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Publisher's Summary

In Wild Men, Wild Alaska professional hunting and fishing guide and outfitter Rocky McElveen tells the stories of his own adventures as well as those of some of his well-known clients.

The book takes listeners directly into the Alaskan bush, and shares the intense challenges of a majestic wilderness that pushes a man to his limits.

©2006 Rocky McElveen (P)2018 Tantor

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too religious

Tell the story without slipping in the religious comments. Tell the story without slipping in the religious comments. Tell the story without slipping in the religious comments.

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Pretty Inspiring

Great book! Made me want to go on an adventure an explore new things. I recommend it, even if you don't hunt.

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Good stories

Just what I was looking for. Great stories that make me want to plan an Alaska adventure and to remember God in all things.

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Good stories

This book was a good collection of stories from an Alaskan hunting/fishing guide. There was no major point or story line necessarily, but a good/entertaining recollection of the life and times of the authors adventures in Alaska. I felt the narrator did a decent job, but was a poor fit for the story.

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Great Adventure book!

This book was so fun to listen to! so many great adventures of Alaska, gives you an insight of what an amazing piece of land it is!

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Freaking bible stort

I was looking for a wilderness experience not a sermon, not worth the time, skip this one

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Was a bummer to have the book come to an end.....

good humor and yet serious through out, this is an entertaining and real to life book.

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Too Much Religion

I wanted to hear about hunting in Alaska, not about how God kept him from death in a plane crash or how a hunter had to be satisfied with a certain buck because that was the one God presented to him.

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Good hunting stories; religious overdose

Enjoyed many of the hunting stories and got a great sense of Alaskan wilderness but almost every chapter refenrenced the "greater meaning" and "gods unseen path for us" which I wasn't expecting and it was totally overdone. No reference to his strong faith in the book summary which was odd as Rockys faith is referenced regularly.
The irony of a man extolling gods virtues and Christian way of life while simultaneously never missing an opportunity to get a dig in at women wasn't lost on me either. A man of his era I suppose, but a dinosaur with a 19th century gender outlook to me e.g. "elk cows often walk ahead and sense possible danger for the bull - whatever happened to that idea!?". 🤦‍♂️

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Who chose the narrator?

I’ve read this book multiple times in it’s printed form and each time come away very moved from the stories that are shared.
I found it very hard to listen to this book in this form as the narrator did not fit the subject. Imagine the big burly Alaskan guide with the full beard. Listening to this narration all I could picture was a singsong college professor reading it as a bedtime story.
My advice skip the audiobook and go for the printed version

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  • 03-09-21

Insightful tales

If the Alaskan wilderness interests you, takes from Rocky’s camp will fascinate you. I enjoyed listening to it all.

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  • Shane Dyer-Smith
  • 06-28-20

outstanding, exciting and thrilling!

very good, gripping and takes you away with the story teller! wish it was much longer!