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The Dirty Parts of the Bible Audiobook

The Dirty Parts of the Bible: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

It’s 1936, and Tobias Henry is stuck in the frozen hinterlands of Michigan. Tobias is obsessed with two things: God and girls. Mostly girls, of course. But being a Baptist preacher’s son, he can’t escape God. When his father is blinded in a bizarre accident (involving hard cider and bird droppings), Tobias must ride the rails to Texas to recover a long-hidden stash of money. Along the way, he’s initiated into the hobo brotherhood by Craw, a ribald vagabond-philosopher. Obstacles arise in the form of a saucy prostitute, a flaming boxcar, and a man-eating catfish. But when he meets Sarah, a tough farm girl under a dark curse, he finds out that the greatest challenge of all is love.

©2011 Sam Torode (P)2011 Jeffrey Kafer

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    Kathy BRISTOL, VA, United States 06-18-11
    Kathy BRISTOL, VA, United States 06-18-11
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    "Laugh out loud funny and just irreverent enough."

    One belly laugh after another. The story was well told, characters totally likeable. Absolutely hilarious, well worth the price, I can't recommend it strongly enough.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    TurtlesRMe Killen, AL, United States 01-06-14
    TurtlesRMe Killen, AL, United States 01-06-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Strong language and pee your pants humor!"
    If you could sum up The Dirty Parts of the Bible in three words, what would they be?

    hilarious, cussing, hilarious!


    What other book might you compare The Dirty Parts of the Bible to and why?

    Cake Icing, Butt Butter, and Tea Lids by Renee Andrews


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to choose & I wouldn't want to spoil the story!


    If you could take any character from The Dirty Parts of the Bible out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Craw...although I would want my hubby along just for...safety!


    Any additional comments?

    I THOROUGHLY enjoyed this book, but I would warn readers that the story's main character is a young man who is controlled by daydreams and hormones...and many of the other characters are hobos. The language is very strong, appropriate to the situation and characters. The story is "pee your pants funny"!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    William Winston Salem, NC, United States 12-02-15
    William Winston Salem, NC, United States 12-02-15
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    "Didn't make it to the end."

    I tried to like this book, and short as it is I should have been able to get through it, but I gave up about an hour before the end. The two main characters were entertaining enough, though plot points seemed bland and predictable. If it got interesting in the last hour, then my apologies to the author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    KC Brown 05-01-14
    KC Brown 05-01-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Great performance, interesting story"
    Have you listened to any of Bruce Miles’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not heard any other narrations by Bruce Miles but will seek out other performances. His voice was perfect for this story, He presented with a down home twang that matched the story line of Tobias recounting his experiences as a gawky and awkward boy, barely a man.


    If you could rename The Dirty Parts of the Bible, what would you call it?

    The title was what caught my attention so I wouldn't change it at all. I wasn't sure what it meant but thought it well fitting when I was done with the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I felt the best part of this story was the often reinforced idea that your parents can try to teach you all sorts of things on your way to adulthood but really, really...you learn most of life's lessons on your own. Wisdom tends to come from experience and the story revealed this. I like Tobias' mother and think her character is one I would have found fascinating to sit down and talk with.It was an entertaining travel companion. I've already described and recommended it to others and will, undoubtedly, listen to it again in the future. I am not reviewing it for perfection but rather for the sheer entertainment value. It made me laugh aloud and I enjoyed it. I will be seeking out other works by both the author and the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kimber Beaver Falls, PA, United States 01-30-12
    Kimber Beaver Falls, PA, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    If you could sum up The Dirty Parts of the Bible in three words, what would they be?

    great story without being dirty, was interesting and I never got bored


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dirty Parts of the Bible?

    when he caught the catfish


    Have you listened to any of Bruce Miles’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leopold L. Leveille 09-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "funny and very entertaining"

    this book was a very good read I found it to be very funny and very entertaining a lot of curse words but if you can get past that it's a very good lesson...

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    Terry 05-30-16
    Terry 05-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "parts of the Bible"

    With a title like that you only wonder what it could only be about ....

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    Kindle Customer 05-10-16
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    "great book"

    Good book to lisento would lisinto it again sometime later this year o hope .

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    SGhart 04-16-16
    SGhart 04-16-16
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    "Fun Storyline"

    A very enjoyable tale with good narration. A journey of life discoveries for Tobias when travels far from home for the first time.

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    Amazon Customer 04-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "worthwhile read"

    worth the read, thought provoking & simple. great voice artist, too. all around, good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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