Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Gone Fishing and Other Stories by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, & Others Authors

Unabridged Audiobook on CD
I listened to the unabridged audio version of Gone Fishing and Other Stories by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Gregg Hurwitz, Heather Graham, Alex Kava, and David Dun.

There are five short stories in all to listen to in this collection and all of them are mysteries/thrillers. The short stories are as follows:

1. Gone Fishing by Douglas Preston & Licoln Child
2. Dirty Weather by Gregg Hurwitz
3. Face in the Window by Heather Graham
4. Spirit Walker by David Dun
5. Goodnight, Sweet Mother by Alex Kava

Each of the five stories are very well narrated by a different performer, which is wonderful as a good narrator can make or break a listening experience.

Overall, I really liked this collection of short stories. They are very entertaining especially if you enjoy mysteries/thrillers. All of the stories are good and give you a great introduction to each writer's style of writing and way of telling a story. 

My only minor complaint is that most of the stories were predictable in some way or another as I was able to guess what was going to happen before each story ended.

I am giving Gone Fishing and Other Stories a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!


  1. I have tried and I just can't do short stories. I am happy for you that you enjoy them so!

    1. Yes, I've read quite a few short stories over the years for various reasons, but I wouldn't say they are something that I would gravitate towards normally as my first choice read.

      I tend to choose short stories if the author or authors (in the case of an anthology) are new to me as I feel like short stories give me a good sense of what an author's writing style is like... If I don't like how an author writes a short story, I tend to not want to read any full length novels by them as novels are a longer investment of my time.

      Also, if I am on travel or do not have a lot of time to devote to reading, then short stories make for great reading.

      I've also discovered the 'flash fiction' genre, which takes short fiction to an entirely new level. Not sure if I like 'flash fiction' or not, as I've had mixed results with reading stories from this genre.

  2. I've always been a bit reserved about short stories. Thanks for sharing. Cheers

    1. People either love short stories or not at all. I guess it depends on the reader. :-)