A classic from the Lone Star State, John Graves’ Goodbye to a River is a poignant narrative of one man’s journey by canoe down the river of his memories. Along the way, he describes the colorful Texas landscape and recounts its rich history. When Graves learns that the river he knew and loved as a youth—the Brazos in north-central Texas—is slated to be dammed at multiple points, he understands that things will never be the same.
Your from Texas, like the outdoors (hunting, fishing, camping and canoeing) and want to read an author that paints the words on each page with beautiful images and thoughts, buy this book and go on a journey you'll want to take over and over again.
Goodbye to a River
Outside of the fact that this is one of the best books to ever come out of Texas or anywhere for that matter, the listener to this audiobook is in for an extra special treat due to the outstanding reading by narrator, Henry Strozier. Complete with local accents and a flair for capturing the author's rhythm and melody. I have enjoyed many listenings of this wonderful adventure, full of history and a man's reflection on the destiny of a river, its "peoples" and himself.