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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (385 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Greenlaw Narrator: Linda Greenlaw Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Just before Christmas, Linda meets up with her best friend and fellow fisherman Alden Leeman for lunch and a drink at the Dry Dock, a well-worn watering hole in Portland, Maine. Alden, the captain of Linda's first fishing expedition, has seen his share of mishaps and adventures at sea. When Linda shares memories of navigating her ship through one of the craziest storms she's ever seen, Alden quickly follows up with his own tales. Then other fishermen, who are sitting on the periphery attentively listening, decide to weigh in with yarns of their own.

All Fishermen Are Liars brims with true stories of the most eccentric crew member, the funniest episode, the biggest fish, and the wildest night at sea. Denizens of the Dry Dock drift in and out as the bar begins to swell with rounds of drinks and tales that increase in drama. Here are some of the greatest fishing stories ever - all relayed by Linda Greenlaw in her inimitable style.

All Fishermen Are Liars will give listeners what they have come to love and expect from Linda Greenlaw: luminous descriptions and edge-of-the-seat thrills. It's the perfect book for anyone who loves fishing and the sea.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara Eakins | 2/20/2014

    " A fun mix of stories. I think my favorite was of David Marks and surviving Hurricane Marilyn. Absolutely incredible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 1/29/2014

    " Linda Greenlaw has met her best friend for lunch to talk to him about his failing health and to gently prod him toward retirement and certainly to warn him about going out on his fishing boat alone. However, it's a winter's afternoon at the Dry Dock bar in Portland, Maine and the since the bar is full of professional fishermen, the talk turns to stories about the sea. Linda relates the story of her "perfect storm" and then the other fishermen chime in with their best sea tales--largest fish, highest seas, most eccentric crew menber, etc. Recommended for those who love the scent of salt water and are happiest by or on the sea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 1/27/2014

    " A very fun read. I can't wait to get back out on the water myself! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 1/26/2014

    " Since this book contained short stories it was one that I could pick up and put down often. I have been at it for a couple of months. Linda is a good story teller and even though I am not a fisherman or woman..=) it was a good light read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Cianciolo | 1/20/2014

    " Greenlaw is a good storyteller -- pretty amazing all of the nutty things that happened to her! A highlight was the story about her nephews ("Navigation") and the one about delivering a boat in the Caribbean. Two of the most promising stories ended a bit anticlimactically, but it's still an enjoyable, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aimy | 1/2/2014

    " I dream of moving to Maine someday. Not sure why... Linda Greenlaw allows me to live vicariously through her writing. I've read everything she has written. She has a way with words. Taking a subject that may not sound interesting, she delivers books you will enjoy, while learning something, and even laughing at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Louise DeMoss | 1/2/2014

    " After visiting the enchanting state of Maine, I became obsessed with everything and everyone connected to it. Luckily, I was working for a bookstore at the time and could borrow copies of books in which I was interested before purchasing them. In this case, I could've purchased this book right away and not have wasted a penny. Ms. Greenlaw did a wonderful job in relaying the many tales she's gathered from personal experiences as well as those of her fellow fishermen. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading non-fiction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alexa | 1/1/2014

    " Not Ms. Greenlaw's best, but still, if you're itching for tales from the sea but not entirely about the sea, or if you're like me and itching to pretend you know more about the sea than you do...this is the book for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean Andrews | 12/30/2013

    " Just fun little stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 12/2/2013

    " Nearly as entertaining and interesting as her first book, this one has a lot more color. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roger | 11/28/2013

    " Was a quick entertaining read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eireanne | 11/27/2013

    " This book ended up on my list because of the connection to The Perfect Storm (which is also on my list) but I just couldn't get into it. Nice if you're looking for great fishing stories, but that wasn't what I was looking for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 11/14/2013

    " Hilarious. Linda Greenlaw is an excellent writer. Her non-fiction "The Hungry Ocean" about her days as a swordfish boat captain was gripping drama. But her two non-fiction "humorous" books are 180 degrees the opposite, but just as well written. Very very funny. See also "The Lobster Chronicles". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donald | 11/12/2013

    " This book wasn't bad per se, but it seemed a desperate third book from an author more talented than these pages would attest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 10/21/2013

    " This was disappointing. I enjoyed Linda Greenlaw's other books much more. It does have a summer feel and is a light read..kind of like overhearing fishing stories at your local watering hole. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 10/20/2013

    " Interesting fishing stories. I enjoyed it. Linda Greenlaw grew up in Topsham and worked off of Orr's Island for the early part of her career. Alden Leeman is the focus of the book--He still fishes off of Orr's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Ellcey | 9/28/2013

    " Another great book from Linda. More of a personal book. She talks about some of her close old time fishing friends and those great mythical and not so mythical stories fishermen tell each other after a few drinks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 8/23/2013

    " Nice collection of stories, that give a deeper look into Greenlaw herself. Proving she is more than a one trick pony. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 8/4/2013

    " Read this entire book aloud to my friend while we lay in the sun. Greenlaw seems to spin her tales to just such a purpose. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie Lusher | 7/25/2013

    " Great stories from Linda Greenlaw. I just gotta have more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 schmoozie | 1/14/2013

    " Fun and interesting. I actually got a little lost in the details of boat jargon here and there, but the stories and her dry sense of humor are what come through and are most enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael Harris | 12/6/2012

    " An APL Recycled Reads find. I liked the Hungry Ocean as a story and how it was told. This collection of shorts when told were OK but the book lacked the continuity and excitement of her first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janae | 8/5/2012

    " Read this at a vacation rental and liked it enough to want to finish it. Some amazing sea stories that remind me why I am a land-lover! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rich Sirken | 8/3/2012

    " Great stories!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnne Monahan | 7/22/2012

    " I enjoyed Linda Greenlaw's 1st book, "The Hungry Ocean" which depicted a way of life so totally unimaginable to me. So far this book is just as good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/22/2012

    " I like this one too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 11/18/2011

    " An unexpected pleasure to read - didn't even know I was interested in fishing tales! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 10/5/2011

    " Some good maritime stories. More info than you would ever want on commercial fishing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick | 6/13/2011

    " This book is a lot of fun for people who enjoy reading about the sea and people who work on it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Converse | 5/18/2011

    " A set of loosely connected stories, some of them possibly true. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindyanne | 4/27/2011

    " Quite entertaining for fisherfolk and non-fisherfolk alike. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnne | 2/3/2011

    " I enjoyed Linda Greenlaw's 1st book, "The Hungry Ocean" which depicted a way of life so totally unimaginable to me. So far this book is just as good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Converse | 8/1/2010

    " A set of loosely connected stories, some of them possibly true. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 6/26/2010

    " Since this book contained short stories it was one that I could pick up and put down often. I have been at it for a couple of months. Linda is a good story teller and even though I am not a fisherman or woman..=) it was a good light read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryann | 6/1/2010

    " I listened to the audio version narrated by the offer. It was a series of stories woven into one of her days spent at the Dry Dock Bar. It wasn't amazing, but it was light-hearted and fairly quick, though it could have been even shorter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/14/2010

    " Nearly as entertaining and interesting as her first book, this one has a lot more color. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaethe | 10/9/2009

    " I didn't care about Alden's health[return:]
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donald | 6/7/2009

    " This book wasn't bad per se, but it seemed a desperate third book from an author more talented than these pages would attest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 5/21/2009

    " I don't fish, but I love a great story and this one is. More about friendship and mentorship than fishing, a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 2/13/2009

    " More great stories about fishermen the author has known. "

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