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Diane

Diane United States Member Since 2008
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  • "Thoroughly entertaining!"

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    I loved this book so much that I didn't want to turn it off. I was listening to it while hiking at the mountain and I got some amused looks when passers-by saw me laughing out loud. It's funny, interesting, insightful and honest. My only disappointment is that it ended.

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    Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
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    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
  • "Julia Sweeney is always great!"

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    I'm a huge fan and was not disappointed.

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    God Said,'Ha!'

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
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    In one year Julia Sweeney got a divorce (amicable), bought a small bungalow in Hollywood, and looked forward to a life that said, "Here dwells a happily single young woman!" But then the axe fell. Her younger brother, Mike, was diagnosed with terminal cancer and moved in with her. Her parents came to be with Mike and moved in with her, too. Julia was now on seriously intimate terms with the people she had spent half a lifetime growing up away from.

    Haley says: "Resonated Big Time"
  • "Very funny!"

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    I am actually not a big fan of the Bob Newhart TV shows, but I absolutely LOVED this book!

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    I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!: and Other Things That Strike Me as Funny

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Bob Newhart
    • Narrated By Bob Newhart
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    That stammer. Those basset-hound eyes. That bone-dry wit. There has never been another comedian like Bob Newhart. In this, his first audiobook ever, Newhart gives his brilliant and bemused twist on a multitude of topics, including flying, the trials of a family holiday in a Winnebago, and more serious subjects, such as golf. And, of course, there are side-splittingly funny stories from his life and career. Who else has a drinking game named after him? ("Hi, Bob!")

    Kerry says: "I love Bob!"
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  • Bossypants

    "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"

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    With 3124 on my new SUV's odometer, I was laughing so hard listening to Tina that I clipped a cement highway divider driving to work.

    That's not the funny part.

    I kept on laughing.. Tina Fey is like comedic Oxytocin.

    Buy this book. Keep both hands on the wheel.

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Kelley CA, United States 06-07-10 Member Since 2006

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  • "Your new Aunt Bee"

    11 of 12 helpful votes

    I'm a fan of the Daily Show, and I've liked Samantha Bee (especially when she wears that sexy retainer), but I wasn't expecting to love her book as much as I did. I was prepared for yet another collection of 'funny' observations - but that's not what "I Know I Am..." is. It's a genuine memoir of a non-traditional childhood, and the picture it paints was familiar to me in many ways. If you've lived a few decades, they'll likely be familiar to you too. Her stories of growing up in three different households are the very opposite of truth-y. They are genuinely funny, in a way that is real. I'd even say important. Oh! I am seriously going to have to use these two words: Uplifting. Healing. (But not in a gay way.)
    If your life sucks right now - you should make her your new Aunt Bee and buy it. If you think your life might suck later, just buy it now so you're ready.

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    I Know I Am, But What Are You?

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Samantha Bee
    • Narrated By Samantha Bee
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    Critics have called her “sweet, adorable, and vicious.” But there is so much more to be said about Samantha Bee. For one, she’s Canadian - whatever that means. And now, she opens up for the very first time about her checkered Canadian past. With charming candor, she admits to her Lennie from Of Mice and Men-style love of baby animals, her teenage crime spree as one-half of a car-thieving couple, and the fact that strangers seem compelled to show her their genitals.

    Coby says: "So Funny!"

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    Car Talk, 1-Month Subscription

    • NONE (1 hr)
    • By Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
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    One of NPR's most popular programs, Car Talk lets listeners (2.3 million of them) call in with their car woes while the hosts dish out their wit and know-how. At the end of each hour, 2 of 2 things are guaranteed to happen: you'll learn something about your motor vehicle and you'll have a belly laugh. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

    Alex says: "Whoo hoo! It's CD burnable."
  • 4.8 (36 ratings)

    Car Talk, 12-Month Subscription

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    • By Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
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    Each week, listeners call in with their car woes and brothers in grime Tom and Ray Magliozzi dish out their wit and know-how. Get the latest issue or subscribe, and hear an interview with Tom and Ray.

    Harald says: "the best"
  • 4.8 (32 ratings)

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 9

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Humphrey Lyttelton, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, and others
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    Inspired nonsense and pointless revelry, it's time for another helping of the antidote to panel games, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. In this ninth collection, the gang returns for further moments of mayhem, puns, and one-liners; not forgetting a healthy dose of innuendo and double entendre.

    Pauline says: "Humour"
  • 4.8 (27 ratings)

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 3

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • Narrated By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, and others
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    Sorry I Haven't a Clue has Radio Four's highest listening figures for light entertainment and won the 1998 Voice of the Listener and Viewer for top radio show.

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  • 4.9 (25 ratings)

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 6

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • Narrated By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, and others
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    Another helping of inspired ad-libbery from the multi award-winning BBC Radio 4 series.

    Linda says: "Unbeatable comedy!"
  • 4.8 (19 ratings)

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 13

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Humphrey Lyttelton
    • Narrated By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden
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    This 13th collection of the antidote to panel games finds Jack Dee giving regular panellists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden silly things to do - along with special guests Jeremy Hardy, Sandi Toksvig, Rob Brydon and David Mitchell. Highlights include ‘Uxbridge English Dictionary’, ‘One Song to the Tune of Another’, ‘Sound Charades’, ‘Historical Voicemail’, ‘Bankers’ Film Club’, ‘Sound Effects Storytime’, ‘Party Guests’, ‘84 Chicken Cross Road’, ‘Trail of the Lonesome Pun’,

  • 4.8 (18 ratings)

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 7

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden,
    • Narrated By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, and others
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    Another helping of inspired ad-libbery from the multi award-winning BBC Radio 4 series.

    Linda says: "How do they do it? Hysterically funny."
  • 4.8 (12 ratings)

    Shirley Valentine

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 23 mins)
    • By Willy Russell
    • Narrated By Willy Russell
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    Straight from the authors mouth! Recorded at The Everyman Theatre in Liverpool in 1994, this recording has all the poignancy and wit of the hit film, combined with the intimacy of a solo show.

    Gwynne says: "A charming play"
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  • 4.8 (12 ratings)

    Circle

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Eddie Izzard
    • Narrated By Eddie Izzard
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    Covering the Greeks, Sharks, World War II, and Star Wars, this performance was recorded in New York City during an American tour.

  • 4.8 (12 ratings)

    Dad's Army, Volume 2: Command Decision

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By Jimmy Perry, David Croft
    • Narrated By Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn
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    From the annals of wartime Britain come four brilliantly funny episodes with Captain Mainwaring's fully trained Home Guard platoon, ever ready to strike terror into the heart of the Wehrmacht from their unit in Walmington-on-Sea. Always prepared to fight to the finish, this endearing team of characters are at their incompetent best in these wonderfully entertaining adventures specially adapted for radio.

  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
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    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
  • The Screwtape Letters

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below". At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old Devil to his nephew, Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man.

    Amazon Customer says: "So much truth, much of it scary."
  • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
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    From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.

    FanB14 says: "Devout Fan Disappointed"
  • Seriously...I'm Kidding

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Ellen DeGeneres
    • Narrated By Ellen DeGeneres
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    "I've experienced a whole lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I'm saying is, let us begin, shall we?" (Ellen DeGeneres)

    Julie says: "Not so much."
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  • Dad Is Fat

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jim Gaffigan
    • Narrated By Jim Gaffigan
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    In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who’s best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children - everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to toddlers’ communication skills ("they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news"), to the eating habits of four-year-olds ("there is no difference between a four-year-old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor").

    Sean says: "Good for Gaffigan fans - better for expecting dads"
  • America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Stephen Colbert
    • Narrated By Stephen Colbert, Tim Meadows, Jordin Ruderman
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    Book store nation, in the history of mankind there has never been a greater country than America. You could say we're the number one nation at being the best at greatness. But as perfect as America is in every single way, America is broken! And we can't exchange it because we're 236 years past the 30-day return window. Look around - we don't make anything anymore, we've mortgaged our future to China, and the Apologist-in-Chief goes on world tours just to bow before foreign leaders.

    Brett says: "Funny as usual"
  • If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins, Scott Brick
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    Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time. For each occasion, Vonnegut’s words were unfailingly unique, insightful, and witty, and they stayed with audience members long after graduation. As edited by Dan Wakefield, this book reads like a narrative in the unique voice that made Vonnegut a hero to readers and listeners of all ages. At times hilarious, razor-sharp, freewheeling, and deeply serious, these reflections are ideal for anyone undergoing what Vonnegut would call their "long-delayed puberty ceremony".

    nina says: "This IS nice"
  • Go the F--k to Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson
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    Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

    FanB14 says: "Hilarious"
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  • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
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    In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives, a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.

    FanB14 says: "Read on...Hilarity Ensues"
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
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    David Sedaris' collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. With every clever turn of a phrase, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other to every unforgettable encounter. You can also listen to Sedaris in an interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

    Amazon Customer says: "You will ROFL"
  • George Carlin Reads to You: An Audio Collection Including Grammy Winners 'Braindroppings' and 'Napalm & Silly Putty'

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By George Carlin
    • Narrated By George Carlin
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    If one George Carlin audio is funny, then two are funnier and three must be funniest, right? That's our thinking behind this new collection. t's a HighBridge library of laugh-out-loud, award-winning recordings featuring George himself performing many of his best bits.

    Rick says: "Like a Cast of Thousands"
  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jenny Lawson
    • Narrated By Jenny Lawson
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    For fans of Tina Fey and David Sedaris - Internet star Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, makes her literary debut. Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives - the ones we'd like to pretend never happened - are in fact the ones that define us. In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor.

    D. S. Smith says: "How the Bloggess almost made me crash my car!"
  • How To Get a Bad Haircut Without Even Trying

    • UNABRIDGED (16 mins)
    • By Will Bevis
    • Narrated By Gary Roelofs
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    Never get a haircut from a woman who Has Just Got a Divorce. It's a real bad idea. I'm living proof.

  • Fat Vampire

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Johnny B. Truant
    • Narrated By Matt Josdal, VOplanet Studios
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    When overweight treadmill salesman Reginald Baskin finally meets a co-worker who doesn't make fun of him, it's just his own bad luck that tech guy Maurice turns out to be a two thousand-year-old vampire. And when Maurice turns Reginald to save his life, it's just Reginald's own further bad luck that he wakes up to discover he's become the slowest, weakest, most out-of-shape vampire ever born, doomed to "heal" to his corpulent self for all of eternity.

  • Space Danger! Part Two: Nemesis Mine: Space Danger Series Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Doug Strider
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    Book 2 in the Space Danger! Series. Join the Space Navy. Life expectancy is debatable but the perks are minimal. The crew of HMSS Monstro have been given a mission, a very BIG mission. If they could only get around to it then the galaxy might be a safer place to live. Safer and, quite importantly, still existing. Now wash your hands please.

    Ensign Harris is discovering exactly how dangerous space is. He already knew it was really dangerous, of course, but now it's just getting ridiculous. Featuring a techno-savvy cat-man, personality-swapping AIs, one-upmanship and more knees than are good for you!

  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Carol Leifer
    • Narrated By Carol Leifer
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    For many years, television comedy was an exclusive boys' club - until a brilliant comedian named Carol Leifer came along, blazing a trail for funny women everywhere. From Late Night with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live to Seinfeld, The Ellen Show, and Modern Family, Carol has written for and/or performed on some of the best TV comedies of all time. This hilarious collection of essays charts her extraordinary three-decade journey through show business, illuminating her many triumphs and some missteps along the way.

    Tiel Pearce says: "Great And Funny Advice"
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  • Wedding of Krechinsky

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Alexander Sukhovo-Kobylin
    • Narrated By Elena Granovskaya, Alexander Larikov, Boris Ryzhukhin, and others
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    Genial'naja komedija vydajushhegosja russkogo filosofa, dramaturga, perevodchika, pochjotnyj akademik Peterburgskoj Akademii nauk (1902) Aleksandra Vasil'evicha Suhovo-Kobylina (1817-1903). Zajadlyj kartezhnik Mihail Vasil'evich Krechinskij proigryvaet krupnuju summu deneg. Daby izbezhat' pozora i otdat' dolgi, Krechinskij reshaet zhenit'sja na bogatoj devushke. No dlja togo, chtoby poluchit' blagoslovenie otca i uskorit' svad'bu, emu snova prihoditsja pojti na obman…

  • I Heart My Little A-Holes: A Bunch of Holy-Crap Moments No One Ever Told You About Parenting

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Karen Alpert
    • Narrated By Karen Alpert
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    Popular blogger Karen Alpert shares her hysterical take on the many "joys" of parenting - I Heart My Little A-Holes is full of hilarious stories, lists, thoughts and pictures that will make you laugh so hard you'll wish you were wearing a diaper.

  • Look Who's Back

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Timur Vermes
    • Narrated By Julian Rhind-Tutt
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    Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed – no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman. People certainly recognise him, albeit as a flawless impersonator who refuses to break character. The unthinkable, the inevitable happens, and the ranting Hitler goes viral, becomes a YouTube star, gets his own T.V. show, and people begin to listen.