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by Mark Linn-Baker,Christopher Buckley

  • ISBN: 0553526189
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Mark Linn-Baker,Christopher Buckley
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio; Abridged edition (March 2, 1999)
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  • Rating: 4.9
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Little Green Men. Christopher Buckley (Author), Mark Linn-Baker (Narrator), Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio . In Little Green Men, not only does Buckley make me chuckle and wheeze with immoderate glee, but he also solves the mystery of the UFOs! Could anyone possibly wish for more?

Little Green Men. Christopher Buckley (Author), Mark Linn-Baker (Narrator), Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio (Publisher). Get this audiobook plus a second, free.

In Little Green Men, not only does Buckley make me chuckle and wheeze with immoderate glee, but he also solves the mystery of the UFOs! Could anyone possibly wish for more? Like so many of Buckley's satirical novels. Buckley's antihero here is John Oliver Banion, a pompous Sunday-morning public affairs television talk show host with a pedigree that looks just a little bit like Christopher Buckley's (including Yale, of course!). In fact, Buckley is never better than when skewering People Like Us, and he does it with such skill that I can almost imagine him cackling in the background as he types away.

Little Green Men: A Novel. Written by Christopher Buckley. Narrated by Mark Linn-Baker. In 1994, Christopher Buckley published one of the most acclaimed and successful comic novels of the decade, Thank You for Smoking. Now Buckley returns to the strange land of Washington, . in Little Green Men, a millennial comedy of manners about aliens and pundits. and how much they have in common. The reluctant hero of this hilarious novel is John Oliver Banion, a stuffy Washington talk-show host, whose privileged life is thrown into upheaval when aliens abduct him from.

However, the little green men come from a rogue government agency, not outer space, as part of an ongoing, 50-year-old hoax. Complications, needless to say, ensue. The excellence of this tape stems from the playable text and felicitous casting. Possessing just the right wise-guy quality, narrator Mark Linn-Baker always sounds like he's on the verge of laryngitis. What range he has he uses well.

Little Green Men Book Jacket Tags: Satire Satirettt SUMMARY: In 1994, Christopher Buckley published one of the most acclaimed and successful comic novels of the decade, Thank You.

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Narrated by Mark Linn-Baker. In 1994, Christopher Buckley published one of the most acclaimed and successful comic novels of the decade, Thank Y.

Written by Christopher Buckley, Audiobook narrated by Mark Linn-Baker. Twenty years after the English revolution, the monarchy has been restored, and Charles II sits on the throne. The men who conspired to kill his father are either dead or disappeared. Baltasar Balty St. Michel is 24 and has no skills and no employment. He gets by on handouts from his brother-in-law Samuel Pepys, an officer in the king’s navy.

In 1994, Christopher Buckley published one of the most acclaimed and successful comic novels of the decade, Thank You for Smoking. Now Buckley returns to the strange land of Washington, D.C., in Little Green Men, a millennial comedy of manners about aliens and pundits . . . and how much they have in common.         The reluctant hero of this hilarious novel is John Oliver Banion, a stuffy Washington talk-show host, whose privileged life is thrown into upheaval when aliens abduct him from his exclusive country-club golf course.        But were his gray-skinned captors aliens . . . or something far more sinister? After Banion is abducted again--this time in Palm Springs--he believes he has been chosen by the extraterrestrials to champion the most important cause of the millennium, and he embarks on a crusade, appearing before a convention of UFO believers and demanding that Congress and the White House seriously investigate UFOs. His friends and family suspect that Banion is having some kind of manic-depressive midlife crisis and urge him to seek therapy before his credibility as a pillar of the punditocracy is ruined.        So John Oliver Banion must choose: keep his establishment status or become the leader of millions of impassioned and somewhat scruffy new friends who want to expose the government's secret alien agenda.        Little Green Men proves once and for all that the truth is out there. Way out there. And it reaffirms Christopher Buckley's status as the funniest humanoid writer in the universe.
Reviews about Little Green Men (7):
sunrise bird
Perhaps it requires a rarefied sense of humor to appreciate Christopher Buckley, but you wouldn't know it from the sales figures on his books. Anyone who can write a book with endlessly eccentric characters named Sir Reginald Pigg-Vigorish, Col. Roscoe J. Murfletit, General Tunklebunker, and Deputy FBI Director Bargenberfer may be reaching the pre-adolescent in me, but he makes me laugh, dammit, and I'm not going to apologize for it, so there!

In Little Green Men, not only does Buckley make me chuckle and wheeze with immoderate glee, but he also solves the mystery of the UFOs! Could anyone possibly wish for more?

Like so many of Buckley's satirical novels, Little Green Men tells the story of a hapless (though in this case willing) victim of the absurd circumstances surrounding him -- circumstances caused in large part by a witless supporting cast with names such as those listed in the opening paragraph of this review. Buckley's antihero here is John Oliver Banion, a pompous Sunday-morning public affairs television talk show host with a pedigree that looks just a little bit like Christopher Buckley's (including Yale, of course!). In fact, Buckley is never better than when skewering People Like Us, and he does it with such skill that I can almost imagine him cackling in the background as he types away.

One fine day John O. Banion is slicing into the rough on his exclusive country club golf course when he is abducted and "probed" by aliens -- not Little Green Men, actually, but silver ones whom UFO taxonomists call Tall Nordics. The action that radiates from this inexplicable event is far too complicated, and far too unlikely -- not to mention funny -- to sum up, so I'll leave it to you when you read this beautifully crafted little book.

Little Green Men is the fourth of the nine satirical novels Christopher Buckley has published since 1986.
Bedy
One of the funniest books I can remember reading. Entertaining plot and grand use of the English language. Glad for Kindle word lookup. So intellectually funny I had to stop many times just to absolutely howl. To anyone who decides to read, you are in for a treat!
playboy
I'll tell you something. I can believe this book much more easily than I can accept any of the other books that tell us that THEY are out there abducting our not so brave and brightest citizens. CB is his usual funny self as he tells us about UFOs and the machinations of the D.C. politicians. Buckley can't say anything with a straight face. On the flyleaf where his other books are listed we see that with a little help he wrote Moby Dick and Madame Bovary. His bio on the back states that he has been an advisor to Presidents since the Taft administration; also, his next book will refute the theories of Stephen Hawking.
Congress is busy with hearings regarding a failed attempt by the CIA to attempt an assassination of the Canadian Prime Minister. Israel has just annexed Jordan. The sponsor of our protagonist's TV talk show wants him to promote their newest technological masterpiece: the all new XT-2000 electric chair to be demonstrated at the Florida penitentiary in Starke, Florida.
And then it happens, an employee at a secret, secret government agency plays a prank that ultimately leaks the fact that the U.S. govmint is behind the "alien abductions."
Read it. It's Buckley at his best...except I really didn't like the overall wind down toward the end of the book. Still, if you are a die-hard skeptic like me you should have some great laughs reading it.
LONUDOG
Given the easily identifiable characters and comedic story line I can't believe somebody hasn't written and produced the screenplay already. Actually, I guess several people have bought and sold the movie rights but no movie deal has been reached. So well written anyone could theoretically cast this movie. Getting the obvious people to play the parts,...well that"s probably another story by itself.
Akelevar
I became a fan of Buckley last year when I read his very funny book, Thank You For Smoking. So naturally, when Little Green Men arrived in paperback, I snapped it up. Little Green Men is about a pompous political talk-show host who gets abducted by aliens--twice--and then goes on a crusade to have congress open up hearings on the existence of UFO's. Buckley consistently makes me chuckle out loud while reading his books. If it's not the situations and characters themselves or his skeweringly funny footnotes, the very names he gives his fringe characters crack me up. For instance, the protagonist's talk show rivals are named Tony Flemm and Brent Boreman. I loved the first half of Little Green Men, but it slowed considerably in the second half before picking up again at the climactic finish. This book is only 300 pages long and I consumed it like candy. Little Green Men is a fun read but it's not quite as good as Thank You For Smoking. (2000)
Conjuril
This is a novel about a super-secret group in the Government which created the whole UFO phenomenon as disinformation to confuse the Soviet Union. There is lots of description of Washington power politics from the "inside" that would disgust the average citizen if it were true and as you read you are afraid it might be true! It is also a spoof on how power goes to one's head and that leads to a big fall. It is a spoof on how easily the public is controlled by the media but then that doesn't seem like a spoof either. So there are lots of things to be amused about - but maybe not.

The style is casual and formulaic so the book doesn't take itself too seriously. It is a good enough vacation read.
Rit
Fun but not my cup of tea. Written with Christopher Buckley's usual wit. Entertaining. But the subject matter just did not lie within my usual areas of enjoyment.

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