With this audiobook a careful listener can discover the truth about loneliness, betrayal, love, and hope.
"Where the Door is Always Open and the Welcome Mat is Out" by Patricia Highsmith, read by Cherry Jones
"Bullet In the Brain" by Tobias Wolff, read by Toby Wherry
"Gryphon" by Charles Baxter, read by David Sedaris
"In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried" by Amy Hempel,read by Mary-Louise Parker
"Cosmopolitan" by Akhil Sharma, read by the author
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"Where the Door Is Always Open and the Welcome Mat is Out" ©2005 Patricia Highsmith
I was excited to hear the stories that David Sedaris picks as his favorites. This version only gives you 5 of the 17 in his book. I should have read the description more carefully but only noticed the term I always look for: "unabridged". In this case, that means the stories selected to be on this version are in their entirety. Don't let it stop you from listening though.
No. I hastily bought the book because David Sedaris' name was on it, incorrectly assuming that he wrote at least one of the stories and chose authors with a similar sense of humor. Wrong on both counts. While they were quirky little stories, none delivered the laugh-out-loud good time that Mr. Sedaris does.
This was an anthology. Too many characters for any one to stand out.
Not on my account.
Little gems of well written short stories . Discovering new authors leads to more of what's featured here stacked high upon my reading pile. Thank you for the introduction David Sedaris.
Shorts with well defined characters, all of the selected pieces equally brilliant.
Just spend the ten bucks, you'll thank yourself for the experience.
Listening again and again to this well edited and voiced over body of work
Voice over artist that read the Tobias Wolff piece did a fantastic job bringing it to life. Solid talent all around.
Every story is interesting, definately worth the little bit of David you get on here. I am an avid fan of David Sedaris audiobooks which is why I purchased this book with no hesitation. Finally a new book! Yay! Even the stories not narrated by David kept me interested.
Great introduction to a new collection of writers. I will definitely look for more stories from them. It was like getting a big gift with multiple gifts inside.
melodious, touching, calm
the author's reading of the last story
The Indian man, I don't know his name.
The last author needs to be recognized on Audible, he gets no credit as the reader or writer, he was the best.
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