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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,712 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pretty Paul Parsons Narrator: Pretty Paul Parsons Publisher: Laugh.com Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN:
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Pretty Paul Parsons is a self-proclaimed schizophrenic, dyslexic, transsexual with Alzheimer's, who is currently working on a process by which he hopes to cure hemophilia with acupuncture. Pretty Paul likes to spend his spare time at his Heavy Petting Zoo, where he teaches blind children the art of chainsaw sculpture and sending get-well cards to everyone in the obituary column. On this album, Paul answers the age-old question, how many five-pound cement blocks does it take to fully submerge the 40 pound chunk of decomposing nun that he has hidden under his bed?

Tracks:

1. Introduction
2. The Playground
3. Dating
4. Tampon
5. Salad Dressing
6. Career Choices
7. Kids
8. Books
9. News
10. Mother
11. The Family Portion
12. Mr. Pretty's Kitchen
13. Oldies

Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna | 2/18/2014

    " The mills of God grind exceedingly slow but they grind exceedingly fine. One of those stories where you know what's going to happen almost from the start, but you still want to read it all the way to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 2/8/2014

    " This is a monster of a novel, and it's been on my "to read" list all of my adult life because it is so highly regarded (on everyone's "best of the 20th Century" list) and so long (850+ pages). I finally picked it up as a book club choice, and while the style and language are a bit dated (written early in the 20th Century), it is a fine read. The story follows the life of a young, poor mid-western boy into adulthood, as he struggles to achieve the financial and social successes of his east coast uncle's family, in the process gradually losing his moral grip and descending into darkness. Much of the tale reads like a well told mystery. The middle portion of the book, which vividly follows his internal debates over which course to choose, and the fear of discovery once he has chosen his course, is simply gripping. The ending is not quite up to the story, but this is still a great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sasha | 2/5/2014

    " It was interesting, yet too long to hold anyone's interest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim Weakley | 2/2/2014

    " I thought this book would never end! At best I look at this one as a period piece. I was fairly disappointed. It was, for me, a 900 page religious tract. I've read others by Dreisler and they tended much more towards social justice and commentery than this work did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy | 1/14/2014

    " a great read, though very wordy. He wrote in the style of his day, which isn't ours today but accurate for his time. And a well crafted and thought out story. Rings true to me though I was born 75 yrs later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 1/6/2014

    " I thought this was an excellent read. Sort of same in content as Great Expecations if I remember correctly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 1/5/2014

    " I think I would have liked this book a lot more if it were 400 or even 600 pages as opposed to its 800. A very good analysis of the false hopes pinned on the "American Dream" and the tragic outcome of a weak mind in response to this. Overall a good story, but tests your patience toward the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geof | 12/20/2013

    " Probably best / most enjoyable novel I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth Kalmansson | 12/19/2013

    " So good. Loved it! Definitely shed a tear or two at the end...even though I was in rehearsal. If it weren't so long, I might read it again right now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan | 11/4/2013

    " Started reading this one on the recommendation of a friend. Even though I find it slow going I feel that the story is interesting even if the writing is not the easiest to take at times. It seems like I've been reading this one forever and I'm only in Book Two "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 9/24/2013

    " Read this book at the recommendation of a Russian pen pal. She said that they all read this book as it reflected American life. That and Gone With the Wind. Obviously Russians have a very distorted image of American life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 9/24/2013

    " The greatest novel ever written. We have all made bad choices and Clyde represents what happens when we choose to not take responsibilities for those choices. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen | 3/30/2013

    " An exquisite portrayal of a society populated by greedy people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 3/10/2012

    " Good but seriously depressing. Read only if you are in a really cynical mood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greta | 8/29/2011

    " Descent into the American Dream. Readers should be prepared for some disturbing views related to females. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 11/9/2010

    " This book was too dry for me, did not move me emotionally. Maybe that detached attitude is what Dreiser wanted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 4/28/2010

    " Excellent book! If you're up for a loooong read, I'm sure you'll find it's a labor of love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kari | 4/9/2010

    " One of my favorites! Dark, disturbing, horribly tragic. Totally my cup of tea. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nikki | 7/2/2009

    " I just couldn't get into this book, and decided life was too short for an 800 page book I didn't love. Although, those at book club that finished it seemed to like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Õ€Õ¥Õ²Õ«Õ¶Õ¥ | 5/8/2009

    " The most amazing book I've ever read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn (in SC) C234D | 2/18/2008

    " I read this so many years ago that I can't remember, probably in the 60s. But I have always recalled it as a favorite, a powerful book. I will probably never re-read it, in fear of its losing its luster in my eyes, and because I very seldom reread books--too many on the shelves. "

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