Audiobooks by David Sedaris

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  1. The Silence of Scheherazade Audiobook The Silence of Scheherazade
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  2. Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want Audiobook Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want
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  3. Appetite: A Memoir in Recipes of Family and Food Audiobook Appetite: A Memoir in Recipes of Family and Food
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  4. A Line to Kill: from the global bestselling author of Moonflower Murders Audiobook A Line to Kill: from the global bestselling author of Moonflower Murders
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  5. Such a Quiet Place Audiobook Such a Quiet Place
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  6. 1979 Audiobook 1979
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  7. The Reckoning: America's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal Audiobook The Reckoning: America's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal
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  8. Land of Big Numbers Audiobook Land of Big Numbers
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  9. Gene Keys: Embracing Your Higher Purpose Audiobook Gene Keys: Embracing Your Higher Purpose
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  10. What We Find Audiobook What We Find
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Barrell Fever and Other Stories Audiobook

Barrell Fever and Other Stories

Author: David Sedaris Narrator: Amy Sedaris, David Sedaris Release Date: April 2006

In David Sedaris' world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz, and the National Enquirer, Sedaris' collection of essays is a rollicking tour through the national Zeitgeist: a do-it-yourself suburban dad saves money by performing home surgery; a man who is loved too much flees the heavyweight champion of the world; a teenage suicide tries to incite a lynch mob at her funeral; a bitter Santa abuses the elves. David Sedaris made his debut on NPR's Morning Edition with "SantaLand Diaries", recounting his strange-but-true experiences as an elf at Macy's, and soon became one of the show's most popular commentators. With a perfect eye and a voice infused with as much empathy as wit, Sedaris writes stories and essays that target the soulful ridiculousness of our behavior. Barrel Fever is like a blind date with modern life, and anything can happen.

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Calypso Audiobook

Calypso

Author: David Sedaris Narrator: David Sedaris Release Date: May 2018

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book. If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny--it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future. This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.

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Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules Audiobook

Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

"Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules" is a collection of short stories-some classic, others impending-selected and introduced by David Sedaris. With this audiobook a careful listener can discover the truth about loneliness, betrayal, love and hope. Where the Door is Always Open and the Welcome Mat is Out by Patricia Highsmith, read by Cherry Jones Bullet In the Brain by Tobias Wolff read by Toby Wherry Gryphon by Charles Baxter read by David Sedaris In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried by Amy Hempel read by Mary-Louise Parker Cosmopolitan by Akhil Sharma read by the Author

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David Sedaris - 14 CD Boxed Set Audiobook

David Sedaris - 14 CD Boxed Set

Author: David Sedaris Narrator: David Sedaris, Various Readers Release Date: February 2007

All of David Sedaris' best in one box set! The set includes ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY with a full hour of bonus tracks not available on cassette; NAKED; HOLIDAYS ON ICE; and BARREL FEVER AND OTHER STORIES. This timeless collection combines poignancy, humor, and the sparkling imagination of one of America's best-loved humorists.

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David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall Audiobook

David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall

Author: David Sedaris Narrator: David Sedaris Release Date: November 2003

No one renders the pathos, chaos and impossible variety of daily encounters like David Sedaris. On every subject, he is bruisingly painful and tenderly affectionate. Recorded live on October 22, 2002, LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL features excerpts from his forthcoming collection of essays, DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM. Includes: Thanks Repeat After Me Why Them? Who's the Chef? Buddy Can You Spare a Tie? LessonThree: The Feminine Mistake Lesson Four: With a Pal Like This, You Don't Need An Enemy Six to Eight Black Men

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David Sedaris: Live at Carnegie Hall Audiobook

David Sedaris: Live at Carnegie Hall

Author: David Sedaris Narrator: David Sedaris Release Date: April 2005

If you were lucky enough to have caught a performance on David Sedaris's most recent sold-out, 34-city tour, you already know that David Sedaris Live For Your Listening Pleasure is a must-have album! If you didn't hear it live and in person, then you're in for a treat-hilarious brand-new recordings from performances in Denver, New York, Durham, LA, and Atlanta, in one convenient audiobook collection, on sale November 24 for only $17.98. From the bold feral rabbits of his French backyard to the eating habits of a carnivorous bird Down Under, Live For Your Listening Pleasure takes listeners on a veritable tour of natural wonders, beginning with a fable, "Cat and Baboon," and moving on to the peculiarly American habitat of the "big-box" store. "Sedaris's sparkling essays always shimmer more brightly when read aloud by the author. And his expert timing, mimicry and droll asides are never more polished than during live performances in front of an audience." Publishers Weekly, Starred Review - When You Are Engulfed in Flames Track Listing: 1: Cat and Baboon (Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado) 2-5: Author, Author (Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City) 6-8: Innocence Abroad (Durham Performing Arts Center, in Durham, North Carolina) 9-13 Laugh, Kookaburra (Royce Hall, UCLA in Los Angeles, California) 14-16: Diary Entries (Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia)

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David Sedaris: Live For Your Listening Pleasure Audiobook

David Sedaris: Live For Your Listening Pleasure

Author: David Sedaris Narrator: David Sedaris Release Date: November 2009

1: Cat And Baboon 2-5: Author, Author 6-8: Innocence Abroad 9-13: Laugh, Kookaburra 14-16:Diary Entries Performed before live audiences in Denver, New York City, Durham, Los Angeles, and Atlanta

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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim Audiobook

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

Author: David Sedaris Narrator: David Sedaris Release Date: April 2005

David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives -- a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.

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Holidays on Ice Audiobook

Holidays on Ice

Author: David Sedaris Narrator: Amy Sedaris, Ann Magnuson, David Sedaris Release Date: October 2008

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight Black Men"); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like ("The Monster Mash"); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry ("Cow and Turkey"). No matter what your favorite holiday, you won't want to miss celebrating it with the author who has been called "one of the funniest writers alive" (Economist).

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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls Audiobook

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Author: David Sedaris Narrator: David Sedaris Release Date: April 2013

A new collection of essays from the #1 New York Times bestselling author who has been called "the preeminent humorist of his generation" (Entertainment Weekly). From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences. Whether railing against the habits of litterers in the English countryside or marveling over a disembodied human arm in a taxidermist's shop, Sedaris takes us on side-splitting adventures that are not to be forgotten.

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Me Talk Pretty One Day Audiobook

Me Talk Pretty One Day

Author: David Sedaris Narrator: David Sedaris Release Date: April 2006

A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers and cashiers with 6-inch fingernails. Compared by The New Yorker to Twain and Hawthorne, Sedaris has become one of our best-loved authors. Sedaris is an amazing reader whose appearances draw hundreds, and his performancesincluding a jaw-dropping impression of Billie Holiday singing I wish I were an Oscar Meyer weinerare unforgettable. Sedariss essays on living in Paris are some of the funniest hes ever written. At last, someone even meaner than the French! The sort of blithely sophisticated, loopy humour that might have resulted if Dorothy Parker and James Thurber had had a love child. Entertainment Weekly on Barrel Fever Sidesplitting Not one of the essays in this new collection failed to crack me up; frequently I was helpless. The New York Times Book Review on Naked

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Naked Audiobook

Naked

Author: David Sedaris Narrator: Amy Sedaris, David Sedaris Release Date: April 2005

Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the current mania for the memoir on its proverbial ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, his family, and his unique worldview, a sensibility at once take-no-prisoners sharp and deeply charitable. A tart-tongued mother does dead-on imitations of her young son's nervous tics, to the great amusement of his teachers; a stint of Kerouackian wandering is undertaken (of course!) with a quadriplegic companion. Through it all is Sedaris's unmistakable voice, without a doubt one of the freshest in American writing.

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