Nick Lyons, Jim Harrison, and Pam Houston are among the many excellent writers who contribute to this collection of ruminative and lyrical essays on fly-fishing. The observation is made more than once in Astream: American Writers on Fly Fishing that the kind of temperament drawn to fly-fishing is also the type to feel a tug of adrenaline on the line at the sight of a well-crafted sentence. Not surprisingly, this collection will appeal to the fly-fishing enthusiast as well as the devoted reader. Narrator Brian Morris gives a thoughtful and evocative reading of these many essays, which are by turns humorous, insightful, and beautiful. An artful and meditative commemoration of an artful and meditative pastime.
Great writing throughout, as you'd expect just looking at the list of contributors. The arrangement of essays could have been organized with a bit more of a narrative, they felt a bit jumbled at times, and the narrator was a little deliberate and at times a bit monotone, but certainly an enjoyable listen.
What did you love best about Astream?
The great writers all together.
Would you be willing to try another one of Brian Morris’s performances?
NO WAY! This should be re-recorded by someone like Michael Taylor, who did The Reasonable Art of Fly Fishing.
Any additional comments?
The superb writers aren't done justice because of the HORRIBLE narration. He over pronounces many words. His monotonous reading style coupled with this makes it sound like text to speech, only not as good. I was so looking forward to this. Now all I can think about is how I should have bought another book.
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A slobbering tribute to the publisher. If you like flowery stories about fluttering dragonflies, and east coast pond fishing this is your book.
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