Pure Drivel

  • by Steve Martin
  • Narrated by Steve Martin
  • 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this ingeniously funny collection of humorous riffs, those who thought Steve Martin's gifts were confined to the screen will discover what readers of The New Yorker already know: that Martin is a master of the written word. Hilariously funny and intelligent in their skewering of the topic at hand, these pieces, some of which first appeared in The New Yorker, feature Martin at his finest. With a playwright's ear for dialogue, a sense of irony only Martin could muster, and a first-class comic ability to perfectly time the punch line, Pure Drivel will have listeners crying with laughter, and marveling at the fact that in addition to all of his many talents, Steve Martin is also a superb writer.


What the Critics Say

"...humor raised to the abstract." (The New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

May be dangerous to people with stitches

This book is ths funniest thing written since Woody Allen's Without Feathers. It can make a good claim to be slightly funnier (though not as subtle) as The Hitchiker's Guide. Brilliant timing, inspired wordplay, new inventive comedic concepts, are all utilized to make this an unparalleled lethal combination of humourous innovations. BEWARE: Sid effects may include, laugh generated hernias, rapid humour induced tear expulsion, and peeing yourself. Do not stand on high tension power lines while listening to this audiobook.
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- Seth F.

Really? Only 2 hours and 14 minutes?

Seemed longer.

I wanted to like it based on the excerpt from the book which was the free download for joining Audible.com. I thought that was wonderful.

The rest of the book -- not so much.

Very forgettable.
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- Beth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio