T. Jefferson Parker won an Edgar Award for California Girl and received an Edgar Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his novel Silent Joe. John Allen Nelson's critically acclaimed roles on television's 24 and Vanished are among the highlights of his twenty-five-plus years as an actor, screenwriter, and film producer. As a narrator, he won an AudioFile Earphones Award for his reading of Zoo Story by Thomas French. Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated over three hundred audiobooks. With a prestigious Audie Award and four AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt, Justine is multilingual and is known for her great facility with accents.
Fishing can be murder both literally and figuratively, as shown in this rich string of 16 original stories caught and displayed by bestseller Parker. Not all are trophy worthy, but most are keepers, like "Mr. Brody's Trout" by the late William G. Tapply, in which bait shop owner Stoney Calhoun guides an elderly fisherman on a monthlong quest for "a ten-pound native Maine brook trout." Dana Stabenow's Kate Shugak solves a missing person case and metes out poetic justice in her Alaskan village in "Cherchez La Femme." In John Lescroart's clever "Unsnaggable," a Yellowstone fishing trip offers a spouse the chance to exit a marriage. Three brief fishing lessons from a hit man teach a suicidal man a life lesson in Brian M. Wiprud's provocative "Granite Hat." Other contributors include Michael Connelly, Ridley Pearson, C.J. Box, and James W. Hall. This solid anthology demonstrates that a passion for fishing and a passion for writing can hook a reader and reel him in. (Apr.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
"Narrators John Nelson and Justine Eyre competently catch the voice of each author and the unique perspective provided by the focus on the sport." ---AudioFile