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    • Hi-Ho Silver, Anyway

    • Potpourri of Delightful Columns from Wisconsin’s Favorite Journalist
    • By: Bill Stokes
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, R. C. Bray, James Foster, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    For 10 years Bill Stokes was a roving reporter and columnist for the Milwaukee Journal. He has written reams of material about his vivid impressions of people, animals, events, personal activities, and "things in general". Bill Stokes obviously enjoys his role as Wisconsin's favorite journalist. In this delightful book he shares that fun with all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Geezers, Young and Old Will Love This

    • By in1ear (John Row) on 03-23-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • To Shoot a Musky

    • By: Bill Stokes
    • Narrated by: Johnny Mack
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    Satchel was the undisputed king of the resident muskies. He had roamed the flowage for years, periodically terrorizing innocent fisherman by surfacing like a whale so close to a boat that the occupants could look deep into the fish's black eyes and see what seemed to be undiluted piscatorial evil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A homely tale!

    • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 01-25-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Trout Friends and Other Riff-Raff

    • Stories About the Passion and Madness of Fishing
    • By: Bill Stokes
    • Narrated by: David Stifel
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    In these stories, popular Chicago Tribune outdoor columnist Bill Stokes gives himself over to his true passion, trout fishing. It is an activity, possibly a madness, that moves him, time and again, to stand knee-deep in cold and murky waters, offer himself up to clouds of hungry mosquitoes, and attempt to keep from snagging his line in overhanging limbs while trying to outwit a wily rainbow or brook trout. And then remembering where the car is parked.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Retrospective Fish Story

    • By erobbins33 on 02-06-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • If the Fish Is a Trout: A Love Story

    • By: Bill Stokes
    • Narrated by: Johnny Mack
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A man can love a woman. There's no trick to that. And a man can love a dog, especially if it is a good dog with worship in its eyes. But can a man love a fish? An experienced trout fisherman reminisces about the love of opening day in various location in Wisconsin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny short story

    • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 02-17-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Ship the Kids on Ahead

    • By: Bill Stokes
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette, James Foster, Stefan Rudnicki, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    We all have that one older funny family member. You know the one, he tells stories from his experiences and usually has people rolling their eyes. William Stokes is that person! He presents a delightful collection of memories that are truly life lessons even today! Stokes, through his memories and wit, provides opportunities to learn through laughter, sharing of memories and love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Different and fun

    • By erobbins33 on 09-20-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • A Haunting Tale

    • A Short Ghost Story
    • By: Bill Stokes
    • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    There is a haunted house up there that squats like a huge wooden toad behind a thick grove of pine trees on the end of a dead end road. Maybe once it was painted, but now it has a gray cadaver-like complexion, and its siding is sagged and splintered as if the devil had been poking at it with his pitchfork. Its windows are streaked and stained, and trying to see through them from the outside is like trying to look a skull in the eye.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deliciously creepy!

    • By erobbins33 on 11-06-16

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Wisconsin

    • By: Bill Stokes
    • Narrated by: Jon Reeder
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Wisconsin had a big party in 1998. It was a roll-out-the-barrel, slice-the-cheese, strike-up-the-polka-band wing-ding that promised to roust every last badger out of state burrows and into the streets to dance with guests.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A quick, feel-good story.

    • By erobbins33 on 02-04-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Drink, Drank, Drunk

    • By: Bill Stokes
    • Narrated by: Johnny Mack
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Thirty-eight years ago I wrote "Drink, Drank, Drunk", a series of six articles for the Milwaukee Journal in which I used my personal experience with booze, along with pointing out the stranglehold the beer/booze industry has on our society. Incredibly, a recent review of those articles leads to the inevitable and unfortunate conclusion that with only minor changes for updating statistics, they could have been written yesterday. Never in my many years of practicing journalism have I ever experienced the kind of reader response "Drink, Drank, Drunk" generated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Depressing, but pertinent

    • By erobbins33 on 02-18-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The River

    • By: Bill Stokes
    • Narrated by: Johnny Mack
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Crossing the wild water was crazy, I knew, but I had a desperate need to bag the buck.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great short story!

    • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 02-27-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Great Fox Hunt

    • By: Bill Stokes
    • Narrated by: Johnny Mack
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    The adventure of a boy on a fox hunt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fox and the hound I mean fox and the boy

    • By Mary Karowski on 03-03-17

    Regular price: $3.95