‘MeatEater’ Audiobook To Be A Collection Of Close Calls | Entertainment News
NEW YORK (AP) – Nothing like a terrifying encounter with a brown bear on Afognak Island, Alaska to inspire an audiobook project starring “MeatEater” host Steven Rinella.
“It could have gone very, very badly,” Rinella told The Associated Press. “I focused on the idea of close calls, what constitutes a close call and why close calls hold our imaginations. “
The audio original “MeatEater’s Campfire Stories: Close Calls” will be released on July 20 by Penguin Random House Audio, which announced Wednesday that the book would tell everything from “encounters with grizzly bears, to being swept away in an avalanche, to being trapped. in an underwater cave, and even a brush with an armed cartel on a fishing trip.
Rinella is the longtime host of the popular Netflix outdoor series, while branching out into writing bestselling books such as “The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival” and hosting a podcast which he says , opened him up to the idea of an audio original. Audiobook storytellers will include members of the MeatEater crew and external commentators ranging from hunting and fishing guides to a retired game warden.
Rinella said the audiobook should have a raw, spontaneous feel, as many of them shared memories they had rarely expressed before.
“We were able to find people by word of mouth, friends of friends,” he said. “We encouraged them to come to the studio. You will hear people get very emotional. They may be telling something for the first time in front of an impartial audience, an unfamiliar audience, and the emotion becomes very real to them.
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