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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,386 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Robbins Narrator: Keith Szarabajka Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Switters is a contradiction for all seasons: an anarchist who works for the government; a pacifist who carries a gun; a vegetarian who sops up ham gravy; a cyberwhiz who hates computers; a man who, though obsessed with the preservation of innocence, is aching to deflower his high-school-age stepsister (only to become equally enamored of a nun ten years his senior). Yet there is nothing remotely wishy-washy about Switters. He doesn’t merely pack a pistol. He is a pistol. And as we dog Switters’s strangely elevated heels across four continents, in and out of love and danger, discovering in the process the “true” third secret of Fatima, we experience Tom Robbins—that fearless storyteller, spiritual renegade, and verbal break dancer—at the top of his game. On one level this is a fast-paced CIA adventure story with comic overtones; on another it’s a serious novel of ideas that brings the big picture into unexpected focus; but perhaps more than anything else, Fierce Invalids is a sexy celebration of language and life.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by cheri madden | 2/15/2014

    " Tom Robbins best, in my opinion. His wit and sarcasm are priceless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Atherton Asbury | 2/12/2014

    " Another great read from mr. Robbins. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jess | 1/22/2014

    " "I've always assumed that every time a child is born, the Divine reenters the world. Okay? That's the meaning of the Christmas story. And every time that child's purity is corrupted by society, that's the meaning of the Crucifixion story. Your man Jesus stands for that child, that pure spirit, and as its surrogate, he's being born and put to death again and again, over and over, every time we inhale and exhale, not just at the vernal equinox and on the twenty-fifth of December." -Switters, as written by Tom Robbins "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nadia | 1/22/2014

    " it wasnt his best but still entertainning "

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