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David Sedaris Performance
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David Sedaris Performance

David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure

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Publisher's Summary

LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!

"Cat and Baboon"
Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado

"Author, Author"
Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City

"Innocence abroad"
Durham Performing Arts Center, in Durham, North Carolina

"Laugh, Kookaburra"
Royce Hall, UCLA in Los Angeles, California

Diary entries
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia

©2009 David Sedaris; (P)2009 Hachette

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    Melody 12-07-09
    Melody 12-07-09
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    "I Wish There Was More"

    I love David Sedaris, I have several of his books and I love his wry, dry sense of humor. I always enjoy hearing him read and I think, in this case, he seemed to be enjoying himself. I thought it was too short and not really price appropriate. But I laughed and enjoyed what was there.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    SHEILA FAIRVIEW, TN, United States 11-22-09
    SHEILA FAIRVIEW, TN, United States 11-22-09
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    "Love him !!"

    Ahhhhh, it feels so good to laugh that much. I loved it. His live readings are always so special, and that's what all of these are. I just wish it were about 10 times longer !!!! Such a tease you are, David. Be assured he has many other books, every one of which are great. He would be a cool friend to have....always laughing.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    peter Houten, Netherlands 05-14-10
    peter Houten, Netherlands 05-14-10 Member Since 2005
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    "absolutely fabulously funny"

    I blindly would buy antyhing of this author

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis Logan, UT, United States 12-01-09
    Dennis Logan, UT, United States 12-01-09
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    "Good but short"

    This feels rushed out in time for Christmas. The five stories aren't very long especially considering one of them is just random snippets from his diary. I wished the publisher had waited unitl he had a whole book. That said, listening to Sedaris live adds a lot to the stories.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kelley CA, United States 12-12-09
    Kelley CA, United States 12-12-09 Member Since 2012

    Lover of ideas who feels no guilt at all about her pleasures.

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    "Overpriced and Undergood"

    You'd have to be a HUGE David Sedaris fan to be happy with this purchase.
    But wait a minute - that's wrong. Being a HUGE David Sedaris fan is what made me hate this purchase. Because I've already heard/read everything in it on This American Life or in the New Yorker. And I've listened to his great stuff often enough to know that this is all very much his B game.
    So only buy this if you don't like David Sedaris at all.
    Or wait til Audible comes to its senses and sells it for $4.95. It has a pleasure content similar to that of a Mocha Grande so I think that price is fair.
    But 14 bucks is just stupid.

    32 of 40 people found this review helpful
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    e.good 12-15-09
    e.good 12-15-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Use your extra credit here."

    I was left with an extra credit and used it on this short collection of stories by Sedaris -- I laughed all the way through and my only complaint was that I wish it hadn't ended so soon.

    Sedaris is one of the most intelligent and sly humorists out there, and is best appreciated when he's reading his own material.

    Recommended.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory Green Lane, PA, United States 01-04-12
    Gregory Green Lane, PA, United States 01-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Just love his Narration."
    If you could sum up David Sedaris in three words, what would they be?

    Makes me smile.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Just about all of it.


    Have you listened to any of David Sedaris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    On par with other perfrormances.


    Any additional comments?

    Please keep the stories coming Mr. Sedaris.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    juliann taylor 01-07-10 Member Since 2010
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    "suprised"

    not as good as the others books, a little too pricey

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin Boise, ID, United States 07-29-12
    Kristin Boise, ID, United States 07-29-12 Member Since 2015
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    "LOVE IT! LOVE HIM!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is hilarious. Absolutely a good time


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Ignorance Abroad. I have shared it with my dad-- who was not a David Sedaris fan-- and other family members and they all loved it!


    Any additional comments?

    I dislike most things "live." With his readings the back round laughter is not annoying-- but adds to the mood of his readings. LOVE IT

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Solonica Greenslopes, Australia 03-19-12
    Solonica Greenslopes, Australia 03-19-12
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    "Snaughter inducing (snorting+laughter)"

    DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS AUDIO BOOK IN PUBLIC.
    I laughed so hard that I snorted and almost wet my pants.
    You have been warned.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Annette Curtain
    Bucks, UK
    12/24/12
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    "No chair by the fire is complete without it!"

    Top up the log burner, pour yourself a nice glass of wine, close the curtains to keep the world out, wrap a nice blanket round your shoulders and pull up your favourite armchair. If you're still reading this review, you're gonna love listening to this audiobook!

    David Sedaris is a master, not only of word selection, but also of putting them in the perfect order! His tales and diary entries are delivered in a deliberate, precise, gentle tone but evoke the whole spectrum of emotions from aching belly-laughs to soul-searching reflections.

    He phrases things in a thought-provoking way and has that fantastic skill of dusting-off the mundane and revealing hidden depths everywhere he explores, but in SUCH a funny way.

    Listening to David Sedaris tell a story is always a real treat, and this audiobook is no exception.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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