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The One that Got Away - A Memoir

Howell Raines

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"Lost fish," writes Howell Raines, "chasten us to the knowledge that we are all, in each and every moment, dwindling. Imagine my surprise when I discovered well into my sixth decade that losing fish can prepare us for a blessing as well as for pain." Confronting loss -- of an elusive fish or something larger -- is at the heart of "The One That Got Away, " the graceful sequel to Raines's much-loved, bestselling memoir "Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis, " published to great acclaim in 1993. With the same winning combination of reminiscences, anecdotes, philosophy and fishing lore, his bold new memoir covers the eventful years in this latest passage of his life, and the realization that in relinquishing his former identity as a newspaperman he has actually gotten what he wanted, just in the most unlikely way. In wry and witty prose, Raines shifts between fishing vignettes and personal reflections on his childhood, his second marriage, his relationships with his two sons, the trajectory of his career at "The New York Times" and his move toward old age. At the center of his narrative is his most thrilling fishing adventure -- an epic battle with a marlin he hooked and fought for more than seven hours in the South Pacific -- which comes to symbolize his growing understanding and acceptance of the unpredictability of luck, love, lies and life, and how the unexpected can, in fact, be an opportunity to make life more interesting. Raines's wonderful descriptions of streams, people and fish; his passion for angling and writing; and his wise and perceptive commentary on the vagaries of his own life combine to create a profound book -- one of undeniable appeal and uncommon heart.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Stechschulte

Length:

10h 13m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

23:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

19:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

17:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

17:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:00