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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,500 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Simon Narrator: Nathan Lane, David Paymer, and full cast Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2001 ISBN:
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Poker buddies Felix Ungar and Oscar Madison suddenly find themselves bachelors again and innocently decide to share an apartment. In this classic comedy by America's most prolific and successful playwright, these two wildly mismatched roommates bring down the house when they try to live together in one eight-room New York City apartment. Hyper-neurotic Felix and Oscar the slob are certainly Neil Simon's best-known characters. Performed by a full cast starring Nathan Lane, David Paymer, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, and more! Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Tennant | 2/18/2014

    " Classic Neil Simon. Teatro Serpiente will be producing this show in October of 2013. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karlton | 2/1/2014

    " LA Theatre Works Audio Collection starring Nathan Lane as Oscar (great!) and David Paymer as Felix (eh). Also look for Yeardley Smith and Dan Castellaneta in minor roles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A.R. Voss | 1/28/2014

    " I have seen the movie many a times, and have seen many productions of this play, including the female version, but still reading this play again brings joy and laughter to my heart. Neil Simon is one of the greatest playwrights of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexa | 1/25/2014

    " I wanted to read this because I'm working on a concept with a similiar premise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicolas | 1/16/2014

    " At this point the whole "opposites attract" plotline has become cliche, but this is the story that started it all. One of the things I appreciate about this script is that whether you identify more with Felix or Oscar neither is right all of the time. Neither wins in the end. It's a great story of friendship and compromise. One of my favorite Neil Simon plays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 1/15/2014

    " A very funny play. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deepti | 1/7/2014

    " l liked this play. There's something about the characters that makes me think of the Seinfeld characters...hee hee...though it's a little moralistic here and there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adina | 12/31/2013

    " Not bad, but most of the characters felt superfluous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 12/25/2013

    " Great fun,and associated with warm memories of my first stage role in the female variation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 12/1/2013

    " Cannot help but adore Simon's caustic wit. This play was tailor made for Walter Mathau! I wonder if The Odd Couple served as Jim Henson's inspiration for Statler and Waldorf... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 12/1/2013

    " Neil Simon writes funny relationships and quirky characters. he is an easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 11/29/2013

    " Hysterical! I would love to be in this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl A. | 11/26/2013

    " Great light read for vacation or beach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KC | 11/18/2013

    " Very fun. I actually haven't read the original, which I feel like I should really do now. Many of the jokes are the same in both versions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas Propest | 3/30/2013

    " Fantastic, what a great play! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 3/22/2013

    " One of the funniest stories I've read. If you've had a friend, roommate, or significant other that has been your opposite in a humorous way. This is a story for you. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andressa Mariela | 12/30/2012

    " When wives are missed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 7/27/2012

    " Well done reading of the play. Fun to listen to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 RK Byers | 6/30/2012

    " it probably hurt my appreciation that i kept picturing both the movie and the television incarnations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meltha | 6/1/2012

    " Classic, utterly wonderful comedy. Many, many moons ago I played Cecily Pidgeon, so I have fond memories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy Fernandez | 2/4/2012

    " I love this play and I love Neil Simon. The banter, the conversation and the relationship between these two men are funny, insightful and a must-read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Relyn | 12/16/2011

    " This was another recording by LA Theater Works. Nathan Lane made a great Oscar. I just loved it. Laughed and laughed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 10/1/2011

    " I read this play for a college film class in which we read the books and watched the movies that went along with them and it was one of the funniest things i read all year so much better then the movie . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 8/30/2011

    " excellent subway reading - short, funny, and easy to read even in small episodes. some friends of mine performed the play in college, so the script was familiar to me, but included lots of delightful details on staging and characterization. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg Fanoe | 7/29/2011

    " This was reasonably funny but not as laugh out loud funny as it needs to be to get over the shallowness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi Schiedel | 7/28/2011

    " Absolutely hilarious! I was literally laughing aloud at these plays which is so rare. I'm going to rent the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 7/12/2011

    " FANTASTIC! It is a classic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deepti | 5/12/2011

    " l liked this play. There's something about the characters that makes me think of the Seinfeld characters...hee hee...though it's a little moralistic here and there. "

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

    " I love this play and I love Neil Simon. The banter, the conversation and the relationship between these two men are funny, insightful and a must-read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Relyn | 12/28/2010

    " This was another recording by LA Theater Works. Nathan Lane made a great Oscar. I just loved it. Laughed and laughed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 6/26/2010

    " Absolutely hilarious! I was literally laughing aloud at these plays which is so rare. I'm going to rent the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl A. | 6/18/2010

    " Great light read for vacation or beach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KC | 11/25/2009

    " Very fun. I actually haven't read the original, which I feel like I should really do now. Many of the jokes are the same in both versions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meltha | 7/28/2009

    " Classic, utterly wonderful comedy. Many, many moons ago I played Cecily Pidgeon, so I have fond memories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 8/8/2008

    " Cannot help but adore Simon's caustic wit. This play was tailor made for Walter Mathau! I wonder if The Odd Couple served as Jim Henson's inspiration for Statler and Waldorf... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 1/25/2008

    " Neil Simon writes funny relationships and quirky characters. he is an easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 10/1/2007

    " excellent subway reading - short, funny, and easy to read even in small episodes. some friends of mine performed the play in college, so the script was familiar to me, but included lots of delightful details on staging and characterization. "

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About the Author
Author Neil Simon

Neil Simon, Americas most prolific and beloved playwright, is the author of more than thirty plays and screenplays. As a child he found refuge and inspiration watching early comedians like Charlie Chaplin, eventually deciding to incorporate comedy into his many works. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and three Tony Awards and received more Oscar and Tony Award nominations than any other writer. Despite this, many still feel he is underrated. He now splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.