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Download Dave Barry in Cyberspace Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,005 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dave Barry Narrator: Shadoe Stevens Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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When Dave Barry goes mano a mano with the Information Superhighway, it's guaranteed to be a rip-roaring adventure. This self-proclaimed computer geek and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist starts with the motto, Never read the instructions, and slides from there into the world of hardware, software, Windows 95, and the critical issue of RAM (the bottom line is, if you're a guy, you cannot have enough RAM). He also shares the wisdom he's gained from forays into cyberspace, including how to use Internet shorthand to chat with total strangers who may be boring and stupid, and a wide selection of very unusual Web sites. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 2/14/2014

    " This was a quick one hour CD of Dave Barry's book - which is sadly way out of date now. It started funny, but lost the plot half way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirei | 2/13/2014

    " Very funny. Written about 1995, so a little outdated though. I wonder if he is coming out yearly with a new version of this book so he can make more money just like Bill Gates does? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katiekins | 2/8/2014

    " Although in some ways this book is hopelessly out of date (he talks about modems and Windows 95), in other ways (computers are still obsolete almost immediately) it's still relevant. And, obviously, still really funny. This also contains the famous semi-fictional scene of his romance with his current wife. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/7/2014

    " I couldn't stop laughing throughout this entire book -- it was like the Erma Bombeck of modern technology (modern in at least 1996, which scarily enough, while technology has advanced since then, many aspects have stayed the same). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Walt Murray | 2/2/2014

    " Dated but hilarious. East to read, and constantly funny. If you are under 35 you might have to google some terms, but still a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Mitchell | 1/13/2014

    " This remains one of the funniest books about computers. Ever. I still die when I read his take on geek culture and troubleshooting problems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/13/2013

    " It was fun revisiting the computer era of the mid-nineties with comedian Dave Barry. One forgets just how far we have come (or not...). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 11/21/2013

    " Ha! This book must have blown my mind at the time, as I didn't even see the internet until spring 2000. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany | 11/14/2013

    " Not up to his usual funny standards :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Edwards | 11/5/2013

    " Another one that will have you laughing until you snort! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Barker | 9/4/2013

    " Good but unfortunately a bit dated could use a sequel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 rabbitprincess | 7/18/2013

    " A very silly look at the world of computers. Dave Barry fans will probably enjoy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Lund | 6/30/2013

    " I was a little bored with this one. Still funny every once in awhile though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luc Ippersiel | 6/30/2013

    " Was a great book a long time ago. Now it's dated and the jokes don't apply. Would be a good read to a 30 something IT person or geek who wants nostalgic jokes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 9/7/2012

    " Slightly dated but still funny especially given how computers have completely invaded and taken over our every daily chore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 8/18/2012

    " some laugh out loud funny stuff (as is typical w Barry stuff), though old / dated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 5/4/2012

    " It's a funny book, but I originally read it in the late '90s. I recently picked it up and skimmed it again and it's still funny today, if you remember what technology was like back in the '90s. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John P | 4/8/2012

    " Funny guy, Dave. I was pleasantly surprised (shocked?) by a serious chapter regarding online romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Big D | 2/23/2012

    " Funny Dave Barry as always... but the non-humorous "cyber-infidelity" story was 100% out of place in this book. Very surprised it was included! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/19/2012

    " This was so funny! I listened to the audiobook and it was the shortest audiobook I've ever listened to! But totally hilarious!! I very much recommend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 12/15/2011

    " This was written at a time when dial-up internet was your only option. Dave's commentary is hilarious (ROTFL) to those who lived through it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maurean | 10/11/2011

    " Barry always makes me laugh, and this little tongue-in-cheek computing guide was no exception! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 5/12/2011

    " It's a funny book, but I originally read it in the late '90s. I recently picked it up and skimmed it again and it's still funny today, if you remember what technology was like back in the '90s. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 5/3/2011

    " This was a quick one hour CD of Dave Barry's book - which is sadly way out of date now. It started funny, but lost the plot half way through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 10/26/2009

    " Funny guy, Dave. I was pleasantly surprised (shocked?) by a serious chapter regarding online romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Xox | 7/14/2009

    " Anyone like humor and a guy who trying to make money out of making jokes, this is the book for you.

    It is a kind of guilty pleasure. But we all want to read something funny once in a while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 7/10/2009

    " I thought I'd lose bladder control with this book. Funny, funny, funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirei | 3/22/2009

    " Very funny. Written about 1995, so a little outdated though. I wonder if he is coming out yearly with a new version of this book so he can make more money just like Bill Gates does? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryce | 12/14/2008

    " So incredibly funny! This audio book provided no small amount of inside jokes for my brother and I. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 7/7/2008

    " Ha! This book must have blown my mind at the time, as I didn't even see the internet until spring 2000. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 6/26/2008

    " This was written at a time when dial-up internet was your only option. Dave's commentary is hilarious (ROTFL) to those who lived through it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maurean | 4/30/2008

    " Barry always makes me laugh, and this little tongue-in-cheek computing guide was no exception! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 3/20/2008

    " This was so funny! I listened to the audiobook and it was the shortest audiobook I've ever listened to! But totally hilarious!! I very much recommend! "

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About the Author
Author Dave Barry

Dave Barry’s bestsellers include his Peter Pan prequels, written with Ridley Pearson; I’ll Mature When I’m Dead; and Lunatics, written with Alan Zweibel. He is also the author of the two dark comic suspense novels Big Trouble and Tricky Business. A play based on his first Peter Pan book, Peter and the Starcatchers, is currently a hit on Broadway. He lives in Coral Gables, Florida.

About the Narrator

Shadoe Stevens is best known as the voice of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. He has written several children’s books and has been called “Dr. Seuss for the twenty-first century.” His first book, The Big Galoot—about bullying and never giving up—has been called a masterpiece and a children’s classic.