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3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 3.56 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Buckley Narrator: Mark Linn-Baker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553750362
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In 1994, Christopher Buckley published one of the most acclaimed and successful comic novels of the decade, Thank You for Smoking. Now Buckley returns to the strange land of Washington, D.C., in Little Green Men, a millennial comedy of manners about aliens and pundits . . . and how much they have in common.
The reluctant hero of this hilarious novel is John Oliver Banion, a stuffy Washington talk-show host, whose privileged life is thrown into upheaval when aliens abduct him from his exclusive country-club golf course.
But were his gray-skinned captors aliens . . . or something far more sinister? After Banion is abducted again--this time in Palm Springs--he believes he has been chosen by the extraterrestrials to champion the most important cause of the millennium, and he embarks on a crusade, appearing before a convention of UFO believers and demanding that Congress and the White House seriously investigate UFOs. His friends and family suspect that Banion is having some kind of manic-depressive midlife crisis and urge him to seek therapy before his credibility as a pillar of the punditocracy is ruined.
So John Oliver Banion must choose: keep his establishment status or become the leader of millions of impassioned and somewhat scruffy new friends who want to expose the government's secret alien agenda.
Little Green Men proves once and for all that the truth is out there. Way out there. And it reaffirms Christopher Buckley's status as the funniest humanoid writer in the universe.

Coming soon from Christopher Buckley:   One of Our Whales Is Missing

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Quotes & Awards

  • Little Green Men is a delicious, ingenious treat. Christopher Buckley is an author of many talents, with a range of abilities that includes a penetrating comic intelligence and a deft flair for storytelling that makes this novel a truly joyous page-turner. Joseph Heller
  • What distinguished literary critics are saying about Christopher Buckley
  • One of the best and surest political humorists in America. Los Angeles Times Book Review
  • One of the rarest specimens, the authentically comic writer. The Boston Globe
  • One of the best social satirists of his generation. The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • A superb writer of politically incorrect satire. Entertainment Weekly
  • Washington's pre-eminent satirist. The Washington Monthly
  • A smoother, funnier and more refined heir apparent to Art Buchwald's throne. Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 3/7/2011

    " Funny, deeply, ridiculously funny with witty and razor sharp satire and insight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colin | 2/13/2011

    " Simpler and more streamlined than Boomsday. I loved the premise and the pace never let up. Hilarious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy | 1/21/2011

    " Quite funny. Satirical novel based on alien abductions. Really skewers the hierarchy of government, NASA, space program, etc. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 12/28/2010

    " Not as good as I had heard and deffinately not as good as 'No Way To Treat A First Lady' "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 10/21/2010

    " It had a little too much conspiracy theory stuff in it for my liking. Not as funny as other Chris Buckley books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 9/30/2010

    " I enjoy Christopher Buckley's books - they have an irreverence found in modern literature that is part humor and part poignant. It's not that this is an overly deep book but I may never look at alien abductees again! It is a fun read that has enough substance to not be fluff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/10/2010

    " More humorous spearing of politicians, the media and the legal system by Christopher Buckley. Contains a lot of true laugh out loud moments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 4/22/2010

    " Fun, well-written little political satire. Nothing deep here, but tge writing is tight, the characters are interesting, and he's got a good sense of humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 4/7/2010

    " A fairly light read with a very humorous view of alien abductions! "

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About the Author
Author Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley, recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor and the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence, is a novelist, essayist, humorist, critic, magazine editor, and memoirist. His numerous books include the New York Times bestsellers The White House Mess and Losing Mum and Pup. He has worked as a merchant seaman and a White House speechwriter and has written for many newspapers and magazines.

About the Narrator

Mark Linn-Baker has appeared on Broadway in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, and Doonesbury. His film and television credits include My Favorite Year, Noises Off, and seven seasons of ABC’s Perfect Strangers.