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Elizabeth

Elizabeth Bellevue, WA, United States Member Since 2007

A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!

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  • "Not so much..."

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    Well that was a ho-hum 38 minutes of my life. The promise of our love of Downton Abbey explored just didn't happen and in the end, it was a lot of rambling about nothing. Watch Downton, love the Queen and ignore the book.

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    England My England: Anglophilia Explained

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By Mark Dery
    • Narrated By Mark Ashby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (306)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (263)

    Downton Abbey has brought out the Anglophile in American fans of the hit TV series. But Anglophilia has a long history in America. Why are some native-born residents of our Shining City Upon a Hill, where All Men Are Created Equal, seduced by the fluting tones of manor-born privilege? At last, Anglophilia explained - in American, thank you.

    Janice says: "Failure to achieve objective."
  • "Not his best"

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    Enjoyable, but not as good as other Sedaris classics. Some of the essays are more, ummmm, shall we say "uncomfortable" than others, but laughs do exist.

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    Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (2930)
    Performance
    (2670)
    Story
    (2654)

    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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A Peek at Brian's Bookshelf

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Brian's greatest hits:
  • George Carlin Reads to You: An Audio Collection Including Grammy Winners 'Braindroppings' and 'Napalm & Silly Putty'

    "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.

  • 4.3 (2930 ratings)
    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
    Overall
    (2930)
    Performance
    (2670)
    Story
    (2654)

    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"
  • 4.3 (1623 ratings)
    American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot (






UNABRIDGED) by Craig Ferguson Narrated by Craig Ferguson

    American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Craig Ferguson
    • Narrated By Craig Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1623)
    Performance
    (1008)
    Story
    (1007)

    In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark - as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.

    Diane says: "Unabashedly Honest"
  • 4.4 (1158 ratings)
    David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall (






ABRIDGED) by David Sedaris Narrated by David Sedaris

    David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (1158)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (278)

    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."
  • 4.3 (550 ratings)
    Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!: More Magical Tales from the Author of 'God, No!' (






UNABRIDGED) by Penn Jillette Narrated by Penn Jillette

    Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!: More Magical Tales from the Author of 'God, No!'

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Penn Jillette
    • Narrated By Penn Jillette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (550)
    Performance
    (516)
    Story
    (519)

    Let's be honest - nobody has more fun than atheists. Don’t believe it? Well, consider this: For nonbelievers, every day you’re alive is a day to celebrate! And no one celebrates life to the fullest like Penn Jillette - the larger, louder half of legendary magic duo Penn & Teller - whose spectacularly witty and sharply observant essays in Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! will entertain zealots and skeptics alike.

    Marc Worley says: "Yes, he curses"
  •  
  • 4.5 (522 ratings)
    David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure (






UNABRIDGED) by David Sedaris Narrated by David Sedaris

    David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (522)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (181)

    LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!

    e.good says: "Use your extra credit here."
  • 4.4 (264 ratings)
    God Said,'Ha!'  by Julia Sweeney Narrated by Julia Sweeney

    God Said,'Ha!'

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (104)

    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"
  • 4.6 (63 ratings)
    Making Lite of Myself  by John Pinette Narrated by uncredited

    Making Lite of Myself

    • ORIGINAL (52 mins)
    • By John Pinette
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Welcome back, John! After two years of dancing in high heels on Broadway starring as Edna Turnblad in "Hairspray", John is finally back on the comedy stage. Making Lite of Myself is John's follow-up to the uproarious and extremely successful Show Me the Buffet which, years later, continues to attract fans. When asked to describe his stand-up, John Pinette says, "I talk about my life. It is the funniest thing I can think of. For some reason, people enjoy seeing me lose my cherub-like demeanor".

    keynotes says: "Best Ever!"
  • 4.3 (52 ratings)
    Real Ponies Don't Go Oink! (






UNABRIDGED) by Patrick McManus Narrated by Norman Dietz

    Real Ponies Don't Go Oink!

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Patrick McManus
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (31)

    You don't have to be a hunter or camper to enjoy this collection of hilarious stories by a writer who is often compared to Mark Twain and Garrison Keillor. In fact, the charm of Patrick F. McManus' work is that it provides plenty of reasons for staying indoors, surrounded by friendly appliances. You'll laugh aloud as McManus and his friends, including Rancid and Crazy Eddie, venture into the great outdoors to face formidable foes.

    Ken says: "Real Honest Humor"
  • 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
    Overall
    (2930)
    Performance
    (2670)
    Story
    (2654)

    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"
  • George Carlin Reads to You: An Audio Collection Including Grammy Winners 'Braindroppings' and 'Napalm & Silly Putty'  by George Carlin Narrated by George Carlin

    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
    (900)
    Performance
    (810)
    Story
    (803)

    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"
  • The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee (






UNABRIDGED) by Sarah Silverman Narrated by Sarah Silverman

    The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Sarah Silverman
    • Narrated By Sarah Silverman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1107)
    Performance
    (625)
    Story
    (616)

    From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly poignant, and still pee-in-your-pants funny. If you like Sarah’s television show The Sarah Silverman Program, or memoirs such as Chelsea Handler’s Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea and Artie Lange’s Too Fat to Fish, you’ll love The Bedwetter.

    Teddy says: "Adequate but not great..."
  • Sh-t My Dad Says (






UNABRIDGED) by Justin Halpern Narrated by Sean Schemmel

    Sh-t My Dad Says

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Justin Halpern
    • Narrated By Sean Schemmel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2024)
    Performance
    (1073)
    Story
    (1080)

    After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, 28-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his 73-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,” has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him.

    Michael says: "Really Funny! Should Be Up for an Audie Award"
  •  
  • Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation (






UNABRIDGED) by Aisha Tyler Narrated by Aisha Tyler

    Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Aisha Tyler
    • Narrated By Aisha Tyler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (336)
    Performance
    (309)
    Story
    (308)

    Aisha Tyler, comedian, actress, cohost of CBS's The Talk, star of Archer, and creator of the top-ranked podcast Girl on Guy, serves up a spectacular collection of her own self-inflicted wounds. From almost setting herself on fire, to vomiting on a boy she liked, to getting drunk and sleeping through the SATs, to going into crushing debt to pay for college and then throwing away her degree to become a comedian, Aisha's life has been a series of spectacularly epic fails. And she's got the scars to prove it. Literally.

    Kevin says: "Love it - weightier than you might think"
  • American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot (






UNABRIDGED) by Craig Ferguson Narrated by Craig Ferguson

    American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Craig Ferguson
    • Narrated By Craig Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1623)
    Performance
    (1008)
    Story
    (1007)

    In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark - as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.

    Diane says: "Unabashedly Honest"
  • Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!: More Magical Tales from the Author of 'God, No!' (






UNABRIDGED) by Penn Jillette Narrated by Penn Jillette

    Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!: More Magical Tales from the Author of 'God, No!'

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Penn Jillette
    • Narrated By Penn Jillette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (550)
    Performance
    (516)
    Story
    (519)

    Let's be honest - nobody has more fun than atheists. Don’t believe it? Well, consider this: For nonbelievers, every day you’re alive is a day to celebrate! And no one celebrates life to the fullest like Penn Jillette - the larger, louder half of legendary magic duo Penn & Teller - whose spectacularly witty and sharply observant essays in Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! will entertain zealots and skeptics alike.

    Marc Worley says: "Yes, he curses"
  • Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty's Favorite Uncle (






UNABRIDGED) by Si Robertson, Mark Schlabach Narrated by Si Robertson

    Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty's Favorite Uncle

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Si Robertson, Mark Schlabach
    • Narrated By Si Robertson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (195)

    The brother of patriarch Phil Robertson, Uncle Si has a limitless supply of stories about his childhood, duck hunting adventures, his days in Vietnam, and everything in between. Now the best of those tales are gathered into this roaring collection.

    Si shares stories of the more than 25 marriage proposals he's received in the mail (some with photos!), how he came to use a green Tupperware cup for his ever-present sweet tea, and how his cigarette smoke made a deer cough (he's since quit smoking).

    Woody says: "Audible's description inaccurate"
  •  
  • David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure (






UNABRIDGED) by David Sedaris Narrated by David Sedaris

    David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (522)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (181)

    LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!

    e.good says: "Use your extra credit here."
  • I Know I Am, But What Are You? (






UNABRIDGED) by Samantha Bee Narrated by Samantha Bee

    I Know I Am, But What Are You?

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Samantha Bee
    • Narrated By Samantha Bee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (153)

    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!"
  • Never Sniff a Gift Fish (






UNABRIDGED) by Patrick McManus Narrated by Norman Dietz

    Never Sniff a Gift Fish

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Patrick McManus
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    In the chapters of Never Sniff a Gift Fish, McManus will teach you the wisdom that is usually shared only in the close ranks of modern-day hunters and gatherers. To complete your arsenal, McManus also includes "The Hunter's Workout Guide" and a special "Family Camper's Dictionary". Exercises like the hindquarter shuffle will make you move like a hunter. And phrases like "Yip-yip-yip-Owoooooo!" will help you sound like one, too.

    Hugh says: "McManus, a favorite author for two decades"
  • Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Grace Helbig
    • Narrated By Grace Helbig
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
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    (0)

    Infused with her trademark saucy, sweet, and funny voice, Grace’s Guide is a tongue-in-cheek handbook for millennials, encompassing everything a young or new (or regular or old) adult needs to know, from surviving a breakup to recovering from a hangover. Read by the author in her inimitable style, Grace’s Guide features interactive elements and exclusive stories from Grace’s own misadventures - like losing her virginity solely because her date took her to a Macaroni Grill - and many other hilarious lessons she learned the hard way.

  • 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

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Mike Murphy
    • Narrated By Jerry Robbins, J.T. Turner, Hugh Metzler, and others
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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    (0)

    Solutions, Inc., Vol. 1 is a paranormal comedy set in Boston, and produced by the award-winning Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air.

  • The Rude Poets Society (






UNABRIDGED) by Lew Macgeorge Narrated by Alicia Harris

    The Rude Poets Society

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Lew Macgeorge
    • Narrated By Alicia Harris
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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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.

  • The Short Years: A Funny Look at the Long Days and Short Years of Parenting (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Alatorre Narrated by Jason P. Hilton

    The Short Years: A Funny Look at the Long Days and Short Years of Parenting

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 3 mins)
    • By Dan Alatorre
    • Narrated By Jason P. Hilton
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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    (0)

    In this hilarious short story, two parents encourage their little girl to grow up, and immediately wonder about the repercussions of their decision, while juggling potty training, theme park visits, and the thought of life without her one day. You will see yourself in this story 100 times over. The Short Years is a series of beautiful vignettes folded into a weekend trip and a look into the future. (Contains selected passages from the book The Long Cutie)

  • My Husband's a Dog... My Wife's a Bitch (






UNABRIDGED) by Devin DeVasquez, Ronn Moss Narrated by Ronn Moss, Devin Devasquez

    My Husband's a Dog... My Wife's a Bitch

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By Devin DeVasquez, Ronn Moss
    • Narrated By Ronn Moss, Devin Devasquez
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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    I'm sure you have heard the phrase, "Men are like dogs." On the flip side, men often referred to women as bitches and can actually mean it affectionately. This book is a humorous look at relationships between men and women and how we relate to each other.

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  • Poseidon's Tunnel (






UNABRIDGED) by DJ Ass Maggots Narrated by Carter Jameson

    Poseidon's Tunnel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By DJ Ass Maggots
    • Narrated By Carter Jameson
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    This sophomoric sophomore collection of doggerel by low self-esteemed quasi-celebrity cross-dressing debutant DJ Ass Maggots is guaranteed fun for the whole family, assuming that family consists of perverts, junkies, and hardened ex-cons.

    Vero BEE Allard says: "WHO DOESNT LOVE A TALE OF DEBAUCHERY???"
  • Goin' Postal/The Creek: True Stories of a U.S. Postal Worker/Where Stories of the Past Come Alive (2 in 1) (






UNABRIDGED) by Rhoda D'Ettore Narrated by Sarah Van Sweden

    Goin' Postal/The Creek: True Stories of a U.S. Postal Worker/Where Stories of the Past Come Alive (2 in 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Rhoda D'Ettore
    • Narrated By Sarah Van Sweden
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    (0)
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    Goin' Postal tells the story of a real U.S. postal worker dealing with crazy situations that the public never sees. From human heads in the mail to alligators on the loose in the building, this book is sure to make you laugh. The second book in this combo, The Creek, tells stories set in the same location, but each story is set in a different time period. The last story depicts how the people and stories of the past are still alive today.

  • All My Friends Are Engaged (






UNABRIDGED) by Jen Glantz Narrated by Dina Pearlman

    All My Friends Are Engaged

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 29 mins)
    • By Jen Glantz
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    Overall
    (0)
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    Chances are you've been there before: On an awkward first date where you find yourself stuck playing 20 questions with a person who has broccoli stuck in their teeth, or the one who shows up so on-the-rocks wasted that they end up passed out in their bowl of clam chowder before the main course arrives. All My Friends Are Engaged is a collection of dating disaster stories, packed with witty and relatable answers to the age-old annoying question of "Why are you still single?"