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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls Audiobook
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
Written by: 
David Sedaris
Narrated by: 
David Sedaris
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls Audiobook

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Humor, 2014

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. Whether railing against the habits of litterers in the English countryside or marveling over a disembodied human arm in a taxidermist's shop, Sedaris takes us on side-splitting adventures that are not to be forgotten.

©2013 David Sedaris (P)2013 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Sedaris is the preeminent humorist of his generation." (Entertainment Weekly)

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    VC 03-03-16
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    "Great listen!"

    Currently working my way through all of David Sedaris's books. This one is a little more serious and dry in tone than some of the others I've listened to, but I still enjoyed it and found myself laughing out loud in some places. His writing is witty and entertaining as usual and contain the emotion and honesty one comes to expect from Sedaris.

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    Amazon Customer 02-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "laugh out loud funny"

    listened to this gem a ew times to moutain and on road trip to pagosa from Seattle. laughed so hard a couple times woke up my sleeping pup in truck. great read. loved it.

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    Fog 02-11-16
    Fog 02-11-16

    Don't like bad narrators ruining good writing. To be fair, liking someone's voice is subjective but good narration has sensitivity, nuance, power and a rich understanding of the text. Minor pet peeve: narrators who've not researched foreign pronunciation or elevated English. Lazy!

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    "I marvel"

    How did I not discover David Sedaris earlier?! L-O-V-E !!! He has inspired me to start a journal.

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    Sheena Beach Charlotte, NC, US 01-31-16
    Sheena Beach Charlotte, NC, US 01-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I love everything you do!"

    Very rarely do you encounter an author who describes story with such intensity and humor as to make you laugh out loud to the point of tears with every novel. David Sedaris has once again made me a sputtering idiot trying to tell people your stories. I love every word you write!

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    Lisa J. Shultz Breckenridge, CO 01-26-16
    Lisa J. Shultz Breckenridge, CO 01-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Amusing but not hilarious"
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    Amused me but didn't provide me with as much funny stuff as Me Talk Pretty One Day and others he has written before. There was more just shaking my head in amazement than laughter.

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    Paula Kelch 03-31-15
    Paula Kelch 03-31-15 Member Since 2014
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    "My Happy Place"

    I love listening to David's voice, his unique inflections and his impersonations of his family and friends. His family is much like my own and as a Carolinian I can relate to the places he has been down to the same cottages on Emerald Isle.

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    Julie W. Capell Milwaukee, WI USA 03-29-15
    Julie W. Capell Milwaukee, WI USA 03-29-15 Member Since 2007

    The audio books I get tend to be either 1) scifi or 2) things for my husband and me to listen to on long road trips--humor or history

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    "Good until the last couple of stories"

    Another very enjoyable “listen” from Sedaris. I love listening to his essays on long car rides; this book was everything I have come to expect from him, generating lots of chuckles and several laugh-out-loud moments. The only part I was disappointed in was the last couple of stories. He introduces them by saying he can’t understand why kids in forensics use his stories, because he doesn’t think they’re “performable.” Huh? This from a guy who makes a tidy living performing his essays out loud? As if that weren’t confusing enough, he then says he wrote the rest of the essays just for the kids in forensics, and goes on to read some of the absolute worst, most un-funny stories I have ever heard from him. I knocked this down to three stars because of these weird and inappropriate stories at the end.

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    moving stranger 03-27-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Funniest Sedaris book in ages"

    I found his last two books morosely charming but not laugh out loud funny. This new one is a return to form. The best way to enjoy Sedaris is live so the live bits are especially fun. The musical interludes are a nice touch.

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    Michael 03-25-15
    Michael 03-25-15
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    "A Sidesplitting Thrill Ride"
    What did you love best about Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls?

    The wit weaves through every story with grace and surprise even, bringing tears to the listeners eyes and leaving the listener left wondering what in the world will happen next!


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    Best road trip listen ever!

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    Neval Ozturk 03-23-15
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    "Brilliant David Sedaris as always"

    David Sedaris' essays are always entertaining, always witty, always delightful, and this one is no different. Go read it now!

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