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Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast, A Full Cast Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2018 ISBN: 9781721334384
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Jack Benny liked to portray himself as a skinflint but his generosity as a comic allowed other characters to get their fair share of laughs … usually at his expense. Benny got more laughs playing the straight man and didn’t care if he was the butt of the jokes. With his brilliant timing, smooth delivery, and trademark mannerisms, Benny was a huge influence on the development of the radio sitcom. References to Benny’s reputed stinginess, vanity, and infirmities were expected and weekly running gags established the program’s memorable characters. Benny’s real wife, Mary, was his sarcastic female friend; Phil Harris, the brash bandleader, Dennis Day the eager juvenile, Rochester the lovable butler and Don Wilson, the overweight announcer. Jack got his big break as a guest on The Ed Sullivan Radio Show in 1932 and was soon signed to his own show. Highlights included the long-running feud with fellow comedian Fred Allen, gags featuring a pet polar bear, and material about Jack’s run-down Maxwell jalopy. He insisted he was never older than 39, was a skinflint, and had difficulty playing “Love in Bloom” on his violin. A regular performer for more than two decades on radio, Jack made a seamless transition to television.

5/29/49 “Guest: Margaret Whiting”
9/25/49 “Guests: Edgar Bergan, Red Skelton and Amos N’ Andy”
3/12/50 “Jack wins the Sagebrush Soap Contest”
3/19/50 ”Cast Does a Sketch on ‘The Champion’”
5/14/50 “Guests: Frankie Fontaine and Vivian Blaine”
5/27/51 “Jack Goes to the Doctor and Cast Unhappy with Contracts”
4/26/53 “Guest: Fred Allen and Memories about Vaudeville”
11/15/53 “The Cast is Rehearsing for Jack’s TV show”
1/24/54 “The Cast Presents ‘The Shooting of Dan McGrew’”
6/6/54 “The Last Show of the Season and Jack is off to Dallas”
3/6/55 “Guest: Danny Kaye and Warner Brothers plans ‘The Jack Benny Story’”
4/24/55 “Jack Rents His Maxwell to 20th Century Fox to Use in a Movie”

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Bishop T. D. Jakes is one of the world’s most widely recognized pastors and a New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books. Named by Time magazine as “America’s Best Preacher,” his message of healing and restoration is unparalleled, transcending cultural and denominational barriers. Jakes is the founder and senior pastor of The Potter’s House, which has a congregation of over thirty thousand. His weekly television outreach, The Potter’s House, and his daily television program, The Potter’s Touch, have become favorites throughout America, Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Caribbean. Jakes lives in Dallas with his wife, Serita.

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.