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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (63 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Watkins Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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James Pfeiffer will do anything to have his own boat, even if it means dropping out of college, disappointing his family, and submitting to the hard, often cruel world on board a scallop trawler. Pfeiffer is willing to pay the price for his dream in blood, sweat, or cold cash. The question only he can answer is whether the cost will be too great.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “We are carried along by the sheer force of the writing, by its terse, evocative physicality…Watkins demonstrates a rare gift for the economical, resonant evocation of depths, both psychological and verbal.” Times Literary Supplement
  • “Readers will savor the realistic evocations of life at sea and the portrayal of a particular maritime subculture.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “"The raw elegance of human experience itself…Dazzlingly rendered…Watkins is an author whose work should be read with great respect.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Paul Watkins has a fine ear…The scenes of shipboard life and the hardships suffered there are especially vivid, and the writing is lyrical without being strained.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • Shared the Encore Award in 1990

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Judi | 6/13/2012

    " Not my favorite by him but still held my interest. If you like fishing give it a shot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Megankdonovan | 4/13/2011

    " Set in Galilee & Newport, RI!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Megankdonovan | 3/27/2010

    " Set in Galilee & Newport, RI!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Judi | 1/19/2009

    " Not my favorite by him but still held my interest. If you like fishing give it a shot. "

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