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4.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 5 4.14 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Flann O'Brien Narrator: Jim Norton Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN:
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Flann O'Brien's most popular and surrealistic novel concerns an imaginary, hellish village police force and a local murder. Weird, satirical, and very funny, it is read by Irish master reader Jim Norton. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty | 2/11/2014

    " i loved this book in high school, one of my favorites...it's about a hot dog shaped world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry (sethurner) | 2/3/2014

    " It seems to me I read this one because somebody said it held a clue to what is going on in the television program "Lost." I'm not so sure about that, but it is a really really strange and nightmarish little book. It might appeal to people who like Kafka, or Douglas Adams. You definately have to be in the right mood for this one. Be patient, it becomes clear by the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ian Tierney | 1/21/2014

    " Surreal, smart and funny.Great fuckin' stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex Cunningham | 1/12/2014

    " Before you read this book, flip to a random spot and read a couple of pages. With O'Brien's sense of continuity, you won't spoil anything, and you'll be dying to figure out what the hell is going on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 1/11/2014

    " This is quite a confusing book, I didn't know where it was going until the last couple of pages. It would have been two stars if it hadn't pulled together at the end. I didn't find it as funny as a lot of the other reviews said it was, but there were a couple of chuckles. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tammy | 1/9/2014

    " I hated this book. What the hell is it about? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophie | 1/3/2014

    " Hilariously funny and sickeningly terrifying; I absolutely adore this book. Please, please, please read it. "

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

    " Where the hell has this book been my whole life? This is a fantastic story. The writing is whip-smart, and very, very funny. Having never read any O'Brien/O'Nolan before, I was struck at the imagination at play here. Highly recommended. "

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

    " Best book I've ever read. This is the book that got me off my ass and into a habit of reading for leisure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Mowery | 11/1/2013

    " This book is like Creed Bratton from the Office. Hilarious, scary, sad, and bizarre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 10/25/2013

    " A zany, hilarious, frightening take on hell, this book is the best (unintentional?) representation of synesthesia I've read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Magnus Burgerhjerne | 6/7/2013

    " What a dizzingly wonderful read. Like Alice in Wonderland on (even more) acid, stuffed to the brim with absurd rants and black comedy - and a unconditional love for bicycles. I would recommend this to anybody who wants to get his or her mind bend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Barst | 1/3/2013

    " One of my all-time favorites...I've only read it twice...but I know I'll read it again someday! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Helfrich | 11/28/2012

    " Second reading. After the first time in 2006 I would've given it 6 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryder Collins | 12/18/2011

    " bicycle sex! need mama say more? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandersad | 11/14/2011

    " I read this book as I heard it might offer some insight into the TV show Lost. Indeed it does - through the magic box. I also liked the bit about bicycles and their riders mixing together. However, the writing style can get a bit tedious at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Akiva | 11/6/2011

    " Weird, silly, and kind of tedious. Contains many jokes about bicycles and pancakes. Gene Wolfe covers some of the same ground in Peace only that had a point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Stewart | 10/22/2011

    " After being sorely disappointed by "At Swim-Two-Birds" I gave this a shot and was pleasantly surprised. What an imagination! I suspect fueled by Irish whiskey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keiron | 5/21/2011

    " Read it in one go - reads like some compelling nightmare you should but won't wake up from till you find out what happens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 5/14/2011

    " I loved the escapism of it, the fantasy/dream element was fascinating. I really couldn't find the lesson in the fable, but i still enjoyed it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zing | 5/14/2011

    " This is one of my favorite books. It is absolutely brilliant but hardly anyone has heard of it. Buy it today. Buy it right now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank | 4/26/2011

    " One of the funniest books I have ever read. Fantastic use of language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 4/14/2011

    " It's a tough pancake to describe. It's like a better, darker, adult version of Alice In Wonderland. It's about a bicycle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophie | 3/26/2011

    " Hilariously funny and sickeningly terrifying; I absolutely adore this book. Please, please, please read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 3/18/2011

    " After being sorely disappointed by "At Swim-Two-Birds" I gave this a shot and was pleasantly surprised. What an imagination! I suspect fueled by Irish whiskey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dtronic | 3/17/2011

    " One of my favorite books. An Irish friend of mine, hearing I am a writer, asked me if I had met Flann O'brien. I said no and he brought it to me. I was blown away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie | 3/10/2011

    " Great, obscure book. The more I think back about it the more I like it, which is something that doesn't happen often for me. The ending is superb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lolotehe | 3/9/2011

    " It's all about life, death, light, and bicycles. I was a little disappointed by the ending, as everything had been interesting to that point. The reveal really let the air out of everything. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 2/12/2011

    " A lot like Donald Barthelme and Jonathan Lethem's sci-fi stuff, both in good and bad ways - opening was great, but once the main character starts enduring his punishment, the reader does as well. Beat a few of the jokes completely to death... "

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