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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (77 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: NPR Narrator: Robert Krulwich Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The NPR Driveway Moments Series Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9781615730520
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Most NPR listeners have experienced at least one “driveway moment”: You’re so captivated by a story, interview, or essay you’re hearing on the radio that you sit in your driveway, motor running, to hear it all the way through. Even if the ice cream is melting in the trunk.

The latest collection of this best-selling series features memorable tales, bits, and commentary from NPR favorites, regulars, and guests. Smartly chosen, sincerely hilarious, this collection will leave you in stitches.

Contents:

  • Joan Rivers: Outrageous and Outspoken as Ever
  • Harry Shearer: ‘Now You See It’
  • Harry Shearer: Sammy the Flame-Resistant Salmon
  • Comedy Writing: How To Be Funny
  • The (Wacky) World According to John Hodgman
  • At Climate Conference, Hot Air Reigns
  • Dave Barry’s Science Fair Tricks
  • Brian Williams on Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!
  • Snoring Does Not Get in the Way of Love
  • Kevin Kling Returns
  • Carol Burnett, Still Glad For ‘This Time Together’
  • Tim Conway Delivers Laughs Without an Apology
  • Mehlman’s Famous Actors Tour of Los Angeles
  • A Rejection Letter Template
  • What’s America’s Funniest Joke?
  • Robert Earl Keen Plays “Not My Job”
  • Bob and Ray, Masters of the Subtle Spoof
  • Powerball Dreams
  • Jane Lynch, TV’s New Queen of Mean
  • Wedding Season Can Be Trying
  • My Child, the Prodigy—and Other Punch Lines
  • Advice for New Fathers
  • Tom Bodett: You’ve Been Warned
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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catharine | 1/9/2014

    " Some interesting interviews with comedians, but not really driveway moments. I think the David Sedaris piece, which I'd already heard was the best. I think that This American Life has more driveway moments. This was fun, but pausable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 1/9/2014

    " Funny. But, not leaving a lasting impact on me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niki | 12/19/2013

    " A great car trip book. Loved the Dame Edna portion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harley | 11/24/2013

    " This audio is for lovers of NPR. Some funny segments. Mostly interviews with comedians. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mimo | 11/19/2013

    " I think that Funniest Driveway Moments is a bit of a misnomer. Most of the stories were on the topic of comedy, but they weren't all hilarious. My favorites were Dame Edna, Justice Bryar, Jonathan Winters & Billy Connelly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Albert | 10/24/2013

    " Mainly interviews with figures made fascinating by their unique sense of humor. Didn't find it as captivating as advertised, but still very fun listening, worth checking out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ben | 10/16/2013

    " Many of these interviews were, well, not at all funny. Sorry, Jonathan Winters, but I don't think I even cracked a smile during your interview, yet alone a single laugh. At least most of the other interviews were tolerable. Definitely a disappointing audiobook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessi | 10/16/2013

    " Great to listen to. A collection of interviews with various comedians including Dame Edna, Steve Martin, and Rob Reiner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathryn | 9/19/2013

    " This was not funny. It was just interviews with comedians where they just talked about their childhoods which were mostly depressing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 9/10/2013

    " I listened to this audio book CD and enjoyed it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chrissy | 9/8/2013

    " The audio clips were mostly interviews with comedians or people who write about humor. My favorite clip was about Lily Tomlin. I really liked her in 9 to 5 and it was great to hear her talk her experiences. Not my generation, but she's great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 7/12/2013

    " I have to agree with other reviewers; I definitely don't agree with NPR's assessment that these are the funniest moments. I only found the interview with Billy Connolly worth listening to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean Wylie | 6/30/2013

    " Some great stories, some stories that I could not believe were included. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline | 5/31/2013

    " Perfect for a long car ride or a rainy day, these stories lift your spirits and teach you something new. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Philip | 5/14/2013

    " I was disappointed in this. I found very few of the comedians nearly as funny as the interviewers did, I didn't learn much about them, and I didn't gain much insight into the immortal question "what is funny". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 4/21/2013

    " Not as funny as I expected "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Buehl | 3/27/2013

    " I listened to this in the car on the way to and from work. There are parts of this CD that I laughed so much I thought I would have to pull over. Some parts are sort of sad because the person has passed and we will never hear them live again. Overall, a very good listen. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jess | 3/3/2013

    " NPR can be way funnier than this. Frankly, a let down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryce Holt | 2/19/2013

    " I enjoy these 2-disc segments to no end. The opening with Dame Edna is classic... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 linnea | 1/20/2013

    " for an audio book full of funny moments, I am disappointed in the lack of humor thus far. Update, I only found Dame Edna funny, "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth E | 12/25/2012

    " Really not all that funny at all. It was just radio interviews of comedians reminiscing about their past career. "

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