Synopses & Reviews
This three-CD collection features more best-loved selections from National Public Radio's Selected Shorts
, an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors and recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. More than three hours of recordings in each collection capture the intimacy of live performance. Stories are alternately funny, sad, moving, and exciting and make a perfect accompaniment to daily activities such as driving, cooking, exercising, and relaxing.
Lots of Laughs! includes, among others, John Updikes “Farrells Caddie,” read by Charles Keating; Neil Gaiman's "Chivalry," read by Christina Pickles; Ron Carlson's "On the USS Fortitude," read by Laura Esterman; Etgar Keret's "Fatso," read by John Guare; and David Schickler's "Jamaica," read by Isaiah Sheffer.
"When I read for Selected Shorts . . . my job is to take the listener on a trip. I'm like a guide who, having explored the stories' emotional frontier in the private hours of rehearsal, steps up to the microphone on stage at Symphony Space, looks out over the crowd of expectant travelers and says, 'come with me.'" John Shea, Emmy awardwinning actor
Best AudioBooks of 2007, AudioFile Magazine
The Listen Up AwardsBest Audios of 2007, Publishers Weekly