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. In this collection of 30 tall tales, McManus introduces you to the perils of Trailer Trials and Mean Tents. Like Hemingway, McManus hunts the big fish in "Down and Way Out in Brazil". The title tale, "The Grasshopper Trap", unveils an ingenious invention for catching fish bait in motion. And in "Hunting Camp Etiquette", McManus becomes a rustic Miss Manners.Narrator Norman Dietz adds additional spice to each impish line. You won't want to miss the other audio productions of McManus' works, including Never Sniff a Gift Fish and The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw.More
"McManus captures the innocence most of us lose when we become grown up, and reading him you can't help recalling similar times and events in yor own life." (Booklist)
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Good enough to listen to over and over
I listen to it ALL the time
The title story. Pat McManus is a superb humor writer and Norman Dietz does a fabulous job with the voicing and the narration.
I have chosen books BECAUSE he is the narrator. I think he's one of the best.
I have listened to it more than 100 times (no exaggeration) and I still laugh.
I realize not everyone
Laughing...a whole bunch!
Any of McManus' other humor books...same premise on all of them. All very funny.
OK...Some of the voice characterizations were a bit over the top
I was moved with laughter a lot.
If you are at all outdoorsy, you will have fun listening to these stories.
- Richard S. Swol "Rich Swol"