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  • The Grasshopper Trap | Patrick McManus

    The Grasshopper Trap

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Patrick McManus
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    Overall
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    Often compared to Garrison Keillor and Mark Twain, Patrick F. McManus maintains just the right balance between baffled innocence and conspiratorial confidence. Since 1979, this humorist has been delighting readers with hilarious stories recounting his childhood in rural Idaho and relating his misadventures in the great outdoors. Whether you're a sportsman or a couch potato, he will have you laughing out loud at his escapades.

    Elizabeth says: "Good enough to listen to over and over"
  • Real Ponies Don't Go Oink! | Patrick McManus

    Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Patrick McManus
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    You don't have to be a hunter or camper to enjoy this collection of hilarious stories by a writer who is often compared to Mark Twain and Garrison Keillor. In fact, the charm of Patrick F. McManus' work is that it provides plenty of reasons for staying indoors, surrounded by friendly appliances. You'll laugh aloud as McManus and his friends, including Rancid and Crazy Eddie, venture into the great outdoors to face formidable foes.

    Ken says: "Real Honest Humor"
  • The Huckleberry Murders: A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery | Patrick McManus

    The Huckleberry Murders: A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patrick McManus
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Award-winning humorist Patrick F. McManus delivers a funny and folksy whodunit from his popular Sheriff Bo Tully series. Hoping for a pleasant day of picking huckleberries, Sheriff Tully instead finds himself investigating a triple homicide and the disappearance of a local rancher.

    Elizabeth says: "Pleasant background"
  • How I Got This Way | Patrick McManus

    How I Got This Way

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Patrick McManus
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    Overall
    (130)
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    Story
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    Grab your fishing net and hold onto your funny-bone; you're in for a hilarious romp through the woods with best-selling funnyman Patrick McManus. How I Got This Way is a rib-tickling collection of stories about the outdoors guaranteed to leave you chuckling. Join McManus and his pals on a venture into the Idaho wilderness that includes taking a hike with - ahem - the president of the United States.

    Snoodely says: "Mark Twain meets Bertie Wooster"
  • The Good Samaritan Strikes Again | Patrick McManus

    The Good Samaritan Strikes Again

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Patrick McManus
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
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    Let the world's funniest sportsman tickle your funny bone with quirky homespun stories and whimsical perspectives on life. Patrick F. McManus gently pokes fun at the oddities of sacred institutions like friendship, marriage, and even hunting and fishing. Soon his crazy theories start making sense, and you know you've crossed the border into McManus country, where life is a little lighter - and much more amusing.

    Diana says: "Positive, clean, funny stories - brighten your day"
  • The Blight Way: A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery | Patrick F. McManus

    The Blight Way: A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick F. McManus
    • Narrated By Charles Leggett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Bo Tully is the sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, where law enforcement is usually pretty mundane: tracking down truants running away from school, picking up country boys who've had a few too many beers. But Tully gets a little more than the country norm when an ex-con calls with the startling news that there's a corpse draped across one of his fences.

    Carl says: "WHAT A TREAT"
  • Rubber Legs and White Tail-Hairs | Patrick McManus

    Rubber Legs and White Tail-Hairs

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Patrick McManus
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    America's most hilarious sportsman returns with this collection of insights about youth, the great outdoors, and the philosophy of fileting fish. When best-selling author Patrick McManus looks at a subject, you're sure to come away with an outrageously new perspective.

    E. says: "Not funny"
  • The Tamarack Murders: A Bo Tully Mystery, Book 5 | Patrick F. McManus

    The Tamarack Murders: A Bo Tully Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Patrick F. McManus
    • Narrated By Peter Coleman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Bo Tully, the renowned sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, has seen his share of small-town crime. And, he always gets his man, whether by the book or otherwise. Fact is, everyone in the area knows Tully, and his unique 'Blight Way' of doing things.

    When Tully and his deputy hike deep into the woods, tracking a suspected bank robber, little do they realize that they are about to witness a murder. Soon, the murder leads the Sheriff on a convoluted adventure, with a series of twists and turns, each demanding his utmost attention and keenest crime-solving abilities.

    Aleksander says: "Mediocre ."
  • The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories | Patrick F. McManus

    The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Patrick F. McManus
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories is a hilarious addition to Patrick F. McManus’s existing work in humor. The author weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales with his typical exaggerated commentary that will elicit a belly laugh from all types of listeners. Read about the antics of Patrick’s friends Rancid Crabtree and Retch Sweeney in such stories as “Shaping Up for the Hunt” and “Bear Hunters”, and much more!

    Phil says: "Humor to relate to."
  • The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw | Patrick McManus

    The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Patrick McManus
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
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    Story
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    Patrick McManus, author of How I Got This Way and one of America's favorite humorists, is an impish commentator on the obvious and not so obvious absurdities of modern life. His national best seller, The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw, is a collection of hilarious short pieces about fishing, its exotic equipment, and activities like "gunkholing". You will learn, for example, that the best way to learn to fish is to build an addition to your house first.

    Kindle Customer says: "Hilarious family fun!"
  • Never Sniff a Gift Fish | Patrick McManus

    Never Sniff a Gift Fish

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Patrick McManus
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    Overall
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    In the chapters of Never Sniff a Gift Fish, McManus will teach you the wisdom that is usually shared only in the close ranks of modern-day hunters and gatherers. To complete your arsenal, McManus also includes "The Hunter's Workout Guide" and a special "Family Camper's Dictionary". Exercises like the hindquarter shuffle will make you move like a hunter. And phrases like "Yip-yip-yip-Owoooooo!" will help you sound like one, too.

    Ged says: "McManus, a favorite author for two decades"
  • The Bear in the Attic | Patrick F. McManus

    The Bear in the Attic

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Patrick F. McManus
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    The beloved humorist and bestselling author returns with his most riotous collection of essays to date. Starting with his trademark outdoorsman's wit, Patrick F. McManus's newest collection ponders the strange allure of the RV, the existential implications of being lost, the baffling tendency of animals to outsmart those who wish to hunt them, and the singular pleasure of doubling the size of every fish one doesn't actually catch.

    Michael D. Hansen says: "Buy the other one"
  • Kerplunk!: Stories | Patrick F. McManus

    Kerplunk!: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Patrick F. McManus
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
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    Story
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    The stories in Kerplunk! travel the byways and highways of the Pacific Northwest, bringing to life offbeat, down-home characters who hope their grandchildren can pick the lock on the gun safe because they've forgotten the combination, who know exactly why it costs $500 to make a fly lure that retails for $2, and who aren't afraid to confront the problems of bird-dog flatulence.

    David says: "narrator nightmare"
  • The Bear in the Attic | Patrick McManus

    The Bear in the Attic

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Patrick McManus
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    With over two million copies of his works in print, Patrick McManus is an accomplished humor author. In The Bear in the Attic, he once again invites listeners to peek into his unique perspectives on life and his favorite topic, the great outdoors. Here listeners are treated to amazingly absurd tales of young male hijinks, camping mishaps and neighbor-eating bears! Norman Dietz adds another dimension to McManus' humor with his brilliant comic narration.

    Ruth says: "Simply the best"
  • Circles in the Snow | Patrick F. McManus

    Circles in the Snow

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Patrick F. McManus
    • Narrated By Peter Coleman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
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    Story
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    Bo Tully, sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, has dealt with small-town crime throughout his long, storied career. Now, contemplating retirement after years on the job, Tully is faced with perhaps his most perplexing case yet. When area bald eagles start getting picked off by a ghost-like killer, and when a prominent local rancher is murdered by an arrow with eagle fletching, things gets complicated fast. In this fast-paced whodunit, Tully has a vast array of suspects to choose from, including the rancher's gorgeous, bird-loving wife, who mysteriously leaves for a ranch in Mexico the day of the murder.

    Ben says: "I've had better..."
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