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Download It Was a Dark and Stormy Night Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample It Was a Dark and Stormy Night (Unabridged), by Various
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (54 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Various Narrator: Marni Webb, Bob Nathan Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Little did the obscure novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton know in 1830 when he penned that most relished, imitated, and lampooned opening sentence in English literature, It was a dark and stormy night... that his words would inspire countless aspiring writers struggling incessantly like boats against the current to emulate his unparalleled style and that his name would grace The Bulwer-Lytton Contest honoring his most successful followers. Get it? Abounding in shameless sentences, this audio rendition of the original contest is a hilarious - even perversely instructive - collection of skilled, inept writing. Compiler Scott Rice is a professor of English at San Jose State University and the creator of the contest. The narrators include Marni Webb, Ray Nakamoto, Rachel Songer, and Bob Nathan. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Peacegal | 12/4/2013

    " This installment is one of the best of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kaethe | 2/16/2007

    " I'm sitting here feeling all sad that there aren't more of these books. I'll have to see if there's a good website. Well, of course there's a website, although I don't know if one can call it good it does have many funny sentences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by James | 12/28/1999

    " More in the same spirit as the original - again, if you've cringed at the output of some who thought they were writing but were really just typing, this is for you. "

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