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  • Sklars and Stripes

  • By: Randy Sklar, Jason Sklar, Scott Rogowsky
  • Narrated by: The Sklar Brothers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 442
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 442

Randy and Jason Sklar have a knack for exploring what makes America’s cities unique and wonderful, whether it’s finding out who in San Diego serves the best burritos, why basketball is so popular among those in Bloomington, or why the people of Portland can't let go of their old airport carpeting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must listen for comedy fans!

  • By Matthew Amick on 04-13-18

Fun, funny and very timely audio documentary

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-18

Any additional comments?

I loved this. The Sklar Brothers are super funny, and this is an immersive audio road trip that showcases their talents. They challenged themselves to see if Americans can still laugh at themselves and, from city to city, you get to hear them improvisationally find out what's funny about different places (and people). A really enjoyable journey.

Fair warning though: this is NOT an audiobook! It is not a 'story' in the traditional sense of a book. Rather, it's a multi-chapter audio documentary that follows the Sklars on their cross-country Odyssey.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • VIP Pass: SF Sketchfest

  • By: Ricky Gervais, Maria Bamford, Jon Hamm, and others
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Welcome to San Francisco Sketchfest 2018! Here's your front row seat, your backstage pass, and your all-access badge to one of the biggest comedy festivals in the country!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun way to experience a comedy festival!

  • By golfinglama on 03-13-18

Fun way to experience a comedy festival!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Any additional comments?

This is NOT an audiobook -- it's a fairly brief, behind-the-scenes / on-the-ground listening experience that gives you a feeling of being at a comedy festival. It's fun and enjoyable and a nice extra for being an Audible customer. If you're expecting an audiobook with a strong narrative, you will be sorely disappointed. If you'd like to just be entertained for a bit, and you like comedy, this could be for you.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Stinker Lets Loose!

  • By: Mike Sacks, James Taylor Johnston
  • Narrated by: Jon Hamm, Eric Martin, Andy Richter, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 962

Mike has teamed up with director Eric Martin to adapt the novelization into a fully immersive cinematic audio experience, and an epic all-star cast has come together to introduce Stinker to a whole new generation of fans! It's Smokey and the Bandit meets Every Which Way But Loose meets Smokey and the Bandit Parts 2 and 3. Feel the thrill as Stinker teams up with old pals Boner and Jumbo, plus new friends Buck and Rascal the Chimp, for a crazy ride across the highways and byways of Bicentennial America.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Live performance at end is worth it!

  • By Frank on 02-23-18

Great send-up of a 70s trucker movie for your ears

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Where does Stinker Lets Loose! rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This doesn't really sound like an audiobook; I'd say it's more in a category on its own. The multi-cast, mockumentary format complete with a soundtrack and SFX makes this more of an audio cinematic experience than other audiobooks

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

I loved the performances across the board.

Any additional comments?

This is a parody. It's entertainment. It's tongue-in-cheek. The fun is in the experience, NOT in the meaningful story. If you are expecting a more traditional narrative or a more traditional audiobook, you might be disappointed -- or positively blown away.

Hemingway this is not. Every Which Way But Loose for the ears? Yeah, that's more like it.

21 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • Story Party: Sing Along

  • By: Diane Ferlatte, Sheila Arnold Jones, Adam Booth, and others
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Welcome to Story Party, a curated collection of some of the very best storytelling for kids. The stories in this edition are all about singing, playing music, and dancing to the beat. You’ll be singing right along! Listen to tales about: a bear jazz musician, a school bus with a funky radio and a tiny singing mouse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MY KIDS LOVE STORY PARTY

  • By golfinglama on 01-12-18

MY KIDS LOVE STORY PARTY

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Where does Story Party: Sing Along rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

My kids can't wait to listen and re-listen to this in the car on the way to school. It's made mornings a lot easier!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful