- Narrated by: Pete Larkin
- Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 29-03-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
Black Gold collects the best rib-ticklers from Black’s earlier books. His targets include the masochism of cross-country skiing, the absurdity of computerized jogging shoes, and the joys of being bald. Black punctures the pretension and absurdity of his various subjects with both wit and comic exaggeration.
Narrator Pete Larkin’s wry, tongue-in-cheek delivery make these comedy-gold nuggets shine.
From pointers on the medical application of duct tape to uses for that ancient Commodore 64 stashed in the closet to people who seek immortality by naming bugs after themselves to plans for a combination gambling and fitness machine so you can lose pounds as you lose money, Black holds nothing back.
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By Augenezum on 30-06-13
Got To Be Canadian, I Guess, to "Get It".
What did you like best about Black Gold? What did you like least?
Reading was well done but too many times the stories left me uninterested. It took me forever to get past the opening yawner about ski wax. Many stories had Canadian references that I just didn't get, or care about. The dog story was pretty good but dogs are kind of universal. Couldn't find it in my heart to finish this.
What do you think your next listen will be?
Something not by this author.
Have you listened to any of Pete Larkin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Performance is good. Haven't heard any others but would listen to more stories from him.
Did Black Gold inspire you to do anything?
Inspired me to do my first return, if I can ever figure it out. The online return doesn't give you any other option than calling the toll free number.
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