Selected Shorts: Even More Laughs Audiobook | T. Coraghessan Boyle, Jonathan Lethem, Miranda July, Julia Slavin, Harry Mathews, Thomas Meehan, Philip Roth | Audible.com
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Selected Shorts: Even More Laughs | [T. Coraghessan Boyle, Jonathan Lethem, Miranda July, Julia Slavin, Harry Mathews, Thomas Meehan, Philip Roth]

Selected Shorts: Even More Laughs

From silly chuckles to rueful ironic glee to deep cosmic laughter, this new volume of humorous tales samples the best of recent seasons of the popular public radio series Selected Shorts.
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Publisher's Summary

From silly chuckles to rueful ironic glee to deep cosmic laughter, this new volume of humorous tales samples the best of recent seasons of the popular public radio series Selected Shorts.

©2010 Symphony Space (P)2010 Symphony Space

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    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 08-30-12
    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 08-30-12 Member Since 2002

    I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.

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    "Even more laughs than what?"

    I am a very big fan of short stories and have listened to the Selected Shorts program for over 20 years. I have heard many really funny stories over the years. These are mostly humorous, but not really among the funniest. Indeed check out the American Classics volume for some really funny (and touching and creepy) stories. Several of these stories were really trying to be funny, but did not work for me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Timo Arlington, MA, United States 12-02-10
    Timo Arlington, MA, United States 12-02-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Smiling more than laughing"

    Ironically the best story from this compilation was the once that was given away for free. My main problem with this audiobook is that a lot of the stories aren't that funny. Yes, I probably smiled a little during each of them but really didn't laugh all that much.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elisabetta Semenza milan, Italy 02-14-12
    Elisabetta Semenza milan, Italy 02-14-12 Member Since 2011

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    "First time laughing on a book"

    Really enjoable, 6 out of 8 are excellent and acted out really great, the other two are pretencious and not ironic at all

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    Stuart QUINCY, MA, United States 12-01-10
    Stuart QUINCY, MA, United States 12-01-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Just...just bad"

    I'm a lover of dry, wry wit...but for god's sake, this is horrible. This is the sort of dribble you dread sitting through at a boring friend's dinner party.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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