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A Peek at Rick's Bookshelf

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  • David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall

    "Just Like Being There"

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    The thing about a David Sedaris reading, even at Carnegie Hall, is that he stands behind a podium and reads. It's not a physical performance, per se, so listening to the recording is about as good as the experience of being there. And that is very good indeed. Sedaris delivers a largely deadpan reading of hilarious and insightful material, from true family stories to wild fantasies. Audiences are in stitches from start to finish, and you will be, too. Although it's difficult to choose, this is some of his very best work.

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Erich Auckland Park, South Africa 09-14-12 Member Since 2004

Speaker, Leader, innovation consultant, kilt-wearer, South African.

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  • "If you are interested in comedy, bu..."

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    This book is the single most useful book I have ever read on the art of writing a joke.
    It's principles are easy to understand and to follow -- and even to teach.
    It comes with a PDF workbook so you can literally write jokes.
    The narrator is completely transparent about the messy process of writing -- so there is lots of really weak material here. The author then shows why the material is weak, and how to strengthen it.

    I have met professional comics -- top people in their field -- who cannot explain their process as well as Greg does in this book. They have no clue. They are very funny people, but they have no clue why they are funny.

    Greg Dean knows, though.

    I used this book to write a short routine for a formal address I was giving (10 minutes) which went down incredibly well.
    I cannot praise this book enough.
    If you want to learn how to reliably write jokes, follow this formula. You will definitely get better at writing jokes.

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    Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Greg Dean
    • Narrated By Greg Dean
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    Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy, written by Greg Dean, is a comprehensive guide for people who are funny, want to be funnier, or have dreams of being a stand-up comedian. This first-of-its-kind audiobook demystifies the craft of comedy by breaking it down to the fundamental skills used by professional funny people. Dean lays out these skills in simple-to-understand lessons that are easy to practice and master.

    Scott says: "Solid Advice, Horrendous Delivery. Read it instead"

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    Paul says: "Dara is always good"
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    Gwynne says: "A charming play"
  • 4.4 (1166 ratings)
    David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall (






ABRIDGED) by David Sedaris Narrated by David Sedaris

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    If you are driving, pull over. If you are at work, close your door, unless you don't mind your colleagues seeing you doubled over, in tears, on your office floor. With this recording, taped before a delirious sold out audience at Carnegie Hall, you are there as David Sedaris performs new stories from his upcoming book. A parrot who mimics an ice maker, lovers quarreling over a rubber hand, and a Santa Claus who moonlights from his job as bishop of Turkey, the cast of characters is like no other.

    Richard says: "Material that exists on other books."
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    Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season  by Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington Narrated by Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington

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  • 4.6 (626 ratings)
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    Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete Fifth Season (






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    • By Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
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    Jiayun says: "Love it!"
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  • 4.3 (361 ratings)
    All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me (






UNABRIDGED) by Jeff Dunham Narrated by Jeff Dunham

    All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jeff Dunham
    • Narrated By Jeff Dunham
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    Michelle says: "Completely Enjoyable"
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    Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
    • Narrated By Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorn, full cast
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    Emily says: "Does this work as an audiobook? Yes, Minister ..."
  • Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy (






UNABRIDGED) by Greg Dean Narrated by Greg Dean

    Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy

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    • By Greg Dean
    • Narrated By Greg Dean
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    Scott says: "Solid Advice, Horrendous Delivery. Read it instead"
  • The Ricky Gervais Guide to... NATURAL HISTORY (






UNABRIDGED) by Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, & Karl Pilkington Narrated by Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, & Karl Pilkington

    The Ricky Gervais Guide to... NATURAL HISTORY

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    january says: "Stupid funny!!!"
  • The Ricky Gervais Guide to... MEDICINE (






UNABRIDGED) by Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, & Karl Pilkington Narrated by Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, & Karl Pilkington

    The Ricky Gervais Guide to... MEDICINE

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    • By Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, & Karl Pilkington
    • Narrated By Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, & Karl Pilkington
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    Here's the first in a new series of in-depth discussions on a variety of subjects relating to humanity's greatest endeavors. Around the table, Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant and the glabrous luminary Karl Pilkington. In this episode, MEDICINE, we explore the treatment of human ailments through history - from trepanation (or 'oles in the 'ed) in early tribal societies right through to the possible, if improbable, future of medical technology.

    Wilson says: "Best there has been for a while"
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  • David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall (






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    David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall

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    Richard says: "Material that exists on other books."
  • The Ricky Gervais Guide to... THE ARTS (






UNABRIDGED) by Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, & Karl Pilkington Narrated by Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, & Karl Pilkington

    The Ricky Gervais Guide to... THE ARTS

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    january says: "Stupid funny!!!"
  • Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete Third Season  by Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington Narrated by Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington

    Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete Third Season

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    Season 1 was the most downloaded podcast in history. Season 2 blasted the boundaries of blather. And now, it's The Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete Third Season. Pay one price, and you'll get all six episodes from Season 3, full of the latest ravings, rants, and ramblings from Ricky, Steve, and Karl.

    Robert says: "Awesome"
  • The Podfather Trilogy - Season Four of The Ricky Gervais Show (






UNABRIDGED) by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington

    The Podfather Trilogy - Season Four of The Ricky Gervais Show

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    Kimmie Mc says: "Genius x 3... but audio could be better"
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  • Classic Gold  by George Carlin

    Classic Gold

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    This set contains three of George Carlin's classic albums from the 1970s in their entirety: FM & AM, Class Clown, and Occupation Foole.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Don't listen and drive"
  • Ricky Gervais Guide to... THE ENGLISH (






UNABRIDGED) by Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant & Karl Pilkington Narrated by Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant & Karl Pilkington

    Ricky Gervais Guide to... THE ENGLISH

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    A.P. says: "Hilarious"
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    Ricky Gervais Show: Season 2, Episode 1

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    The first half-hour of complete tosh from Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, and bald-headed imbecile Karl Pilkington in a new season of The Ricky Gervais Show.

    Susan says: "Amazing"
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    Jokes About Shtirlitz (Anekdoty pro Shtirlica)

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    Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection

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    • By Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
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    Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled. Helped - and hampered - by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing.

    Emily says: "Does this work as an audiobook? Yes, Minister ..."
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    Milf & Cookies

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    It Had to Be Said

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    The Joke Book for People Who Think the Kardashians Are a Joke

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  • Different Class  by Ed Byrne Narrated by Ed Byrne

    Different Class

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

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  • Look Who's Back (






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    Look Who's Back

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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.

    Vira says: "Read the book instead..."