The Dirty Parts of the Bible

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 262 ratings

The Dirty Parts of the Bible 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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  • Book 1

    • The Dirty Parts of the Bible

    • A Novel
    • By: Sam Torode
    • Narrated by: Bruce Miles
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 218

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Laugh out loud funny and just irreverent enough.

    • By Kathy on 06-18-11

    Regular price: $19.59

    • The Book of Craw: A Hobo's Testament

    • By: Sam Torode
    • Narrated by: Sam Torode
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Verses sacred and profane (mostly profane), concerning wine, women, song, and Scripture. The Book of Craw - comprised of poems and proverbs from Craw's own notebook - is a companion volume to The Dirty Parts of the Bible: A Novel. (Note for emphasis: This is a book of poetry, not a novel.)

    Regular price: $3.95