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    • Calypso

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 451
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 403
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400

    If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris' cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rrpeat repeat

    • By P. Lee on 08-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • When You Are Engulfed in Flames

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 612
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 463

    Taking in the parasitic worm that once lived in his mother-in-law's leg, an encounter with a dingo and the purchase of a human skeleton, and culminating in a brilliant account of his attempt to quit smoking - in Tokyo - David Sedaris' sixth story collection is a fresh masterpiece of comic writing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly wonderful!

    • By Shirley on 01-11-08

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Me Talk Pretty One Day

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388

    David Sedaris' collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. With every clever turn of a phrase, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other to every unforgettable encounter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely hilarious

    • By Tracey on 06-01-10

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Lincoln in the Bardo

    • By: George Saunders
    • Narrated by: Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 625
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 578

    Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bardo is a literary experience unlike any other, for no one but Saunders could conceive it. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved 11-year-old son, Willie, dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Mistake

    • By L on 13-07-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Holidays on Ice

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris, Ann Magnuson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Holidays on Ice collects six of David Sedaris' most profound Christmas stories into one volume. This drinking-man's companion can be enjoyed by the warmth of a fire, the glow of a brilliantly decorated tree, or even in the backseat of a police car. Here is the timeless "SantaLand Diaries", which immortalised the struggle of department store elves the world over. Here is "Dinah, the Christmas Whore", in which the Sedaris family opens its heart to an unexpected, almost Mary Magdalene-like visitor. Plus five additional holiday-themed stories to make you ho ho ho.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The subversive, funny, absurd side of Xmas

    • By Jim Vaughan on 18-12-13

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 601
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552

    A guy walks into a bar.From here, the story could take many turns. A guy walks into a bar and meets the love of his life. A guy walks into a bar and finds no one else is there. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humour and intelligence and leave you deeply moved. In Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy. The common thread? Sedaris masterfully turns each episode into a love story: how it feels to be in a relationship where one loves and is loved over many years, what it means to be part of a family, and how it's possible, through all of life's absurdities, to accept oneself. With Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris shows once again why he has been called 'A humorist par excellence, he can make Woody Allen appear ham-tongued, Oscar Wilde a drag' (Observer).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • funny and often disturbing

    • By Marcus on 17-07-13

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Theft by Finding

    • Diaries: Volume One
    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in print or audio.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not what you might be expecting...

    • By Colin on 15-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Holidays on Ice

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Holidays on Ice collects six of David Sedaris' most profound Christmas stories into one slender volume. This drinking man's companion can be enjoyed by the warmth of a raging fire, the glow of a brilliantly decorated tree, or even in the back seat of a van or police car.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Optional? Heading....

    • By amy on 03-11-18

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Naked

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the current mania for the memoir on its proverbial ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, his family, and his unique worldview, a sensibility at once take-no-prisoners sharp and deeply charitable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even better in audio

    • By Paul on 24-03-06

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Meet David Sedaris: Series One

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 166

    David Sedaris's remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is surpassed only by his ability to make his stories even moire hilarious when he reads them aloud. This is his first series for Radio 4, and he reads essays and diary entries from across all seven of his books.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still smiling

    • By timothy on 06-11-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326

    In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives, a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstandingly sad, funny and bitchy family life

    • By Kaggy on 06-08-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Meet David Sedaris: Series Two

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 98

    David Sedaris's remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is surpassed only by his ability to make his stories even more hilarious when he reads them aloud. This is his second series for Radio 4, and he reads essays and diary entries from across all seven of his books.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very, very funny

    • By Helen on 06-08-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Meet David Sedaris: Series Three

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 73

    David Sedaris's remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is surpassed only by his ability to make his stories even more hilarious when he reads them aloud.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By harry on 07-01-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Meet David Sedaris: Series Six

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    David Sedaris' remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is surpassed only by his ability to make his stories even more hilarious when he reads them aloud. This is the complete recording of Meet David Sedaris Series Six, for Radio 4, and he reads essays from several of his books as well as many brand-new diary pieces and extras.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I just love David Sedaris.

    • By Amazon Customer on 13-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Meet David Sedaris: Series Four

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 69

    David Sedaris's remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is surpassed only by his ability to make his stories even more hilarious when he reads them aloud. This is the complete recording of Meet David Sedaris Series One, his first series for Radio 4, and he reads essays from several of his books as well as many brand new diary pieces and extras.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very entertaining

    • By MR MJS on 12-02-16

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Meet David Sedaris: Series Five

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 45

    David Sedaris' remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is surpassed only by his ability to make his stories even more hilarious when he reads them aloud. This is the complete recording of Meet David Sedaris Series Five for Radio 4, and he reads essays from several of his books as well as many brand-new diary pieces and extras.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of new materials.

    • By Jorgen on 26-07-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

    • A Wicked Bestiary
    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    The brilliantly quirky David Sedaris returns with a book of acerbic and outrageously funny stories about animals who have unmistakably human failings.This collection of sharply observed animal-themed tales is a delight, told with David Sedaris’s trademark blend of hilarity and goodnaturedness. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of our own everyday interactions.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Squirrel seeks his credit back

    • By Jonathan G on 04-12-13

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Barrel Fever and Other Stories

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    In David Sedaris' world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz, and the National Enquirer, Sedaris' collection of essays is a rollicking tour through the national Zeitgeist: a do-it-yourself suburban dad saves money by performing home surgery; a man who is loved too much flees the heavyweight champion of the world; a teenage suicide tries to incite a lynch mob at her funeral; a bitter Santa abuses the elves.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    If you are driving, pull over. If you are at work, close your door, unless you don't mind your colleagues seeing you doubled over, in tears, on your office floor. With this recording, taped before a delirious sold out audience at Carnegie Hall, you are there as David Sedaris performs new stories from his upcoming book. A parrot who mimics an ice maker, lovers quarrelling over a rubber hand, and a Santa Claus who moonlights from his job as bishop of Turkey, the cast of characters is like no other.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love David Sedans

    • By Pixie720 on 22-03-17

    Regular price: £7.09

    • David Sedaris

    • Live for Your Listening Pleasure
    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No chair by the fire is complete without it!

    • By Annette Curtain on 24-12-12

    Regular price: £19.89