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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,029 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick McManus Narrator: Norman Dietz Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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Humorist Patrick F. McManus has been called a master at spoofing sportsmen by Publishers Weekly. His rib-tickling books about hunting, fishing, and camping receive rave reviews from national media. The New York Times Book Review writes, Everybody should read Patrick McManus.

In the chapters of Never Sniff a Gift Fish, McManus will teach you the wisdom that is usually shared only in the close ranks of modern-day hunters and gatherers. To complete your arsenal, McManus also includes The Hunter's Workout Guide and a special Family Camper's Dictionary. Exercises like the hindquarter shuffle will make you move like a hunter. And phrases like Yip-yip-yip-Owoooooo! will help you sound like one, too.

Whether he's poking fun at fly fishing or taking on some other sportsman's icon, Patrick F. McManus is sure to have you laughing aloud. And Norman Dietz's wry narration is the perfect vehicle for McManus' best-selling, tongue-in-cheek works. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nathan Thompson | 2/17/2014

    " I used this book for forensics because it was so funny! It tells about the everyday life of the author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cliff | 1/30/2014

    " A collection of hilarious stories by outdoor humorist Patrick McManus. The author has published a whole series of such stories, many of which are based "loosely" on his experiences growing up in Sandpoint, Idaho. McManus is a former columnist for "Field & Stream" and "Outdoor Life" magazines. What is not well-known is that he is also a former professor of English at Eastern Washington University. His homespun style in these books might obscure the fact that only a master craftsman of the English language can write the way he does. His books are worth reading not just for laughs, but for anyone who admires engaging storytelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clancy Cross | 1/21/2014

    " Simply fun! Some of his gags are predictable. Yet, the punchline is always LOL funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gena Lott | 1/15/2014

    " My FAVORITE! This is a laugh-out-loud masterpiece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Farnworth | 1/10/2014

    " Good for sons and husbands! This guys adventures outdoors with his buddies are hysterical! Will make you cry with laughter! "

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

    " This man is just too funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/2/2014

    " All of Patrick McManus books are great short stories for all ages. I read them to the girls when they were little and we would laugh so had that I could hardly read. A sports writer that has a great sense for humor! Great for all ages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 1/1/2014

    " Patrick Mcmanus writes outdoor humor that will make you laugh out loud. Hilarious stuff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mechel | 12/31/2013

    " We are hooked on this author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 angrykitty | 12/22/2013

    " i bought this for my dad for father's day, and in the end, i think i ended up reading it before he did. those gifts are the best...ha ha.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 12/9/2013

    " This book is hilarious!!! One of our favorites to pull down and read every so often. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip Burnett | 12/1/2013

    " Another McManus great! Loved this book growing up. All his books are compliations of short humorous stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 11/23/2013

    " Also very good but A Fine and Pleasant Misery is my favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 11/22/2013

    " I really like this writer. Hillarious stories from a boy/man's point of view. His best friend is "Wretch Sweeney". If you like the Red Green show you will like McManus. All about the crazy stuff boys do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elissa | 11/19/2013

    " I really like Patrick McManus's books as well because they are short stories, but so funny. The way he looks at things dealing with outdoor sports is just great. Often from a kids perspective which I love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Whitney | 10/30/2013

    " Could not help but laugh when I read this book, unfortunately I was in the emergency room waiting area when I did. Very funny book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Squeak | 10/28/2013

    " This book is like Country Bumkins meet the Great Outdoors. All the strange stuff you could think about doing, well this guy has probably tried doing it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Wilson | 6/5/2013

    " Hilarious. Also read in September of 1984. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 5/4/2013

    " this book is just fun and a hilarious read. it's short stories so good for people like me who have little time in life to do their reading (like on 10s at work) :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candice | 4/11/2013

    " Funny hunting and fishing book. Stories are very memorable. My favorite was Blowing Smoke where he would puff on a pipe and look thoughtful after falling off a log, which confused his friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ki | 2/21/2013

    " Anything by McManus is funny beyond reason and highly recommened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/16/2013

    " Another on the list to reread. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/22/2012

    " Sage, sage advise "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylee | 11/28/2012

    " 'K, so usually when I read humor I laugh only on the inside, but this one had me giggling throughout the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirt | 6/24/2012

    " I was expecting a story but each chapter is another short story. Some of them had me laughing pretty hard and others at least made me grin. Fast read and entertaining. Not my favorite type of book, it is more for a bathroom reader in my mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Corn | 5/12/2012

    " This man is funny with great stories of his childhood hunting fishing and the great outdoors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddie Taylor | 12/11/2010

    " Been several years since I have read this book - or other McManus book. Forgot how good they were and how much I enjoyed. Pat McManus's books are a must read for any outdoors-person or anyone in need of a good laugh. Unfortunately, I can relate to a lot of these stories - especially "The Big Match". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mechel | 12/7/2010

    " We are hooked on this author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 1/26/2010

    " Another McManus great! Loved this book growing up. All his books are compliations of short humorous stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 11/3/2009

    " Could not help but laugh when I read this book, unfortunately I was in the emergency room waiting area when I did. Very funny book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elissa | 5/14/2009

    " I really like Patrick McManus's books as well because they are short stories, but so funny. The way he looks at things dealing with outdoor sports is just great. Often from a kids perspective which I love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 5/10/2009

    " Hilarious. Also read in September of 1984. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirt | 4/6/2009

    " I was expecting a story but each chapter is another short story. Some of them had me laughing pretty hard and others at least made me grin. Fast read and entertaining. Not my favorite type of book, it is more for a bathroom reader in my mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/3/2009

    " Another on the list to reread. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 10/1/2008

    " Patrick Mcmanus writes outdoor humor that will make you laugh out loud. Hilarious stuff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregory | 9/27/2008

    " Yet another collection of McManus' short stories..
    I just can't get enough of this guys stuff.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 9/23/2008

    " Good for sons and husbands! This guys adventures outdoors with his buddies are hysterical! Will make you cry with laughter! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tristi | 6/29/2008

    " This man is just too funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 angrykitty | 4/18/2008

    " i bought this for my dad for father's day, and in the end, i think i ended up reading it before he did. those gifts are the best...ha ha.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 4/18/2008

    " Also very good but A Fine and Pleasant Misery is my favorite. "

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