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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (12,890 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Robbins Narrator: Barry Bostwick Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Imagine this: When the stock market crashes on the Thursday before Easter, you, an ambitious broker, not overly successful or ethical, know you're facing the Weekend from Hell. With only 72 hours to scheme and scramble your way out of this nightmare, you find yourself confronted with a 300-pound psychic, a tattooed stranger, African rituals, legendary amphibians, outer space, and your own sexuality. Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas, the highly praised novel from Tom Robbins, places the listener at the center of a wildly psychotic journey. When it is over, will you - and the world - be wiser, sadder, better in some way? Or merely possessed of a complete understanding of the surprisingly serious phrase, half asleep in frog pajamas? Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 2/10/2014

    " Not a bad book, but the second person narrative threw me. "You're a thirty-something Japanese American woman." No I'm not. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marisa | 2/7/2014

    " This book was terrible. The author really thought he was clever, which made it worse. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erica | 2/3/2014

    " too out there for me. My attention couldn't hold the long, bizarre rants one of the main characters would go off on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/27/2014

    " I would probably place this one somewhere in the middle of the list of the work of Robbins. It isn't my favorite, but it isn't bad at all and is a great deal of fun. It does remain a little more focused than some of his other work, but it also isn't as weird (if you can believe that with thieving monkeys, disappearing fat psychics, and former stockbrokers turned Timbuktu mystics). It just didn't feel quite as odd and I missed that, though maybe I'm just getting more use to Robbins. It's hard to say, but either way the book is fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim Hammond | 1/25/2014

    " This book was kind of a drag, for some reason. I was not in the mood for a novel, I guess. I wanted to see how it ended but did not have as much fun with it as I do with most Tome Robbins that I have read. Maybe I got worn out by Robbins' use of metaphors that seem to vie for attention the way that bad actors do in a amateur theatrical production. Thus one of the things I like about Robbins, finally got to be too much for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 1/23/2014

    " This is the book where I gave up on Tom Robbins. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/11/2014

    " written in second person, which makes it slightly peculiar to read, until you get used to it. still a brilliant book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Derr | 1/9/2014

    " Definitely worth reading. This guys rants are amazing. Makes Chuck Palahniuk (author of fight club) look like a total hack. Check it out, you won't be disappointed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vaughn | 1/6/2014

    " I did not like this book nearly as much as I liked the other two Robbins books I read: Fierce Invalids and Jitterbug Perfume. "

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

    " Sweaty peachfish, gratuitious sex, strange male hero and the like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ozzy Bean | 12/27/2013

    " It was amazing. Enough said. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista Wheatley | 12/17/2013

    " Secret knowledge, alien communication, frogs, and psilocybin mushrooms along with Robbins one-of-a-kind voice. This book's a success! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 11/15/2013

    " Tom Robbins is so wacky. I love everything he writes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kriscrowe | 11/14/2013

    " This book is just plain funny. Robbins has an off-beat sense of humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie Jeanne | 7/4/2013

    " Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas by Tom Robbins (1995) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 3/16/2013

    " Not quite as good as Fierce Invalids, but still an entertaining Tom Robbins read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frances | 1/3/2013

    " Brilliant just Brilliant. A wonderful breezy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben.hamelin | 12/25/2012

    " Robbins on the financial industry - and extraterrestrial cultural influence - I don't know how in the hell he manages to tie these themes together but he does it effortlessly. Did I mention this one's funny as shit too? well it is.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb Morgan | 12/1/2012

    " Although I am morally opposed to the giant frog on the cover, I really did enjoy this one. (Those who know me well are perhaps familiar with my phobia) Top 3 for sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christa | 9/25/2012

    " I recently read "Jitterbug Perfume" and loved it so I had very high expectations for this book. But I couldn't get as into it as the other. It was still funny, witty, enjoyable but the main character just didn't interest me as much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candice | 4/2/2012

    " Really liked the second person and how well that maintained my interest. Well written and fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay Coppens | 3/4/2012

    " Good, but I think I may have finally, sadly out grown Tom Robbins. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tessa | 1/24/2012

    " I dislike every character in the book except Q-jo and Andre and they disappear for most of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie Kay | 10/14/2011

    " I didn't like that it is written in the 1st person. It was distracting because i couldn't relate to the main character, but kept reading "I." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 5/23/2011

    " My favorite Tom Robbins book so far. A little less far-fetched than the others, perhaps? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 5/13/2011

    " Stunning. Completely unique- Tom Robbins at his best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 4/12/2011

    " Hilarious as always.A satirical look at the origin,purpose and meaning of life.Tom Robbins is the master of the little known fact,the preposterous premise, and the zaniest of charactors.Enjoy.! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 3/24/2011

    " I judge people's literary taste on whether or not they like Tom Robbins. The acid test on whether or not to listen to their book recommendations. For me he is brilliant - this one is another fave from the man. So much intelligent fun to be had here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 3/24/2011

    " Excellent. I don't think I can adequately review it without either giving away parts of the book or simply underestimating its charm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista | 3/14/2011

    " Secret knowledge, alien communication, frogs, and psilocybin mushrooms along with Robbins one-of-a-kind voice. This book's a success! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathryn | 3/12/2011

    " I couldn't finish this book. I normally LOVE Tom Robbins but this book was a total bust for me. It took much longer than usual to find the point, pace and tone of the book and left me frustrated and longing for a book similar to Skinny Legs and All or Jitterbug Perfume. Sorry Tom, not your best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan | 2/21/2011

    " I'm officially done with Tom Robbins. He makes me laugh sometimes, but these books are getting a little too crazy. Even for me. Don't read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 2/8/2011

    " Probably the weirdest of Robbins's books, inspired by Terrance McKenna's "Stoned Ape Hypothesis," it stands as one of Robbins's best. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jo | 2/5/2011

    " couldnt get through it. a rare miss for Robbins. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 1/28/2011

    " I really wanted to like this more than I did. I will have to try another Tom Robbins novels to figure out if it was just how he writes or maybe it was just this story I didn't really care for. It was ok. Just not awesome. I was expecting more. "

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About the Author
Author Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins has been called “a vital natural resource” by the Oregonian, “one of the wildest and most entertaining novelists in the world” by the Financial Times of London, and “the most dangerous writer in the world today” by Fernanda Pivano of Italy’s Corriere della Sera. A Southerner by birth, Robbins has lived in and around Seattle since 1962. He is the author of eight novels.

About the Narrator

Barry Bostwick has appeared in movies, television, and in musical theater. He played Brad Majors in the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and on television he appeared in the comedy Spin City with Michael J. Fox. In 1972 he received a Tony Award nomination for originating the role of Danny Zuko in the Broadway musical Grease. He then won a Tony Award in 1977 for his role in the musical The Robber Bridegroom. Bostwick continues to work in television.