Sounds Like America

Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
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[Contains explicit content] Sounds Like America is a wild sound collage of the United States as seen by the people who know it best and tell it like it really is: comedians.

Hosted by a rotating cast of seasoned comics, each episode covers a different American pastime, region, city, characteristic, or zeitgeist. The show opens with a host introduction, followed by a sound collage that features stand-up comedy, funny interviews with special guests and folks on the street, and even local music. It’s a hilarious (and sometimes touching) tribute to our complicated country.

When you add Sounds Like America to your library you will receive 21 episodes, each with a runtime of approximately 20 minutes, including the following:

Sports with Roy Wood Jr.
The Midwest with Jackie Kashian
TexaFlorida with Michelle Buteau
America from Abroad with Rob Delaney
Chicago with Andy Richter
On the Road with Reggie Watts
The Bay Area with Aisha Tyler
Dating with John Early and Kate Berlant
Parenting with Al Madrigal
Drugs with Kyle Kinane
The Northeast with Rachel Dratch

©2017 Sounds Like America (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Great Lineup

A series of sets having different stories about particular regions of the US. The material is funny, the other reviewers have been
A) An elderly woman
B) A rational fan of a different generation of comics
C) A self-important comment section warrior who seems to have heard a singular joke that hurt his feelings, and then proceeded to go on a tirade.
Give it a listen, form your own opinion. Try and enjoy your day

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comedy clift notes of the USofA

A fast humerous, clift note view of the USofA thru the eyes of many stand up comedians.
Since I recently retired, and am currenty making a bottomless bucket list, Traveling around the USofA is pn the list. These humerous views of places add to my bucket.

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non stop chuckles

This collection of everyday American humor reminds me why I am an American.......my roots, no matter how fucked up they are.

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Twas a fun time had!

There were some really charming moments and surprising cameo appearances. If you're a fan of comedy, this show is worth your time.

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Mindless Anti-American drivel posing as comedy.

Felt more like a bland and politically correct commentary of America you’d hear on NPR than an actual comedy show. An incredibly candid moment of honesty at one point in the audiobook where this one guy says comedians are just very sad people floating through life seeking validation. You can hear the biggest moments of applause and adulation from the audiences didn’t come from any actual jokes but from condescending holier-than-thou put downs against ordinary Americans as a bunch racist and xenophobic simpletons. If you want real comedy stay away from this PC garbage and go listen to Kevin Hart, Joe Rogan and Daniel Tosh

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can't delete from app

can't delete from app. 15 words required, so I wish I was able to delete this from my phone.

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it's ok but not great. not the same as a comedy co

t's ok but not great. not the same as a comedy special or comedian. just ok

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I thought they were supposed to be comedians

apparently all of these people were actually working comedians comedies like music everybody has different taste. but most of these quote on quote comedians tasted awful does comedy suck as bad as music today I guess I'm just getting old. I'll stick with my Rodney Dangerfield George Carlin Eddie Murphy Richard Pryor and of course Robin Williams yes all the great ones are dead and the new ones haven't learned shitt from them

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boring and not funny

I didn't care for it and didnt finish it. it wasn't funny at all.

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No Comedy

Lesson learned. No more comedy. I do not think it's funny. I guess Im just too old to find today's comedy entertaining

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  • di9girl
  • 10-14-19

Dreadful with awful language

No warning in episode one about the bad language. Barely 2-3 minutes in and the third f word I hit stop and deleted it.

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  • Fantastic Alice Fox
  • 12-15-19

If You want to be treated Like you are a MORON.

Wow. I can't begin to describe how terrible this was. I think I got through the first episode and I am hard pressed to remember the last time A production talked down to me like this. I was so angry and upset after the first 20 minutes I couldn't finish. I criticise Children's books for talking down to the audience this much. there is no excuse for an adult production to treat thje audience like we not only have a 8th grade education but we are mentally infirm as well.

Wow.

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  • David Gould
  • 05-28-19

very funny collection

this is a good set of audio recordings well worth a look if you haven't tried

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  • Bilbo Swaggins
  • 05-12-19

cut~mismatched incoherent content

Each episode is a collection of random audio clips. With all the comedian bits scattered in with little to no cohesion. More seems like advertisements railing on in the background during an ad break. The tempo and flow of each episode seems mismatched. Even though there is an overall theme for each episode it just seems off.

I could only stand a few episodes, however, it might get better but it honestly felt like a chore to do so rather than out of enjoyment.

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  • Leah
  • 01-09-19

Interesting listen

A good mix of comedians providing a different take on various aspects of different parts of America. There were some hilarious moments in there and other very relatable stories as well. Good short soundbites from numerous comics per episode as a "collage" of whatever the subject matter was - took the edge off of using public transport.

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  • Chris
  • 07-05-20

Erratic and annoying

Full of tiny sound clips that half the time make little sense. Claims interviews yet had none. Not for me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-27-19

A different way to experience America!

A very interesting way, to say the least, to hear about the parts of America. From the people who live there, perform all over it and tell it as it is. Not as funny as I had hoped, but a good listen none the less.