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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (200 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick F. McManus, Dick Hill Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Patrick F. McManus’s gently comic stories about outdoor life have earned him millions of fans worldwide. With Kerplunk!, McManus delivers a collection of folksy, wonderfully wise depictions of country life worthy of Mark Twain. 

In these tall tales, McManus and his buddies learn how not to net a fish, why you should never get your hair cut by someone who’s mad at you, what to do when a deer wanders into camp but your sleeping bag has frozen shut, and how to avoid bird-dog flatulence. 

Traveling the highways and byways of the Pacific Northwest, the delightful backcountry characters of Kerplunk! understand how a life of hunting and fishing—and its inherent potential for misadventure—can resonate with larger meaning. McManus’s characters know exactly why it costs $500 to make a fly lure that retails for $2; why installing a boat trailer hookup can lead to divorce; and, most important, why you should always listen for the sound of your fishing line hitting the water—because in life as it is in fishing, you don’t know you’re in the water until you hear the kerplunk! 

These wry, curmudgeonly tales appeal to real outdoorsmen and the armchair variety alike. Often nostalgic, occasionally philosophical, and always funny, the stories in Kerplunk! reaffirm Patrick F. McManus’s reputation as an American classic.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “McManus narrates his woodsy stories with a laid-back style that will earn many smiles of fond recognition from anyone who’s heard a guide say, I know there used to be a trail here.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emily | 2/19/2014

    " Not my favorite McManus, but there are some gems; "Camping Out with Lewis & Clark", "'Uh-Oh!' (And Other Things Guides Shouldn't Say)", and "The Ordinary" were all laugh-out-loud funny. All stories are reprints from columns written for Outdoor Life, so if you keep up with his columns, there won't be anything new. But McManus is always good for understated humor and an easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rachel | 2/7/2014

    " Amazing as always. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eric | 1/30/2014

    " A collection of stories from an outdoorsman humorist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Marshall Pickens | 1/27/2014

    " I have to admit that these stories have grown a little stale over time and retelling. I remember him being so funny from when I read these books as a kid and now they are just a little silly. But I still love McManus for all the good memories. "

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