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Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody | [Michael Gerber]

Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody

Warning: This isn't the real thing...it's funnier! "Gerber's affectionate, giggle-inducing send-up is one giant step toward restoring the somewhat debased art form known as 'parody,'" says Sean Kelly, former editor of National Lampoon. If you love Harry Potter - or if you have had enough of him! - you've gotta hear this.
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Publisher's Summary

Warning: This isn't the real thing...it's funnier!

"Stop that movie," Headmaster Alpo Bumblemore said, "or Hogwash is history!" After someone sells directions to the school to a sleazy Muddle tabloid, Barry Trotter, Ermine Cringer, and Lon Measly are hauled out of retirement to face their toughest challenge yet. Not only do the 22-year-olds have to elude packs of rabid fans, outwit Barry's sponging Uncle Serious, and vanquish their old foe Lord Valumart, they have to face the most powerful enemy of all: Hollywood!

This audiobook has not been authorized or endorsed by J.K. Rowling or the publishers of the Harry Potter books. Harry Potter is a registered trademark of Warner Bros.

©2001 Michael Gerber; (P)2002 New Millennium Audio, All Rights Reserved

What the Critics Say

"Funny and sharp....In its bratty way, Barry Trotter is as energetic and imaginative as the books that inspired it." (Kurt Andersen, Spy Magazine co-founder)
"Gerber's affectionate, giggle-inducing send-up is one giant step toward restoring the somewhat debased art form known as 'parody.'" (Sean Kelly, former editor, National Lampoon)

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    Carol montclair, NJ, USA 07-10-05
    Carol montclair, NJ, USA 07-10-05
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    "It's so stupid..it's funny..."

    This is the best book I've ever heard...because it's sooo funny..I am 11 years old..and if you love harry potter and like funny things...this is the best! I've listened to it 3x times.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-02-03

    Charlie

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    "Poor"

    Love a good parady. Too bad this wasn't one. I kept listening thinking it would get better but it never did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Urban Ballyhaunis, NY, USA 08-28-03
    Urban Ballyhaunis, NY, USA 08-28-03
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    "Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody"

    Like one "reader" (listener) before me, I kept thinking this could have been a lot better. It certainly started out quite well, but once you got to the middle it just continued along, without doing anything interesting. I was at least somewhat disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Beaverton, OR, USA 07-20-03
    Greg Beaverton, OR, USA 07-20-03
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    "Really Enjoyable"

    I found this to be quite humorous and really enjoyable. It is a total satire and, imho, a good one. It helps to know a bit about the major harry potter characters and some of the lingo otherwise you might not understand some of the jokes and most of the names. If you've seen the movie that should provide enough info to really enjoy this. Its worth the download.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew 05-03-09
    Matthew 05-03-09
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    "Major disappointment"

    I did not have high expectations for Barry Trotter, but I was still disappointed. It is not funny or clever, or even interesting. I listened for about an hour and that's all. I suggest trying a different book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    A. Baker Amsterdam, Netherlands 12-04-05
    A. Baker Amsterdam, Netherlands 12-04-05 Member Since 2008

    Andy Baker

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    "Very Nothing"

    I'm not sure who this was written for, but it wasn't me. I've enjoyed the Harry Potter books and movies. I thought I would enjoy a parody. However, it is filled with puns and inside joke that only the very obsessed could enjoy. If you are younger than twelve - or if your maturity level is less than that of a twelve year old, you'll probably enjoy it. If not, even though it's cheap, resist the urge.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ben Columbus, GA, USA 12-20-03
    Ben Columbus, GA, USA 12-20-03
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    "Terrific! An absolutely magnifecent book!"

    This book is great! It completely destroys the harry potter franchise, but does so in a completely original and hilarious way! Colourful references and (language)bring reality to the Hogwash scene. I give this book SIX stars.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    J. Sutton Tulsa, OK 04-05-15
    J. Sutton Tulsa, OK 04-05-15 Member Since 2014

    The Yellow Dart

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    "So stupid..."

    This book is extremely stupid, however, it is funny several times throughout this book. The style of "funny" is like family guy... If your a potter basher or lover this might give you a kick

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Price 03-04-15
    Jason Price 03-04-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun"

    A good book and a great performance a fun trip down memory lane for H. P. fans.

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    Chuck Bane 02-05-15
    Chuck Bane 02-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A terrible book, DON’T buy this book!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one.


    What could Michael Gerber have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Change the disgusting bathroom humor, gutter language, and personal attributes of the characters.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christopher Cazenove?

    Narrator was fine


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    A terrible book, what little humor that is in the book is greatly overshadowed by the disgusting bathroom gutter language and personal attributes of the characters.
    I got the book thinking is was light humor about a very popular story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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