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Daniel

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  • "Excellent readings, BUT..."

    Overall

    ...please note that the stories are, in fact, abridged.

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    Selected Shorts: Edith Wharton

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 55 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Kathleen Chalfant, Maria Tucci, Brenda Wehle, and others
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story has toured to the Mount, the stately and elegant home of the great American writer Edith Wharton, for the last several summers, presenting Broadway and Hollywood actors reading stories by Wharton and other writers. Selected Shorts now presents a collection of four of Edith Wharton's short stories, recorded live at the Mount, and featuring acclaimed actresses Kathleen Chalfant, Christina Pickles, Maria Tucci, and Brenda Wehle.

    Daniel says: "Excellent readings, BUT..."
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  • Selected Shorts: Falling in Love

    "all of the selected shorts series are the best"

    Overall

    All of the Selected Shorts packages on Audible are the best. Perfect semi-serious stories to intermingle with the longer works you listen to. And a nice package of podcast-like pieces all collected to together into a single place. I recommend that you download them all, if you have the credits available, and listen to them when you are tired of whatever else you have on your MP3 player. Highly recommended.

Scott

Scott Roseville, CA, United States 09-07-08 Member Since 2006

Don't you just love a great story well told?

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  • "Sweet Funny Tale of a Spiritual Jou..."

    13 of 14 helpful votes

    Julia Sweeney with humor and "textual" evidence direct from the Bible combined with personal experience really makes you understand her need to wander from the "flock" of the Christian-Catholic church. If you're open minded and have enough faith in your personal beliefs you'll withstand the few excellently placed jabs she makes at the Christian/Catholic's "bestseller". However if you are religiously fundamental and think of the Bible as the LITERAL WORD of GOD then you will see this comedian as a blasphemer. As a deist, I found her thoughtfulness very refreshing as she truly struggles to reconcile her visions of God and Jesus as loving beings... with the outright nastiness of God and many other contradictions so well documented in both the Old and New testaments. Even Jesus says/does some pretty surprising things as "the Prince of Peace" Granted the Old Testament writings are "Bronze Age" ramblings and that we should "...leave that book to the professionals." She really WANTS to believe but as she studies the actual Bible and THINKS you can hear the pain evident during her slow transformation. God gave us free will which God may want us to use correctly. Especially to develop a personal relationship with..uh... "him." It's hard to support anything that encourages "cult" thinking or discourages thinking for yourself and developing one's own reasonable set of morals that encourages love and kindness to all. Of course, personal belief is just that. This reviewer has no right to criticize anyone's personal beliefs (as long as they are not violent). But back to this concise wonderful monologue it really will open your eyes and you too may feel her outraged quip as she watches churchgoers with the Bible in their hands: "Have you even READ that BOOK?????"

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    Letting Go of God

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
    Overall
    (1517)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (419)

    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"

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    Kristen says: "Response to whole show question"
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    A User says: "A reply from Audible"
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    Parola138 says: "amazing voice for audio"
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  • 4.4 (15 ratings)
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    Daniel says: "Excellent readings, BUT..."
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    • By Garrison Keillor
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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"
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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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    Michael says: "Classic classics"
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    Letting Go of God

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
    Overall
    (1517)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (419)

    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"
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UNABRIDGED) by Tobias Wolff, Ron Carlson, Richard Ford, Aleksandar Hemon Narrated by William Hurt

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    Parola138 says: "amazing voice for audio"
  •  
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    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
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    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"
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    D. Littman says: "all of the selected shorts series are the best"
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    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 41 mins)
    • By Charlayne Woodard
    • Narrated By Charlayne Woodard
    Overall
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    Performance
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    In Neat, writer/performer Charlayne Woodard shares her memories of growing up black in America in the '60s and '70s. The play focuses around the life of Woodard's Aunt Beneatha, Neat, who was mistakenly fed camphor oil as a baby, resulting in permanent brain damage. Stories of family and of time spent with Neat are weaved together with touching results.

    Mary Robins says: "A Must Read"
  • 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
    (1517)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (419)

    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
    (521)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
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    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
    (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"
  •  
  • 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"
  • Pretty Fire  by Charlayne Woodard Narrated by Charlayne Woodard

    Pretty Fire

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 35 mins)
    • By Charlayne Woodard
    • Narrated By Charlayne Woodard
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
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    Story
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    In five autobiographical vignettes, Charlayne Woodard tells the moving and inspirational tale of her African-American family through three generations of love, struggle, and triumph.

    Price Above Rubies says: "Uplifting and Entertaining"
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    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"
  • Selected Shorts: The William Hurt Collection (






UNABRIDGED) by Tobias Wolff, Ron Carlson, Richard Ford, Aleksandar Hemon Narrated by William Hurt

    Selected Shorts: The William Hurt Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Tobias Wolff, Ron Carlson, Richard Ford, and others
    • Narrated By William Hurt
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    A collection of poignant, romantic and funny tales performed by Academy Award -winning actor William Hurt. This collection includes a bonus track of an exclusive interview with William Hurt. Hurt's readings are thoughtful, tender, romantic, and resonant. A treasure.

    Parola138 says: "amazing voice for audio"
  •  
  • Selected Shorts: Edith Wharton  by Edith Wharton Narrated by Kathleen Chalfant, Maria Tucci, Brenda Wehle, Christina Pickles

    Selected Shorts: Edith Wharton

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 55 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Kathleen Chalfant, Maria Tucci, Brenda Wehle, and others
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story has toured to the Mount, the stately and elegant home of the great American writer Edith Wharton, for the last several summers, presenting Broadway and Hollywood actors reading stories by Wharton and other writers. Selected Shorts now presents a collection of four of Edith Wharton's short stories, recorded live at the Mount, and featuring acclaimed actresses Kathleen Chalfant, Christina Pickles, Maria Tucci, and Brenda Wehle.

    Daniel says: "Excellent readings, BUT..."
  • In Real Life  by Charlayne Woodard Narrated by Charlayne Woodard

    In Real Life

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By Charlayne Woodard
    • Narrated By Charlayne Woodard
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    In the final play of a trilogy that began with Pretty Fire and continued with Neat, In Real Life finds Charlayne Woodard pursuing her dreams in New York City. From early days as a stuggling actor to being nominated for a Tony Award, the harsh realities of Broadway are balanced by the unusual and comforting characters that touched her life.

    teresa says: "Nana"
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