• A Hunter's Fireside Book

  • Tales of Dogs, Ducks, Birds, & Guns
  • By: Gene Hill
  • Narrated by: Ray Childs
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (263 ratings)

Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks, and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Plus plan is $7.95 a month after 30 day trial. Upgrade or cancel anytime.
A Hunter's Fireside Book  By  cover art

A Hunter's Fireside Book

By: Gene Hill
Narrated by: Ray Childs
Try for $0.00

$7.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $19.95

Buy for $19.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

The legendary American outdoor writer’s finest collection. For decades, Gene Hill’s articles and books have captured the spirit of the outdoors in a way that inspires and entertains millions of readers. A Hunter’s Fireside Book captures the essence of the life of a sportsman and explores the full spectrum of the hunter’s experience: sunrises in the duck blind, an unforgettable hunter’s moon, the camaraderie of men who know the pleasures of being wet and cold and a little bit lost.

©2009 Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

More from the same

What listeners say about A Hunter's Fireside Book

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    194
  • 4 Stars
    36
  • 3 Stars
    18
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    12
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    169
  • 4 Stars
    32
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    10
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    166
  • 4 Stars
    32
  • 3 Stars
    11
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    10

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beyond acquiring meat, this is why we go afield

Gene Hill is a master in delivering on the passion that is behind every sunrise, hooked fish on the run, decoying migratory birds, whitetails sneaking through woodlots, elk bugles echoing over canyons, and the hair-raising feeling of treading on the same ground as dangerous game. His stories grip your soul making you broadly smile one moment while choking up the next. If you can't explain why you hunt and fish, and perhaps it's because you just do, or maybe it's because of the emotions that Gene Hill tugs at so well.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

No Huntong Stories

It tells more about how they sneak guns around their wives and about drinking and shooting at the range. Very few stories on actual hunting, and when you do get one it is focused on how the man is smoking his pipe.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Disappointing

If you think lying to and sneaking around your spouse is funny. If you believe you're wife or any woman is a ditz and only interested in fashion and house keeping and making you lunch. If you don't actually to hunt, but are really interested in the idea of and pretending like you hunt in the presence of others. Finally, if you are under the illusion that trap shooting is hunting. Then you will enjoy this book a hell of a lot more than I did.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Not much about hunting

The author is more of a drinking, tie wearing, gun range yuppie. I am a hunter & spend a lot of time in the woods & have listened to better books more about being in the woods and hunting game. This book is focused more about accumulating guns & how to sneak them & going to the shooting range with his buddies around his wife. He drinks and smokes when he goes hunting, it's no wonder he doesn't have many stories about getting game. Wild life can see and smell him coming for miles. This book is not much hunting stories, but a lot of pipe smoking, bourbon, & how he constantly gets his guns modified or misses shots with his buddies. Likely because he sucks as a hunter. The narrator is too old school for my taste as well. He reads too slow (i set the settings to speed him up), & monotone. He's terrible at the punch lines at the end of a funny story. I would have given this one star but it got 2 because there were a couple of funny stories.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great.

Great book. One of my favorites. Listen to it over and over. Great for hunters. I recommend it to all

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

a must read

great book for a newbie or and. oldie
you can always learn from this book

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

it's the one you have been looking for

just a true joy to listen to , like a good friend or grandfather the stories are the kind you will muse about for years to come.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

perfect

wow it was like sitting at the fire place with grandpa again. awesome book recamend to all hunters

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A great book to relax to.

This book made me buy two shotguns, a new hunting vest and 4 different bottles of bourbon. Now I’m contemplating a finished gun dog.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Ray Child’s sucks

I only made it a couple minutes into this book. The narrator made me want crash my truck into a pole to end the misery.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Scott Woodward
  • Scott Woodward
  • 06-23-22

Background Noise

Very well written, old timey, sexist, repetitive. I’d like to say these were entertaining short stories, but it was more a collection of very well written passages that seemed at once to take the listener on a journey, but actually leave you hollow and take you no place at all. I found it very eloquently disappointing road trip background noise.