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Sinner Audiobook

Sinner: The Catholic Guy's Funny, Feeble Attempts to be a Faithful Catholic

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Publisher's Summary

What Catholic guy made money as an organ-grinder's assistant, spent one-on-one time with John Paul II, met a very nice Thai prostitute, and confessed his sins on a beanbag chair? Lino Rulli, of course!

SiriusXM radio's "The Catholic Guy", Lino Rulli, has a style and personality not typically found in the world of religious media. In this fast and funny collection of stories from his own life, The Catholic Guy speaks honestly about his failures, successes, and embarrassing moments. His "regular guy" approach to Catholicism is both humble and hilarious.

Exclusive to the downloadable audiobook edition, Lino and his SiriusXM co-hort Fr. Rob add commentary to each chapter, making this a must for every true Lino fan!

©2011 Lino Rulli (P)2011 St. Anthony Messenger Press

What the Critics Say

"It's a bold admission to say you're a sinner. Even bolder to write about it. Sinner is a winner." (Most Rev. Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York)

"Lino's book is insightful, funny, and entertaining. He may even get a sinner like me to believe!" (Gary Dell'Abate, executive producer, The Howard Stern Show)

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  • Dorinda Forbes
    09/02/12
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    "Just like the Radio Show"
    If you could sum up Sinner in three words, what would they be?

    Sin, Repent, Repeat


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    meh. okay. on we go.


    What three words best describe Lino Rulli’s performance?

    Just like listening to him on the radio...good guy...but why does someone with a speach impediment make a living on the radio?


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no, it was not that captivating


    Any additional comments?

    I like this guy on the radio, but got a little tired of him everyday during my commute.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • ROSE
    marion, nc, United States
    08/10/11
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    "Excellent Book"

    Great listen with great commentary from Lino and Fr. Rob, I want to continue listening and do every day from 4-7 on the Catholic channel Sirus/Xm
    PA Dave

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • karltonwrites
    Huntsville, AL United States
    27/09/11
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    "Whaddaya know - a funny Catholic"

    I subcribe to a lot of Catholic radio podcasts. I often get tired of questions by the uptight members of the flock about whether we should hold hands at Mass or take the Host in the palm of the hand. Since I don't get satellite radio, this was the first time I had come across this "Catholic Guy." His brutal, self-effacing comedy is music to my Gen-X ears. I recognize it's not for everyone, but if you have a devotion to the Holy Sacrament, AND also enjoy what my wife calls "boy humor", try Sinner. Also, the bonus "commentary" at the end of each chapter with Fr. Rob is hilarious.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Raymond
    Wexford, PA, United States
    25/05/12
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    "Self-Depricating humor at its best"

    Great way for Lino Rulli to take his daily radio show and bring his humor to the "reading" public. Not all of us get Catholic Radio on satellite radio where Lino has made his mark. Lino does a great job of mixing his personal stories up with humor and developing a Catholic Christian message.

    I did not like the actual priest that inserts himself in the audio book at the end of each chapter. Could have left that out.

    Lino performs this book himself and does a great job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • E. English
    New Jersey
    24/04/12
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    "Kept Me Entertained"

    Very funny and well-performed. Perfect listening during my commute. It was not as much a book on religious insights, as it was an autobiography and Lino's sharing of his experiences, dilemmas and reflections on them.

    The book rang true and I could relate to a lot of the anecdotes. I am sure a lot of other people can as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rick
    tehachapi, CA, United States
    06/02/12
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    "Absolutely Mint!"
    What did you love best about Sinner?

    Down to earth


    What does Lino Rulli bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Down to earth


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, very funny and easy to relate to.


    Any additional comments?

    We love you Lino!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kathleen
    NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL, United States
    12/12/11
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    "Fun Read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes I have recommended it...Lino and Fr Rob are a blast
    being Catholic is real


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sinner?

    meeting Howard Stern


    Which character – as performed by Lino Rulli – was your favorite?

    his mother is always good


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes and repeatedly


    Any additional comments?

    Yeah Lino I would go out with you but I'm married .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer
    07/08/16
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    "Wonderfully written and read by a Funny, down to earth true Catholic."

    I can't believe it took me this long to listen to or read this book. Lino is hilarious on the radio and I have been wanting to read the book but have never made time to read it so we listened to the audio book on vacation. We laughed and were shocked at other parts. Great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skynet2016
    01/07/16
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    "The most honest Catholic Guy. Love his stories."

    Love Lino's stories and experiences in life. I see my failures in his life. It is a very touching and encouraging and also funny book. Sinners, I am too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heather
    Castalia, OH, United States
    20/06/16
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    "I'm not alone in the world!"

    I'm a recent Sirius XM subscriber so I just found "The Catholic Guy" show this year. Ironically I've had the audio book in my collection for over a year but never listened to it (you know like hoarders do). But after meeting Lino at the Life Teen Youth Ministry Convention this year I thought it was high time. My only regret is I didn't listen sooner. If, like me, you love the Catholic faith but constantly feel like you fall short of the person God created you to be, and you feel like the only one in that position, this book is for you. I love that it's a collection of short stories for my ADD brain.Can't wait to listen to the next book by Lino!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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