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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hans Bauer, Catherine Masciola Narrator: Adam Verner Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781469215716
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What might have been an ordinary fishing trip becomes an unforgettable adventure when twelve-year-old Sawyer Brown pursues a legendary giant catfish and a stolen ring that may hold the key to his mother’s life.

Sawyer’s family runs a catfish farm in rural Mississippi. When his widowed mom gets sick after a pond “cat” swallows her wedding ring, Sawyer is sure the missing ring is to blame. Strange clues and a local myth convince him that the pond cat has become a meal for a far more challenging catch. He sets out with two friends and his stowaway little sister to solve the secret of the ring.

Journeying deep into a remote bayou, the foursome must rely on their wits and each other to navigate the teeming swamp, outsmart a sneaky poacher, and overcome their differences in pursuit of a colossal catfish. But this is no ordinary fish. This is Ol’ One Eye—the biggest, oldest, smartest, and meanest darn cat that ever swam the Yazoo River! And before long, the adventurers aren’t sure who is chasing who.

This is a fish tale that listeners won’t want to miss.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A charming, larger-than-life fish story.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “With quick pacing, detailed description, creepy settings, and magical realism, Bauer and Masciola have woven a tale almost too tall to be believed. The congenial tone with which the story is told lends a feeling of friends swapping stories.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 8/9/2013

    " Whopper of a good story! A group of kids set off in search of the great one-eyed catfish and get into some really unusual circumstances. I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dolores | 5/2/2013

    " Tall tale full of action, adventure and humor. Great book for boys and great read aloud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 12/6/2012

    " Maybe I was a bit doubtful at how this book would turn out, but I shouldn't have been. A couple times I was confused as to how One Eye got everywhere, but that isn't too consequential. I completely forgot about how Vi was in an interview. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karlan | 12/1/2012

    " An entertaining tall tale in which a catfish plays the role of Moby Dick. The preposterous adventure grows more and more exciting as the story unfolds. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Drucilla | 11/25/2012

    " A really fun read. I wanted it to be longer and the characters could have used it so their backgrounds were fleshed out more. The southern aspect to it was done well so I didn't feel like banging my head against the wall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens | 11/23/2012

    " Set in the Mississippi Delta, our neighbor to the west, this is one action-packed tall tale. Who knew a catfish chase could get your heart pounding? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 10/25/2012

    " I asked my son how many stars this book deserves. "Since it's really awesome, I would say 20!" In my opinion, the book is a bit too slow to stick with. If I was reading it for myself, I would have given up. But he loves it and that's what counts in read alouds! "

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About the Author

Hans Bauer was born in Austria. He is the screenwriter of several well-known movies, including Anaconda, and editor of the compilation volume, In the Beginning, Great First Lines From Your Favorite Books. He divides his time between Los Angeles and the Texas Hill Country.

About the Narrator

Adam Verner is a full-time narrator with over 250 titles recorded for ncompanies such as HarperCollins, Recorded Books, Brilliance, Blackstone Audio, AudioGo, Tantor, Oasis, Audible, Highbridge, eChristian, Dreamscape, and Zondervan. He is the recipient of three AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for Voice Arts awards by the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences. He holds an MFA in acting from the Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.