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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (152 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Izaak Walton Narrator: Richard Johnson Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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The greatest classic of angling literature and a unique celebration of the English countryside, Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler was originally published in 1653. No book, apart from the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer, has been more often reprinted. As a treatise on the art of fishing it has never wholly been superseded. For its advice on the catching and cooking of fish, the rules for baits, and the making of artificial flies, it remains a valuable and engrossing guide. As a graceful and affectionate portrait of rural England its charm is irresistible and in Walton we could not wish for a more congenial companion. Read by Richard Johnson.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Badger | 9/29/2013

    " Fascinated me as a young teenager and almost converted me to fishing. A delightful read for afternoons spent on summer lawns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bev | 9/13/2013

    " Not just a treatise on fly fishing, but a joyful, lyrical celebration of life. Truly a pleasure to read or to listen to being read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 8/10/2013

    " Written about a century ago, The Compleat Angler discusses the nature of man and the environment through conversations between various people from different backgrounds. The central chacter is an angler. Look considered a classic among the outdoors community. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cristina Montes | 5/7/2013

    " It's funny; I never expected that I will be able to remember all the information in this book but I enjoyed reading it anyway. Perhaps it was because reading this book was a refreshing foray into a simpler time and place, and the simple joys of angling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christian | 5/6/2013

    " My Favorite book of all time. Yes, I am an angler. If you like to fish, and you like to read, this book is a must. An appreciation of early modern English helps. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Todd | 10/31/2012

    " Someone please tell me why the National Council of Teachers of English based the theme of one of its conventions on this musty thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 9/1/2012

    " Originally written in 1653. . . A conversation on fishing and life between an experienced fisherman and teacher with his student. Anyone who enjoys the beauty of fishing, particularly fly fishing must read this. A philosophical adventure with a fly rod. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 6/28/2012

    " A really enjoyable book. Much different than what I had expected but in the end, it made we want to pick up my rod and go. 400 years later and it's still serving it's purpose. "

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