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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: NPR Narrator: Michele Norris Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The NPR Driveway Moments Series Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9781615730537
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Presented together for the first time, here are the very first, and very best, definitive listener favorites that came to be known as Driveway Moments: the classic, spellbinding stories that keep getting better with repeated listening, selected from the National Public Radio archives. These tales were first heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and other NPR programs. Like the unforgettable “Amy’s Answering Machine,” in which comedian and author Amy Borkowsky shares quirky, hilarious messages left by her mother. And “My So-Called Lungs,” an emotional audio diary by a young girl with cystic fibrosis. And “Hitching a Ride with Junior McGhee,” in which musician/storyteller Charlie Barnett takes listeners on a hitchhiking adventure across the U.S. Literate, intelligent, mirthful, and moving, these stories are worth repeating—and hearing again and again.

Contents:

  • Introduction by Michele Norris
  • Misunderstood Song Lyrics
  • Dead Groundhog
  • Amy’s Answering Machine
  • My So-Called Lungs
  • His Father
  • An Unexpected Kitchen: The George Foreman Grill
  • Rato Interesso
  • There’s Just Something About That Cowbell
  • Sweet Potato Queen’s Latest Dish
  • My Dad the Ex-Con
  • Death of a Child: Losing Adam
  • Charlie Goes to College
  • Hitching a Ride with Junior McGee
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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 11/29/2013

    " I'm only 3 stories in and I love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babs | 11/12/2013

    " Wonderful collection. Nice way to pass time on the bus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andreia | 4/18/2013

    " A great selection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ch.J. Loveall | 3/30/2013

    " Must hear! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 2/4/2013

    " Amy's answering machine and my so called lungs were my favorite! "

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NPR, also known as National Public Radio, is an internationally acclaimed producer of audio programming that reaches an audience of twenty-six million listeners every week. A thriving media organization, NPR’s news, information, and music programming is distributed to a network of more than 900 independent stations nationwide.

About the Narrator
Michele Norris, host of All Things Considered, is cowinner of the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award for The York Project: Race and the ‘08 Vote and was chosen in 2009 as Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. She has written for, among other publications, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. As a correspondent for ABC News from 1993 to 2002, she earned Emmy and Peabody awards for her contribution to the network’s 9/11 reporting. She has been a frequent guest commentator on Meet the Press, The Chris Matthews Show, and Charlie Rose. Norris lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and children.