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Brian

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  • "Concentrated Carlin"

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    This is George reading his books. His books that were largely based on his years of stand up. If you like George Carlin's sense of humor then this is the right book for you. Drop a credit and have some laughs

    If however, you are easily offended by words that begin with a harsh F and end with a hard K then this might not be the book for you.

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    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
    Overall
    (729)
    Performance
    (657)
    Story
    (651)

    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"
  1. George Carlin Reads to Yo...
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A Peek at Mrs.'s Bookshelf

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  • The Fran Lebowitz Reader

    "Laugh out loud funny"

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    If you could sum up The Fran Lebowitz Reader in three words, what would they be?

    Dry, Witty, Entertaining


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

    It was a collection of short comic essays, so no ending


    Which character – as performed by Fran Lebowitz – was your favorite?

    Fran herself!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The book does not lend itself to being a movie


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  • "A Great Book"

    3 of 4 helpful votes

    I have listened it over and over again. I still like it.

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    Our Miss Brooks: Volume One

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Jeff Chandler, and others
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    This collection features 18 classic radio episodes of "Our Miss Brooks", starring Eve Arden in her famous role of Connie Brooks, Madison High's 10th grade English teacher. Co-starring Gale Gordon as Principal Osgood Conklin, Jeff Chandler as bashful biologist Philip Boynton, Richard Crenna as Connie's student Walter Denton and Jane Morgan as Connie's landlady Mrs. Davis.

    Alla says: "Great listen"
  • 4.3 (43 ratings)

    Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    A guy walks into a bar.From here, the story could take many turns. A guy walks into a bar and meets the love of his life. A guy walks into a bar and finds no one else is there. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humour and intelligence and leave you deeply moved. In Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy. The common thread? Sedaris masterfully turns each episode into a love story: how it feels to be in a relationship where one loves and is loved over many years, what it means to be part of a family, and how it's possible, through all of life's absurdities, to accept oneself. With Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris shows once again why he has been called 'A humorist par excellence, he can make Woody Allen appear ham-tongued, Oscar Wilde a drag' (Observer).

    Matthew says: "Not a fan I’m afraid"
  • 4.5 (41 ratings)

    Who's on First

    • ORIGINAL (27 mins)
    • By Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
    • Narrated By Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    One of the most famous baseball comedy acts ever was this humorous exchange between Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.

    Marv says: "Beware!"
  • 4.6 (25 ratings)

    Our Miss Brooks: Volume One

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Jeff Chandler, and others
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    This collection features 18 classic radio episodes of "Our Miss Brooks", starring Eve Arden in her famous role of Connie Brooks, Madison High's 10th grade English teacher. Co-starring Gale Gordon as Principal Osgood Conklin, Jeff Chandler as bashful biologist Philip Boynton, Richard Crenna as Connie's student Walter Denton and Jane Morgan as Connie's landlady Mrs. Davis.

    Alla says: "Great listen"
  • 3.9 (153 ratings)

    I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lewis Black
    • Narrated By Lewis Black
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (69)

    From Lewis Black, the uproarious and perpetually apoplectic New York Times best-selling author and Daily Show regular, comes a ferociously funny book about his least favorite holiday, Christmas.

    Robert says: "Seemed a little forced (though he warns you)"
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  • 3.9 (42 ratings)

    Abbott & Costello: Masters of Comedy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    Beloved movie and television stars Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their name on the radio, and the resulting long-running radio show preserved a rich vaudeville tradition and sensational comedy sketches. The sarcasm of Abbott's stern straight man is the perfect comedic compliment to the muffled screams of Costello's blustery "baaaad boy."

    Frederick says: "Great retakes on entertaining the troops!"
  • 4.0 (30 ratings)

    Brighton Beach Memoirs

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By Neil Simon
    • Narrated By Valerie Harper, Jonathan Silverman, full cast
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Neil Simon's darkly funny memoir of his family in 1930s Brooklyn is presented here by a full cast featuring Valerie Harper, Jonathan Silverman, and Max Casella.

    Thomas says: "Brighton Beach Memoirs"
  • 4.0 (24 ratings)

    The Fran Lebowitz Reader

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Fran Lebowitz
    • Narrated By Fran Lebowitz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    The Fran Lebowitz Reader brings together in one volume, with a new preface, two best sellers, Metropolitan Life and Social Studies, by an "important humorist in the classic tradition" (The New York Times Book Review) who is "the natural successor to Dorothy Parker" (British Vogue). In "elegant, finely honed prose" (The Washington Post Book World), Lebowitz limns the vicissitudes of contemporary urban life - its fads, trends, crazes, morals, and fashions. By turns ironic, facetious, deadpan, sarcastic, wry, wisecracking, and waggish, she is always wickedly entertaining.

    Diane says: "Outdated, but still worth a listen"
  • 4.0 (23 ratings)

    Fifty Shades of Fifty Shades of Grey: A Romantic Comedy / Erotic Romance Parody

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Riley J. Ford
    • Narrated By Gillian Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    What happens when you try 50 Shades in the REAL world? When accountant Ben Weaver awakens after an erotic dream, he encounters a wife who is unwilling, uninterested, and who once again has a headache. The unworldly but focused Ben decides he will do anything to rekindle his sex life, including imitating the erotic techniques of billionaire Christian Grey from the Fifty Shades series.

    D. Austin says: "I just need love!"
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  • 4.0 (18 ratings)

    Finest Hour

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By Patton Oswalt
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    Patton Oswalt offers up his unique take on a new range of topics in Finest Hour. In his newest comedy special recorded in Seattle, Oswalt talks about fatherhood, incontinent monkeys, crackheads, and Jesus. As a 20-year veteran of the stand-up comedy scene, with three previous albums, concert DVDs, his own comedy tour, and various acting and voiceover roles under his belt, Oswalt has become ubiquitous in the world of stand-up.

  • 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
    Overall
    (729)
    Performance
    (657)
    Story
    (651)

    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"
  • Abbott & Costello: Masters of Comedy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    Beloved movie and television stars Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their name on the radio, and the resulting long-running radio show preserved a rich vaudeville tradition and sensational comedy sketches. The sarcasm of Abbott's stern straight man is the perfect comedic compliment to the muffled screams of Costello's blustery "baaaad boy."

    Frederick says: "Great retakes on entertaining the troops!"
  • How to Tell a Story and Other Essays

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Brian Troxell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    American writer Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain has given us some literary gems with Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and his travel adventures in 19th-century Europe and to Australia and New Zealand. In How to Tell a Story and Other Essays, Twain discusses the telling of stories, rather than providing more stories.

    Thomas says: "Great Stuff!!"
  • The Fran Lebowitz Reader

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Fran Lebowitz
    • Narrated By Fran Lebowitz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    The Fran Lebowitz Reader brings together in one volume, with a new preface, two best sellers, Metropolitan Life and Social Studies, by an "important humorist in the classic tradition" (The New York Times Book Review) who is "the natural successor to Dorothy Parker" (British Vogue). In "elegant, finely honed prose" (The Washington Post Book World), Lebowitz limns the vicissitudes of contemporary urban life - its fads, trends, crazes, morals, and fashions. By turns ironic, facetious, deadpan, sarcastic, wry, wisecracking, and waggish, she is always wickedly entertaining.

    Diane says: "Outdated, but still worth a listen"
  •  
  • Our Miss Brooks: Volume One

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Jeff Chandler, and others
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    This collection features 18 classic radio episodes of "Our Miss Brooks", starring Eve Arden in her famous role of Connie Brooks, Madison High's 10th grade English teacher. Co-starring Gale Gordon as Principal Osgood Conklin, Jeff Chandler as bashful biologist Philip Boynton, Richard Crenna as Connie's student Walter Denton and Jane Morgan as Connie's landlady Mrs. Davis.

    Alla says: "Great listen"
  • Once in a Lifetime

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 56 mins)
    • By George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart
    • Narrated By Caroline Aaron, Edward Asner, Jen Dede, and others
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    It’s 1929 as The Jazz Singer hits the silver screen and the talkies promise to change movies forever. Enter three down-and-out vaudevillians who hatch a hare-brained scheme to “make it big” in Tinsel Town. Their plan? To open a voice academy for the witless stars of silent movies. The only things standing in their way are ditzy starlets and power-hungry movie moguls.

  • The Darwin Awards: Countdown To Extinction

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Wendy Northcutt
    • Narrated By Julie Schaller, Patrick Girard Lawlor
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    The sixth installment of "The Darwin Awards" features all-new stories of the human race's lowest rung on the evolutionary ladder, and is the latest addition to this successful brand. Aside from the bestselling book and audiobook collection that has sold over 1.5 million copies, The Darwin Awards brand includes a website that gets over one million hits per month and a movie starring Winona Ryder and Joseph Fiennes, T-shirts, greeting cards and much more.

    Gary says: "Annoying narration"
  • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    A guy walks into a bar.From here, the story could take many turns. A guy walks into a bar and meets the love of his life. A guy walks into a bar and finds no one else is there. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humour and intelligence and leave you deeply moved. In Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy. The common thread? Sedaris masterfully turns each episode into a love story: how it feels to be in a relationship where one loves and is loved over many years, what it means to be part of a family, and how it's possible, through all of life's absurdities, to accept oneself. With Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris shows once again why he has been called 'A humorist par excellence, he can make Woody Allen appear ham-tongued, Oscar Wilde a drag' (Observer).

    Matthew says: "Not a fan I’m afraid"
  •  
  • I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lewis Black
    • Narrated By Lewis Black
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (69)

    From Lewis Black, the uproarious and perpetually apoplectic New York Times best-selling author and Daily Show regular, comes a ferociously funny book about his least favorite holiday, Christmas.

    Robert says: "Seemed a little forced (though he warns you)"
  • Jack Benny vs. Fred Allen: The Feud

    • ORIGINAL (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jack Benny, Fred Allen
    • Narrated By Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, and others
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Among radio comedy's most enduring features were its running gags - and few gags ran longer, or more hilariously, than the legendary feud between two of its great masters: Jack Benny and Fred Allen. For nearly 20 years the mere mention of Benny on an Allen program was guaranteed to produce an escalating laugh - just as bringing Allen up with Benny had listener in stitches at the mere anticipation of a response. This collection brings together the classic episodes that started it all, to the showdown that was supposed to end it once and for all.

  • Fifty Shades of Fifty Shades of Grey: A Romantic Comedy / Erotic Romance Parody

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Riley J. Ford
    • Narrated By Gillian Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    What happens when you try 50 Shades in the REAL world? When accountant Ben Weaver awakens after an erotic dream, he encounters a wife who is unwilling, uninterested, and who once again has a headache. The unworldly but focused Ben decides he will do anything to rekindle his sex life, including imitating the erotic techniques of billionaire Christian Grey from the Fifty Shades series.

    D. Austin says: "I just need love!"
  • Ten Best Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By O. Henry
    • Narrated By Lisa Campbell
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Vsem druz'jam anglijskogo jazyka! Esli vy izuchaete anglijskij ili svobodno na nem govorite, u vas est' zamechatel'naja vozmozhnost' proslushat' smeshnye i pechal'nye, sentimental'nye i iskrennie rasskazy odnogo iz samyh chitaemyh literatorov v mire, mastera korotkoj formy - O. Genri. Tekst ne adaptirovan, chto dolzhno byt' osobenno prijatno dlja ljudej, vladejushhih anglijskim na vysokom urovne.

  • Rogers-isms: The Cowboy Philosopher on the Peace Conference

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Will Rogers
    • Narrated By Sara Morsey
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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    (0)

    Humorist Will Rogers, known as The Cowboy Philosopher, serves up political satire 1900s style in his notes on the Paris Peace Conference and the formation of the League of Nations following World War I. Rogers-isms is as pointed and dry as any contemporary political commentary. Referring to the Conference as "the Peace Feast" Rogers says "…I don't want to see the world grow up in ignorance on this historical subject."

  • My Favorite Husband

    • ORIGINAL (51 mins)
    • By Jess Oppenheimer, Madelyn Pugh, Bob Carroll
    • Narrated By Samantha Bennett, Jeff Conaway, Harold Gould, and others
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
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    (0)

    Before Lucy and Desi became America’s favorite television couple, Lucille Ball developed her show-business-aspiring housewife character from 1948-1951 on CBS Radio. Some of TV’s most popular sitcom stars reprise two episodes from the radio series that inspired I Love Lucy. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Samantha Bennett, Jeff Conaway, Harold Gould, Marilu Henner, Joe Liss and Alley Mills.

  • The Hydrophobic Skunk

    • UNABRIDGED (11 mins)
    • By Irvin S. Cobb
    • Narrated By Glenn Hascall
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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    (0)

    What could be better than a guided trip down into the heart of the Grand Canyon? How about great conversation, food, and a story about an unusual skunk that lives in the belly of the canyon? Yes, that would create a tale worth remembering - and a night worth forgetting. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.

  • Ten Best Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By O. Henry
    • Narrated By Lisa Campbell
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Vsem druz'jam anglijskogo jazyka! Esli vy izuchaete anglijskij ili svobodno na nem govorite, u vas est' zamechatel'naja vozmozhnost' proslushat' smeshnye i pechal'nye, sentimental'nye i iskrennie rasskazy odnogo iz samyh chitaemyh literatorov v mire, mastera korotkoj formy - O. Genri. Tekst ne adaptirovan, chto dolzhno byt' osobenno prijatno dlja ljudej, vladejushhih anglijskim na vysokom urovne.

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  • Camp Waterlogg Chronicles, Seasons 1 - 5

    • ORIGINAL (29 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Joe Bevilacqua, Lorie Kellogg, Pedro Pablo Sacristán
    • Narrated By Joe Bevilacqua, Lorie Kellogg, full cast
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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    (0)

    Part improvisation, part audio cartoon, The Camp Waterlogg Chronicles, Seasons 1 - 5 is a five-volume collection of the successful comedy show created by two radio-theater veterans. Each volume contains six one-hour segments of the comic misadventures of Sergeant Lefty, Olive Pitts, Ellis the Boatkeeper, Squeaky Lkie, Stinky Peter, Mrs. Terwilliger, and all the wacky denizens of Camp Waterlogg, the dilapidated camp for kids in the Catskills.

  • The Kingdom of Absurdities

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Bruce Gatenby
    • Narrated By Ross Pendleton
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    America 2013: All the madness, insanity and absurdity we witness every day in politics, journalism and personal life began in the laboratories of humanities departments in academia, when English professors, based upon their ability to read, decided they were experts in EVERYTHING and unleashed the virus of Political Correctness on an unsuspecting nation. Wielding the unholy trinity of race, class and gender, academics seized power not only in academia but in journalism and politics as well, creating our current dystopia, The Kingdom Of Absurdities.

  • Jerry and the Pirates, Vol. 4

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jerry Robbins
    • Narrated By Jerry Robbins and the Colonial Radio Players
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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    (0)

    Set in the lovely seacoast town of Marblehead Massachusetts, Jerry and the Pirates is CRT's homage to the classic TV sitcoms of the 60's and 70's. Jerry Davenport is a motion picture screenwriter who has left Hollywood for the quiet serenity of the craggy shores of the east coast. That serenity is soon shattered with the arrival of this three nephews.

  • Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Rob Delaney
    • Narrated By Rob Delaney
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Rob Delaney is a father, a husband, a comedian, a writer. He is the author of an endless stream of beautiful, insane jokes on Twitter. He is sober. He is sometimes brave. He speaks French. He has bungee-jumped off the Manhattan Bridge. He enjoys antagonizing political figures, powerful retailers and the Kardashians. He listens to metal while he works out. He broke into an abandoned mental hospital with his mother. He played Sir Lancelot in Camelot. He has battled depression. He is funny as s***. He cleans up well. He and Margaret Atwood have a thing going on Twitter.

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  • Fifty Shades of Fifty Shades of Grey: A Romantic Comedy / Erotic Romance Parody

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Riley J. Ford
    • Narrated By Gillian Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    What happens when you try 50 Shades in the REAL world? When accountant Ben Weaver awakens after an erotic dream, he encounters a wife who is unwilling, uninterested, and who once again has a headache. The unworldly but focused Ben decides he will do anything to rekindle his sex life, including imitating the erotic techniques of billionaire Christian Grey from the Fifty Shades series.

    D. Austin says: "I just need love!"