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  • 4.5 (1531 ratings)
    Letting Go of God  by Julia Sweeney Narrated by Julia Sweeney

    Letting Go of God

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
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    (1531)
    Performance
    (430)
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    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"
  • 4.5 (531 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
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    Story
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    LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!

    e.good says: "Use your extra credit here."
  • 4.4 (265 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
    (265)
    Performance
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    Story
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    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"
  • 4.5 (154 ratings)
    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)
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    (0)
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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!

    Kristen says: "Response to whole show question"
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  • 4.6 (19 ratings)
    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
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    (19)
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    (0)
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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!

    A User says: "A reply from Audible"
  • 4.4 (11 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 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.

  • 4.2 (341 ratings)
    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"
  • 3.4 (28 ratings)
    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.

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  • 3.3 (27 ratings)
    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"
  • 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

    Selected Shorts: Funny Business

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Simon Rich, David Schickler, Joe Meno, and others
    • Narrated By Wyatt Cenac, Isiah Sheffer, Kirsten Vangsness, and others
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    From wild and wacky to knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud fun, these humorous tales represent some of the best of recent seasons of the hit public radio series Selected Shorts. Comedian Wyatt Cenac gives a killer performance of Simon Rich’s hilarious tale of woe from the point of view of a condom in a young man’s wallet. Alec Baldwin gives a delightful over-the-top performance of James Thurber’s wonderfully silly classic tale of the day everybody in a small Ohio town thought the dam broke.

  • 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
    (531)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (190)

    LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!

    e.good says: "Use your extra credit here."
  • Letting Go of God  by Julia Sweeney Narrated by Julia Sweeney

    Letting Go of God

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
    Overall
    (1531)
    Performance
    (430)
    Story
    (431)

    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"
  • 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"
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  • Un-Cabaret Stand-Up: All Worked Up (






UNABRIDGED) by Julia Sweeney, Merrill Markoe, Terry Sweeney Narrated by Julia Sweeney, Merrill Markoe, Terry Sweeney

    Un-Cabaret Stand-Up: All Worked Up

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney, Merrill Markoe, Terry Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney, Merrill Markoe, Terry Sweeney
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    (2)
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    (0)
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    These hilarious standup comedy performances from the Un-Cabaret are all about work. Stories of embezzlement, existential dread, and Hollywood horror are just some of the benefits of being on the job with these inspired comic storytellers.

  • Un-Cabaret Stand-Up: Look at Me (






UNABRIDGED) by Beth Lapides, Bobcat Goldthwait, Andy Dick, Dana Gould, Julia Sweeney Narrated by Beth Lapides, Bobcat Goldthwait, Andy Dick, Dana Gould, Julia Sweeney

    Un-Cabaret Stand-Up: Look at Me

    • UNABRIDGED (22 mins)
    • By Beth Lapides, Bobcat Goldthwait, Andy Dick, and others
    • Narrated By Beth Lapides, Bobcat Goldthwait, Andy Dick, and others
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    (1)
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    (0)
    Story
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    These inspired standup performances feature stories about being sort-of famous. Take an epic journey to the Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Show and into the depths of Julia Sweeney's soul. Watch Dana Gould get his pilot tested. Plus great snapshots of near-fame from Bobcat Goldthwait, Beth Lapides, and a gem of a song from Andy Dick with music by Andras Jones (we think).

  • Un-Cabaret Stand-Up: Mail Call (






UNABRIDGED) by Beth Lapides, Sue Murphy, Julia Sweeney Narrated by Beth Lapides, Sue Murphy, Julia Sweeney

    Un-Cabaret Stand-Up: Mail Call

    • UNABRIDGED (18 mins)
    • By Beth Lapides, Sue Murphy, Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Beth Lapides, Sue Murphy, Julia Sweeney
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    (3)
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    (0)
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    Take a correspondence course in comedy with Julia Sweeney as she tries to deal with a spurned lover long-distance, and Beth Lapides and Sue Murphy get mail that really pushes the envelope.

  • All Stories Are Fiction: Just as the Light Fails  by Mike Daisey Narrated by Mike Daisey

    All Stories Are Fiction: Just as the Light Fails

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Mike Daisey
    • Narrated By Mike Daisey
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    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.

  •  
  • All Stories Are Fiction: Yes, There Will Be Dancing  by Mike Daisey Narrated by Mike Daisey

    All Stories Are Fiction: Yes, There Will Be Dancing

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 5 mins)
    • By Mike Daisey
    • Narrated By Mike Daisey
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    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.

    Christopher says: "don't bother, good titol, but that is it"
  • 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"
  • Letting Go of God  by Julia Sweeney Narrated by Julia Sweeney

    Letting Go of God

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
    Overall
    (1531)
    Performance
    (430)
    Story
    (431)

    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
    (531)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (190)

    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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