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Selected Shorts: Volume XVIII (18) Lots of Laughs!
     

Selected Shorts: Volume XVIII (18) Lots of Laughs!

by David Schickler, Ron Carlson, Isaiah Sheffer, John Updike, Neil Gaiman
 

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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Best AudioBooks of 2007, AudioFile Magazine

The Listen Up Awards—Best Audios of 2007, Publishers Weekly

"When I read for Selected Shorts . . . my job is to take the listener on a trip. I'm like a guide who, having explored the stories' emotional frontier in the private hours of rehearsal, steps up to the microphone on stage at Symphony Space, looks out over the crowd of expectant travelers and says, 'come with me.'"  —John Shea, Emmy award–winning actor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971921825
Publisher:
Symphony Space
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Series:
Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story Series , #18
Edition description:
Unabridged, 3 CD's
Pages:
3
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
July 30, 1969
Place of Birth:
Rochester, New York
Education:
B.S. in Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1991; M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Columbia University, 1995
Website:
http://www.davidschickler.com

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