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    • Comedy at the Edge

    • How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America
    • By: Richard Zoglin
    • Narrated by: Bob Benson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    What Peter Biskind did for filmmaking, Richard Zoglin does for comedy in this meticulously researched and eminently readable account of stand-up comedy in the 1970s, when a small group of brilliant, iconoclastic comedians ruled the world and quite possibly changed it, too.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By Judith A. Hayden on 07-30-12

    Regular price: $22.95

    • Hope

    • Entertainer of the Century
    • By: Richard Zoglin
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Born in 1903, and until his death in 2003, Bob Hope was the only entertainer to achieve top-rated success in every major mass-entertainment medium, from vaudeville to television and everything in between. He virtually invented modern stand-up comedy. His tours to entertain US troops and patriotic radio broadcasts, along with his all-American, brash-but-cowardly movie character, helped to ease the nation's jitters during the stressful days of World War II.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A thoroughly engaging biography

    • By John on 12-29-14

    Regular price: $20.99