Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules is a collection of short stories, some classic, others impending, selected and introduced by David Sedaris. With this audiobook a careful listener can discover the truth about loneliness, betrayal, love, and hope. "Where the Door is Always Open and the Welcome Mat is Out" by Patricia Highsmith, read by Cherry Jones "Bullet In the Brain" by Tobias Wolff, read by Toby Wherry"Gryphon" by Charles Baxter, read by David Sedaris "In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried" by Amy Hempel,read by Mary-Louise Parker"Cosmopolitan" by Akhil Sharma, read by the authorMore
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Great stories but only 5 of 17 are included
- Terri Kirk Peteraf
Don't let 'David Sedaris' fool you
No. I hastily bought the book because David Sedaris' name was on it, incorrectly assuming that he wrote at least one of the stories and chose authors with a similar sense of humor. Wrong on both counts. While they were quirky little stories, none delivered the laugh-out-loud good time that Mr. Sedaris does.
This was an anthology. Too many characters for any one to stand out.
Not on my account.