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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,501 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Torday Narrator: Paul Torday Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Author Paul Torday makes his debut with this clever absurdist novel. Fisheries scientist Dr. Alfred Jones is approached by an extravagantly wealthy sheik with a novel plan. To foster goodwill, the sheik would like to introduce salmon fishing to Yemen - the same Yemen that is largely a desert - and politicians think it's a great idea. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nigel | 2/13/2014

    " A light enjoyable read that is easily devoured in a few sittings. It's a quirkily impressive debut novel from a 60 year old engineer/fisherman! It is laced with humour and optimism as well as taking a satirical swipe at Yes Ministering and spin doctoring. The format of diary extracts, emails, interviews and articles is used throughout to good effect to flesh out the story and main characters who are largely sympathetically drawn, though the machinations of the the PM's Director of Communications is rather overstated. A book that doesn't make fishing seem boring that is also shot through with tenderness and political insight. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rosie | 2/7/2014

    " OMG this took so much longer for me to read than usual! It took so much mental effort to actually pick it up and read, and I didn't really enjoy it that much... A few bits every now and again were less monotonous than the entire rest of the book, but on the whole, I found it really boring, and the ending ruined it for me... It's the first book I have EVER read that is worse than the movie, and that's saying something, 'cause the movie wasn't even that amazing, but it was much less depressing... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Edward | 1/27/2014

    " A satire of western policies toward the Middle-East (and Afghanistan) - "why does the west want to replace our piety and poverty with consumer goods . . . and corrode our faith?" asks a character. It raises questions, too, of the nature of belief (can salmon really be transplanted into the rivers of Yemen?) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ian | 1/27/2014

    " It's something a little different and not the Hollywood ending that I feared when I discovered that it was made into a movie. The changing narratives kept the book fresh and gave it a different feel than most. "

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