The Power of Positive Fishing: A Story of Friendship and the Quest for Happiness Audiobook, by Michael J. Tougias Play Audiobook Sample

The Power of Positive Fishing: A Story of Friendship and the Quest for Happiness Audiobook

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Read By: Malcolm Hillgartner, Traber Burns Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2023 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9798212711814

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Longest Chapter Length:

30:08 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

14:27 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

20:32 minutes

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Publisher Description

Michael Tougias and Adam Gamble had good lives: married with two children each, nice homes in the suburbs, jobs that paid the bills, and frequent fishing trips out on the ocean. But those comfortable lives had cracks in them and soon they found themselves hit by a rogue wave of divorce, financial hardship, addiction, and career upheaval. What kept them going—and helped them navigate the rough waters of middle age—was fishing and friendship. Alone on the ocean they not only learned some of the successful secrets of striped bass fishing, but they were also brutally honest in their advice for each other. They began to see their time spent on Adam’s boat, the Scout, as a way to explore new ways of thinking and dreaming big. The two not only discovered ways forward but achieved goals far beyond what they thought possible.

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“I truly enjoyed this book. Forming real friendships in adulthood is rare, but a shared love for fishing is a powerful thing. Tougias and Gamble weave together a story that proves the bond between ‘fishing buddies’ is stronger than the term would suggest, as time spent together in the pursuit of fish can lead to meaningful human connection.”

— Kevin Blinkoff, editor in chief, On The Water 


  • “This book will surely entertain anglers and non-anglers alike.”

    — Alan Caolo, author of Sight-Fishing for Striped Bass
  • “Michael and Adam hit it out of the park.”

    — Tom Rosenbauer, author of The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide

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About the Authors

Michael J. Tougias is a bestselling author and coauthor of numerous books for adults, including There’s a Porcupine in My Outhouse, which won the Independent Publishers Award for Best Nature Book of the Year, and The Finest Hours, the basis for a Disney movie. He has also written several books for children as part of his True Rescue series.

About the Narrators

Malcolm Hillgartner is an accomplished actor, writer, and musician. Named an AudioFile Best Voice of 2013 and the recipient of several Earphones Awards, he has narrated over 250 audiobooks.

Traber Burns worked for thirty-five years in regional theater, including the New York, Oregon, and Alabama Shakespeare festivals. He also spent five years in Los Angeles appearing in many television productions and commercials, including Lost, Close to Home, Without a Trace, Boston Legal, Grey’s Anatomy, Cold Case, Gilmore Girls, and others.