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Download Real Ponies Don't Go Oink! Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (760 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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You don't have to be a hunter or camper to enjoy this collection of hilarious stories by a writer who is often compared to Mark Twain and Garrison Keillor. In fact, the charm of Patrick F. McManus' work is that it provides plenty of reasons for staying indoors, surrounded by friendly appliances.

You'll laugh aloud as McManus and his friends, including Rancid and Crazy Eddie, venture into the great outdoors to face formidable foes like truck campers, tackle boxes, and boat engines. Digging into his vast knapsack of anecdotes, McManus offers them as guides for the bumpier trails of life.

Although his stories are wacky, McManus never resorts to profanity or crudity, even when he is considering Teenagers from Hell or Strange Meets Matilda Jean. Narrator Norman Dietz perfectly captures the baffled lunacy that characterizes these reminiscences and quests for the sportsman's perfect moment. 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 Rebecca | 2/20/2014

    " Disappointing after reading the book and laughing until my stomach hurt. The audio barely elicited a chuckle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lea | 2/12/2014

    " Patrick McManus is one of my absolute fave authors of all times. Normally I'm not into "outdoorsy" stuff, like fishing, hunting, and camping, but these stories are great! XD Each book is a compilation of humorous stories about the great outdoors. Some of the stories are from McManus's childhood, while some are from the present. McManus gets lost in, grouches at, runs away from, and lectures about, all things outdoorsman-like. I can't get enough of these lol books!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mechel | 2/10/2014

    " Add this one to our favorites list - even our young boys are reading them now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 1/30/2014

    " Great funny clean read! I've heard all his books are just as good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 1/28/2014

    " I only got about a quarter of the way through this book before giving up on it. It was a series of short, supposedly-comical stories. I was not a fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee Wahlquist | 1/28/2014

    " This guy is really funny. I laugh so hard my sides hurt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R. Michael Litchfield | 1/21/2014

    " McManus tells the funniest fucking stories. A couple of the ones in this had my quite literally rolling on the floor (well actually the bed) laughing. The first half is much better than the second half and I think it helps to have a fondness for country boys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia | 1/12/2014

    " Funny and nostalgic. Mostly guy humour, but I still got many good laughs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 1/10/2014

    " My neighbor recommended this book when he came out one day and saw me pouring concrete in my yard. He said, "To much, to soon, to fast." I got the book and laughed my butt off. I want to read all his books now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haley | 12/30/2013

    " This is one of the most hilarious books I've ever come across. I love McManus' writing style, it reminds me of my dads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 12/27/2013

    " Its a bunch of different stories. That are really funny!! : ) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 12/22/2013

    " Absolutely hilarious series of short stories. My brother gave me the book as a Christmas present. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/12/2013

    " This, and the many other Patrick McMannus books not listed here make the best campfire read-aloud's around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Landkamer | 12/6/2013

    " I smile just looking at this title. Kids having fun before video games. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 11/26/2013

    " I love most of McManus' work. This had some solid and funny stories in it but Pat seemed a little off his game in this one. I would still recommend it but there is better out there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 10/24/2013

    " So funny! I have to keep from reading it in public because it makes me laugh right out loud!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cadence | 3/6/2013

    " Clever, humorous stories for the outdoor lover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 2/15/2013

    " I confess, I haven't read this book in years. But McManus is one of the funniest short story writers out there. And he happend to have grown up in Salmon, Idaho. He has numerous books. If you need a lift in these bad times, go pick up one of his books. The earlier ones, like this one, are funniest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekkila | 2/4/2013

    " Most of the stories are from the authors childhood and were cute if not out right funny. I liked this better than the last book I read by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 1/31/2013

    " Good book for those whose sense of humor is a bit off the wall. Patrick McManus shares varies escapes he experienced from his youth to old age, providing a slant that is both entertaining and enlightening. The language is clean as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trent | 12/18/2012

    " I didn't get as many chuckles out of this book as his other that I recently read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krisette Spangler | 10/9/2012

    " McManus is often laugh out loud funny. I really enjoyed reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ki | 9/21/2012

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rose | 9/19/2012

    " I didn't make it through all of this. I listened to maybe 5 essays, and they were funny, but maybe just didn't fit my mood at the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karolinde (Kari) | 9/17/2012

    " McManus spins wild tales of camping, growing up on a farm, and life in general. If you don't laugh, just admit you don't get it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gena Lott | 6/19/2012

    " Another great laugh! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/24/2012

    " Very funny stories! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katina stewart | 12/25/2011

    " Another book of short stories to make you laugh out loud at Patrick's boyhood antics. Over the top but jovial none the less! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 11/20/2011

    " My social studies teacher in junior high read this to us...he had his own teaching methods. I remember it being really funny. I'll have to find a copy and re-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 5/26/2011

    " funny stuff from from my favorite country person. Think Garrison Keilor mates with Mark Twain mates with one of those blue collar comedy tour fellas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R. Michael | 2/27/2011

    " McManus tells the funniest fucking stories. A couple of the ones in this had my quite literally rolling on the floor (well actually the bed) laughing. The first half is much better than the second half and I think it helps to have a fondness for country boys. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 12/21/2010

    " I only got about a quarter of the way through this book before giving up on it. It was a series of short, supposedly-comical stories. I was not a fan. "

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

    " Add this one to our favorites list - even our young boys are reading them now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 8/13/2010

    " My neighbor recommended this book when he came out one day and saw me pouring concrete in my yard. He said, "To much, to soon, to fast." I got the book and laughed my butt off. I want to read all his books now. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trent | 1/27/2010

    " I didn't get as many chuckles out of this book as his other that I recently read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 10/9/2009

    " I love most of McManus' work. This had some solid and funny stories in it but Pat seemed a little off his game in this one. I would still recommend it but there is better out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 8/21/2009

    " This was the first McManus book I read, and have so many fun memories of sharing the stories at campouts with my friend Phylis that it will always be my favorite. Very funny stories that make the bed shake if you are reading in bed...laughing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karolinde (Kari) | 7/12/2009

    " McManus spins wild tales of camping, growing up on a farm, and life in general. If you don't laugh, just admit you don't get it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 4/17/2009

    " My social studies teacher in junior high read this to us...he had his own teaching methods. I remember it being really funny. I'll have to find a copy and re-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cadence | 4/3/2009

    " Clever, humorous stories for the outdoor lover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca | 3/30/2009

    " "A Good Night's Sleep" and "A Good Deed Goes Wrong" are two of the most hilarious stories I have read. I have re-read them and they are just as funny a year, three years etc., later!

    Tears down your cheeks fuuuuuuunnnny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haley | 1/14/2009

    " This is one of the most hilarious books I've ever come across. I love McManus' writing style, it reminds me of my dads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 10/1/2008

    " This guy is really funny. I laugh so hard my sides hurt. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rose | 9/19/2008

    " I didn't make it through all of this. I listened to maybe 5 essays, and they were funny, but maybe just didn't fit my mood at the time. "

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