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Not QUITE The Classics Audiobook

Not QUITE The Classics

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Publisher's Summary

Where the art of improvisation meets the art of literature.

Based on the improv game First Line, Last Line, Colin Mochrie of Whose Line Is It Anyway? fame, puts a unique spin on works of classic literature. Taking the first line and last line from classic books and poems, Colin recasts these familiar stories in his own trademark offbeat style:

  • A verbose coyote becomes the star of A Tale of Two Critters
  • Ishmael is a struggling actor hunting for a good hair day in Moby
  • A rainy day at home becomes a zombie-killing adventure in The Cat and My Dad
  • Mighty Casey strikes out again in Casey at the Bar

These stories, and many more, prove that no literary masterpiece is too big, or too small, for the improvisational comedy treatment.

©2013 Colin Mochrie (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • C. Morin
    AUBURN, NY, US
    02/12/15
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    "Saw the author and knew id love it"

    With Colin you can't go wrong, love the comedy and creativeness he brings to everything he does

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Flower Mound, TX, United States
    26/06/16
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    "Thank you, Colin"

    thank you for not putting out yet another weak comedian memoir. this is so creative, brilliant and laugh out loud funny. the first audio book that had me actually laugh out loud. l hope you have another one in you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jo. Ackerman
    21/06/16
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    "A Canadian classic of surreal literature"

    This is a brilliant piece of surreal literature and a hilarious practice at improve. I've listened to it twice and it holds up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stefanie Nagorka
    07/08/14
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    "Brilliant entertainment!"
    What made the experience of listening to Not QUITE The Classics the most enjoyable?

    Colin Mochrie has a most enjoyable twisted sense of humor.


    What other book might you compare Not QUITE The Classics to and why?

    Fractured Fairy tales meets the Twilight Zone.


    What about Colin Mochrie’s performance did you like?

    He has a wonderful voice that expresses well the humor in his stories.


    Any additional comments?

    A series of short stories that are quite imaginative, enjoyable and engaging. Can be listened to at one sitting or in short spurts, story by story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Todd S
    Littleton, CO, US
    02/06/14
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    "Colin- I'm sorry but you have work to do"
    What did you love best about Not QUITE The Classics?

    Fresh originality, stories coming from "left field" (sorry Col, don't know the hockey term). Not all stories were equally hilarious, but enough were that I couldn't stop laughing on some of them. My favorite- the take-off on Emily Bronte: "A Tale of Two Critters." As the new reality started dawning as to who the protagonist is, all of the pieces previously presented feel neatly into place- a full laugh with each detail. Sorry can't tell you about it; it would spoil the revelation.


    What about Colin Mochrie’s performance did you like?

    He brings life to all of the characters, even himself in the forward.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I couldn't wait to get to the next story.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the --- sequel??? Actually, anywhere Colin wants to take his WORK, I will follow. If you know his real work, you will enjoy this. If you have never heard of him, you are in for a real treat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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