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Publisher's Summary

From silly chuckles to rueful ironic glee to deep cosmic laughter, this new volume of humorous tales samples the best of recent seasons of the popular public radio series Selected Shorts.

©2010 Symphony Space (P)2010 Symphony Space

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Smiling more than laughing

Ironically the best story from this compilation was the once that was given away for free. My main problem with this audiobook is that a lot of the stories aren't that funny. Yes, I probably smiled a little during each of them but really didn't laugh all that much.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Michael
  • Walnut Creek, CA, United States
  • 08-30-12

Even more laughs than what?

I am a very big fan of short stories and have listened to the Selected Shorts program for over 20 years. I have heard many really funny stories over the years. These are mostly humorous, but not really among the funniest. Indeed check out the American Classics volume for some really funny (and touching and creepy) stories. Several of these stories were really trying to be funny, but did not work for me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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First time laughing on a book

Really enjoable, 6 out of 8 are excellent and acted out really great, the other two are pretencious and not ironic at all

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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it was good

had an old flavor to it but was entertaining at its core to see how humor was back then

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  • Stuart
  • QUINCY, MA, United States
  • 12-01-10

Just...just bad

I'm a lover of dry, wry wit...but for god's sake, this is horrible. This is the sort of dribble you dread sitting through at a boring friend's dinner party.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful