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Thursday, August 15, 2013
CAR TALK: MATERNAL COMBUSTION (audiobook) by Tom and Ray Magliozzi
Published by HighBridge Audio in 2005
Duration: 1 hour, 11 minutes
The hosts of NPR's Car Talk, Tom and Ray Magliozzi, offer highlights from their radio show with the theme
of motherhood. If you are not familiar with the show, well it is unique. Two brothers who aren't really mechanics (but do have a lot of experience fixing cars) take calls about cars and car repair. They laugh and mercilessly kid one another and sometimes actually get around to offering advice on how to fix a car.
Some of the highlights feature their own mother as an in-studio guest, the rest are from callers. Topics include a mom who does not want to break down and buy a mini-van, a mom who wants her sixteen-year-old to buy a sports car and my favorite - the older mom who plans to drive her 1977 Datsun 510 station wagon from Houston to Massachusetts that prompts a hilarious side bet between the brothers.
I rate this audiobook 4 stars out of 5.
Reviewed on August 15, 2013.