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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,088 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Sedaris, David Sedaris Narrator: Akhil Sharma, Cherry Jones, Mary-Louise Parker, Toby Wherry Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A bestseller in its own right and a must-have for fans of the #1 bestselling author David Sedaris, a collection of his favorite short fiction.

David Sedaris is an exceptional reader. Alone in his apartment, he reads stories aloud to the point he has them memorized. Sometimes he fantasizes that he wrote them. Sometimes, when they’re his very favorite stories, he’ll fantasize about reading them in front of an audience and taking credit for them. The audience in these fantasies always loves him and gives him the respect he deserves.

David Sedaris didn’t write the stories in Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules. But he did read them. And he liked them enough to hand pick them for this collection of short fiction. Featuring such notable writers as Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, Joyce Carol Oates, Jean Thompson, and Tobias Wolff, Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules includes some of the most influential and talented short story writers, contemporary and classic.

Perfect for fans who suffer from Sedaris fever, Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules will tide them over and provide relief.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Alison | 2/13/2014

    " Not quite what I was expecting, but pretty good none the less. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by t-rex | 2/13/2014

    " Looks like I share a similar taste in the short story with Mr. Sedaris. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gina | 2/6/2014

    " Some decent stories, but I'm not surprised. Anyone of his brilliance has to have good taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lindy Loo | 2/3/2014

    " Am almost done, and have found myself surprisingly underwhelmed by the collection, minus the Lorrie Moore (I believe it was) short story. Feel kind of like it was scraped together as a money-making scheme since tacking sedaris's name on anything will make it sell (and since the book has his name in big bold letters, kind of misleadingly making it look like he actually wrote it and didn't just compile it). "

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