David Sedaris: Live For Your Listening Pleasure

By David Sedaris (Audiobook, 2009)
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)

  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $17.98 US/$21.98 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781600247194

    • On Sale Date: 11/24/2009

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    Formats Available: Audiobook, Audiobook

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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)

  • Sedaris's sparkling essays always shimmer ore 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. Happily, four of the 2 pieces are live recordings, and listeners can hear Sedaris's energy increase from the roaring, rolling laughter of the appreciative audience. Sedaris's studio recording of his 10-page 'Of Mice and Men' runs 16 minutes, while the live recording of 'Town and Country,' which runs the same length in print, expands to 22 minutes thanks to an audience that often doesn't let him finish a sentence without making him pause for laughter to subside. (Publishers Weekly - Starred Review for WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES).

  • "I read out loud," David Sedaris says modestly. His voice might not sound powerful, but its lack of power enhances his deadpan style. It also conveys the pain that echoes throughout his often autobiographical esays, which frequently touch on his experiences growing up gay in North Carolina and his offbeat take on life. The extra energy Sedaris gets from an audience makes Live From Carnegie Hall the set's highlight. Sedaris's humor is frank-often with profanity-as it mixes the touching and personal with laugh-out-loud moments. (AudioFile Magazine on the Ultimate David Sedaris Box Set).

  • STAR PICKS: AUDIO Bones' Emily Deschanel "What I love is David Sedaris. Naked and Dress Your Family in Cordoroy and Denim--hearing him read his books is the best." (People Magazine).

  • David Sedaris' newest audiobook "When You Are Engulfed in Flames" is simply put one of the best collections of short stories I've ever reviewed....One of Sedaris' other attributes is that he is, at least in my estimation, an accomplished speaker as well as a writer. Picking up the paperback only gives you half the experience, it's when you listen to David on audiobook that you can fully appreciate this latter talent....I'm certainly not dissuading anyone from going out and picking up the paperback, but if you have the means, the audiobook is the way to go. (Alvin Sun on WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES ).

  • "You may have heard Mr. Sedaris yourself on Ira Glass's radio show called This American Life. His voice sounds just like his writing. It's a little scary, thinking of people driving around listening to these essays, what with the wincing and cringing--body fluids! bugs! dirty hair! cadavers and cadaver parts!--what with the laughing out loud. Then there are the various pangs of recognition, delight, dismay, and admiration." (New York Observer on WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

Product Details

David Sedaris: Live For Your Listening Pleasure
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $17.98 US/$21.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 60
  • ISBN-13: 9781600247194
  • On Sale Date: 11/24/2009
David Sedaris: Live For Your Listening Pleasure

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Humor

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Humor / Form - Essays

David Sedaris: Live For Your Listening Pleasure