Obtenez votre premier livre audio gratuitement

Abonnement à Audible

14,95$ par mois

1 crédit par mois pour vous procurer le titre de votre choix – ce titre vous appartient.
Le catalogue Plus – écoutez à volonté des milliers de productions originales, de balados et de livres audio.
Après 30 jours, 14,95$/mois + taxes applicables. Annulable en tout temps.
Acheter pour 30,70$

Acheter pour 30,70$

Payer avec la carte finissant par
En confirmant votre achat, vous acceptez les conditions d'utilisation d'Audible et la déclaration de confidentialité d'Amazon. Des taxes peuvent s'appliquer.

Description

“Revelatory.... With every chapter, you get a history lesson, a hunting lesson, a nature lesson and a cooking lesson.... Meat Eater offers an overabundance to savor.” (The New York Times Book Review)

Steven Rinella grew up in Twin Lake, Michigan, the son of a hunter who taught his three sons to love the natural world the way he did. As a child, Rinella devoured stories of the American wilderness, especially the exploits of his hero, Daniel Boone. He began fishing at the age of three and shot his first squirrel at eight and his first deer at 13. He chose the colleges he went to by their proximity to good hunting ground, and he experimented with living solely off wild meat. As an adult, he feeds his family from the food he hunts. 

Meat Eater chronicles Rinella’s lifelong relationship with nature and hunting through the lens of 10 hunts, beginning when he was an aspiring mountain man at age 10 and ending as a 37-year-old Brooklyn father who hunts in the remotest corners of North America. He tells of having a struggling career as a fur trapper just as fur prices were falling; of a dalliance with catch-and-release steelhead fishing; of canoeing in the Missouri Breaks in search of mule deer just as the Missouri River was freezing up one November; and of hunting the elusive Dall sheep in the glaciated mountains of Alaska. 

Through each story, Rinella grapples with themes such as the role of the hunter in shaping America, the vanishing frontier, the ethics of killing, the allure of hunting trophies, the responsibilities that human predators have to their prey, and the disappearance of the hunter himself as Americans lose their connection with the way their food finds its way to their tables. Hunting, he argues, is intimately connected with our humanity; assuming responsibility for acquiring the meat that we eat, rather than entrusting it to proxy executioners, processors, packagers, and distributors, is one of the most respectful and exhilarating things a meat eater can do. 

A thrilling storyteller with boundless interesting facts and historical information about the land, the natural world, and the history of hunting, Rinella also includes after each chapter a section of “Tasting Notes” that draws from his 30-plus years of eating and cooking wild game, both at home and over a campfire. In Meat Eater, he paints a loving portrait of a way of life that is part of who we are as humans and as Americans. 

“Full of empathy and intelligence.... In some sections of the book, the author’s prose is so engrossing, so riveting, that it matches, punch for punch, the best sports writing.” (The Wall Street Journal)

“Rinella’s writing is unerringly smart, direct, and sharply detailed.” (The Boston Globe

“A unique and valuable alternate view of where our food comes from.” (Anthony Bourdain)

©2012 Steven Rinella (P)2020 Random House Audio

Ce que les critiques en disent

“Truth be told, I have lived a life plenty comfortable with my disdain toward hunters and hunting. And then along comes Steven Rinella and his revelatory memoir Meat Eater to ruin everything. Unless you count the eternal pursuit of the unmetered parking space, I am not a hunter. I am, however, on a constant quest for good writing. Meat Eater begins with a promise - 'This book has a hell of a lot going for it, simply because it’s a hunting story' - and then delivers ceaselessly, like a Domino’s guy with O.C.D. This is survival of the most literate. Graphic, sure, but less so than an episode of CSI, and with more believable emoting...this - genuine passion, humbly conveyed - is when nonfiction slaughters fiction and hangs it over its mantel. The text is relentlessly vivid and clear...the commitment, effort and ardor are unflinching. With every chapter, you get a history lesson, a hunting lesson, a nature lesson and a cooking lesson, and most of the chapters end with 'tasting notes' on various game.... Readers will never ask themselves, 'What is he talking about?' ...[A]gain and again, his descriptive powers trump gruesomeness…. Meat Eater offers an overabundance to savor.” (New York Times Book Review)

“Relentlessly descriptive and endlessly evocative ‘tasting guides’ at the close of each chapter help armchair hunters get a sense of what it might be like digging into their own heaping plate of camp meat, deer hearts or sun-dried jerky...the writing is steadfastly satisfying and clear. The author wisely allows philosophical questions pertaining to the validity of hunting and the efficacy of state-enforced regulations to simmer in the background, and he effectively shows nature in all its glory.... An insider’s look at hunting that devotees and nonparticipants alike should find fascinating.” (Kirkus)

“On one level, [Rinella has] penned an entertaining collection of the sort of anecdotes that, if you had the good luck to meet him at a Brooklyn hipster’s cocktail party, would be conversational gold. Though animals figure almost as prominently in his narrative as people, Rinella is an astute observer, with an eye for delightfully telling details.... But in Meat Eater, Rinella does more than tell stories well and share exotic cooking tips. He writes from the standpoint of a married writer and father living in one of the world’s more densely populated metropolises. His book sets up an implicit contrast between city and wilderness, semi-settled midlife and a more footloose young manhood.” (Paste)

Ce que les auditeurs disent de Meat Eater

Moyenne des évaluations de clients
Au global
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    58
  • 4 étoiles
    10
  • 3 étoiles
    2
  • 2 étoiles
    1
  • 1 étoile
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    36
  • 4 étoiles
    18
  • 3 étoiles
    4
  • 2 étoiles
    3
  • 1 étoile
    1
Histoire
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    59
  • 4 étoiles
    1
  • 3 étoiles
    1
  • 2 étoiles
    0
  • 1 étoile
    1

Évaluations – Cliquez sur les onglets pour changer la source des évaluations.

Trier :
Trier par:
  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

rerecord it

good book, just wasn't a fan of the narrator. after listening to so much of rinella it was hard to listen to without him being the voice reading it.

2 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Real and authentic

Truly enjoyable story. The only thing that could have improved it was if Steven was the narrator.

1 personne a trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

A Thoughtful and Charismatic Account of Hunting

I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook, I would have loved to have Rinella Narrate the book himself, however the narrator sounded good in his performance. What an exciting detailed and thoughtful book about hunting, talking about the historical development of modern day hunting culture was very fascinating. This book is not some hot-headed hunter laughing and taking pictures of their kill with little regard for what it means.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Great listening

Have listened and re-listened many times. Great stories, only wish it was read by the author to give it that little bit extra

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Captivating

Great stories and a glimpse into a hunters mind. He dives into some of the technical aspects of hunting as well as ethics.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing journey

Steven Rinella has the talents of a seasoned hunter & the story telling ability of Hemmingway. Myself as an outdoorsman, I was able to spiritually follow in the journey. I felt like I was in the book & experiencing each chapter. I only wish it was narrated by Stevej himself to make it that much more authentic.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

only one criticism

I'm sure you'll see many reviews mirroring this opinion, the only way that this book could have been better is if the author had of narrated it himself. the reader did an excellent job, but being a fan of Steve rinella, I couldn't help but imagine in my mind the way it would sound with him at the microphone

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

great read

preferred to have the author tell his own story as he's got a certain way of telling stories but I still loved it nonetheless.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

great book

I loved the book, just wish Steve read it, hopefully he does in the future.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Book

Interesting and captivating stories from a lifetime of outdoors and hunting. Steve is a compelling advocate for the great sport of hunting.

Trier :
Trier par:
  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Omid Boostani
  • 2020-06-09

Steve you should have self narrated

Would have been ten times better hearing you tell your story yourself. Other than that story was great keep doing what you do!

16 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Jerry Quick
  • 2020-07-03

Good book

I Wished Steven would have narrated himself as he had done in his previous book

11 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • I.Barlow
  • 2020-06-13

Mostly good

The stories were well written and entertaining.

A bit disappointed that Steve Rinella didn’t narrate the book himself.

A few mispronunciations, like ‘javelina’, make it seem like a low budget production.

4 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • n8smamma
  • 2020-08-25

Intellectual Look At Hunting

This was a well written thought and emotion provoking book on the struggle/success of hunters in our current society. I enjoyed it immensely. I just wish Steve had read it himself.

2 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Josh Lees
  • 2020-08-09

Great book

Wish Steven Rinella would have read it! It would have been great to listen to it from the author

2 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Eric Freyenhagen
  • 2021-01-23

Wish it was read by the author

Definitely a book better if it was read by Steve Rinella. Great story but that would have been great.

1 personne a trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Daniel Mock
  • 2021-01-15

great story, terrible narrator

The book is great, but not coming from the mouth of Steve is disappointing. I wish he would release it again with his own narrative.

1 personne a trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jeremy and Lauren
  • 2020-07-18

Well worth the wait

I have been waiting for this book to be on here for quite some time. It was well worth it. If you like his show, you'll love this book.

1 personne a trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-07-16

Excellent book by a great outdoor writer!

This is an excellent book talking about a lot of stories of Steven Rinella’s youth that many outdoorsman can relate to.

The only problem is I don’t think the reader has ever hunted or been outdoors before. This book needs to be redone and read by Steven Rinella himself.

1 personne a trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-09-18

Narrator

I just wish Steve Rinella was reading this one, would sound a lot better with his voice!