Monday, December 30, 2013

Let's Explore Diabetes With Ols (on CD)

Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
by David Sedaris [Compact Disc 817 Sed]

I'll be honest -- I've never read (or listened to) a David Sedaris book prior to this one. I was looking for a nice, light, humorous audiobook to enjoy between a couple of more serious tomes, and friends have recommended Sedaris for several years. I've also enjoyed seeing him when he's been on television talk shows -- particularly The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. In the end, I found this particular audiobook to be too bland for my taste -- Sedaris' audio narration of his own material brings a strong sense of his own personality to the stories and essays he has in this collection, but unfortunately that personality just seems a little bland and lifeless. Admittedly, there are some humorous bits scattered in and amongst the less-interesting stuff. I particularly enjoyed his reminiscing about his father's insistence on David having a colonoscopy! Sedaris is definitely a "sharer", however whether or not you'll care about what he's sharing may be a matter of personal taste. -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try any of the many other David Sedaris titles in the libraries' collection.]

[Also available in downloadable audio, traditional print and downloadable E-book formats.]

[ publishers official David Sedaris web site ]

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