A Good Man with a Dog by Roger Guay audiobook

A Good Man with a Dog: A Game Warden’s 25 Years in the Maine Woods

By Roger Guay , with Kate Clark Flora
Read by John Pruden

Blackstone Publishing 9781510704800

Unabridged

Format : MP3 CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665020398

  • ISBN: 9781665020381

  • ISBN: 9781665020404

Runtime: 9.18 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Maine Literary Awards Finalist, A Good Man with a Dog follows a game warden’s adventures from the woods of Maine to the swamps of New Orleans. Follow along as he and his canine companions investigate murder, search for missing persons, and rescue survivors from natural disasters. This is a memoir that reads like a true crime novel.

Roger Guay takes listeners into the patient, watchful world of a warden catching poachers and protecting pristine wilderness, and the sometimes CSI-like reconstruction of deer- and moose-poaching scenes. When Guay’s father died in a tragic fishing accident, a kind game warden helped him through the loss. Inspired by this experience, as well as his love of the outdoors, he became a game warden.

Guay searches for lost hunters and hikers. He estimates that over the years, he has pulled more than two hundred bodies out of Maine’s north woods! His frequent companion is a little brown Labrador retriever named Reba, who can find discarded weapons, ejected shells, hidden fish, and missing people.

A Good Man with a Dog explores Guay’s life as he and his canine partners are exposed to terrible events, from tracking down hostile poachers to searching for victims of violent crimes, including a year-long search for the hidden graves of two babies buried by a Massachusetts cult. He witnessed firsthand FEMA’s mismanagement of the post-Katrina cleanup efforts in New Orleans, an experience that left him scarred and disheartened. But he found hope with the support of family and friends, and eventually returned to the woods he knew and loved from the days of his youth.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Maine woods can be both beautiful and deadly, as Kate Flora shows. A Good Man with a Dog reads like you are sitting down with Roger for a great conversation in front of a warm fire with a cup of coffee. You’ll want to listen all night. And you’ll come away from that conversation realizing how much you’ve learned.” Cat Warren, New York Times bestselling author
“Roger Guay is a natural-born storyteller and his stories of his adventures and misadventures as a Maine game warden searching for lost people are the kind that make you sit forward in your chair, waiting to hear what happens next. Written with the brilliant and award-winning crime writer Kate Flora, A Good Man with a Dog is the true tale of a North Woods lawman and instantly deserves a spot on the library shelf of up-country Maine classics.” Paul Doiron, Edgar Award–nominated author
“Every warden, retired and active, has their own share of stories and memories from their own days of public service. Roger has artfully captured many of his own events, as his career advanced during a time when society itself was changing. A Good Man with a Dog, is a terrific read…bound to bring a smile to your face.” John Ford, Sr., author of Suddenly the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good

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Author

Author Bio: Roger Guay

Author Bio: Roger Guay

Roger Guay served with the Maine Warden Service from 1986 until his retirement in 2010. He is a K9 master trainer, a certified K9 handler, and certified in cadaver and explosives searches. In addition to decades of search and rescue experience, he has extensive experience in missing persons/homicide searches and body recovery. Guay has received numerous commendations from the warden service; the Maine House of Representatives; the Maine State Police; the Miramichi, New Brunswick, police; and the USPCA. Guay lives in Guilford, Maine.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English