A Salty Piece of Land
- Narrated by: John David Souther
- Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-12-04
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
There's Ix-Nay, an Indian shaman with a dislike of the media; Mr. Twain, Tully's loyal steed; Cleopatra Highbourne, the 102-year-old owner of Cayo Loco and Cuban baseball addict; Captain Kirk, fishing trip leader and boatman extraordinaire; former country music star Sean Spurl, aka Tex Sex; Bucky Norman, a Wyoming cowboy who has found his way to the ocean; and even a fellow named Jimmy Buffett, who decides he might as well join in on the party.
"Tully reminds us why Buffet's laid-back lyrics and stream-of-consciousness prose are almost hypnotically addictive....This mystical, mind-bending journey will appeal to fans of Buffet's uniquely fuzzy blend of comedy and insight." ( Booklist)
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By RockyToTheMoon on 20-12-04
This is a fun book, good for a story, a little island jib and a mental vacation away from the beats of this hectic life. The story follows an Ex-Pat who's adventure stories fall just under tall-tales.
If you are familiar with Buffett's music, the great gulf coast, or life at sea, then this book if for you. At a literally point, some parts in audio form are a bit difficult to follow. If you are looking for a true adventure, try a classic. If you love tales from the islands, Jimmy's lyrics and a good fish tale, give it a try.
Parrot-Head Gold, Island silver, Reader's Bronze
Great information for a mullet toss!
17 of 18 people found this review helpful
By Me & My Girls on 30-06-14
Not Much New Ground
As someone who has listened to Jimmy Buffett's music for over forty years I purchased this audio with certain expectations. This collection of stories disguised as a book met those; which I suppose is both a positive or a negative. That is to say that if you're familiar with his songs then you've heard most of these stories. Many of the characters were introduced in Buffetts 1989 CD collection "Off To See The Lizard." Given his proficiency in musical output it isn't all that surprising that these characters as well as their stories seemed pretty familiar. There are some facts about Lighthouse Lens,' Cuban baseball, and tropical sea battles that are new. However once again the attitudes and the back stories of both positive and negative characters are so familiar they're trite. This was a nice summer listen; or winter listen for those who wonder where the summers went.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful