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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.

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  • 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 is a journalist, editor, and novelist. His books include Steaming to Bamboola, The White House Mess, Wet Work, and Thank You for Smoking. His three novels were selected as Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times. They have been translated into eight languages. He is the editor of Forbes FYI magazine, and lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, two children, and dog.

About the Narrator

Mark Linn-Baker was most recently seen as "Toad" in the Broadway musical A Year with Frog and Toad. He is a producing director of New York Stage and Film, and his Broadway credits include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Face Value, and Doonesbury. For many, he is best known as Larry Appleton of television's Perfect Strangers.