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I'm old as dirt, and James Thurber is before even my time! So, expect this to be dated; but also expect it to contain gems! Witty and literary humorists such as Thurber have gone out of fashion, but, if you enjoy Mark Twain and "The Prairie Home Companion", you should give this a try. There is no funnier 'essay' than "The Macbeth Murder Mystery" - it alone is worth the download!
John Cullum has a low-key delivery that suits this material well. Not all of these short pieces will be to everyone's taste, and allowances must be made for Thurber's times, but there is reason to feel welcome in his world.
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Those who love James Thurber need no introduction, but I hope more people will discover (or re-discover) his delightful short stories -- and this collection comes to life with an exceptional narrator, the actor John Cullum, who can do every accent under the sun. I wish Audible would offer a wider selection of Thurber's stories, like The Night the Bed Fell and The Catbird Seat, narrated by Cullen. (Unlike Keith Olbermann, who shouts, Cullum gives nuance and depth to each reading.)
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