• David Sedaris

  • Live for Your Listening Pleasure
  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Performance
  • Release date: 19-11-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (40 ratings)

Summary

LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!
"Cat and Baboon"
Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado

"Author, Author"
Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City

"Innocence abroad"
Durham Performing Arts Center, in Durham, North Carolina

"Laugh, Kookaburra"
Royce Hall, UCLA in Los Angeles, California

Diary entries
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia
©2009 David Sedaris (P)2009 Hachette
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5 out of 5 stars
By Annette Curtain on 24-12-12

No chair by the fire is complete without it!

Top up the log burner, pour yourself a nice glass of wine, close the curtains to keep the world out, wrap a nice blanket round your shoulders and pull up your favourite armchair. If you're still reading this review, you're gonna love listening to this audiobook!

David Sedaris is a master, not only of word selection, but also of putting them in the perfect order! His tales and diary entries are delivered in a deliberate, precise, gentle tone but evoke the whole spectrum of emotions from aching belly-laughs to soul-searching reflections.

He phrases things in a thought-provoking way and has that fantastic skill of dusting-off the mundane and revealing hidden depths everywhere he explores, but in SUCH a funny way.

Listening to David Sedaris tell a story is always a real treat, and this audiobook is no exception.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By N. Griffiths on 17-05-18

Bit short

I’m familiar with the legend Sedaris through his printed books, so hearing his voice for the first time was entertaining. He’s noted that he can be mistaken for a woman on the phone. Actually he sounds like a slightly slowed-down Porky Pig. A great raconteur and some very funny moments - just disappointingly brief for the moolah.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Melody on 07-12-09

I Wish There Was More

I love David Sedaris, I have several of his books and I love his wry, dry sense of humor. I always enjoy hearing him read and I think, in this case, he seemed to be enjoying himself. I thought it was too short and not really price appropriate. But I laughed and enjoyed what was there.

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13 of 14 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Dennis on 01-12-09

Good but short

This feels rushed out in time for Christmas. The five stories aren't very long especially considering one of them is just random snippets from his diary. I wished the publisher had waited unitl he had a whole book. That said, listening to Sedaris live adds a lot to the stories.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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