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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dave Barry's Greatest Hits (audiobook) by Dave Barry

Audio Version a real treat

Read by John Ritter
Duration: 2 hours, 33 minutes

Dave Barry
Dave Barry's Greatest Hits was read by John Ritter who was one of the few people who could actually read Dave Barry correctly - he put the emphasis in the right places and pauses to make the jokes work perfectly.

On to the material -

Pulled from Barry's earlier material in the early 1990s, it was a bit up and down, but mostly up (even the downs weren't down very far). His time-share condo essay is a gem that should be printed off and handed out to people before they go into any time-share condo presentation. His "Diplodocus" essay was funny and touching all at the same time. One of his best ever. The "Can New York Save Itself?" essay was a prime example of Dave taking a joke and running it into the ground. It was mildly amusing but it kept going and going and going and going and ... you get the point.

I rate this audiobook 4 stars out of 5.

Reviewed on October 3, 2006.

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