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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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    MCTD1966 sylva, north carolina 09-16-16
    MCTD1966 sylva, north carolina 09-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "good listening"

    funny, bittersweet, sad in free spots. David Sedaris is great listening. i enjoyed the book

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    cho 08-29-16
    cho 08-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    great performance as always, I had to put my knitting down several times due to tears of laughter!

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    John Khazin 08-24-16
    John Khazin 08-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Time well spent"

    As with most of David Sedaris' books the essays are entertaining, poignant and usually autobiographical, interjected with a bit of fantastic-whimsy from childhood fantasies.
    Owls continues a tradition, with fresh content and the insights that come from a bit more wisdom and life experience. Owls is a stand-alone collection of stories told by a seasoned satirist who shares his quirky paradigm of the highs and lows that afflict us all.
    The narration done by the author offers both depth and accent to the stories, and is an exceptional aspect of the program.

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    Rhett 08-09-16
    Rhett 08-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not at same level as other books"
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    Unfortunately this book was quite lackluster when comparing to his other released material. I must agree with some of the other reviews which state that you might be better off purchasing some of his earlier material.

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    VC 03-03-16
    VC 03-03-16 Member Since 2016
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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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