This collection of 17 essays (previously appearing in Outdoor Life) spotlights the popular humorist’s impish wit and sharply drawn characters, including his offbeat, rich friend, Fenton Quagmire. McManus covers rural life—haircuts, trailer hitches, dogs, and so on—with his usual wordplay and gentle fun making. Hill sounds as if he is a big fan of the writer, infusing the pieces with energy and humor. His backcountry performance, a subtle combination of accents and verbal mannerisms, is spot-on. He makes it seem as if he is having a relaxed, friendly conversation with us—a perfect match to McManus’ prose. --David Pitt --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.