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Hey Ranger!: True Tales of Humor & Misadventure from America's National Parks Paperback – February 10, 2005
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A lighthearted collection of stories . . . Burnett kept detailed notes of his long career and writes about his experience with a wry sense of humor. (Ray Sasser The Buffalo News)
Amusing and informative, Hey Ranger! teaches as it entertains. . . . (Texas Aggie)
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A fun, fresh approach. With its light anecdotal style the book provides an entertaining look at some truly unusualand hilarioussituations in the out-of-doors.
Homegrown appeal. Set in parks across the U.S.A. these stories involve everyday Americans whose trip to the great outdoors took an unexpected turn. Youll enjoy these tales about people you can relate to.
Readability. Each chapter is a stand-alone story, so you can pick up the book on your lunch hour or whenever you have a few minutes for a fun reading breakbut once you start the book we bet youll want to finish it soon!
A behind-the-scenes look. Many people envy the lives of rangers who live and work in national parks. Through insights into what that job can really entail, the book will appeal both to ranger "wannabees" and rangers alike, as well as to their families and friends.
Useful tips. The book concludes with some practical "ranger-wisdom," illustrated with real-life examples, to help keep readers from becoming a "victim of their vacation" on their next outdoor excursion.
Top Customer Reviews
The book suffers in comparison with other memoir-writers, especially my current favorite, game warden Terry Grosz. Most of Burnett's stories are only mildly amusing, though there are a few good ones. More problematic is the way he tells them - - he gets to the punchline much too fast, so that these stories only last a couple of pages. The second-hand stories are even shorter, more like one-liner jokes. Grosz, in contrast, can spin a tale out much more effectively.
All in all, the book is pleasant enough, and I purchased it at very deep discount, so it's not really disappointing. But there are better options out there.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The writer has an excellent story telling writing style and picked some fascinating and sometimes funny incidents to write about. The book is very readable.Published 5 months ago by eraser
We saw this book when we were at a National Park store and wanted it but decided to wait until we got home. My husband is really enjoying this book.Published 8 months ago by Melinda Cochran
informative as well as funny. Can't wait to get his other book, but I haven't finished this one. I read a chapter a night to my husband.Published 10 months ago by Leona VanLeeuwen
Having worked in a National Park we could relate, so we enjoyed the book.Published 10 months ago by Charen Fink
This is a very informational book not only on wildlife and the wilderness but it also mentioned most of the parks in the U.S. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Merrynote
Fun book to read especially if you have been to the places he mentionedPublished 11 months ago by P. Ryan
Pretty good book, and there are many "ranger danger" stories out there to read nowadays.Published 12 months ago by Vicky C BIERMAN