The Compleat Angler (Unabridged)
by Izaak Walton
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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 As a treatise on the art of fishing it has never wholly been superseded.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.
Warning: The Incompleat Angler
The narrator of this one is fantastic. Unfortunatly audiobooks seems to have fumbled this product - this is just a fraction (at the beginning) of the book. Doesn't even include the best parts.
Evidently there were other parts that we not included. Same truncated version of this "unabridged" audiobook is apparently sold elsewere. Anyway, note the much longer time of the other unabridge audio recording of this book with a different narrator.
The book begins by giving a nod to the person who ABRIDGED the book. Of course, this is unhelpful to learn after you've purchased this "unabridged" recording. If the usual recording is 14 hours, and this one is just an hour or two, you can imagine how much has been cut. But any cutting is unacceptable when you want the original uncut version. Any how, I asked iTunes to change the title, so we'll see if they get this corrected.