Selected Shorts, A Celebration of the Short Story

Selected Shorts, A Celebration of the Short Story

Audiobook CD - 2005
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This three-CD collection features more best-loved selections from National Public Radio's Selected Shorts , an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors and recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. More than three hours of recordings in each collection capture the intimacy of live performance. Stories are alternately funny, sad, moving, and exciting and make a perfect accompaniment to daily activities such as driving, cooking, exercising, and relaxing.

Lots of Laughs! includes, among others, John Updike's "Farrell's Caddie," read by Charles Keating; Neil Gaiman's "Chivalry," read by Christina Pickles; Ron Carlson's "On the USS Fortitude," read by Laura Esterman; Etgar Keret's "Fatso," read by John Guare; and David Schickler's "Jamaica," read by Isaiah Sheffer.
Publisher: New York : Symphony Space, p2005, c2004.
ISBN: 9780971921825
Branch Call Number: BCD FIC Selected
Characteristics: 3 sound discs (ca. 3 hr.) : digital, Dolby stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.


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librarylizzard Sep 15, 2014

I did enjoy the stories themselves, but I didn't find the collection satisfying in terms of comedy. Several of the stories had not much more than glimpses of humor. I was looking for laugh-out-loud funny, and this disappointed.

Oct 15, 2010

What a great joy it was to listen to these short stories.


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