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Alan Norman

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  • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
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    (3848)
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    (3497)
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    (3478)

    From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.

    FanB14 says: "Devout Fan Disappointed"
    "I really wanted to like this. I really did."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yeah I would actually make these stories interesting and funny. Two important charachteristics that I feel this book sorely lacks.


    What was most disappointing about David Sedaris’s story?

    I didn't think his storys were that funny in this book. I bought this book based on his reviews because a lot of them we're positive. Now I am teetering on the idea that all of those positive reviews we're old fans grasping at Sedaris straws, frantically looking for something they could all proclaim was a "new classic". "Lets Explore Diabetes With Owls" is simply just not that interesting collection of essays.


    What does David Sedaris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is a wonderful storyteller! Him reading his book was probably the best thing about the listening experience because he has such a charachter voice and also can interpret his work in the way it is supossed to be interpreted.


    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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