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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (395 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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With over two million copies of his works in print, Patrick McManus is an accomplished humor author. In The Bear in the Attic, he once again invites listeners to peek into his unique perspectives on life and his favorite topic, the great outdoors. Here listeners are treated to amazingly absurd tales of young male hijinks, camping mishaps and neighbor-eating bears! Norman Dietz adds another dimension to McManus' humor with his brilliant comic narration. 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 Alan | 2/20/2014

    " Storytelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 1/19/2014

    " Not my favorite of McManus' works. This seems to have a lot of rehashed stories told from a little different angle in it. His writing style seems a little tired as well. The early books are great though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaci | 1/16/2014

    " So far not as good as Rubber legs..still amusing though. One thing I like about these is that the stories are short. I can't keep my eyes open anymore for more than about 20 minutes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Wilcox | 1/9/2014

    " The title story is truly a story of Poetic Justice. Love his books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 12/26/2013

    " This is a charming essay collection by humorist Patrick McManus that I lucked into finding on audiotape at the library, some of them were laugh out loud funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 12/25/2013

    " excellent group of very funny stories. very hard to put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 12/20/2013

    " I started listening to the audiobook, and while there was nothing wrong with the stories I just couldn't stand the narrator. He just sounded cranky with me, and I couldn't handle the guilt. I'd recommend the book if you want to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew | 11/15/2013

    " Any McManus book is worth a read. For a real treat listen to the book narrated by Norman Dietz. There is no way to listen to his narration and not laugh out loud. We take these on family car trips. Mom and Dad and the kids love them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/31/2013

    " The book isn't a continuous read, really, more like a collection of short stories. It's as if the author is telling stories around the campfire. Some of the stories are better than others (like the first chapter, also named as the title of the book). :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karolinde (Kari) | 10/28/2013

    " This is not my favorite of his collections, but it is still good for a laugh or 30. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ki | 10/15/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel | 9/21/2013

    " This isn't the best of Pat. A few of the stories are noteworthy, but overall the book really isn't anything super special. The title story was probably the least entertaining one in the book. Not a waste of time, but not a good choice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 8/24/2013

    " A book full of essays about the author's life in Idaho. He is a terrific writer. I loved his style and laugh out loud stories. couldn't relate on some level because I don't fish or hunt, but I liked them and will try to find his first book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Millerbug | 4/30/2013

    " I love McManus's books! They are so funny! Especially if your in outdoorsmen (or woman). I love his stories about Crazy Eddie Muldoon from his childhood and his stories about Rancid Crabtree. This book was hysterical! I totally enjoyed it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mechel | 2/8/2013

    " Yep, this collection has some very funny stories in it too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kat Krist | 10/29/2012

    " so far so good . a few laugh out loud stories "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jim | 10/8/2012

    " a storyteller along the lines of garrison keillor, jean shepherd and tom bodett. but read/listen to them instead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Beebe | 10/4/2012

    " Having been raised on McManus since I was young, I had certain expectations about this collection of short (extremely short) stories. Not as witty as his earlier work, but still good for a chuckle or two. Nobody captures the humor of the outdoors quite like McManus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 8/6/2012

    " Enjoyable collection of essays about the outdoors. Reminds me of the everyday absurdies that surround us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Florence | 2/18/2012

    " So far, so good! I love Patrick McManus' books, they are so funny and enjoyable for a quick read before bed, I always end up laughing out loud and waking Brent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 12/4/2011

    " Laugh-out-loud funny. I love Patrick McManus's low-key humor. Like all of his books, some stories are funnier than others, but they are all enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carla Martz | 10/24/2011

    " Many humorous stories. I enjoyed it, but probably would be enjoyed more by a hunting and fishing enthusiest. Would read another, just not back-to-back. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 8/16/2011

    " Pat McManus is hilarious, and this is a great collection of short stories! Really laugh-out-loud funny stuff in here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 7/24/2011

    " Not McManus's best, but still pretty entertaining "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Londa | 3/23/2011

    " A tribute to my semi-rural roots. I laughed like crazy over these simple huntin' and fishin' stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 2/27/2011

    " This author is good for falling down, rolling on the floor belly laughs at the rate of about 1.7 per paragraph. The title essay is one of his longer pieces and IMHO each word is to be savored. "

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

    " Yep, this collection has some very funny stories in it too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kat | 11/28/2010

    " so far so good . a few laugh out loud stories "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 9/28/2010

    " Not McManus's best, but still pretty entertaining "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew | 11/6/2009

    " Any McManus book is worth a read. For a real treat listen to the book narrated by Norman Dietz. There is no way to listen to his narration and not laugh out loud. We take these on family car trips. Mom and Dad and the kids love them. "

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

    " Not my favorite of McManus' works. This seems to have a lot of rehashed stories told from a little different angle in it. His writing style seems a little tired as well. The early books are great though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karolinde (Kari) | 10/3/2009

    " This is not my favorite of his collections, but it is still good for a laugh or 30. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 8/22/2009

    " The title story is truly a story of Poetic Justice. Love his books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Londa | 5/11/2009

    " A tribute to my semi-rural roots. I laughed like crazy over these simple huntin' and fishin' stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Florence | 1/28/2009

    " So far, so good! I love Patrick McManus' books, they are so funny and enjoyable for a quick read before bed, I always end up laughing out loud and waking Brent! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel | 1/27/2009

    " This isn't the best of Pat. A few of the stories are noteworthy, but overall the book really isn't anything super special. The title story was probably the least entertaining one in the book. Not a waste of time, but not a good choice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Millerbug | 11/13/2008

    " I love McManus's books! They are so funny! Especially if your in outdoorsmen (or woman). I love his stories about Crazy Eddie Muldoon from his childhood and his stories about Rancid Crabtree. This book was hysterical! I totally enjoyed it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 10/22/2008

    " excellent group of very funny stories. very hard to put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 8/14/2008

    " Enjoyable collection of essays about the outdoors. Reminds me of the everyday absurdies that surround us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 7/22/2008

    " Pat McManus is hilarious, and this is a great collection of short stories! Really laugh-out-loud funny stuff in here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 7/19/2008

    " Laugh-out-loud funny. I love Patrick McManus's low-key humor. Like all of his books, some stories are funnier than others, but they are all enjoyable. "

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