Library Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2003
CS ISBN 0743533615 $26.00 Three cassettes
CD ISBN 0743533623 $30.00 Four CDs
Fans of Ellen Degeneres will enjoy this audiobook. Much of the material benefits from her decades of work before live audiences and is delivered in her quiet, hesitant style. Her customary approach suits her well when she's reading selections derived from her live act, but at other times, she stretches a bit in attempting a comic essay or an extended surreal drama in the tradition of the best of radio comedy. At those times, the timing is off, and it seems like she doesn't know when to stop. Thankfully, those moments are rare, and, for the most part, Degeneres's gentle discussions of the inanities of daily life are perfect for quiet, familiar comedy. G.T.B. 2004 Audie Award Finalist
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]
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