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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls Audiobook

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Humor, 2014

From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences. Whether railing against the habits of litterers in the English countryside or marveling over a disembodied human arm in a taxidermist's shop, Sedaris takes us on side-splitting adventures that are not to be forgotten.

©2013 David Sedaris (P)2013 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Sedaris is the preeminent humorist of his generation." (Entertainment Weekly)

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    Atalie LOS ANGELES, CA, US 10-08-13
    Atalie LOS ANGELES, CA, US 10-08-13
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    "Let's explore some new material"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    My time was well spent listening to this audio book because it provided a great soundtrack to my daily commute, which would otherwise be spent avoiding eye contact with pan-handlers and crazies.


    Would you be willing to try another book from David Sedaris? Why or why not?

    Yes. His work is usually quite funny and relevant. And the material is not so engrossing that you'd get hit by bus while listening. <br/><br/>


    Have you listened to any of David Sedaris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I loved "Me Talk Pretty One Day." It was laugh out loud funny. Unfortunately, I found this book a regurgitation of material I've heard before. It's not his best work, nor is it his worst. If you are unfamiliar with Sedaris' work, I'd suggest listening to this, otherwise it's old hat.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No. This would not translate to screen. These are merely sketches and not fleshed out stories.


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    Dennis United States 10-04-13
    Dennis United States 10-04-13 Member Since 2015
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    "FUNNY, FUNNY, FUNNY AND FUNNY"

    I enjoyed every minute of this book, you will too. Sedaris is a genius in finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.

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    Amazon Customer 09-23-13
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    "David does it again."

    The wide range of life David Sedaris has lived and writes about can only be imagined by most. The tales of his life bring out emotions which are usually kept well in check. Whether seeking parental approval, looking for the perfect Christmas gift, or being the trash man in his neighborhood, David brings the awkward into real life and gives the listener an adventure.

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    leah San Pablo, CA, United States 09-23-13
    leah San Pablo, CA, United States 09-23-13 Member Since 2008
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    "david sedaris is the bomb.com"

    no one is funnier than david seders...i love his voice, i love him telling the stories..i laughed out loud....at work...

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    michele 09-19-13
    michele 09-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not My Favorite But I'm Still a Fan"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I read the book first but really enjoy listening to DS read his work. This is a good addition to my library.


    Would you recommend Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not. I'd recommend his other stuff much more highly. This book is a little dark.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narration did not need improvement IMO.


    Was Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls worth the listening time?

    I could have skipped this one but I'm glad I gave it a chance.


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    patricia United States 09-18-13
    patricia United States 09-18-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Could not stop laughing out loud!"
    Where does Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top. It is so funny and dead on that it makes you think as well as laugh. There is always something we can personally relate to in each story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    His bizarre perspective on the simple things of life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene with the pygmy .


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    His obvious love for his father...yet poking fun at him every chance he gets.


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    Brendan 09-08-13
    Brendan 09-08-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Sedaris being Sedaris"
    Any additional comments?

    This is classic Sedaris. If you are just being exposed to this author, this is probably not the place to start. Read some of his earlier works first. Get to know him. So by the time you come back to this book, it will be like running into an old friend. You'll be happy to hear from him again and he'll have a lot of funny, interesting stories to catch you up on.

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    mary 09-05-13
    mary 09-05-13
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    "David Sedaris !"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls?

    the Amtrak bar car story


    What about David Sedaris’s performance did you like?

    his hilarious unpretentious take on the world.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    making a movie of this book would be such a mistake


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing better than reading David Sedaris is listening to david Sedaris reading his own words

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    pagesix 09-02-13
    pagesix 09-02-13
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    "Mixed bag of amusing leftovers"
    Any additional comments?

    As any reader of the New Yorker knows, not all of Sedaris' musings prompt nods, snickers or giggles. Several of these pieces seem more diary entries than anything a larger audience might respond to. Publisher: "What haven't we printed yet?" The best of these pieces are performed live to adoring audiences, and work best.

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    elza annapolis MD, United States 08-27-13
    elza annapolis MD, United States 08-27-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Kind of sad..."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I thought the first chapter was ok and the french dentist story hilarious. Then it died and just got depressing. I know times have changed, but I didn't really enjoy hearing the stories from his youth.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


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