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    • Calypso

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
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      5 out of 5 stars 165
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris' 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Solid Sedaris. Hilarious late middle age memoir.

    • By Anonymous User on 07-10-2018

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • David's impersonation of Paul is laugh out loud funny

    • By Katherine on 04-12-2016

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Me Talk Pretty One Day

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    David Sedaris' collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. With every clever turn of a phrase, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other to every unforgettable encounter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful. Intelligent. Funny. Touching.

    • By Amazon Customer on 16-12-2018

    Non-member price: $16.38

    • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    A guy walks into a bar.From here, the story could take many turns. A guy walks into a bar and meets the love of his life. A guy walks into a bar and finds no one else is there. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humour and intelligence and leave you deeply moved. In Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy. The common thread? Sedaris masterfully turns each episode into a love story: how it feels to be in a relationship where one loves and is loved over many years, what it means to be part of a family, and how it's possible, through all of life's absurdities, to accept oneself. With Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris shows once again why he has been called 'A humorist par excellence, he can make Woody Allen appear ham-tongued, Oscar Wilde a drag' (Observer).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Sergiu Pobereznic (author) on 14-09-2015

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Theft by Finding

    • Diaries: Volume One
    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in print or audio.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • sedaris goes deep

    • By borneveryminute on 26-06-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • When You Are Engulfed in Flames

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Taking in the parasitic worm that once lived in his mother-in-law's leg, an encounter with a dingo and the purchase of a human skeleton, and culminating in a brilliant account of his attempt to quit smoking - in Tokyo - David Sedaris' sixth story collection is a fresh masterpiece of comic writing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great read

    • By rah on 18-03-2015

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Naked

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • another entertaining sedaris book

    • By Anonymous User on 23-01-2019

    Non-member price: $19.75

    • Holidays on Ice

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris, Ann Magnuson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Holidays on Ice collects six of David Sedaris' most profound Christmas stories into one volume. This drinking-man's companion can be enjoyed by the warmth of a fire, the glow of a brilliantly decorated tree, or even in the backseat of a police car. Here is the timeless "SantaLand Diaries", which immortalised the struggle of department store elves the world over. Here is "Dinah, the Christmas Whore", in which the Sedaris family opens its heart to an unexpected, almost Mary Magdalene-like visitor. Plus five additional holiday-themed stories to make you ho ho ho.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Sergiu Pobereznic (author) on 14-09-2015

    Non-member price: $24.97

    • Barrel Fever and Other Stories

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Non-member price: $14.35

    • Holidays on Ice

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Holidays on Ice collects six of David Sedaris' most profound Christmas stories into one slender volume. This drinking man's companion can be enjoyed by the warmth of a raging fire, the glow of a brilliantly decorated tree, or even in the back seat of a van or police car.

    Non-member price: $13.77

    • David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    If you are driving, pull over. If you are at work, close your door, unless you don't mind your colleagues seeing you doubled over, in tears, on your office floor. With this recording, taped before a delirious sold out audience at Carnegie Hall, you are there as David Sedaris performs new stories from his upcoming book. A parrot who mimics an ice maker, lovers quarrelling over a rubber hand, and a Santa Claus who moonlights from his job as bishop of Turkey, the cast of characters is like no other.

    Non-member price: $10.62

    • Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

    • A Wicked Bestiary
    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The brilliantly quirky David Sedaris returns with a book of acerbic and outrageously funny stories about animals who have unmistakably human failings.This collection of sharply observed animal-themed tales is a delight, told with David Sedaris’s trademark blend of hilarity and goodnaturedness. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of our own everyday interactions.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging but dark and sinister

    • By jacqueline rozenfeld on 25-11-2017

    Non-member price: $26.53

    • Meet David Sedaris: Series One

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    David Sedaris's remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is surpassed only by his ability to make his stories even moire hilarious when he reads them aloud. This is his first series for Radio 4, and he reads essays and diary entries from across all seven of his books.

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Meet David Sedaris: Series Five

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    David Sedaris' remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is surpassed only by his ability to make his stories even more hilarious when he reads them aloud. This is the complete recording of Meet David Sedaris Series Five for Radio 4, and he reads essays from several of his books as well as many brand-new diary pieces and extras.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Meet David Sedaris: Series Four

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    David Sedaris's remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is surpassed only by his ability to make his stories even more hilarious when he reads them aloud. This is the complete recording of Meet David Sedaris Series One, his first series for Radio 4, and he reads essays from several of his books as well as many brand new diary pieces and extras.

    Non-member price: $28.46

    • Meet David Sedaris: Series Six

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    David Sedaris' remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is surpassed only by his ability to make his stories even more hilarious when he reads them aloud. This is the complete recording of Meet David Sedaris Series Six, for Radio 4, and he reads essays from several of his books as well as many brand-new diary pieces and extras.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Meet David Sedaris: Series Two

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    David Sedaris's remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is surpassed only by his ability to make his stories even more hilarious when he reads them aloud. This is his second series for Radio 4, and he reads essays and diary entries from across all seven of his books.

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Weihnachtliches gelesen von Harry Rowohlt

    • By: David Lodge, Kingsley Amis, Dan Kavanagh, and others
    • Narrated by: Harry Rowohlt
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Besinnungslose Texte zum Fest. Was Sie schon immer zum Thema Weihnachten hören wollten, aber nicht zu hören bekamen - hier kommt es, das ultimative Hörbuch zum Fest: Bissig, urkomisch und garantiert nicht mehr feierlich! Mit Texten von Kingsley Amis, David Lodge, Dan Kavanagh und David Sedaris.

    Non-member price: $10.33

    • The New Yorker, September 28th 2015 (Patrick Radden Keefe, David Remnick, David Sedaris)

    • By: Patrick Radden Keefe, David Remnick, David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Highlights
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    In this issue: "Dinner Talk", by Evan Osnos; "The Avenger", by Patrick Radden Keefe; "Blood at the Root", by David Remnick; "A Modest Proposal", by David Sedaris; and "Highs and Lows", by Anthony Lane.

    Non-member price: $8.63

    • The Best of Harry Rowohlt

    • By: Harry Rowohlt, David Sedaris, David Lodge
    • Narrated by: Harry Rowohlt
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Er ist ein Meister des Wortes - als Übersetzer, Autor und Rezitator. Auf diesem Hörbuch präsentiert Harry Rowohlt so außergewöhnliche wie einprägsame Texte voll komischer Szenen und hintergründiger Wortspiele. Ein besonderer Leckerbissen ist "Hundstage" von David Sedaris, kongenial nachgedichtet von Harry Rowohlt und in seiner unnachahmlichen Art zweisprachig vorgetragen.

    Non-member price: $9.03

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