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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (547 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Allan C. Weisbecker Narrator: Ray Porter Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781455195275
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Mr.Quark is a down-on-his-luck pot smuggler hiding out in the mountains of Columbia with his dog, High Pockets, and a small band of banditos led by the irascible José. Only months before, these three and their fearless associates were rolling millions in cash and high grade marijuana, eluding prosecution on “ridiculously false” drug and terrorism charges. But times have quickly grown lean, and to liven up their exile, José decides to mug a family of American tourists. Among the spoils are physics texts, which launch Mr. Quark on a sidesplitting, boisterous adventure north to California, where he confronts the owner of the books with his own theories on relativity, the nature of the universe and looking for the meaning of life in all the wrong places.

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Quotes & Awards

  •  “A.C. Weisbecker outgonzos Hunter S. Thompson.”

    UPI

  • “While quantum physics may not qualify as light reading, blended with a few hundred gallons of tequila, some explosions, and plenty of tall tales, it makes Cosmic Banditos a tasty cocktail to be enjoyed under a summer sun.”

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  • “Outrageous…An absurd and highly entertaining comic romp.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 2/18/2014

    " Enjoyable, quick read that ostensibly didn't require too much of the reader, but a minimal understanding of theoretical physics is helpful and makes it more entertaining "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie | 2/18/2014

    " odd, but in a good way "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 2/17/2014

    " This books starts quickly and delves into theoretical physics and drug running. It does not take itself too seriously, but at the same time hints at the "what does it all mean" question. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Efe | 2/6/2014

    " definetely one of the funniest book i've ever read. and the author is actually really cool, a friendly guy. he replies to mails, chats etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 2/5/2014

    " Short, frantic and fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 2/2/2014

    " The chaos contained in this book is simplified through physics. Or is the physics simplified through the chaos? I have no idea. I was too busy laughing because of it's ludicrous story. pick it up and read it. Or find me and I'll let you borrow it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/28/2014

    " a Vonnegut feel to a easy-read book. Drunk and drugged up drug runner finds Quantum Theory as he hides out. A book that might change your perspective on what bananas and the world are made of (more than just banana stuff) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 1/20/2014

    " Hilarious fun and so worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 1/18/2014

    " "Things didn't go exactly as we planned" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Gerhardstein | 1/18/2014

    " A hilarious memoir of drug dealing, drug using, adventure, gun battles, destiny and quantum physics. I'd recommend to anyone with a hankering for some Gonzo-esque insightful chaos. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirstin | 1/4/2014

    " I liked this book and how much fun it was to read, but at times it got to be a bit much. I preferred the plot of In Search Of Captain Zero more, as well as the believability of the characters. But at less than 200 pages, why not? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ardacan | 12/3/2013

    " Has a unique storytelling device with non-linear narrative and end-notes which are going chronologically opposite way throughout the book, but lacks achieving to fullfill its premises with a WTF IS QUANTUM PHYSICS MAN? approach. But its ok to take your time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jbrohawn | 10/6/2013

    " Kind of like HST if he had an illicit affair with Stephen Hawking and ran drugs. Pretty good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katy Bryce | 9/19/2013

    " A ridiculously funny book about drug smuggling and quantum physics. I found it to be entertaining, but not for everyone. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Claire Olivarez | 9/16/2013

    " I just expected so much more. I love Quantum Mechanics, but the quality of writing was atrocious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy | 9/8/2013

    " Crazy, wild, funny, weird ride! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy Theyers | 8/28/2013

    " So so nearly worth 5 stars! I read this is a student and thought it was the best thing ever. Re-read it recently and it wasn't quite as good, but still a proper laugh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Hovis | 8/26/2013

    " This was OK, but his other book, In Search of Captain Zero, was much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 5/8/2013

    " "This book will change your life." - My Brother Frank. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 2/8/2013

    " Probably one of the most interesting books I have read. A combination of Hawkin's Universe and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. A silly awesome ride! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Jolly | 9/27/2012

    " I read this in college, while taking physics. My friend Tony fond it. Such a great book, if you can stomach the concept. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paige | 8/15/2012

    " Combine drug-addled DEA agents, quantum mechanics and obsessive fixations. That's a pretty good summary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 8/6/2012

    " Completely hilarious and debaucherous tale of enlightenment and cosmic questions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 4/3/2012

    " weisbecker's crack at fiction is funny, but i didn't think as good as "In Search of Captain Zero" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregg | 2/4/2012

    " I feel like this book doesn't fit into any recognizable category and yet I feel like everyone should read it and everyone would enjoy it. There is definitely something for everyone here- especially laughs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 12/15/2011

    " strange but good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 11/19/2011

    " Easy read, funny, thought-provoking, great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 9/14/2011

    " A hilarious ride through drugs, banditos, and friendship. A.C. Weisbecker manages to make a story full of tangents run smoothly and quickly with constant humor and entertainment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Goetz-bixby | 2/5/2011

    " Seriously whacked and not quite as cosmic as I would have liked. As I recall, there was some particle physics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Travis | 11/30/2010

    " one of the greatest journeys i never went on. every page made me look forward to the next, and made me wish i'd never come to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 10/29/2010

    " not as good as his other book, kind of weird. a big focus on physics and stuff not as many cool adventures and flash backs as in captain zero. but an entertaining quick read none the less. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charity | 6/30/2010

    " well...you just have to read it. "

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About the Author

Allan C. Weisbecker, novelist, screenwriter, memoirist, and surfer, is the author of Cosmic Banditos, In Search of Captain Zero, and Can’t You Get Along with Anyone?: A Writer’s Memoir and a Tale of a Lost Surfer’s Paradise. He has written articles for surfing magazines and has collaborated in writing screen and television scripts, including Crime Story and Miami Vice.

About the Narrator

Ray Porter has garnered fourteen Earphones Awards, two Audie nominations, and a multitude of enthusiastic reviews for his sparkling narration of audiobooks. He has also appeared in numerous films and television shows, including Frasier, ER, Will & Grace, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and Almost Famous. He has most recently received Audible’s Narrator of the Year Award. He is a fifteen-year veteran of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.