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Alyssa newark, NJ, United States Member Since 2010
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A Peek at JJ Johnson's Bookshelf

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JJ Johnson's greatest hits:
  • Letting Go of God

    "Entertaining and Thought Provoking"

    Overall

    As a former believing Mormon, I could not stop listening to Julia's story. I went through the SAME journey and came to her same conclusions. She is surprisingly well read and has a genuine quest for truth. I really admire her intellectual honesty with herself. I can tell you first hand that her telling of the story from her visit with the Mormon missionaries is spot-on what you would hear from any Mormon missionary, other than the part about Joseph Smith putting his face in a hat to translate the Golden Plates. The church hides that little nugget and 95% of missionaries are not aware of that being in the historical record. She keeps your attention throughout the journey. She often will discuss something deeply thought provoking and then say something extremely funny right after so as to not get too serious. She has truly mastered story-telling skills. I have heard this type of story many times before, but never so entertaining and thought provoking. I listen to this over and over again. It does not get old.

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  • "Love him !!"

    9 of 10 helpful votes

    Ahhhhh, it feels so good to laugh that much. I loved it. His live readings are always so special, and that's what all of these are. I just wish it were about 10 times longer !!!! Such a tease you are, David. Be assured he has many other books, every one of which are great. He would be a cool friend to have....always laughing.

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    Haley says: "Resonated Big Time"
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    "It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown...." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

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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 quarrelling 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.

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  • 3.3 (27 ratings)
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    • By Garrison Keillor
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    Kristen says: "Response to whole show question"
  • All Stories Are Fiction: Just as the Light Fails  by Mike Daisey Narrated by Mike Daisey

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    Mike Daisey is a fierce storyteller, one minute hilarious, the next minute sweet, with a fine-tuned ear for digression. He circles in on his uneasy subject matter, closer and closer, until he exposes the raw heart. The New York Times calls him "the master storyteller" and he has been compared to Garrison Keillor, Spalding Gray, and David Sedaris.

  • Selected Shorts: Funny Business  by Simon Rich, David Schickler, Joe Meno, Ian Frazier, R.T. Smith, James Thurber, Dorothy Parker, Dave Eggers, Kevin Barry Narrated by Wyatt Cenac, Isiah Sheffer, Kirsten Vangsness, Dana Ivey, Alec Baldwin, Christina Pickles, David Rakoff, James Naughton

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    Mark says: "A Brilliant Personal Journey of Discovery"
  • Stephen Colbert: White House Correspondents' Dinner  by Stephen Colbert

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    • By Stephen Colbert
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    Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, speaks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on April 29, 2006.

    Todd says: "Truthiness intact"
  • The News from Lake Wobegon, 12-Month Subscription  by Garrison Keillor

    The News from Lake Wobegon, 12-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (15 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    "It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown..." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

    A User says: "A reply from Audible"
  • 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
    (265)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (105)

    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"
  •  
  • The Best of Second City, Volume 1  by Second City Narrated by Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinelo, Marsha Mason

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    Since 1959, Chicago's Second City improvisational comedy troupe has played a critical role in developing some of the most successful comedians in the United States and Canada. Comedians such as Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, James Belushi, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, and Richard Kind, to name a few, have all performed with The Second City.

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    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
    Overall
    (1533)
    Performance
    (432)
    Story
    (433)

    Julia Sweeney says she was a "happy Catholic girl" when, one day, she walked into church and signed up for a Bible-study course. "What an eye opener that was!" she says. Equally comedic and insightful, Letting Go of God is Sweeney's brilliant one-woman show about her struggle with her faith.

    Mark says: "A Brilliant Personal Journey of Discovery"
  • 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
    (532)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (191)

    LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!

    e.good says: "Use your extra credit here."
  • 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
    (265)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (105)

    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"
  • The News from Lake Wobegon, 1-Month Subscription (






ABRIDGED) by Garrison Keillor

    The News from Lake Wobegon, 1-Month Subscription

    • ABRIDGED (15 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    "It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown...." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

    Kristen says: "Response to whole show question"
  •  
  • The News from Lake Wobegon, 12-Month Subscription  by Garrison Keillor

    The News from Lake Wobegon, 12-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (15 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    "It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown..." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

    A User says: "A reply from Audible"
  • David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall (






ABRIDGED) by David Sedaris Narrated by David Sedaris

    David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    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 quarrelling 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.

  • Stephen Colbert: White House Correspondents' Dinner  by Stephen Colbert

    Stephen Colbert: White House Correspondents' Dinner

    • ORIGINAL (22 mins)
    • By Stephen Colbert
    Overall
    (341)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (59)

    Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, speaks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on April 29, 2006.

    Todd says: "Truthiness intact"
  • All Stories Are Fiction: Games People Play  by Mike Daisey Narrated by Mike Daisey

    All Stories Are Fiction: Games People Play

    • ORIGINAL (56 mins)
    • By Mike Daisey
    • Narrated By Mike Daisey
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Mike Daisey is a fierce storyteller, one minute hilarious, the next minute sweet, with a fine-tuned ear for digression. He circles in on his uneasy subject matter, closer and closer, until he exposes the raw heart. The New York Times calls him "the master storyteller" and he has been compared to Garrison Keillor, Spalding Gray, and David Sedaris.

  •  
  • The Best of Second City  by Second City: Chicago's Famed Improv Theatre Narrated by Edward Asner, Tim Kazurinsky, full cast

    The Best of Second City

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Second City: Chicago's Famed Improv Theatre
    • Narrated By Edward Asner, Tim Kazurinsky, full cast
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    The Best of Second City is an unforgettable ride through decades of hilarity, packed with classic sketches that helped make this America's foremost comedy troupe. Dubbed "a temple of satire" by Time magazine, The Second City has been convulsing audiences since its founding in Chicago in 1959, lampooning every aspect of modern American life with brilliant, improvisatory sketches.

    D. Martin says: "I don't want to see what was rated second best"
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