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  • Travers Corners

  • Classic Stories About Fly Fishing and a Small Montana Town
  • By: Scott Waldie
  • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

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Summary

Welcome to Travers Corners, a dusty Montana town, where nothing much has happened since Herbert Hoover stopped for gas. Travers Corners, like most small towns, has no newspaper, no radio station; but here, large trout - no better than large trout, fictitious trout - await the angler. And apart from spreading gossip outside the McCraken’s General Store, the residents of Travers Corners love nothing more than fly fishing. Scott Waldie’s delightful cast of characters breathes life into this tiny, out-of-the-way town. Meet Judson C. Clarke, boat builder and some-time guide down the waters of Carrie Creek. Jud’s best friend, Henry, knows his way around just about everything, and has a story and a laugh for everyone. Meet Dolores, the belle of Travers Corners; Sarah, who fled from New York City in search of quiet and community; Doc, who loves his profession and fly fishing - and not necessarily in that order; Ed, the mechanic who’s too patriotic to work on imports; and so many more enormous personalities. Waldie’s warmth, wit, and shrewd eye for characterization, evokes a deep nostalgia for times past and quirky communities. For fly fishers everywhere, Travers Corners will be a second home.

©1997, 2014 Scott Waldie (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • Jonathan Canty
  • 16-02-21

A wonderful escape!

These stories were exactly what I needed to unwind and settle my soul. This could not have been better.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-11-20

Never judge a book by its cover!

I find myself all the time searching for a new book and that age old advice always creeps in my head, but I usually can’t shake it. Not that this cover is a bad one, but it definitely isn’t a direct representation of what’s inside.

The story’s in this book are wonderful. The intro hit me a little strange, and if it does for you, just stick with it.

Well worth the read. I’m picky. Cynical. And ridiculous. I enjoyed every minute. A true representation of the west. You’ll fall for the characters and stay for the ending.

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  • Molly
  • 28-05-22

Heard it

Hated it. Not my cup of tea. Im not a fisher man so story did nothing for me. Quickly left this one.

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  • Tell Me A Story
  • 03-07-21

Small town and fly fishing

Delightful short stories weaving together small town Montana, great characters and fly fishing tales. Clearly the author has spent time with all three.

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  • McGillacutty
  • 11-07-18

this this is one of the better books I have listen

this is one of the better books I have listened to in a long time. Every story has been great and a lot of character development

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  • Jeff Zimmerman
  • 29-03-17

Ahhhh Montana!

Great story about people, a place and memories. Would live for the more from Waldie

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  • WB
  • 29-03-17

More than a collection of fishing stories

It's a collection of small town characters and some very good writing. Highly recommended.

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  • Jessica
  • 25-05-15

Lovely Story, Wonderful to Listen to

What was one of the most memorable moments of Travers Corners?

So many funny and tender moments-- I really remember the image of the man from the General Store fishing, alone, at the close of chapter one.

Which character – as performed by Stephen McLaughlin – was your favorite?

Stephen McLaughlin did a fantastic job--but, I especially liked D. Downey.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I felt completely transported.

Any additional comments?

A great way to spend a rainy day.