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    • Calypso

    • Written by: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
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      5 out of 5 stars 235
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's 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 it's as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation - and dark humor - toward middle age and mortality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sedaris at his best: older, warmer, more personal

    • By Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod, author of the Seven Day Manuscript Machine and Writing the Bible for Kids on 2018-05-30

    Price: CDN$ 38.59

    • Me Talk Pretty One Day

    • Written by: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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. You can also listen to Sedaris in an interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the listen

    • By Anonymous User on 2017-12-29

    Price: CDN$ 25.64

    • Theft by Finding

    • Diaries (1977-2002)
    • Written by: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    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. Now, in Theft by Finding, Sedaris brings us his favorite entries. From deeply poignant to laugh-out-loud funny, these selections reveal with new intimacy a man longtime fans only think they know.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • David Sedaris

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-13

    Price: CDN$ 40.74

    • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    • Written by: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-10-19

    Price: CDN$ 37.71

    • When You Are Engulfed in Flames

    • Written by: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Once again, David Sedaris brings together a collection of essays so uproariously funny and profoundly moving that his legions of fans will fall for him all over again. He tests the limits of love when Hugh lances a boil from his backside, and pushes the boundaries of laziness when, finding the water shut off in his house in Normandy, he looks to the water in a vase of fresh cut flowers to fill the coffee machine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Witty and Poignant

    • By radsensei on 2018-02-15

    Price: CDN$ 37.71

    • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

    • Written by: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    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.

    Price: CDN$ 22.61

    • Barrel Fever and Other Stories

    • Written by: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
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    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.

    Price: CDN$ 22.61

    • Naked

    • Written by: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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.

    Price: CDN$ 22.61

    • Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

    • A Modest Bestiary
    • Written by: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Dylan Baker, Elaine Stritch, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life.

    Price: CDN$ 33.19

    • Holidays on Ice

    • Featuring Six New Stories
    • Written by: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); and what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow").

    Price: CDN$ 30.17

    • Holidays on Ice

    • Written by: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
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    Holidays on Ice collects six of David Sedaris' most profound Christmas stories into one slender volume perfect for use as a last minute coaster or ice scraper. 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.

    Price: CDN$ 22.61

    • David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall

    • Written by: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 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 quarreling 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.

    Price: CDN$ 22.61

    • David Sedaris

    • Live for Your Listening Pleasure
    • Written by: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • 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

    LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!

    Price: CDN$ 27.15

    • Weihnachtliches gelesen von Harry Rowohlt

    • Written 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.

    Price: CDN$ 9.42

    • The Best of Harry Rowohlt

    • Written 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.

    Price: CDN$ 8.23

    • Calypso

    • Written by: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: Devid Striesow
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
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    Den betörend geheimnisvollen Namen "Calypso" teilen sich unter anderem eine griechische Meeresnymphe, ein afrikanisch-karibischer Tanzrhythmus und ein Saturnmond. Fragt man David Sedaris, ist Calypso ein besonders bescheuerter Name für eine Katze. Aber auch ein betörend geheimnisvoller Titel für die lang erwartete neue Geschichtensammlung eines der erfolgreichsten Humoristen unserer Zeit, der es wie kein anderer versteht, zarte Schönheit im Hässlichen zu entdecken und die banale Komik des schönen Scheins zu entlarven.

    Price: CDN$ 18.50

    • The New Yorker, July 9th and 16th 2018: Part 2 (Nathan Heller, William Finnegan, David Sedaris)

    • Written by: William Finnegan, David Sedaris, Nathan Heller
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Highlights
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    In this issue: "Tunnel Vision" by William Finnegan: Can Andy Byford fix New York’s disastrous subways; "Take the Money and Run" by Nathan Heller: What’s behind the enthusiasm for universal basic income; "Active Shooter" by David Sedaris: At the firing range.

    Price: CDN$ 8.00