©1997 David Sedaris; (P)1998, 2001 Time Warner AudioBooks
"Sidesplitting." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Genuinely funny, at times hilarious....Makes for a smashing use of audio as a unique entertainment medium....Highly likable and spirited throughout...makes a case for audio as its own special form." (Publishers Weekly)
"Sedaris is a gifted satirist with an uncanny knack for re-creating dialogue and revealing fantasies....Brutally honest and brilliantly eloquent, Sedaris is positively tonic." (Booklist)
No. Good listen once, but more serious material than usual.
The interweaving of dialogue as performed by Sedaris and his sister.
I usually prefer listening to David solo, but use of Amy's voice really enhanced these essays.
Don't want to be a spoiler, but there more bittersweet moments in these tales than David generally delivers.
Get ready to laugh..out loud..where ever you are listening. Just nod and smile at the weird looks you will get if you are listening in public.
I would rank Naked towards the bottom of the books I have listened to lately.
It is just a funny feel good book, a good break from anything serious. I really quick read, I listened to it in one day.
David just has such an annoying voice that anyone would have been better.
Sure. It's funny
Sedaris' complete awareness of the events that are happening around him.
Listening to their visit to their grandmother's house was a scream.
When the family were all in a hotel, all in their own little worlds.
Really funny, makes you think and can break your heart.
David Sedaris is a wonderful comic writer. But for heavens' sake, why would you sell a book of short stories as one long file?
I listened to this on a long trip. Not only did it keep me awake, but it kept me looking for rest stops, since I thought I might pee myself from laughing so hard.
It's great to listen to the author reads their own words, even better when they have their tallented sister to perfect the family dynamics of the dialog and immitate the voices of their childhood characters.
In the case of David Sedaris, listening to him is the kind of relationship I have already developed, and therefore - I'm connecting from word one.
I wish they produced an unabridged version of the book. When comparing it to the book, the stories just had pieces of great dialog trimmed off of them... too bad.
Loved his mom....
When I read the glowing reviews of the book, I looked forward to hearing it. I was looking for something funny and it looked promising. What I didn't understand was how something could be very funny to one person and not another. I didn't find the book humorous and as a result it was difficult even to finish. If you already know David's humor parhaps it is a good choice. If you don't, you may want to learn more before you commit to this book.
I started reading eight years ago. I like medical, legal, and historical fiction. Biographies are sometimes interesting too.
I like to listen to audiobooks when I go to bed so I can relax. I did not relax with this book because I was too busy laughing. Some say I have no sense of humor but they are wrong. I have gone ahead and listened to two more of his books so far.
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