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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (793 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick McManus Narrator: Norman Dietz Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
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Patrick McManus, author of How I Got This Way and one of America's favorite humorists, is an impish commentator on the obvious and not so obvious absurdities of modern life. His national best seller, The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw, is a collection of hilarious short pieces about fishing, its exotic equipment, and activities like gunkholing.

You will learn, for example, that the best way to learn to fish is to build an addition to your house first. It should be big enough to hold all the nifty fishing equipment you will cart home from sporting goods stores and garage sales. McManus cheerfully guides you through the finer points of becoming a skilled garage-sale shopper, too.

Be prepared to enter a quixotic universe that works according to the laws of synch and marvelously loopy chains of cause and effect. The title selection takes place on an ill-fated camping trip; other selections include Kid Brothers and Their Practical Application, and As the Worm Squirms. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mechel | 1/13/2014

    " If you enjoy the out of doors, or not, you can relate to these stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 11/9/2013

    " Goombaw is his grandmother, for anyone who's wondering. Another laugh-out-loud series of stories from McManus' childhood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 11/3/2013

    " Chapter 1 and 12 were hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 10/31/2013

    " Thank you to the Snyder family for introducing us to these HILARIOUS stories! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glorious.Clio | 10/23/2013

    " I love Pat. His writing style is a mixture of exaggeration and understatement, and it's so flawless. A perfect outdoor humorist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karolinde (Kari) | 10/14/2013

    " I love his use of irony and foreshadowing. Even when you know it's coming, the "punchlines" are still hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allycia | 10/10/2013

    " All of his book are hilarious. I love to read them for brain candy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tinae Goodell | 9/13/2013

    " One of my favorite of his. Very easy to read and very very funny! Love to just sit down and read these funny short books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 9/10/2013

    " Another hilarious book by McManus. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jw423 | 8/28/2013

    " Mr. McManus is a great auther and I would like to read more of his books. I enjoy his logic. The book was fun, only a couple of stories were out loud funny to me. But the book was good entertainment for anyone who loves outdoor sportman type activities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alana | 8/4/2013

    " I love this book. It is positively hilarious. I enjoy all that I've read of McMannus's stuff, but this would be one of my favorites. If you need a laugh, pick up this one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 7/28/2013

    " Quick, light and funny...3.5 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Watson | 7/22/2012

    " This has possibly his funniest story in it ever. His work is cumulative, like Gary Larson, so one joke too many may put you over the top. He's an outdoor writer so it helps, but it is not essential that you have some familiarity with hunting and or fishing. If both offend you...not my problem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derrick | 7/19/2012

    " Funny. Good read, but I must say, Gentle Ben would never eat Goombaw. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lance | 5/16/2012

    " Not as funny as a fine and pleasant misery, but worth reading if you like McManus "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 3/26/2012

    " I laughed so hard I couldn't finish reading the story. Very good for exercising your stomach. I love all of Patrick F. McManus' books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (a)lyss(a) | 3/2/2012

    " Very well written :) I love Pat McManus stories! Nice light reads full of laughs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Buck Taylor | 1/19/2012

    " Never have I read stories written more for me. I get the biggest kick out of Pat and his friends. I promise you won't regret reading these. And buy the box set or you will be done way too soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noai Leidenfrost | 12/18/2011

    " I love Patrick McManus stories! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robb Menlove | 12/15/2011

    " Another in the classic long line of great outdoor humor and short stories. I think you have to live in the Northwest to get everything he is laying down. I read it to my eight year old, and we laughed our heads off together. Great entertainment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel | 11/22/2011

    " This is by far the best Patrick McManus book out there. The title story has to be about the funniest thing I've ever read. Maybe it's the fact that I'm the daughter of an outdoorsman that makes me appreciate the the truth in these stories. Good for a laugh! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 10/5/2011

    " Casey read these stories aloud to me. I loved it. So funny. "

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

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily Johnson | 5/28/2011

    " The chapter, "Try Not to Annoy Me" is one of the funniest things I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 2/7/2011

    " Oh. My. Goodness. This book was priceless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Quinn | 1/4/2011

    " Hilarious stories. Must read if you like to camp, fish, hunt, laugh, etc. "

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

    " If you enjoy the out of doors, or not, you can relate to these stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robb | 12/3/2010

    " Another in the classic long line of great outdoor humor and short stories. I think you have to live in the Northwest to get everything he is laying down. I read it to my eight year old, and we laughed our heads off together. Great entertainment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lance | 10/9/2010

    " Not as funny as a fine and pleasant misery, but worth reading if you like McManus "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Quinn | 6/15/2010

    " Hilarious stories. Must read if you like to camp, fish, hunt, laugh, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glorious.Clio | 12/12/2009

    " I love Pat. His writing style is a mixture of exaggeration and understatement, and it's so flawless. A perfect outdoor humorist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derrick | 12/6/2009

    " Funny. Good read, but I must say, Gentle Ben would never eat Goombaw. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karolinde (Kari) | 10/3/2009

    " I love his use of irony and foreshadowing. Even when you know it's coming, the "punchlines" are still hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Buck | 2/1/2009

    " Never have I read stories written more for me. I get the biggest kick out of Pat and his friends. I promise you won't regret reading these. And buy the box set or you will be done way too soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel | 1/27/2009

    " This is by far the best Patrick McManus book out there. The title story has to be about the funniest thing I've ever read. Maybe it's the fact that I'm the daughter of an outdoorsman that makes me appreciate the the truth in these stories. Good for a laugh! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allycia | 12/20/2008

    " All of his book are hilarious. I love to read them for brain candy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jw423 | 11/30/2008

    " Mr. McManus is a great auther and I would like to read more of his books. I enjoy his logic. The book was fun, only a couple of stories were out loud funny to me. But the book was good entertainment for anyone who loves outdoor sportman type activities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (a)lyss(a) | 11/10/2008

    " Very well written :) I love Pat McManus stories! Nice light reads full of laughs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 9/30/2008

    " I laughed so hard I couldn't finish reading the story. Very good for exercising your stomach. I love all of Patrick F. McManus' books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 8/18/2008

    " The chapter, "Try Not to Annoy Me" is one of the funniest things I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 8/16/2008

    " Chapter 1 and 12 were hilarious. "

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