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  • The James Thurber Audio Collection

  • Fables and Selected Stories by James Thurber
  • By: James Thurber
  • Narrated by: Keith Olbermann
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

"My father was in the hospital and every night when I visited him, I read aloud to him. James Thurber. And one night he said, 'You really should do that on your show,' and I said, 'Dad, it’s a television newscast. I’d love to, but how could it possibly fit?' And he said, 'How often have I ever suggested anything for your shows?' And I remembered that he never had. But I also reminded him that there were things like copyrights and bills, to which he said, 'Try it. You never know.'"

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Olbermann a lttle over the top

  • By Carol Richards on 09-05-12

Keith Olbermann is the perfect voice of Thurber

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

I never realized just how much Olbermann presentation is perfectly suited to the wit and style of Thurber. He treats Thurber as I have always heard him inside my own head - with passion and excitability that makes it come alive. I shared these stories with my 14 year old daughter and we both had many laugh out loud moments. The collection feels short, but that is probably because I didn't want it to end.