Sellevision

  • by Augusten Burroughs
  • Narrated by Robin Miles
  • 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Darkly funny and gleefully mean-spirited, Sellevision explores greed, obsession, and third-tier celebrity in the world of a fictional home-shopping network.Welcome to the troubled world of Sellevision, America's premier retail broadcasting network. When Max Andrews, the much-loved, handsome (but lonely) and gay host of Slumber Party Sundown accidentally exposes himself in front of 60 million kids and their parents during a "Toys for Tots" segment, Sellevision faces its first big scandal.As Max fails to find a new job in television, another host, the popular and perky Peggy Jean Smythe, is receiving sinister e-mails from a stalker about her appearance. Popping pills and drinking heavily, she fails to notice that her husband is spending a lot of time with the young babysitter who lives next door. Then there's Leigh, whose affair with Sellevision boss Howard Toast is going nowhere until she exposes him on air, and Bebe, Sellevision's star host, who thinks she can find Mr. Right via the Internet - if she can just stop her shopping addiction from taking over.

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What the Critics Say

"First-time novelist Burroughs writes fluidly and shows a flair for fun, campy material." (Booklist)"A relentless spoof....This kaleidoscope of gleefully salacious intrigue aims to titillate and amuse in a purposefully over-the-top way." (Publishers Weekly)

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Very Good Listen

This was a very enjoyable listen. There were some very funny parts in it and there were some interesting revelations at the end. The reader is very good as well. However, I don't think this book is suitable for anyone under the age of 18, as it contains strong adult content and language.
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- Samuel W.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-11-2006
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio