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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (538 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Sedaris Narrator: David Sedaris Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781600247194
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If you were lucky enough to have caught a performance on David Sedaris’s most recent sold-out, 34-city tour, you already know that David Sedaris Live For Your Listening Pleasure is a must-have album! If you didn’t hear it live and in person, then you’re in for a treat-hilarious brand-new recordings from performances in Denver, New York, Durham, LA, and Atlanta, in one convenient audiobook collection, on sale November 24 for only $17.98.

From the bold feral rabbits of his French backyard to the eating habits of a carnivorous bird Down Under, Live For Your Listening Pleasure takes listeners on a veritable tour of natural wonders, beginning with a fable, “Cat and Baboon,” and moving on to the peculiarly American habitat of the “big-box” store.

“Sedaris’s sparkling essays always shimmer more brightly when read aloud by the author. And his expert timing, mimicry and droll asides are never more polished than during live performances in front of an audience.” Publishers Weekly, Starred Review - When You Are Engulfed in Flames

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Quotes & Awards

  • Sedaris's sparkling essays always shimmer ore brightly when read aloud by the author. And his expert timing, mimicry and droll asides are never more polished than during live performances in front of an audience.—Publishers Weekly - Starred Review for WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES
  • A master of the pregnant pause and king of cockeyed deadpan, Sedaris is at the top of his game in these five live performances...The brisk and endlessly entertaining listen again proves that mere readers of Sedaris are missing out. Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coleen | 2/19/2014

    " I went to see this show in LA and he was hilarious and wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jocelyn | 2/19/2014

    " I really liked the live recordings - fun to hear the audience reactions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 2/18/2014

    " A small set of live readings showcasing the author's acid wit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 1/27/2014

    " Thanks to Judy for pointing me to this one, I hadn't heard of it. I was just getting ready for a road trip and this was great fun to listen to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 1/26/2014

    " 1 CD; a very quick listen .... and every bit as hilarious as a longer book! I LOVE LOVE LOVE his dry/wry humor. And his affected 'accent' when making fun of pretentious houseguests is pee-your-pants, laugh-out-loud worthy!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kricket | 1/18/2014

    " "innocents abroad" made me pee my pants a little bit. i agree with lindsay...if only this could have been a 10 disc set. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Ann | 1/17/2014

    " As with all of his books, David always makes me laugh out loud. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 1/16/2014

    " No matter how much I keep trying, I do not think Mr Sedaris is as funny as Mr Sedaris thinks he is. This was a very fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/13/2014

    " Okay, I swear, this is the last Sedaris I listen to in my car. I simply cannot laugh this hard and drive. While not his funniest, there is still more than enough good material in this collection to warrant a listen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alohatiki | 1/10/2014

    " I love this man, had me laughing on the bus after a bad day at work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 1/6/2014

    " hysterical- as always. it kept us entertained en route to pittsburgh. he can't go wrong. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cody | 12/30/2013

    " I love Sedaris and I love when I can hear Sedaris read Sedaris no matter how strange he finds it getting paid to read to people! This has a story from his upcoming collection of fables so it's a good sneak peak. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole Marble | 12/29/2013

    " David Sedaris made me laugh! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ingrid | 12/22/2013

    " Always HIGH-LARIOUS. Not my favorite of his books, but really, how can you go wrong with Sedaris? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Desiree | 11/23/2013

    " Laugh out loud funny! I love this man! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucy | 10/26/2013

    " I wish it were much longer! But that's why you gotta get his books on audio :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renata | 10/20/2013

    " Would it be a surprise to any of you if I said a David Sedaris live audio CD was hilarious? Most of this material isn't printed anywhere (yet?) and I wouldn't be surprised if it stayed audio only, since a lot of it was REALLY enhanced by David's accents/vocal mannerisms. Great stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 10/5/2013

    " Let's face it--I'm in love with David Sedaris. I want to be his friend. I want him to live next door to me. I want to hang out with him. David, if you are out there, heed my cry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn Vannucci | 4/2/2013

    " David Sedaris is my wildly funny hero! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joann | 2/10/2013

    " I listened to this CD while driving alone from Chicago to Colorado. I only wish there were more essays -- laughing keeps me awake. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 2/7/2013

    " Good live CD that doesn't repeat his stuff on This American Life or his books (though the animal fable in the beginning seemed familiar.) Some of the diary entries are repeated from when I saw him live, but still great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin | 10/26/2012

    " I really love listening to Sedaris reading to an audience! It's truly the best way to experience his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ladykaren | 9/18/2012

    " Innocents Abroad is hilarious. Recommended for your listening pleasure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 9/17/2012

    " Well, I'm listening to it. You can't go wrong with David Sedaris. I laughed my butt off through the whole thing. Kookabura, Nicaraguan French, rabbits, his Dad's "at home" uniform of *gulp* underwear! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hollyhocks | 5/19/2012

    " I love this guy sooo much ... I will NEVER hear the word Nicaragua the same again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristal Cooper | 1/6/2012

    " I saw his live tour a few months ago and it was this same format but with different content. Happy to see that it includes my favorite bit, though, about the secret code words of flight attendants. Outstanding! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/16/2011

    " Hilarious, my favorite to date! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Pfeiffer | 11/3/2011

    " This wasn't as funny as all of his earlier audio cds, but it definitely picked up near the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 10/2/2011

    " This is a selection from 5 different cities on David Sedaris's speaking tour---very funny and in parts, hilarious. Although I've read many of his books, I've never heard him, so this was a treat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dwanna | 9/2/2011

    " Enjoying! David Sedaris can write about a cat having her hair done by a baboon and I don't find it the least bit strange. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bunny | 7/7/2011

    " Good god, he's hilarious. I think the condom story is my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsti | 3/30/2011

    " I skipped the first story because it was an animal fable that I'd heard and disliked elsewhere, but the rest of this collection was terrific. I wish my trips to Costco were this funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susy | 3/10/2011

    " Really funny collection of essays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doc-mok | 3/4/2011

    " David Sedaris is so funny when talking about his life. This was hilarious! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/1/2011

    " Hilarious, my favorite to date! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ingrid | 1/23/2011

    " Always HIGH-LARIOUS. Not my favorite of his books, but really, how can you go wrong with Sedaris? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 1/19/2011

    " A fantastic reading to listen to on tape. Love it! I listen to it over again regularly! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/2/2011

    " Okay, I swear, this is the last Sedaris I listen to in my car. I simply cannot laugh this hard and drive. While not his funniest, there is still more than enough good material in this collection to warrant a listen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/30/2010

    " I love everything David Sedaris does! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 11/4/2010

    " As with all of his books, David always makes me laugh out loud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Desiree | 10/27/2010

    " Laugh out loud funny! I love this man! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 9/27/2010

    " Innocence Abroad was by far the best vignette. "Nicaragua" and "Thankf*ckinggodhesgone" still get me. I love David Sedaris' brand of humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tia | 9/27/2010

    " Hilarious, as always. My only complaint is that it's too short! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 9/4/2010

    " I hope I get a chance to listen to this author live sometime. He's absolutely freaking awesome. I was laughing so hard in the car and probably scaring fellow drivers on the interstate. I have two more of his audiobooks in my car, so I'll be bragging on him again!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 9/1/2010

    " One of these days, listening to David Sedaris on cd in my car is going to get me killed. It's tough to see the road with tears streaming down your face. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 8/8/2010

    " Very funny! I listened to this while I was driving and I was laughing out loud! Now I'm inspired to actually read a book or two of his. "

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About the Author
Author David Sedaris

David Sedaris is a playwright and a regular commentator for National Public Radio. He is also the author of the bestselling Barrel Fever, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Me Talk Pretty One Day. He travels extensively through Europe and the United States on lecture tours and lives in England.