Thursday, December 17, 2009

Giveaway and Review: Live for Your Listening Pleasure by David Sedaris (audio)

Live for Your Listening Pleasure is a hilarious series of short stories written and read by David Sedaris in front of many different live audiences. While one story is a humorous fable of a cat and a baboon in a grooming saloon, the other stories are autobiographical tales or observations on life. I found them all very funny and quite enjoyable. I listened to it on a business trip to Milwaukee earlier this week and it had me laughing out loud during several points.

This audiobook is short, only one CD that is approximately 75 minutes long. Sedaris does a great performance and reading with all of the right pauses for maximum laughter and enjoyment. There are some adult themes to some of the stories so it is not appropriate for young children.

The only section I found not funny was a joke about breast milk. I thought it was just gross and not funny. Otherwise everything else was great. It makes up the uneven Sedaris Christmas book I read earlier!

Overall, if you are looking for a good laugh and great observations on life, I highly recommend this audiobook.

Audiobook Source: Review Copy from Hachette Book Group. Thank-you!

Giveaway Details
Now for the details you are really looking for . . .Anna of the Hachette Book Group has been kind enough to offer three audiobook copies of Live for Your Listening Pleasure for this giveaway.

If you would like to enter this contest do any of the following:

1. Leave a comment on this post. You must include an email address. If I can't find a way to contact you I will draw another winner. (1 entry)

2. Blog about this giveaway or post about it on your sidebar. (1 entry)

3. Become a follower or leave a comment that you already are a follower of this blog. (1 entry)

There are three ways to enter, but you can put all three entries as one comment. I will be using random.org to pick the winners from the comments.

This contest is only open to US and Canadian residents (Sorry!).

No P.O. Boxes.

The deadline for entry is midnight, Friday January 8th. Good luck!

34 comments:

  1. Please count me in.

    I follow.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

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  2. Thank you - this sounds great!

    Please count me in.

    gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

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  3. I posted a link to your contest on my blog's sidebar

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    gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

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  4. I'm a new follower

    gaby317nyc at gmail.com

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  5. This sounds great!

    Please enter me in this giveaway.

    Suko95(at)gmail(dot)com

    I'm a faithful follower.

    I'll post about this in my blog's sidebar.

    Thanks for hosting this. :)

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  6. I want to be included please! I'm already following. alexa.adams96@gmail.com

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  7. Yay, David Sedaris. I've follow this blog for some time and will certainly enter this contest. b4rker(at)gmail(dot)com.

    I have also added a link to the side bar of my woefully neglected blog.

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  8. Sign me up! And, I'm a follower. :-)

    I love David Sedaris. I've been looking for that Christmas book, but haven't seen it yet.

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  9. I love Sedaris; hysterically funny. Please enter me; thanks

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

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  10. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

    Please enter me in the giveaway. I am a follower.

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  11. I would love to win this. Please enter me.
    ludeluh(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I posted this giveaway on my blog here:
    http://giveawayroundup.blogspot.com/2009/12/more-to-win.html

    ludeluh(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I am a follower.
    ludeluh(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I'd love to be included in this drawing - I missed Sedaris when he was on tour this fall and need a fix!

    Sara
    ihpie at yahoo.com

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  15. I love Sedaris and would love to win a copy - please enter me. Thanks! lesley[at]alifeinbooks.com

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  16. I would like to enter.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. I follow - janetfaye

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  18. I really need a good laugh and some great observations on life. Please sign me up for this giveaway.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

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  19. I follow this blog.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

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  20. Count me in please!

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  21. Oops! I forgot to mention that I'm a follower too!

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  22. I love humorous stories and this sounds good. Count me in please.

    I'm a follower.
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  23. I would love to win this one! I am a huge David Sedaris fan, and hearing him read his own work is great!

    I'm a new follower!

    lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. Oh my gosh, I'd love to listen to this tape. Thanks for the possibility.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. I just became a follower.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. I've heard this is really funny. I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance!

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

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  28. I'm a Follower!

    geebee.reads@gmail.com

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  29. I would love a chance to win this.

    Thanks for the chance.

    sharon54220@gmail.com

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  30. I am also a follower.

    sharon54220@gmail.com

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  31. I love Sedaris! What a great give away!

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  32. David Sedaris is wonderful.
    I'm a new follower.
    Thanks!

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