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Matthew

Matthew Ottawa, ON, Canada Member Since 2008

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  • "Very funny book read by a master of..."

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    The only criticism is that if you've been listening to Adam for a while then you'll have already heard the majority of the stories in this book.

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    Not Taco Bell Material

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Adam Carolla
    • Narrated By Adam Carolla
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    Funnyman Adam Carolla is known for two things: hilarious rants about things that drive him crazy and personal stories about everything from his hardscrabble childhood to his slacker friends to the hypocrisy of Hollywood. He tackled rants in his first book, and now he tells his best stories and debuts some never-before-heard tales as well. Adam Carolla started broke and blue collar and has now been on the Hollywood scene for over 15 years. Yet he never lost his underdog demeanor.

    Ron says: "Must have for any Adam Carolla Fan!"
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A Peek at Tommy's Bookshelf

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Tommy's greatest hits:
  • President Me: The America That's in My Head

    "Hilarious and Painfully True"

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    I know Carolla is a comedian and I know he is joking about some of the topics but he hits the nail directly on the head.
    This book will not sit well with liberals and people who take themselves too seriously. He comes off as a racist and insensitive. Oh well! It is very funny and takes topics on directly in your face.
    I am able to look past the fact that he is saying the things that some don't want to say and that he does point out things most want to brush under the rug and see the bigger point. He has made a very funny book that addresses real issues.
    I will definitely be looking into more from Carolla.

  • American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

    "Pretty good"

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    I am a fan of Craig Ferguson so the story interested me. I have allot of respect for Craig and his brutally honest tale of his past triumphs and failures was inspiring.

  • Dad Is Fat

    "Funny but I love Jim Gaffigan"

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    I think he is one of the best comedians out there and this book falls right in line with his stand-up.
    Okay, it is not the best book but I am biased, I think the guy is funny. I also have kids and can completely relate to what he is saying.
    He has a great way of saying what most people are thinking without coming off as a jerk. This is a comical and real description of life with kids.
    So this will probably not win any awards but if you have kids and need a laugh this is a must. I loved it.

  • Go the F--k to Sleep

    "Hilarious"

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    This is too funny. I you have kids and are honest this book paints a perfect description of a parents thoughts. Samuel L Jackson just makes it better with a great reading.

Edmund W. Cheung

Edmund W. Cheung Playa Del Rey, CA USA 07-16-03 Member Since 2001
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  • "Funny, Engaging and Thoroughly enjo..."

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    I have been an Audible Member for over 6 years now and have listened to over 300 books. This is definitely one of my top 3 favorites. Expertly read and very engaging. You will definitely not be disappointed with the witty banter and fast story line. I even stayed up till 1 AM one night just to finish listening to the book.

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    No Way to Treat a First Lady

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated By Tim Matheson
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    On trial for assassinating her husband, the President of the United States, Beth MacMann hires an old flame from law school as her defense attorney. In this hilarious send-up of both politicos and lawyers, Buckley reestablishes himself as one of today's premiere satirists.

    Anthony says: "Excellent Word Play"

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    Car Talk, 1-Month Subscription  by Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi

    Car Talk, 1-Month Subscription

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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  by Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi

    Car Talk, 12-Month Subscription

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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 (28 ratings)
    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 3   Narrated by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden, uncredited

    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.

  • 4.8 (26 ratings)
    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 6  by BBC Worldwide Narrated by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden

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

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By BBC Worldwide
    • 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!"
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  • 4.8 (24 ratings)
    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 4   Narrated by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 4

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 58 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.

    Linda says: "I'm sorry I haven't a clue (4)"
  • 4.8 (21 ratings)
    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 13  by Humphrey Lyttelton Narrated by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden

    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 (19 ratings)
    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 7  by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden, Narrated by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden

    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)
    Circle  by Eddie Izzard Narrated by Eddie Izzard

    Circle

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    • 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.

  • Bossypants (






UNABRIDGED) by Tina Fey Narrated by Tina Fey

    Bossypants

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    • 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"
  • Go the F--k to Sleep (






UNABRIDGED) by Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration) Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson

    Go the F--k to Sleep

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    • 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.

    Darwin8u says: "Read the F--king REVIEW!"
  • Dad Is Fat (






UNABRIDGED) by Jim Gaffigan Narrated by Jim Gaffigan

    Dad Is Fat

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    • 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"
  • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls (






UNABRIDGED) by David Sedaris Narrated by David Sedaris

    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"
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  • Seriously...I'm Kidding (






UNABRIDGED) by Ellen DeGeneres Narrated by Ellen DeGeneres

    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."
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day (






ABRIDGED) by David Sedaris Narrated by David Sedaris

    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"
  • President Me: The America That's in My Head (






ABRIDGED) by Adam Carolla Narrated by Adam Carolla

    President Me: The America That's in My Head

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Adam Carolla
    • Narrated By Adam Carolla
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    In President Me, Carolla shares his vision for a different, better America free from big issues like big government down to small problems like hotel alarm clock placement. Running on an anti-narcissism platform, President Carolla calls for a return to the values of an earlier time when stew and casserole were on every dinner table and there were no “service dogs” on airplanes. President Me hits right at the heart of what makes our country really annoying, and offers a plan to make all of our lives, but mostly Adam’s, much better.

    Matthew says: "Quite entertaining, but repetitive..."
  • Fat Is the New 30: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Coping with (the Crappy Parts of) Life (






UNABRIDGED) by Jill Conner Browne Narrated by Jill Conner Browne

    Fat Is the New 30: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Coping with (the Crappy Parts of) Life

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jill Conner Browne
    • Narrated By Jill Conner Browne
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    The Sweet Potato Queens are back and bawdier than ever in Southern belle extraordinaire Jill Conner Browne’s ninth edition of the hysterical series. Having experienced pretty much ALL of the crappy parts of life, Browne feels it is her duty to render whatever assistance she can to her fellow sufferers - and she does so in her own inimitable fashion.

    Her father taught her there are very few situations in life that we really and truly cannot change, and it is up to us to figure out how to either make fun OUT of them - or make fun OF them.

    Kathy says: "A cure for what ails ya"
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  • Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea (






UNABRIDGED) by Chelsea Handler Narrated by Chelsea Handler

    Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Chelsea Handler
    • Narrated By Chelsea Handler
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    In this wickedly honest new work, Chelsea Handler casts the net wider with even funnier results, recalling the most noteworthy highs and lows of her life to date - including her efforts to diversify by dating red-haired men, her obsession with midgets, and the dog-sitting interlude in which her boyfriend became overly familiar with a Peekapoo.

    Teddy says: "Just Plain FUNNYYYY!!!!!!!!!"
  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) (






UNABRIDGED) by Jenny Lawson Narrated by Jenny Lawson

    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!"
  • Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child (






UNABRIDGED) by Bert Kreischer Narrated by Bert Kreischer

    Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child

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    • By Bert Kreischer
    • Narrated By Bert Kreischer
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    A collection of outrageous stories by the stand-up comic, TV host, and inspiration for the movie National Lampoon's Van Wilder. Bert Kreischer doesn't know how to say "no". If he did, he wouldn't have gotten himself mixed up with a group of Russian mobsters on a class trip to Moscow, earning him his nickname "The Machine". He wouldn't have wrestled with a bear or swum with sharks on national television. He wouldn't have (possibly) smoked PCP with a star of Saturday Night Live.

    pier ruaro says: "The machine!!!!"
  • Girl Walks into a Bar...: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle (






UNABRIDGED) by Rachel Dratch Narrated by Rachel Dratch

    Girl Walks into a Bar...: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Rachel Dratch
    • Narrated By Rachel Dratch
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    Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as "Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians." Her career at a low point, Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog- sitting, learning Spanish - and dating. After all, what did a forty-something single woman living in New York have to lose?

    Jeanine says: "Could not stop listening"
  • God Is Disappointed in You (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Russell, Shannon Wheeler Narrated by James Urbaniak

    God Is Disappointed in You

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    • By Mark Russell, Shannon Wheeler
    • Narrated By James Urbaniak
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    God Is Disappointed in You is for people who would like to read the Bible...if it would just cut to the chase. Stripped of its arcane language and interminable passages, every book of the Bible is condensed down to its core message, in no more than a few pages each. Written by Mark Russell with cartoons by New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, God Is Disappointed in You is a frequently hilarious, often shocking, but always accurate retelling of the Bible, including the parts selectively left out by Sunday School teachers.

  • Is It Safe to Friend a Dead Guy on Facebook? (






UNABRIDGED) by Steve Krupnik Narrated by Steve Krupnik

    Is It Safe to Friend a Dead Guy on Facebook?

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 32 mins)
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    • Narrated By Steve Krupnik
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    There is a tragic epidemic going on around us - a dreadful disconnect between human beings and the real world we live in. We are paying frightfully little attention to our real-world surroundings. We are addicted to digital devices. It's time for us to swallow a healthy dose of reality and find balance between our digital lives and our flesh-and-blood relationships. Steve Krupnik's satirical analysis of "digital junkies" makes a clear case that technology is advancing much more rapidly than its users.

  • Solutions, Inc., Vol. 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Murphy Narrated by Jerry Robbins, J.T. Turner, Hugh Metzler, The Colonial Radio Players

    Solutions, Inc., Vol. 2

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    • By Mike Murphy
    • Narrated By Jerry Robbins, J.T. Turner, Hugh Metzler, and others
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    Solutions, Inc., Vol. 1 is a paranormal comedy set in Boston, and produced by the award-winning Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air.

  • Blackadder Goes Forth: The Last of the Classic Comedy Series  by Richard Curtis Narrated by Rowan Atkinson, Nigel Hawthorn, Full Cast

    Blackadder Goes Forth: The Last of the Classic Comedy Series

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    • By Richard Curtis
    • Narrated By Rowan Atkinson, Nigel Hawthorn, Full Cast
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    Six BBC TV episodes starring Rowan Atkinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, and Tony Robinson. With a “ya boo sucks” to you Fritzy, hot tiddly tumble - it’s off to the Western Front, 1917. Captain Blackadder, hero of Mboto Gorge, joined the British Army when it was little more than a travel agency for gentlemen with an abnormally high sex drive. Now he finds himself crammed into a sewer, 20 yards from a lot of heavily armed people who want to kill him.

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  • The Rude Poets Society (






UNABRIDGED) by Lew Macgeorge Narrated by Alicia Harris

    The Rude Poets Society

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    • By Lew Macgeorge
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    Seeking to embarrass and humiliate an obnoxious editor, four college students create an amazingly profane alter ego to submit poetry to the student literary magazine. Hilarity ensues...until the Rude Poet continues to submit new works after the four have retired their alter ego. Then when things get personal and threatening, more than just some bruised egos may be on the line.

  • 100 Terrible Names for a Baby: Book One, Archer (






UNABRIDGED) by Johnny Dongle Narrated by Bill Fisher

    100 Terrible Names for a Baby: Book One, Archer

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    • By Johnny Dongle
    • Narrated By Bill Fisher
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    For years, millions of us have murmured under our collective breath about the descent of modern children's names into the depths of the ridiculous, and now those millions have a voice. Teachers, nurses, parents, students: If you've ever rolled your eyes at a child's name and fantasized about ridiculing his/her parents for their self-serving pretentiousness - or simply their ability to spell correctly - this is the audiobook for you.