Woody Allen - writer, director, and actor - can now add narrator to his long list of achievements, as he’s teamed up with Audible to make his best-selling books available in audio for the very first time. The Woody Allen Collection, featuring four of his classic short-story books, highlights the comedian’s biting wit and signature style - performed as only he can. These hilarious stories examine the deepest of human questions from the highest heights of absurdity.
"Well worth the wait"
'My Philosophy' is from the collection Getting Even. It was originally published in the December 27, 1969 issue of The New Yorker. For more information about Woody Allen, please visit WoodyAllen.com.
"Interesting glimpse into a strange mind"
'The Kugelmass Episode' is from the collection Side Effects. It was originally published in the May 2, 1977 issue of The New Yorker. For more information about Woody Allen, please visit WoodyAllen.com.
'This Nib For Hire' is from the collection Mere Anarchy. For more information about Woody Allen, please visit WoodyAllen.com.
New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's life blood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the 75-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of 20 of its best stories from (so to speak) home.
"Great stories and readers, but technically sloppy"
Now, available in audio for the first time, Side Effects is narrated by Woody Allen himself. A humor classic by one of the world’s funniest writers, Side Effects is a treat for Allen fans and those just discovering how gifted he is. In classics including "Remembering Needleman", "The Kugelmass Episode", "Confessions of a Burglar", and others, Allen discusses such subjects as the nature of relativity, the UFO menace, and the predicament of modern man.
"Great short story writer"
'No Kaddish For Weinstein' is from the collection Without Feathers. It was originally published in the March 3, 1975 issue of The New Yorker. For more information about Woody Allen, please visit WoodyAllen.com.
For the first time ever, hear Woody Allen’s Mere Anarchy in the author’s own distinctive and hilarious voice. Here, in his first short-story collection since his three classics Getting Even, Without Feathers, and Side Effects, Allen has managed to write a book that answers the most profound questions of human existence.
"What can I say…?"
In this short story from his Without Feathers collection, Woody Allen sends up the hard-boiled detective genre with the tale of Kaiser Lupowitz - a private investigator on a blackmail case involving a thinking man's working girl. For more information about Woody Allen, please visit WoodyAllen.com.
Now in audio for the first time, Without Feathers is narrated by Woody Allen himself. Here they are: 16 of the funniest tales and ruminations ever recorded, by one of the great comic minds of our time. From "The Whore of Mensa", to "Fabulous Tales & Mythical Beasts", to "No Kaddish for Weinstein", old and new Allen fans will laugh themselves silly over these sparkling gems.
Woody Allen's early comic fiction was heavily influenced by the zany, pun-ridden humor of S.J. Perelman. And now, for the first time, Woody Allen narrates one of his early collections of short stories, Getting Even. Listen to Woody Allen revenge himself on such significant subjects as death, obesity, organized crime, the invention of the sandwich, and much more.
"Get read for awkward stares..."
In this short story from his Mere Anarchy collection, Woody Allen gives a court clerk's transcription of the surprising and incriminating testimony of one very famous animated mouse.
In this short story from his Getting Even collection, Woody Allen takes an in-depth look at the Mafia, detailing heretofore unknown facts about the Cosa Nostra, from their aliases (and aliases' aliases), to how little they spend on office supplies in a given year.
In this short story from his Without Feathers collection, Woody Allen samples from an unlikely bestiary of mythical creatures, detailing some of the more peculiar characteristics of animals like the Nurk, the Flying Snoll, and the Frean - a sea monster with the body of a crab and the head of a certified public accountant.
In this short story from his Mere Anarchy collection, Woody Allen delves into particle physics, string theory, and how the relativity of space-time can make a person late for work.
In this short story from his Side Effects collection, Woody Allen writes the obituary of eccentric professor Sandor Needleman, a peripatetic Ivy League academic with a penchant for a particular brand of tuna fish.