How much David Sedaris is too much David Sedaris? The answer is not twenty comedy CDs or twenty-two hours of this comic essayist's funny stories about his dysfunctional self and even weirder family. The Ultimate David Sedaris Box Set includes 5 complete audio books on CD: Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays On Ice, Barrel Fever And Other Stories. It also includes the live in concert Live At Carnegie Hall. Even if a couple of Sedaris' comic essays are repeated here, as a live performance and a studio performance, The Ultimate David Sedaris Box Set just makes you hope for the Extra Special Ultimate Definitive Version Including The Kitchen Sink David Sedaris Box Set.
If you are a David Sedaris fan, this collection is a must unless you already have the 2002 release The David Sedaris Box Set as The Ultimate simply adds Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim and the Live At Carnegie Hall releases. If you know a fan of this NPR and This American Life regular, this would certainly be the ultimate gift.
There is not a single bad Sedaris audio book CD set here. I am less impressed with some, like Barrel Fever and Other Stories but then again there's Holidays On Ice, a classic set, Naked, and Me Talk Pretty One Day are there so what the hell.
Holidays n Ice includes the famous Santaland Diaries, most recently heard on an all-talk sports station on Christmas day, and a few other stories. Me Talk Pretty One Day features The Youth In Asia, the title track, and Jesus Shaves in addition to other good stuff.
The weirdest David Sedaris audio book CD set here is certainly Naked. True Detective and Next of Kin are certainly a bit too voyeuristic. The title Track, Naked, and Ashes, both on the third CD, are, however, faves.
Simply put, if you enjoy Sedaris and his comical and seemingly autobiographical essays, you have to start somewhere. Getting The Ultimate David Sedaris Box Sex makes sense.
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THe Ultimate David Sedaris Box Set - Live At Carnegie Hall: Review of the Live At Carnegie Hall CD in The Ultimate David Sedaris Box Set
Naked in The Ultimate David Sedaris Box Set: Review of the Naked audio book in The Ultimte David Sedais Box Set
Me Talk Pretty One Day - Ultimate Sedaris Box Set: Kinder, gentler 5 cd audio book by David Sedaris
Holidays On Ice - The Ultimate David Sedaris Box Set: Santaland Diaries and other Christmas stories by Sedaris
Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim - The Ultimate David Sedaris Box Set: More personal and not as caustic essays and stories by David Sedaris in 5 CD audio book set.
Barrel Fever in The Ultimate David Sedaris Box Set: The lesser of the Sedaris audio book CD sets in this collection.
When You Are Engulfed In Flames: Uneven 8 CD collection of David Sedaris essays includes 4 live readings.
Live For Your Listening Pleasure: Quite good but not the best Sedaris audiobook ever. All live performances, as the title says
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: Not as impressive as Sedaris s usual tales.