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Holidays on Ice Audiobook

Holidays on Ice: Featuring Six New Stories

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Publisher's Summary

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight Black Men"); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like ("The Monster Mash"); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry ("Cow and Turkey").

No matter what your favorite holiday, you won't want to miss celebrating it with the author who has been called "one of the funniest writers alive" (Economist).

©2008 David Sedaris; (P)2008 David Sedaris

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    Amazon Customer New Bern, NC 04-13-16
    Amazon Customer New Bern, NC 04-13-16 Member Since 2006

    Professor

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    "Some funny some scary"

    Love some of David's stuff but find others a bit bizarre. So this is not all holiday fare by any means

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    Amazon Customer 02-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "heard it all before"

    great stuff as usual, but all but 2 stories were included in other books. disappointed.

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    M. Flenner springfield, Missouri United States 02-17-16
    M. Flenner springfield, Missouri United States 02-17-16 Member Since 2014

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    "My first and favorite David Sedaris book."

    Every single story is a Holiday treat spiked w/sarcasm, humor, and maybe a little Rum.

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    Alexandria Bracanovich FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, US 12-22-15
    Alexandria Bracanovich FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, US 12-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "David Sedaris rocks"

    I always love David Sedaris' books. We have similar senses of humor. And him reading his work adds a second layer of wonderful.

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    kgohl WORCESTER, VT, United States 12-14-15
    kgohl WORCESTER, VT, United States 12-14-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Hard to listen"

    I don't enjoy jolly ho-ho Christmas, but still I found these stories mean. And generally I like Sedaris. Eventually I just stopped listening.

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    Kacy Latham Texas 12-06-15
    Kacy Latham Texas 12-06-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Sedaris is my favorite!"

    I'm never disappointed by David Sedaris. He is brilliant again:) I highly recommend it to everyone.

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    Sylvia 02-25-15
    Sylvia 02-25-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Santaland diaries are the best part"

    I bought this audiobook because of the Santaland diaries which I really liked but after that he just has a lot of stories that are just made up rather than personal accounts from his history or about his family etc. which are my favorites. The extra stories on the end are already available on other audiobooks so those weren't special either. I love David Sedaris but I'm not sure if the Santaland diaries were worth $15 in an audiobook.

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    sisterteresa GREENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, United States 01-19-13
    sisterteresa GREENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, United States 01-19-13
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    "A little too cynical."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Interesting enough that I wasn't totally disappointed but there wasn't a lot of laugh out loud dialouge. I thought the most genuine and funny part was about the authors childhood. I wish there was a bit more of it.


    What was most disappointing about David Sedaris’s story?

    It seems a bit mean-spiritred at times.


    What does David Sedaris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Sedaris did a fantastic job reading. It gave the text more authenticity.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    This isn't the type of book that would lend itself to a movie.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to it while I wrapped Christmas gifts. It was a present to myself and a relatively light "read".

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    Greg Washington 10-24-12
    Greg Washington 10-24-12 Member Since 2014
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    "I can never get enough David Sedaris"

    This books is no exception to the level of popularity that the greatness of all other books David Sedaris has allowed him.

    While this one would probably be properly appreciated during the holiday season, (Late October through December) I have no repercussions in giving this book all the stars allowed.

    I purposely read and cherish Sedaris' books when they are read by the author himself (as this one is).

    This is one of the type of books that I could easily see myself listening to again and being equally satisfied by it.

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    karltonwrites 05-22-12

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Mostly Repackaged Christmas Tales"

    I bought it for "Santaland Diaries" which I had never read, and it alone is worth the price of admission. The rest, to me, is just filler; I liked best the ones I'm already familiar with ("Dinah the Christmas Whore" and "Six to Eight Black Men").

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