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The Odd Couple | [Neil Simon]

The Odd Couple

Poker buddies Felix Ungar and Oscar Madison suddenly find themselves bachelors again and innocently decide to share an apartment. In this classic comedy by America's most prolific and successful playwright, these two wildly mismatched roommates bring down the house when they try to live together in one eight-room New York City apartment. Performed by a full cast starring Nathan Lane, David Paymer, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, and more!
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Publisher's Summary

Poker buddies Felix Ungar and Oscar Madison suddenly find themselves bachelors again and innocently decide to share an apartment. In this classic comedy by America's most prolific and successful playwright, these two wildly mismatched roommates bring down the house when they try to live together in one eight-room New York City apartment. Hyper-neurotic Felix and Oscar the slob are certainly Neil Simon's best-known characters. Performed by a full cast starring Nathan Lane, David Paymer, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, and more!

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What the Critics Say

"...recommended for drama collections and for devotees of witty dialog." (Library Journal)
"One of Neil Simon's best, and this audio play version does his wit and playwriting abilities full and complete justice." (Midwest Book Review)

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    Berrett T. Maynard Salt Lake City, Utah 01-30-05
    Berrett T. Maynard Salt Lake City, Utah 01-30-05 Member Since 2002

    egamer25

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    "Capturing the spirt of the stage"

    This is one of the best performances of The Odd Couple I have never seen. It is perfectly cast all around. Timing is excellent. I have played Oscar and Murray the cop in productions of this show and I really enjoyed listening to it. A Must Listen!!! two thumbs way up

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    steve kearny, NJ, United States 03-07-10
    steve kearny, NJ, United States 03-07-10 Member Since 2009

    Addicted to Audible since 2009

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    "Good for a laugh"

    Not quite as good as the original and not nearly as good as the television series but still good nevertheless. A fun listen and great narration so, if your in the mood for a good laugh than give it a go.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bohemian Bon Vivant San Francisco, CA 06-23-13
    Bohemian Bon Vivant San Francisco, CA 06-23-13 Member Since 2011

    Bohemian Bon Vivant

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    "Scenes Out of Order and Abrupt Cuts"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The play is, I'm sure, good. The performances were stellar. But I've listened to this over and over again and even re-downloaded it again and it appears the scenes are out of order in places, characters leave in one scene and reappear mid-sentence after the chapter breaks,laughs from the audience cut off mid-laugh at a chapter break and clearly what comes next isn't a continuation, and so on. Something's wrong with the file that downloads.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd have loved to have heard this, but there are missing and out of order parts in the file.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Emily Mount Macedon, Australia 07-03-14
    Emily Mount Macedon, Australia 07-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Brilliantly funny, and the file is now fixed"

    Other reviews here note that the file is all jumbled up, with scenes out of order. This has now been fixed by an update, so buy this without fear!

    It's a fabulous story of a slob and a neat freak who decide to live together when their marriages fail. Hilarity ensues. Nathan Lane is stellar as Oscar, a genius actor perfectly cast and having a lot of fun while he's at it.

    Classic American comedy at its finest. Buy, laugh, and laugh some more ...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert M. Wright 05-04-14
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    "Scenes are not in order"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    What a waste! I bought this because I am in the play and I wanted it to help me learn my lines. But the scenes are not in order! It starts with the ending of Act 2 with the Pigeon Sisters, then jumps to Act 1 and then back to the Pigeon sisters. I called Audible and they said to delete it ant download it again. I did and it was the same.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Neil Simon again?

    No. Not if the scenes are not in order!


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

    Anger!


    Any additional comments?

    I want my money back!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kit LANEVILLE, TX, United States 03-28-14
    Kit LANEVILLE, TX, United States 03-28-14 Member Since 2013

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    "missing the entire Act 2 Scene 1"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    add the entire Act 2 Scene 1 studying for a play and this doesnt help ... the rest is great


    Would you ever listen to anything by Neil Simon again?

    yes


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    oscar


    Did The Odd Couple inspire you to do anything?

    go to youtube to get Act 2 Scene 1


    Any additional comments?

    helleaur???

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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