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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (149 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeremy Wade Narrator: Jeremy Wade Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Biologist and extreme angler Jeremy Wade is well known for his extremely popular River Monsters program, the most successful show in Animal Planet history. Whether he’s tracking fearsome monsters like the goliathn tiger fish or gargantuan brutes like the freshwater stingray, Wade sifts through the mythology surrounding these creatures to separate fact from fiction. What emerges are true stories to rival even the most exhilarating mysteries. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Fishing may be a hobby to you, but for Jeremy Wade, host of Animal Planet’s River Monsters, it’s a way of life. Wade scours the rivers of the world for the stuff of legend, and we’re lucky enough to bear witness. Viewers have seen him catch a lot of big fish…but most of the thrill comes from watching the hunt.”

    Outside magazine

  • “Wade is an immensely likable host, a man’s man with stories that will make most men cringe, as when he recalls a plane crash, or the shallow-water bol kata of Papua New Guinea, an unpredictable fish that is as likely to clamp down on his genitals as it is to swim slowly by. Let Wade stand in the shallow water; this is a great way to get a few vicarious thrills.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Wade takes the listener along on the hunt while filing us in on the cultures of the people who share the water with these monsters. Wade has a wry sense of humor and is an excellent storyteller. His adventures will certainly be a hit with everyone who ever went swimming in murky water and wondered what was in the water with them. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rose Ann | 11/22/2013

    " Love the show and loved reading this book whuch gave some of his background. He has a very subtle and dry wit and his prose style is clear and strong. What an interesting life he has led! Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristie (fabk) | 4/11/2013

    " It was just like watching the television show, only without the graphics (on the audio book anyway)! Such a great read. If you are interested in the TV show River Monsters than I would rec this book. Soo great. Kept myself, my husband and the dog entertained on a long car ride. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by William Wright | 3/29/2013

    " Really enjoyed the personal aspects at the beginning of the chapters a whole lot more than the "novelization of the episode" end of the chapters. Despite that Wade is a gifted writer whose work has personality, wit, and reads at a brisk pace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by China | 5/31/2012

    " This book was wonderful!Jeremy is an excellent storyteller. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am a little biased, I'll admit, because I already adored his show; I was destined to enjoy his book. If you love biological reads like I do, you'll love this one! "

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About the Author

Jeremy Wade is a writer specializing in travel and natural history and the television host of River Monsters on Animal Planet. When not camped beside a remote river, Jeremy lives in Somerset, England, in the countryside near Bath.