The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic: A Walk in Austin, Kinky Friedman
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The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic: A "Walk" in Austin

Author: Kinky Friedman

Narrator: Stephen Hoye

Abridged: 2 hr 14 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 10/05/2004

Genre: Travel - Essays & Travelogues

Synopsis

Kinky Friedman, the original Texas Jewboy, takes us on a rollicking, rock-and-rolling tour of his favorite city: Austin.

Maybe you want to know which restaurant President Bush rates as his favorite Austin burger joint. Or maybe you want a glimpse of Willie Nelson’s home life (hint: Willie plays a lot of golf). Perhaps you want to get the best view of the Mexican free-tail bats as they make their nightly flights to and from the Congress Avenue Bridge. Or maybe you’re itching to learn the history of a city that birthed Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and countless other music legends. It’s all here in The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic, the slightly insane, amazingly practical, and totally kick-ass guide to the coolest city in Texas by none other than Kinky Friedman.

This ain’t no ordinary travel guide, neither. “Like most other busy cities these days, Austin is not very effectively traversed by foot,” Kinky explains. “You must understand that ‘a walk in Austin’ is primarily a spiritual sort of thing.” As might be expected from this politically incorrect country-singer-turned-bestselling-mystery-author, the Kinkster’s tour includes a bunch of stuff you won’t ?nd in a Frommer’s guide, from descriptions of Austin’s notable trees and directions to skinny-dipping sites to lists of haunted places and quizzes and puzzles. So put on your cowboy hat and your brontosaurus-foreskin boots and head down south with the only book you need to get to the big heart of this great city.


From the Hardcover edition.

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Reviews Write A Review

AudiobooksNow review by Marsha on 2007-05-07 13:07:12

I enjoyed this audio the first time and when I ran out of other things to listen to, I listened again. It is a good sign if one will listen to an audiobook again; so few require that. It is a reliable, enjoyable listen. The man is a great orator, compelling and authentic - I would listen to him anytime. And, finally, he has a quirky, dark sense of humor that I relished.

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