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    • Hits and Misses

    • By: Simon Rich
    • Narrated by: Simon Rich
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Simon Rich is "one of the funniest writers in America" (The Daily Beast) - a humorist who draws comparisons to Douglas Adams (The New York Times Book Review) and James Thurber and P.G. Wodehouse (The Guardian). With Hits and Misses, he's back with a hilarious new collection of stories about dreaming big and falling flat, about ordinary people desperate for stardom and the stars who are bored by having it all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simon Rich is the best

    • By ian on 09-21-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • 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

    • Man Seeking Woman

    • And Other Love Stories
    • By: Simon Rich
    • Narrated by: Simon Rich
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    In "Center of the Universe", God struggles to balance the demands of his career with the needs of his long-term girlfriend. In "Magical Mr. Goat", a young girl's imaginary friend yearns to become more than friends. In "Unprotected", an unused prophylactic recalls his years spent trapped inside a teen boy's wallet. The stories in Simon Rich's new audiobook are bizarre, funny, and yet...relatable. Rich explores love's many complications--losing it, finding it, breaking it, and making it--and turns the ordinary into the absurd.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent fun!

    • By Amy on 03-10-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Spoiled Brats

    • Stories
    • By: Simon Rich
    • Narrated by: Simon Rich
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    >From "one of the funniest writers in America" comes a collection of stories culled from the front lines of the millennial culture wars. Rife with failing rock bands, student loans, and participation trophies, Spoiled Brats is about a generation of narcissists - and the well-meaning boomers who made them that way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 3 ½ stars. Some clever ideas.

    • By Jane on 12-20-14

    Regular price: $28.50

    • What in God's Name

    • A Novel
    • By: Simon Rich
    • Narrated by: Simon Rich
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Welcome to Heaven, Inc., the grossly mismanaged corporation in the sky. For as long as anyone can remember, the founder and CEO (known in some circles as "God") has been phoning it in. When God decides to retire (to pursue his lifelong dream of opening an Asian Fusion restaurant), he also decides to destroy Earth. The angels manage to strike a deal with their boss. He'll call off his Armageddon, if they can solve their toughest miracle yet: getting the two most socially awkward humans on the planet to fall in love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun book!

    • By Melea on 04-22-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Shadows and Teeth

    • Ten Terrifying Tales of Horror and Suspense
    • By: Antonio Simon Jr., Trevor Boelter, Mia Bravo, and others
    • Narrated by: Wyatt S. Gray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Prepare for extreme horror. This collection of 10 stories features a range of international talent: award-winning authors, masters of horror, rising stars, and fresh new voices in the genre. Take care as you reach into these dark places, for the things here bite, and you may withdraw a hand short a few fingers. Authors included in this collection: Antonio Simon Jr., Trevor Boelter, Mia Bravo, Mark Meier, J.S. Watts, Paige Reiring, and Rich Phelan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Horror you can sink your teeth into...

    • By Ali on 07-19-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Elliot Allagash

    • A Novel
    • By: Simon Rich
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Seymour Herson is the least popular student at Glendale, a private school in Manhattan. He’s painfully shy, physically inept, and his new nickname, “Chunk-Style,” is in danger of entering common usage. But Seymour’s solitary existence comes to a swift end when he meets the new transfer student: Elliot Allagash, evil heir of America’s largest fortune.

    Elliot’s rampant delinquency has already gotten him expelled from dozens of prep schools around the country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book.

    • By Reid Robinson on 01-29-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The New Yorker, January 9th 2012 (Peter Hessler, Ken Auletta, Simon Rich)

    • By: Peter Hessler, Ken Auletta, Simon Rich
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    "Enemy of the State", by Nicholas Lemann; “All Due Respect”, by Peter Hessler; "War of Choice", by Ken Auletta; "Center of the Universe", by Simon Rich; and "Tehran Tales", by Anthony Lane.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't miss articles on Ron Paul, Rubio and God!

    • By Kristi R. on 01-07-12

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, May 24th, 2010 (Rebecca Mead, Alec Wilkinson, Simon Rich)

    • By: Rebecca Mead, Alec Wilkinson, Simon Rich
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Activism v. Restraint", by Jeffrey Toobin; "Rage Machine", by Rebecca Mead; "Immigration Blues", by Alec Wilkinson; "Your New College Graduate: A Parents’ Guide", by Simon Rich; "Talking Dirty", by Nancy Franklin; and "Straight Arrow", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (July 23, 2007)

    • By: Atul Gawande, James Surowiecki, Mark Singer, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Sick and Twisted" by Atul Gawande; "Fuel For Thought" by James Surowiecki; "Ghostly" by Mark Singer; "Hey, Look" by Simon Rich; "Days of Rage" by William Dalrymple; "A Fine Romance" by David Denby; "Dangerous Liaisons" by Nancy Franklin; "Dream On" by David Denby

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, August 16th & 23th 2010: Part 1 (Jon Lee Anderson, Dana Goodyear, Simon Rich)

    • By: Jon Lee Anderson, Dana Goodyear, Simon Rich
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Zero Grounds", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Down the Aisle", by Dana Goodyear; "After the Crackdown", by Jon Lee Anderson; "Who Is Alex Trebek", by Simon Rich; "The Truffle Kid", by Dana Goodyear; and "Old Mortality", by Nancy Franklin.

    Regular price: $5.95