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Sounds Like America

By: Michelle Buteau,Jackie Kashian,Roy Wood Jr.,Aisha Tyler,Rob Delaney,Audible Comedy,Andy Richter,John Early,Kate Berlant,Kyle Kinane,Al Madrigal,Rachel Dratch,Reggie Watts
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Publisher's Summary

[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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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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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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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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Sounds like America

Not interested not what I thought very boring please delete this entire series today please

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What an adventure

At first I thought, I’ve hiked plenty, what’s this kid’s story going to be as a rookie ?

What an adventure!! So well described where I felt I was on the trail with you. I had my own trail name while in this book. I recalled my own trips and the settings to imagine yours.

Thank you for sharing your story.

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Riveting Introduction to the GenreeaOutstanding Writing And Narrator

I'm a blind individual so although I do enjoy online games, I'm limited to interactive fiction and multiuser dungeons, relics from the 90S and early 2000S. When I discovered the genre of lit rpg, I thought it would allow me to live vicariously through protagonists created for these sorts of stories. Wow! I must say that this was an excellent introduction to the genre. It was fast-paced, humorous, and engaging. I was hooked from the beginning when the main character, Carl, was gruff and somewhat unrefined and cursed like a sailor. When his cat becomes a talking cat, they became a true partnership, and despite their inevitable clashes, they worked together, making up for one another's skill deficits, to basically stick it to the folks who are running the game that these characters found themselves in. I was also blown away by the narrator. He is able to create voices that are believable and consistent throughout. Most impressive of all is his ability to perform female voices. If you're looking for a great intro to this genre and don't mind some colorful language, this one is a keeper. I couldn't put it down and read it in a single day, and this is from a gal who regularly skips to the ending of a story to see how the story wraps up because the middle seems like so much reading to do for what feels like so little reward.

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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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  • 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.