MO, United States
  • 06-21-15

A broad collection of hunting tales

Cassell's selections might not match my own -- no George Bird Evans, for example -- but he includes a fair and broad sample of writings by excellent writers. Well performed with enough voice inflection, accent, etc. to conjure the spirit of each piece, this collection would be a great way to introduce anyone to hunting literature.

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beautiful book

I love this book the stories are often tastic some will make you laugh others will make you cry I would recommend this book for hunters and non-hunters alike . definitely a book I will read repeatedly . I only wish there were more stories .

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Outstanding!

This book was outstanding in every way! The stories were engaging and the narration was superb. This is a keeper!

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Great Listen!

Many many stories. Some amazing and some ok but well worth it if you're into hunting / conservation.

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  • Roger
  • 02-21-17

Good collection of all types of hunting stories

this was a good collection of a range of different stories and not just from one point of veiw.
would recommend to anyone