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Sharon

Sharon North Miami Beach, FL, United States

Eclectic, veracious reader hardcover,paperback, ebooks, and audible books. Also have an appreciation for many types of prose.

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  • Freak Weather Feels Different

    "Fragmented and poorly produced"

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    I am a huge fan of live storytelling podcasts and recordings so I was more than a little let down by the choppy, patched-together content contained in this compilation. There were a lot of little recorded snippets thrown into the mix and the overall effect was like flipping through channels on the TV without staying on one long enough to catch more than a sentence.

    Also : I'm not super picky about crowd noise or less than optimal recording quality but this recording contained waaaaay too much cackling laughter directly into the microphone by the host and I was glad when the hour+ was over. The host leaves her mic on the entire time and peppers the performances with her own comments and grating laughter - it was obnoxious and I would liken it to heckling in some cases. I've listened to several other Uncabaret recordings which had some of the same interruptions - however, not to this extreme and not as grating as this one.

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  • "Great listen"

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    Hi entertaining and easy to listen to.

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    God Said,'Ha!'

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
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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"

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    Neat  by Charlayne Woodard Narrated by Charlayne Woodard

    Neat

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 41 mins)
    • By Charlayne Woodard
    • Narrated By Charlayne Woodard
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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"
  • 4.5 (1517 ratings)
    Letting Go of God  by Julia Sweeney Narrated by Julia Sweeney

    Letting Go of God

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    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
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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"
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  • 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"
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  • 4.5 (154 ratings)
    The News from Lake Wobegon, 1-Month Subscription (






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    The News from Lake Wobegon, 1-Month Subscription

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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!

    Kristen says: "Response to whole show question"
  • 4.6 (29 ratings)
    Pretty Fire  by Charlayne Woodard Narrated by Charlayne Woodard

    Pretty Fire

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    • By Charlayne Woodard
    • Narrated By Charlayne Woodard
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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"
  • 4.6 (19 ratings)
    The News from Lake Wobegon, 12-Month Subscription  by Garrison Keillor

    The News from Lake Wobegon, 12-Month Subscription

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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"
  • 4.5 (17 ratings)
    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

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    • By Tobias Wolff, Ron Carlson, Richard Ford, and others
    • Narrated By William Hurt
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    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"
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  • 4.4 (15 ratings)
    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
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    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..."
  • 4.7 (12 ratings)
    In Real Life  by Charlayne Woodard Narrated by Charlayne Woodard

    In Real Life

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    • 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"
  • David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure (






UNABRIDGED) by David Sedaris Narrated by David Sedaris

    David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure

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    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
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    LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!

    e.good says: "Use your extra credit here."
  • 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
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    Story
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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"
  • 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"
  • Thalia Kids' Book Club: Brian Jacques' Redwall Series  by Brian Jacques Narrated by Jon Scieszka

    Thalia Kids' Book Club: Brian Jacques' Redwall Series

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    A rollicking conversation between British author Brian Jacques and Jon Scieszka about the newest installment in Jacques' beloved Redwall series, Eulalia!. Redwall's heroes are peace-loving mice, moles, shrews, squirrels, and their friends who exhibit human characteristics in a medieval setting. They face the dark side of the animal world, represented by rats, weasels, stoats, foxes, and their villain allies, in the day-to-day struggle of good versus evil.

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  • Selected Shorts: American Classics  by Amy Tan, Donald Barthelme, Eudora Welty, Edgar Allan Poe, Joyce Carol Oates, John Sayles, Alice Walker Narrated by Freda Foh Shen, David Strathairn, Stockard Channing, RenĂ© Auberjonois, Christine Baranski, Jerry Stiller, Malachy McCourt

    Selected Shorts: American Classics

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    A compilation of classic tales by great American writers performed by terrific actors, with a lineup including Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award winners, and PEN Award winners.

    Michael says: "Classic classics"
  • Neat  by Charlayne Woodard Narrated by Charlayne Woodard

    Neat

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 41 mins)
    • By Charlayne Woodard
    • Narrated By Charlayne Woodard
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    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"
  • 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"
  • An Evening with Alan Titchmarsh (Unabridged)  by Alan Titchmarsh Narrated by Alan Titchmarsh

    An Evening with Alan Titchmarsh (Unabridged)

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    • By Alan Titchmarsh
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    Alan Titchmarsh is known to millions through the popular BBC TV programmes Ground Force and Gardener's World. Now you can enjoy an amusing, informative, and entertaining evening with the Gardening Broadcaster of the Year. Alan talks about his life and career, tells hilarious behind-the-scenes anecdotes, reads some of his favourite stories and poems, and, of course, gives useful advice about gardening.

    Debra says: "Entertaining"
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  • The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, July 26, 2014  by Garrison Keillor Narrated by Garrison Keillor

    The News from Lake Wobegon from A Prairie Home Companion, July 26, 2014

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    • By Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated 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. It's a town where "the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all of the children are above average."

  • 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"
  • Neat  by Charlayne Woodard Narrated by Charlayne Woodard

    Neat

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 41 mins)
    • By Charlayne Woodard
    • Narrated By Charlayne Woodard
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    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
    (181)

    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
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    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"
  • 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"
  • 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
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    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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