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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,006 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Wallace Narrator: Tom Stechschult Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Writer and illustrator Daniel Wallace has published stories in various literary magazines. Big Fish is a novel reminiscent of Garrison Keillor and Mark Twain. It is a surprising work, filled with imagination, homespun humor, and hyperbole.

Edward Bloom, an aging salesman, is dying. As his grown son, William, cares for him, the young man tries to focus on what he knows about his father's life. Story after story surfaces in William's memory, and he shares mythic visions of a fantastic father who was loved by all - a man who was the best runner, fisherman, businessman, and adventurer in the world. Big Fish tells these tall tales of Edward Bloom's life. Punctuated with his vast repertory of jokes, they set the stage for Edward's final, wonderful transformation.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kurt | 2/11/2014

    " Reminds me of my dad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Thea | 2/10/2014

    " I guess this is the first time I like the movie more than the book. Probably cannot tell why, the movie its just more coherent, more magical. But I cannot hide my affection for this story :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by April | 1/28/2014

    " This is one of the rare instances where movie is so much better than the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mike Wood | 1/16/2014

    " Having seen (and loved) the movie first, it is VERY difficult for me rate the book on its own merits. I relied on my knowledge of the movie to fill in a lot of gaps and help define the characters, and I'm not so sure I would have been able to do so without it. The book is very sparse - well written, but sparse - and I found myself missing many of the movie elements that helped flesh it out. I'm going with 4 stars to give the author the benefit of the doubt, but frankly feel it was more of a 3-star effort "

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