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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls Audiobook

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

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.
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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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    michele 09-19-13
    michele 09-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not My Favorite But I'm Still a Fan"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I read the book first but really enjoy listening to DS read his work. This is a good addition to my library.


    Would you recommend Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not. I'd recommend his other stuff much more highly. This book is a little dark.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narration did not need improvement IMO.


    Was Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls worth the listening time?

    I could have skipped this one but I'm glad I gave it a chance.


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    patricia United States 09-18-13
    patricia United States 09-18-13
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    "Could not stop laughing out loud!"
    Where does Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top. It is so funny and dead on that it makes you think as well as laugh. There is always something we can personally relate to in each story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    His bizarre perspective on the simple things of life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene with the pygmy .


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    His obvious love for his father...yet poking fun at him every chance he gets.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brendan 09-08-13
    Brendan 09-08-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Sedaris being Sedaris"
    Any additional comments?

    This is classic Sedaris. If you are just being exposed to this author, this is probably not the place to start. Read some of his earlier works first. Get to know him. So by the time you come back to this book, it will be like running into an old friend. You'll be happy to hear from him again and he'll have a lot of funny, interesting stories to catch you up on.

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    mary 09-05-13
    mary 09-05-13
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    "David Sedaris !"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls?

    the Amtrak bar car story


    What about David Sedaris’s performance did you like?

    his hilarious unpretentious take on the world.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    making a movie of this book would be such a mistake


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing better than reading David Sedaris is listening to david Sedaris reading his own words

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    pagesix Combermere, Ontario, Canada 09-02-13
    pagesix Combermere, Ontario, Canada 09-02-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Mixed bag of amusing leftovers"
    Any additional comments?

    As any reader of the New Yorker knows, not all of Sedaris' musings prompt nods, snickers or giggles. Several of these pieces seem more diary entries than anything a larger audience might respond to. Publisher: "What haven't we printed yet?" The best of these pieces are performed live to adoring audiences, and work best.

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    elza annapolis MD, United States 08-27-13
    elza annapolis MD, United States 08-27-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Kind of sad..."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I thought the first chapter was ok and the french dentist story hilarious. Then it died and just got depressing. I know times have changed, but I didn't really enjoy hearing the stories from his youth.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    NANCAN Charlottesville, VA 08-15-13
    NANCAN Charlottesville, VA 08-15-13

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    If you could sum up Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls in three words, what would they be?

    Great stories from a twisted view.


    What other book might you compare Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls to and why?

    All his other books.


    Which character – as performed by David Sedaris – was your favorite?

    David.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh


    Any additional comments?

    I never tire of David's stories. It was interesting to know more about how he got to this point in life. I love his love/hate relationship with his parents. He's just a twisted, funny person who has a keen sense of his surroundings. His sarcastic encounters with just about any situation really make me laugh. I hope he doesn't read this because he'd find something sarcastic to say about it. And, he can tell the Billy Holiday story over a hundred times and I'll listen to it again and again.

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    Robert McCarter 08-14-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Did not dial into Sedaris humor"
    What disappointed you about Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls?

    More whining than humor


    Has Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No more from this author


    Would you be willing to try another one of David Sedaris’s performances?

    Absolutely not!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls?

    It would be easier to say which I would keep.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bridgett Waveland, MS, United States 08-09-13
    Bridgett Waveland, MS, United States 08-09-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A must!"
    What did you love best about Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls?

    Everything. I loved how David Sedaris really brought his essays to life!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I didn't have a favorite character. I enjoyed everyone, especially the essays about his dad.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the dog days essay, but I didn't really have a favorite.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer CA 08-04-13
    Amazon Customer CA 08-04-13 Member Since 2015
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    "writer renews his contract"

    David Sedaris is my favorite chronicler of the life of David Sedaris. Another breezy excursion here… and i'm left wondering 'bout those who read the words off the page since having them in my ears here, the author so clearly speaks in his own voice - who'd have it any other way? We listen and then we're done. Hear you next time.

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