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Fishing is a deeply consuming, meditative sport, and in renowned nature writer Paul Schullery's collection The Fishing Life: Quirky Tales of Angling Adventures, Mishaps, and Memories, narrator DC Goode guides listeners inside the magical world of the devoted angler. Goode's relaxed, affable narration lends charm to tales of lazy days on the water reeling in fish big and small, and all the daydreams and ruminations that Schullery has along the way. Humorous and thoughtful, The Fishing Life will enchant listeners with the kind of folksy wisdom that can only be caught with a rod in hand.

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Both novice and experienced anglers will appreciate this amusing collection of stories and thoughts from an expert fisherman.

The Fishing Life is an entertaining anthology of fishing anecdotes and well-researched articles from across Paul Schullery’s research and fishing career. The author offers up stories, essays, farces, daydreams, and ruminations that will engage listeners of all kinds. Of course, being a fisherman and living the fishing life goes beyond just those days spent with rod and reel in hand. It is something that occupies your mind and your heart, not just your hands. As such, this collection is not only about intense fishing moments, but also “a book about those long stretches of thinking, hoping, daydreaming, and otherwise getting ready that occupy fishermen between those moments.” It is truly a way of life. Whether you’re looking for informal advice or deep reflections related to the sport and art of fishing, The Fishing Life is sure to catch your fancy - and give you plenty to dream about, when you can’t be on the water.

©2013 Paul Schullery (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • 08-09-21

Nueces is pronounced "New asis" not "noosis"

I just started this one. It seems pretty good so far but discussing the Nueces river the narrator keeps saying "noosis". I keep correcting him but he is not listening to me ;)

Finished now. Aside from mildly subscribing to some common fallacies (population bomb - myth, anthropomorphic climate change - myth) and waxing nostalgic about hurting fish, it was a good book. Not Zane Grey good. But certainly not far below either.

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