The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic

  • by Kinky Friedman
  • Narrated by Stephen Hoye
  • 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kinky Friedman, the original Texas Jew boy, guides readers through the sights, sounds, food, and sundry oddities of his favorite Texas city. Known for live music and food, Austin is also the home of Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a number of other music legends.In this slightly insane and surprisingly practical guide to the coolest city in Texas, you'll find out which restaurant President Bush thinks is the best burger joint; you'll get a glimpse of Willie Nelson's home; and the best view of the Mexican free-tailed bats as they make their nightly flights to and from the Congress Avenue Bridge.


What the Critics Say

"A good travelogue conveys a sense of place while pointing the reader towards interesting activities, destinations, places to eat and the like. A great travelogue does all this, but it also stands alone as an enjoyable read, regardless of the reader's travel plans. This quirky tour of Austin, Texas, delivers the whole enchilada." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Wish Kinky Woulda Read It

I enjoyed this book because I live in Austin and I have a great love for this city. Kinky is just hilarious and he has so many good stories. He knows everyone.

I would have liked this audiobook MUCH better if Kinky had read it. I was disappointed about that. The narrator mispronounced some Austin streets and that is just annoying. People here know that Manchaca is pronounced "Man-shack" and Guadalupe is "Guadaloop" and Burnet is "BURN-it," not "Bur-NETT."
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- L. Marrero

Why isn't Kinky reading!?!?!?!

I had already heard the abridged audiobook on CD a few months ago as a gift. I managed to listen to it, and it was great to have Kinky tell his own jokes.

HOWEVER, the only version on Audible is read by some DRY narrator. It is TERRIBLE! It comes off as way to much of a guide book vs. comedy.
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- William

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-06-2004
  • Publisher: Books on Tape