• The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw

  • By: Patrick McManus
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-28-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (132 ratings)

Regular price: $27.99

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Publisher's Summary

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. It should be big enough to hold all the nifty fishing equipment you will cart home from sporting goods stores and garage sales. McManus cheerfully guides you through the finer points of becoming a skilled garage-sale shopper, too.
Be prepared to enter a quixotic universe that works according to the laws of "synch" and marvelously loopy chains of cause and effect. The title selection takes place on an ill-fated camping trip; other selections include "Kid Brothers and Their Practical Application", and "As the Worm Squirms".
©1989 Patrick F. McManus (P)1996 Recorded Books, LLC
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 01-16-15

A dangerously funny book18 jersey funny book

Do not listen to this book as you drive you will laugh so hard you might not be able to see where you're going through the tears.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Laura on 06-28-16

slow, monotone country reader

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The reader is boring at best. This book could be funny, actually hilarious, if delivered in the comedic style in which it was written.

How could the performance have been better?

Lose the 1955 Disney announcer sound and replace it with a style that brings the adventures to life and I'd probably laugh until I cried...

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The stories are entertaining IF you can get past the reading.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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