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    • Selected Shorts: Funny Business

    • By: Simon Rich, David Schickler, Joe Meno, and others
    • Narrated by: Wyatt Cenac, Isiah Sheffer, Kirsten Vangsness, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    From wild and wacky to knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud fun, these humorous tales represent some of the best of recent seasons of the hit public radio series Selected Shorts. Comedian Wyatt Cenac gives a killer performance of Simon Rich’s hilarious tale of woe from the point of view of a condom in a young man’s wallet. Alec Baldwin gives a delightful over-the-top performance of James Thurber’s wonderfully silly classic tale of the day everybody in a small Ohio town thought the dam broke.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some very entertaining, some not

    • By D. Littman on 11-22-14

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Ep. 9: Guest Worker (The Guest List)

    • By: Ron Funches, Barry Crimmins, Maronzio Vance, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    [Contains explicit content] Featuring sets from Barry Crimmins, Maronzio Vance, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kevin Shea and Tony Deyo.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Beatlebone

    • By: Kevin Barry
    • Narrated by: Kevin Barry
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49

    It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to try to find the island off the west coast of Ireland he bought nine years prior. Leaving behind domesticity, his approaching 40s, his inability to create, and his memories of his parents, he sets off to find calm in the comfortable silence of isolation. But when he puts himself in the hands of a shape-shifting driver full of Irish charm and dark whimsy, what ensues can only be termed a magical mystery tour.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The story didn't do it for me

    • By Achlasaba on 01-20-16

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Aftermath of Disaster, Book 2: Diggin In

    • By: Kevin Barry Maguire
    • Narrated by: Warren Keyes
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    Continue the journey of Jack and Diane as they navigate the new reality. With more attacks, the duo and Jack's group decide this is not a one-off attack. It's time to dig in and prepare for what's coming next. Meet new characters and find out what the terrorists planned next.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's Pretty Good really.

    • By Emily Hernandez on 09-02-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Aftermath of Disaster

    • Book 1: It Has Begun
    • By: Kevin Barry Maguire
    • Narrated by: Kevin L. Knights
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    The day started out like any other; Diane and Jack started their morning routines and equipped their everyday carry items. Survival is for the prepared. But when disaster strikes the US, Jack's lifetime of preparing will be put to the test. Grabbing their two dogs and their bug-out bags, the duo must escape their hometowns and find a safe place to seek shelter. What really happened, and will Jack's years of prepping be enough to keep them all safe?  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Post Apocalyptic Survival Fiction Short Story

    • By Dale L. Roberts on 09-14-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • First Words

    • By: Spalding Gray, Lynda Barry, Tom Bodett, and others
    • Narrated by: Phoenix Audio
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The explosion in storytelling festivals and one-person shows demonstrate that Americans are growing disenchanted with the mass media and returning to the simple pleasures of a well-told story. Here is a survey of great contemporary monologues, including excerpts by Spalding Gray, Lynda Barry, Tom Bodett, and Peter Matthiessen.

    Regular price: $8.95

    • Beatlebone

    • By: Kevin Barry
    • Narrated by: Kevin Barry
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    He will spend three days alone on his island. That is all that he asks.... John is so many miles from love now and home. This is the story of his strangest trip. John owns a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland. Maybe it is there that he can at last outrun the shadows of his past. The tale of a wild journey into the world and a wild journey within, Beatlebone is a mystery box of a novel. It's a portrait of an artist at a time of creative strife.

    Regular price: $15.96

    • City of Bohane

    • By: Kevin Barry
    • Narrated by: Kevin Barry
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa First Novel Award. Winner of the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award. Forty years in the future. The once-great city of Bohane on the west coast of Ireland is on its knees, infested by vice and split along tribal lines. There are the posh parts of town, but it is in the slums and backstreets of Smoketown, the tower blocks of the Northside Rises and the eerie bogs of Big Nothin' that the city really lives.

    Regular price: $25.85

    • City of Bohane

    • By: Kevin Barry
    • Narrated by: Kevin Barry
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Forty years in the future. The once-great city of Bohane on the west coast of Ireland is on its knees, infested by vice and split along tribal lines. There are the posh parts of town, but it is in the slums and backstreets of Smoketown, the tower blocks of the Northside Rises and on the eerie bogs of Big Nothin’ that Bohane really lives. For years, the city has been in the cool grip of Logan Hartnett, the dapper godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang. But there’s trouble in the air. They say his old nemesis is back in town.

    Regular price: $24.47