The Stench of Honolulu by Jack Handey audiobook

The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure

By Jack Handey
Read by Jack Handey

Hachette Book Group, Grand Central Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781619693609

  • ISBN: 9781478951070

  • ISBN: 9781478951087

Runtime: 3.20 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2014 Audie Award Finalist for Humor

Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books, Best Fiction 2013

The Stench of Honolulu is Jack Handey’s first full length narrative. It will take the tried-and-true form of his short, surrealistic bursts but connecting all of them into a ridiculous adventure tale with laugh-out-loud funny twists and characters. The reliably unreliable narrator and his friend, Don—who might be familiar to fans of “Deep Thoughts”—go on a quest for the Golden Monkey that takes them into the mysterious and stinky foreign land of Honolulu. There, they meet with untold dangers, strange natives, and the ruins of ancient civilizations, or as our narrator says: “the ruins were impressive. But like so many civilizations, they forgot the rule that might have saved them: don’t let vines grow all over you.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A clever, absurd, and fantastical adventure that could only have sprung from the hilarious-slash-lunatic mind of Jack Handey.” Jimmy Fallon, New York Times bestselling author
“I recently humiliated myself in the prestigious Pump Room restaurant by laughing out loud, to the point of tears, while reading The Stench of Honolulu. Jack Handey is the funniest writer in America. And his funny is a very particular, sublime, kind of funny—it builds and builds and is related to his supreme control of language. It is witty, minimal, subversive, and also strangely sweet. Read this book, and you will feel better, period.” George Saunders, New York Times bestselling author
“This book is a joy. I laughed out loud on every page. Jack Handey is hilarious, brilliant, and original—a law unto himself.” Ian Frazier, New York Times bestselling author
“Not surprisingly, Emmy winner Handey, famed for his New Yorker humor and offbeat philosophizing in his ‘Deep Thoughts’ series, has turned out a first novel that goes for the funny bone.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Jack Handey

Author Bio: Jack Handey

Jack Handey’s books include the Deep Thoughts series, What I’d Say to the Martians and Other Veiled Threats, and Fuzzy Memories. His writing for Saturday Night Live is known worldwide. He has won two Emmy Awards and a Writers Guild of America Award, and his humor has been published in the New Yorker, Playboy, and National Lampoon. His quotations recently appeared in his own line of American Greetings cards.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Runtime: 3.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English