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    • The Grasshopper Trap

    • By: Patrick McManus
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good enough to listen to over and over

    • By Elizabeth on 12-14-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw

    • By: Patrick McManus
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious family fun!

    • By MrsJames77 on 03-19-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Never Sniff a Gift Fish

    • By: Patrick McManus
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • McManus, a favorite author for two decades

    • By Ged on 08-31-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • How I Got This Way

    • By: Patrick McManus
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mark Twain meets Bertie Wooster

    • By Snoodely on 07-22-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!

    • By: Patrick McManus
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Real Honest Humor

    • By Ken on 10-21-09

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Kerplunk!

    • Stories
    • By: Patrick F. McManus
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • narrator nightmare

    • By David on 12-09-07

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Rubber Legs and White Tail-Hairs

    • By: Patrick McManus
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • i love this story

    • By Hannah R. Bengtson on 06-22-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Huckleberry Murders

    • A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery
    • By: Patrick McManus
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pleasant background

    • By Elizabeth on 02-13-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Blight Way

    • A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery
    • By: Patrick F. McManus
    • Narrated by: Charles Leggett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 210

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WHAT A TREAT

    • By Carl on 12-21-06

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Bear in the Attic

    • By: Patrick F. McManus
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Buy the other one

    • By Michael D. Hansen on 12-09-15

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Good Samaritan Strikes Again

    • By: Patrick McManus
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Positive, clean, funny stories - brighten your day

    • By Diana on 01-11-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories

    • By: Patrick F. McManus
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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!

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • WE REALLY ENJOY PATRICK MCMANUS!

    • By Alia on 07-17-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Bear in the Attic

    • By: Patrick McManus
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply the best

    • By Ruth on 09-30-09

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Circles in the Snow

    • By: Patrick F. McManus
    • Narrated by: Peter Coleman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Still Good, But Not Great

    • By Daryl on 09-27-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Avalanche

    • A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Patrick F. McManus
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    When the call comes in that Mike Wilson, the unlikable owner of West Branch Lodge, has gone missing, Sheriff Tully is delighted. This is an excellent opportunity for Tully, his tracker pal Dave, and his retired sheriff father, Pap, to enjoy a few evenings of hot tubs and single-malt scotch at the luxurious lodge while working the case. However, visions of R & R vanish in a flash on the drive up, when Tully and Pap suddenly realize an avalanche is thundering down the mountain, straight toward them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another fun romp with the Sheriff

    • By S. Furniss on 09-08-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Double-Jack Murders

    • Sheriff Bo Tully, Book 3
    • By: Patrick F. McManus
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Sheriff Bo Tully is the kind of western lawman who's as good with the ladies as he is with his guns, and he never lets a death threat get in the way of a good barbecue. He's a man with a sense of humor, which comes in handy when trying to establish order in Blight County. In this latest tale, Tully pursues a 75-year-old missing persons case in which a pair of gold miners (a two-man drilling team known as a double-jack) mysteriously disappeared just as they hit the mother lode in a remote part of Blight County.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still funny, and still love any Pat McManus book.

    • By Seth on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The Tamarack Murders

    • A Bo Tully Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Patrick F. McManus
    • Narrated by: Peter Coleman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Bo Tully Success

    • By Daryl on 04-12-14

    Regular price: $14.95