• Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!

  • By: Patrick McManus
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (251 ratings)

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Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!

By: Patrick McManus
Narrated by: Norman Dietz
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1991 Patrick F. McManus (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Readers of McManus's humor column in Outdoor Life will enjoy his observations on the joys of pig-back riding, workshop puttering, and Sasquatch ducking. So will those who, like McManus's wife, Bun, appreciate nature most from the window of a seven-story luxury hotel." ( Library Journal)
"McManus watchers will want to know that the old rara avis is back in full plumage and chirping away, regular as the seasons." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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Classic Pat McManus

This book never gets old. Norman Dietz is fabulous narrator, combined with Pat McManus great humor, we still laugh, and that's after more than 10 years of owning this audiobook and listening to it more than a hundred times.

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Manly Man book

You know how there are girlie movies? Well this is a manly man book. I, a female, thought it was amusing, but not the hilarity that the reviews on this book indicated. Strangely a month after listening to it, that is the impression that still lingers. I can't remember the specifics of the story, but I remember I was waiting to laugh.

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Real Honest Humor

Patrick McManus is just a great witer. I have read his feature at the end of Outdoor Life for years and have never been dissapointed, if anything he has always wen't way beond and set my expectaions in the first plase.

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Wonderfully funny book

This is a wonderfully funny book; I didn't want it to end.

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Buy it, it's worth it

There is a funny part with a bobcat it it ha ha ha ha ha

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hilarious!

this guy writes really good humor in some sure enough bizarre stories about crazy sounding characters 🤣

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Very enjoyable and down home

I greatly enjoyed the collection of stories; it was great to listen to as I did yard work and things around the house.

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So funny

This is my favorite Patrick McManus book. I laughed so hard. Norman Dietz is a perfect voice for McManus. Well worth the time to listen.

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10/10

perfect for our road trip from Idaho to NC!
my husband almost cried from the roadkill story, he thought it was so funny

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Always makes me laugh!

I’ve read Patrick McManus’ books for years! I bust out laughing every time I read one of them. Now listening to them on audio is almost as good. If you have ever been hunting, fishing, camping or anything outdoors you will love this audio book. Heck, if you have ever been a kid you will love it!