• Side Effects

  • By: Woody Allen
  • Narrated by: Woody Allen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-20-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (499 ratings)

Regular price: $12.95

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Publisher's Summary

Now, available in audio for the first time, Side Effects is narrated by Woody Allen himself. A humor classic by one of the world’s funniest writers, Side Effects is a treat for Allen fans and those just discovering how gifted he is. In classics including "Remembering Needleman", "The Kugelmass Episode", "Confessions of a Burglar", and others, Allen discusses such subjects as the nature of relativity, the UFO menace, and the predicament of modern man. Side Effects compiles 17 of Allen’s best New Yorker essays and offers wisdom and laughs in equal measure: "Ah, God, how the mind boggles when it turns to moral or ethical considerations. Better not to think too much. Rely more on the body - the body is more dependable. It shows up for meetings, it looks good in a sports jacket, and where it really comes in handy is when you want to get a rubdown."
Woody Allen’s short story collections Side Effects, Getting Even, Without Feathers, and Mere Anarchy are available separately or together as part of The Woody Allen Collection.
©1986 Woody Allen (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Throughout my life, literally thousands of people have made me feel inadequate, but none more so than Woody Allen." (Larry David, Producer, Writer, Actor)
"Woody Allen brought modern comedy to the cinema screen." (Ricky Gervais)
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jason on 08-05-15

Great short story writer

This is a writers short story masterpiece. Yes I'm a WA fan. But if you like the art of short story writing and intelligent comedy you cannot go wrong with this purchase. If you ARE a WOODY ALLEN fan well, you'll feel right at home almost instantly.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Jane on 06-15-14

Pretty good. Several laugh out loud moments.

My main problem was the narrator Woody Allen who is also the author. He did not pause enough. When I was having a laugh or thoughtful reaction, he sped onto the next item. That was frustrating. Several times I had to stop the tape so I could savor the humor and not quickly forget it. If he were standing before an audience he’d stop for the laughs.

Genre: humorous thoughts

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anthony on 07-31-15

Typical Woody - laugh out loud

Unmistakeable Woody Allen - hilariously whining on about the state we're in with a side-chuckle highlighting deeper social and political issues.

Funny as always - leading to an occasional laugh out loud moment...

Who else could compare his brother- in-law to a couple of soft-boiled (or even hard...) eggs and get away with it?

Read / told by Allen himself.

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