This is the latest hilarious collection of folksy, humorous, and wonderfully wise stories about country life from the bestselling author of The Blight Way.
Patrick F. McManus has garnered legions of faithful fans with his monthly column in Outdoor Life and his many celebrated books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Grasshopper Trap and The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw. The humor and warmth of Kerplunk! put the book right up there with the very best of McManus. A rollicking blend of Dave Barry and Garrison Keillor, with a twist of Mark Twain, McManus is an American classic whose wry, curmudgeonly tales appeal to real outdoorsmen and the armchair variety alike. There are nearly 2 million copies of his books in print.
The stories in Kerplunk! travel the byways and highways of the Pacific Northwest, bringing to life offbeat, down-home characters who hope their grandchildren can pick the lock on the gun safe because they've forgotten the combination, who know exactly why it costs $500 to make a fly lure that retails for $2, and who aren't afraid to confront the problems of bird dog flatulence.
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by Patrick Neate
by Ray Bradbury
by Patrick F. McManus
"Golden Voice Dick Hill brings his signature excellence to this amusing collection of essays by OUTDOOR LIFE columnist Patrick F. McManus. In "The Kind of Guy I Am," Hill establishes McManus's down-home regular-guy persona, but just as Hill's voice lulls the listener with the author's cracker-barrel folksy style, McManus throws in a zinger, and Hill delivers it as such. McManus offers advice on bad coffee, deer hunts, dog flatulence, and, of course, fishing. Characters like Rancid Crabtree in "The Ideal Life" and Fenton Quagmire in "Back to Basics" are lots of fun, and Hill portrays them with flair. In "Performance Netting," McManus details a disastrous day with his editor on the lake. These essays should be enjoyed over a period of time. Even with Hill's appealing performance, listening in one sitting could get tedious. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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