Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!

  • by Patrick McManus
  • Narrated by Norman Dietz
  • 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 like truck campers, tackle boxes, and boat engines. Digging into his vast knapsack of anecdotes, McManus offers them as guides for the bumpier trails of life.Although his stories are wacky, McManus never resorts to profanity or crudity, even when he is considering Teenagers from Hell or Strange Meets Matilda Jean. Narrator Norman Dietz perfectly captures the baffled lunacy that characterizes these reminiscences and quests for the sportsman's perfect moment.

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What the Critics Say

"Readers of McManus's humor column in Outdoor Life will enjoy his observations on the joys of pig-back riding, workshop puttering, and Sasquatch ducking. So will those who, like McManus's wife, Bun, appreciate nature most from the window of a seven-story luxury hotel." (Library Journal)
"McManus watchers will want to know that the old rara avis is back in full plumage and chirping away, regular as the seasons." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Real Honest Humor

Patrick McManus is just a great witer. I have read his feature at the end of Outdoor Life for years and have never been dissapointed, if anything he has always wen't way beond and set my expectaions in the first plase.
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- Ken

Wonderfully funny book

This is a wonderfully funny book; I didn't want it to end.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-25-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books