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 Post subject: David Sedaris
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:00 am 
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Has anyone here read any of his books? It was recommended to me and I was resistant because he's super popular with the NPR crowd (which I belong to but try to disavow). However someone whose tastes I tend to agree with urged me to read one so I finally took the plunge.

First it was Squirrel seeks chipmunk which is like a book morbid Aesop's fables. Loved it, so now I'm listening to the Diabetes with Owls audiobook (or exploring diabetes with owls? I don't remember) and I have been loling so hard. It's improved by being an audiobook, because it's read by the actual author so you get the full impact of his intended tone, etc.

I'm going to the library tomorrow to get every book of his I can find there and just binge on this twisted stuff.



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brannnn wrote:
binge on this twisted stuff.



I haven't binged on an author's bibliography in a while.

Am currently downloading the Squirrel seeks Chipmunk audiobook...


Hopefully I'll have something to contribute to this thread soon.



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I have never ever in my life listened to an audiobook, I thought it was a thing for blind people! How common is it where you live? I don't think I've ever met a person that does audiobooks here.

I might download the squirrel book, I need a new book to read, what's the synopsis?



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I thought it was a thing for blind people!


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lyra wrote:
I have never ever in my life listened to an audiobook, I thought it was a thing for blind people! How common is it where you live? I don't think I've ever met a person that does audiobooks here.

I might download the squirrel book, I need a new book to read, what's the synopsis?


It's reasonably common here, I guess. I borrow digital copies from our local library and listen to them when I'm walking around campus, playing games, or driving long distances.

The synopsis is that it's a weird but funny book of animal-themed short stories. They're dark, modern versions of Aesop's fables.



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Got two more of his books from the library this afternoon. (actual books this time Lyra, hope you're satisfied!!) Reading to commence in a bit.



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lyra wrote:
I have never ever in my life listened to an audiobook, I thought it was a thing for blind people! How common is it where you live? I don't think I've ever met a person that does audiobooks here.

I might download the squirrel book, I need a new book to read, what's the synopsis?



Well Lyra, They are excellent for the blind, but people listen to audiobooks on many occasions for a myriad of reasons . Bran gave a few good examples. They are great for when you are doing some sort of menial task.

Having someone read a book to you can be very relaxing as well. I have mild insomnia and they help a lot in my honest opinion.

I don't think they are particularly common 'where I come from' no. I just download them offline and listen to them on my walkman.



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