I first heard Sedaris' Live at Carnegie Hall, and since then can't get enough of him. Because this book was so short, I almost didn't buy it. I'm so glad I did! David and Amy should team up on more narrations... she added hilarious voice to hilarious writing. I recommend it as one of my favorites.
I've enjoyed all the others, but can't give this more than 3/5. I found the stories a tad boring, and found myself giggling a lot less than in others.
In a small, peaceful town on the Equator, the sun always sets at 6, and a good audiobook is always the perfect evening companion.
David Sedaris, like most entertainers, is usually at his best before a live and appreciative audience. He is a very funny guy, and the invariable audience response electrifies the experience.
“Naked” is a different kind of recording, but no less engaging and maybe even more so. It’s a studio production, with no audience. There are a few staccato jazz bridges, and multiple characters briefly and brilliantly voiced by his sister, the extraordinarily talented actress and writer Amy Sedaris. And David reads his writings as only he can.
The sometimes cringe-inducing title piece comes at the end, having to do with visiting a nudist community, but the entire performance is an intimate, candid self-portrait, in which David reveals as much about himself as he has always done to his siblings, to their frequent dismay. It’s very funny—I laughed out loud countless times while listening—but also deadly serious. As such, it’s a fascinating audio achievement to be enjoyed and admired.
Love the many voices of Amy Sedaris
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Love David Sedaris, especially listening to his narration. Feel like I've spent hours at the comedy club and hurt from laughing out loud!
interesting to listen to David and his sister narrate. Amy does a great job!
Quick listen. Aroused a few laughs/chuckles.
It was a light, pleasant audiobook.
It's hard to compare David Sedaris to anyone.
I have all of his books, and audio books. I can't imagine anyone else reading his works. Her has a wonderful voice, and great comedic timing.
It made me laugh, and it had beautifully heart breaking moments, followed by David's sense of humor that brought levity to the sad, sometimes depressing moments. This book is about a real persons life after all. How can you not have moments both up and down?
He has a way of making the mundane momentous, and the weird and unusual seem completely normal and acceptable. It's always funny, and a bit sad at times, but I find I walk away learning something about myself by the time the book ends. As far as I'm concerned that says more about David Sedaris' books than any review I could give.
I liked everything about this book!
Amy's impersonation of her parents, Ya-Ya was outstanding!
It was quirky. It was heart felt. It was everything you expect when you buy a David Sedaris book. I felt it was all over the place and hard to follow, but overall it was a nice, quick "listen."
Put everything in chronological order instead of continuing to snap back to childhood stories.