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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
"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.'"
Olbermann a lttle over the top
- By Carol Richards on 09-05-12
Keith Olbermann is the perfect voice of Thurber
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.