Holidays on Ice: Featuring Six New Stories Audiobook | David Sedaris | Audible.com
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Holidays on Ice: Featuring Six New Stories | [David Sedaris]

Holidays on Ice: Featuring Six New Stories

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"); and what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow").
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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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    Lauren HERNDON, VA, United States 06-20-12
    Lauren HERNDON, VA, United States 06-20-12 Member Since 2012

    32 year old female in the DC area with a terribly long commute and high standards for my audiobooks... I like science fiction, science, instructional, and humorous novels.

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    "David Sedaris - Usually better than this"
    What made the experience of listening to Holidays on Ice the most enjoyable?

    As always, David Sedaris is incredibly funny and, Mr. Sedaris, if you are reading this, I apologize. I love your writing so. I'd be your biggest fan but that's a pretty creepy appellation.

    This collection, though, just didn't really flow. It was a collection of stories with only the mild theme of holidays. It gets a 4 overall because he is a really good author but, judged by comparing to his other books, it should get a 3.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Many of these stories were in his other books, to some extent that's expected, but not when it's such a significant amount of the book. Also, the long performance piece done by another voiceover actor should have been labelled "seriously unabridged" - it went on about twice as long as it ought.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    06-28-11
    06-28-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Sedaris on a "Mean Streak...""

    I've bought 3 other David Sedaris books (Engulfed in Flames, Dress your Family and Me Talk Pretty) and have loved them all. I appreciate his wit, sarcasm, and self deprecating sense of humor.

    I was very disappointed by this one though.

    I find it mean-spirited and quite unlike the others.

    I hope this isn't indicative of a new style he's trying on...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Merrilee Big Rapids, MI, USA 01-30-13
    Merrilee Big Rapids, MI, USA 01-30-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Disappointed"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book of essays weren't very funny or humorous. I was eager to read these essays, but didn't find them captivating, funny, or attention grabbing.


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Sedaris again?

    I might, but I've changed my oppinion of his talent.


    What about David Sedaris’s performance did you like?

    He is a good reader/narrator. He reads well, and has good emphasis and tone.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Larry McLean, VA USA 12-11-08
    Larry McLean, VA USA 12-11-08 Member Since 2005

    Larry

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    "Disappointed and put off"

    I was disappointed by what I listened to and ultimately decided to stop. The first story, about Sedaris working as a department store elf, was mildly diverting, but far too long and not worth it. The second story, read by someone else was a macabre, bitter nasty, brutish, offensive story about a family that has the family's father adult Vietnamese child from the war days visited on them, accompanied by the story's rudely offensive characterizations and observations coupled with an ending too awful to consider. Said to be based on a true story. But even if true, there's no reason to repeat it. The third story is a smarmy, cyncical put-down of Appalachian types by an oh-so-superior media type. I turned it off in the middle or maybe it was just the beginning, but I preferred to hear the blaring horns of a traffic jam than listen to another word of this whiny drivel. I've been amused by Sedaris before, but this plainly isn't suitable for my sensibilities and taste. I wouldn't even give it one star if that was possible. This was just awful.

    9 of 39 people found this review helpful
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