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An outrageous outdoor adventure heightened by ribald humor, violence, sex, pitch-perfect dialogue, unforgettably eccentric characters, and a riveting plot.

©2001 2002 2014 Robert F. Jones (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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the most beautiful story

Robert F Jones is the bomb
READ BLOODSPORT
Ratenese is up river, and he is waiting.

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Worst I’ve encountered

This is a very boring story about two guys that like to hunt & fish by an author that must like to as well. It’s read by a reader that’s very difficult to listen to. The book is written in 4 parts. One would think moving between first and third person could be an interesting literary technique, but this felt amateurish and lazy. I wished I’d have quit after the first part because the rest of the book only diminished the main characters. We were left with substance abusers that cussed too much and left no meaningful purpose or legacy. Did they die? I don’t care. The other characters were all cartoonish and equally one dimensional.

There was horribly long and boring descriptions of fishing and hunting that was packed with jargon known only to those who do it at the expense of all else. It was grueling to listen to fights with fish that after a long struggle to catch them & nearly kill them, they were “mercifully?” released, panting and stricken.

The reader sounded like a community theater reject. His dramatic reading made the whole story like a cartoon. In fact one of the main characters sounded like Shaggy of Scoobie Doo fame at first, then ended as a pompous Mr. Howell from Giligan’s Island. The cadence was awkward and annoying, slow when it was boring and then suddenly fast for no reason. He enunciated the last consonant sound so much it almost became a new syllable. Imagine reading a book with the last letter capitalized of every word. I came to hate words ending in T: nighT, trouT, iT, buT, aTe.

I’m not sure why I finished the book. Maybe it was my own compulsion, but I had hoped to walk away with something meaningful. I didn’t. It felt like an old man telling a story that no one wished to hear.

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I liked this book very much. I almost on it because of some negative reviews. I'm not what those folks didn't like...

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if you're a fly fishermen or Hunter and a Marine o

This is a marvelous tale every sportsmen orvetrain this is a marvelous tale
well worth your time to read

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Great Story!

I am not sure what expectations the negative reviews had for this book but the narrator did a great job at the different character voices. He was not a 2nd hand Broadway actor. Perhaps it was because I am a Fly Fisherwoman myself so I completely understood all of the fishing terminologies , and thats why the book kept my attention. The things I did not understand I researched. I could see this book being a movie! It hit home in several areas for me. The Narrator, (along with the writer) had done an exquisite job on details and I could picture everything in my head. The story line was great and all the books were fluid with one another. I was so into this book I binge listened. I would recomend it to friends .

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Great listen

Reminded me of my childhood. It’s a great book about fishing, , river trips, hunting, and friendship.

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Great visuals createdm

loved the story and narration. Though it ended rather abruptly. I will suggest to others

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wow

loved it. very good story. Huck Finn. pleasantly surprised. to ever have a friend like that

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Nope!

I’m into this book one hour and I can not find a redeeming value in it at all. I don’t understand the fishing terminology/vocabulary so much of this is beyond me. The final straw was the bullying military drill sergeant saying milk and sugar in coffee looks like cum and the drinker must want to go back to mama’s titty, then I am finished with the book. Disgusting.

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Its like re-living a part of my life !

What a great heart warming story !! The narration was ok in the the beginning but slammed it in the end ! Thank you Robert .

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