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Summary

A charming and delightful reminiscence of growing up loving the woods, waters, fields, and fauna of Massachusetts by Michael Tougias, New York Times best-selling author of The Finest Hours, Overboard!, and Fatal Forecast.

Untamed. Unsupervised. Uncontrolled.

Boyhood in the 1960s and ‘70s was a time for exploration and mischief. Author Michael Tougias found more than his share of misadventures in the woods and on the water: some life-threatening, but others innocently hilarious.

Over time - and after reading a multitude of adventure books - these experiences took shape in his quest to be a mountain man, owning a cabin in the forest and living off the land. Part of that dream would come true, but only after a family tragedy that shook his world and forced changes in his life.

This is also a story of a complex and strained relationship between father and son, the efforts at understanding, and ultimately respect and devotion.

In The Waters Between Us Tougias channels Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods to mix laugh out loud humor with insight into the natural world through the eyes of a curious boy.

©2021 Michael J. Tougias (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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  • Christopher
  • 15-06-21

There is a reason it's free

I'm sure the author is a great guy but his monotone SLOW narration was excruciating. I had to give up after 1 chapter.

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  • peter
  • 30-06-21

Ran out of patience

Very slow and quite ordinary. I felt bored even after increasing the playback speed. Could be perfect if you like slow moving coming of age stories less interesting than your own.

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  • Scott J Beeman
  • 28-06-21

Felt like I was in the moment

Growing up a few years earlier with similar situations and adventures, including a storm on the same lake, caused me to revisit my youth and life beyond.
So easy to relate and so much to reflect on.

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  • Hope O. Kiah
  • 22-06-21

Inspirational

A perfect balance of nature stories and stories of inspirational personal sacrifice. I loved it!