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    • The Habit of Rivers

    • Reflections on Trout Streams and Fly Fishing
    • By: John Gierach (foreword), Ted Leeson
    • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Originally published in 1994, this book was a fly-fishing phenomenon in the way Howell Raines' Fly Fishing Through the Mid-Life Crisis was. Taking his fishing hobby to near metaphysical levels, Ted Leeson tells about his passions: rivers, trout, and fly fishing. With wry humor and rare insight, he explores questions that engage most fishermen: What is it about rivers that draws us so irresistibly, and why does fly fishing seem such an aptly suited response?

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • A Fly Rod of Your Own

    • By: John Gierach
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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    John Gierach is known for his witty, trenchant observations about fly-fishing. In A Fly Rod of Your Own, Gierach once again takes us into his world and scrutinizes the art of fly-fishing. He travels to remote fishing locations where the airport is not much bigger than a garage and a flight might be held up because a passenger is running late. He sings the praises of the skilled pilots who fly to remote fishing lodges in tricky locations and bad weather.

    Non-member price: $35.53

    • At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman

    • By: John Gierach
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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    Proving that fishing is not just a part-time pursuit, At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman takes us through a year with America's favorite fishing scribe, John Gierach, who dedicates himself to his passion despite his belief that "In the long run, fishing usually amounts to a lifetime of pratfalls punctuated by rare moments of perfection."  

    Non-member price: $24.37

    • All Fishermen Are Liars

    • By: John Gierach
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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    In All Fishermen Are Liars, Gierach travels around North America seeking out quintessential fishing experiences, whether it's at a busy stream or a secluded lake hidden amid snow-capped mountains. He talks about the art of fly-tying and the quest for the perfect steelhead fly ("The Nuclear Option"), about fishing in the Presidential Pools previously fished by the elder George Bush, and the importance of traveling with like-minded companions when caught in a soaking rain.

    Non-member price: $35.53

    • Still Life with Brook Trout

    • By: John Gierach
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
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    John Gierach demonstrates once again that fishing, when done right, is as much a philosophical pursuit as a sport. Gierach travels to Wyoming and Maine and points in between, searching out new fly-fishing adventures and savoring familiar waters with old friends. Along the way he meditates on the importance of good guides, the challenge of salmon fishing, and the zen of fishing alone. On a more serious note, he ponders the damaging effects of disasters both natural and man-made.

    Non-member price: $24.37

    • No Shortage of Good Days

    • By: John Gierach
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
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    In No Shortage of Good Days John Gierach takes listeners from the Smokies in Tennessee to his home waters in Colorado, from the Canadian Maritimes to Mexico - saltwater or fresh, it's all fishing and all irresistible. As always he writes perceptively about a wide range of subjects: the charm of familiar waters, the etiquette of working with new fishing guides, night fishing when the trout and the mosquitoes are both biting, and fishing snobbery, a pitfall he seems to have largely avoided.

    Non-member price: $35.87

    • Fool's Paradise

    • By: John Gierach
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
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    If John Gierach is living in a fool's paradise, then it's a paradise that his regular listeners will recognize and new fans will delight in discovering. Laced with the inimitable blend of wit and wisdom that have made him fly-fishing's foremost scribe, Fool's Paradise chronicles the fishing life in all its glory (catching your biggest fish ever) and squalor (being stranded in a tent during a soaking rainstorm). In Gierach's world, both experiences are valuable, and perhaps inevitable.

    Non-member price: $33.50

    • Standing in a River Waving a Stick

    • By: John Gierach
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
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    With his inimitable combination of wit and wisdom, John Gierach once again celebrates the fly-fishing life in Standing in a River Waving a Stick and notes its benefits as a sport, philosophical pursuit, even therapy: "The solution to any problem-work, love, money, whatever-is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be." After all, fly-fishing does teach important life lessons, says Gierach-about solitude, patience, perspective, humor, and the sublime coffee break.

    Non-member price: $24.37