The Best of Car Talk, 1-Month Subscription

  • by Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
  • Narrated by Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
  • 1 hrs and 0 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Typical advice from Tom and Ray's Car Talk: "Car won't go in reverse? Buy a house with a circular driveway." A.k.a. The Tappet Brothers or Click and Clack (like the sounds from a car in disrepair), Tom and Ray have "faces perfect for radio" and Boston accents as thick as chowder. Their show, one of National Public Radio's most popular, lets listeners (2.3 million of them) call in with their car woes while they dish out their wit and know-how. At the end of each hour, 2 of 2 things are guaranteed to happen: you'll learn something about your motor vehicle and you'll have a belly laugh - now that's Formula One radio.


What the Critics Say

"I love Car Talk. Any time that I try to fix my car and it still doesn't work - I hold Tom and Ray responsible." --Bill Cosby
"I love 'Cah Tahk,' my husband loves 'Cah Tahk,' and even my cah loves 'Cah Tahk.' It's the only funny thing about traffic in Los Angeles." --Jane Curtin
"I like them so much that I'm going out to buy a broken car just so I can call them." --Gene Shalit
"Even my car listens to Car Talk." --Robert Klein
"What's turned Tom and Ray into a cult hit...isn't just the mechanical information. It's their take on how cars affect American lives and loves and values....The brothers' mixture of consumer advice and mechanical mayhem even appeals to pedestrians who can't tell a carburetor from a cam shaft. A lot of their listeners don't even own cars. Topics range from fuel injectors to backseat romance. And they seem the masters of both." --60 Minutes
"Sure, Car Talk appears to be a show about automobile repair. In actuality, Car Talk is a meditation on the relationship between man and machine. It's a way to confront our helplessness in the face of technology; it's an explosion of the myth that Americans worship cars. It's Cars and Catharsis. And the reason Car Talk transcends the advice-show genre is that at the wheel are Tom and Ray Magliozzi, a pair of MIT-graduate brothers from East Cambridge with accents thicker than the sludge in Boston Harbor." --Rolling Stone


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Mechanicly Hilarious...

Great couple of goof ball brothers! Very amusing and comedic, and also serious in their manners to solve everyday auto mechanic issues. It's amazing to hear their knowledge, and for the weekend mechanic, many times the substance can be taken back to your own garage. Weekly puzzlers keep you itching for the next issue to find out the answer! Also look forward to the 'Stump-the-chump' segment to see if they've solved a past mechanical puzzler from a caller.

Even if your not mechanicly inclined or intrigued, this is definitly a program to keep all ages in stitches!
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- Patrick

Whoo hoo! It's CD burnable.

I wrote earlier that I let my subscription to Car Talk lapse because it was not burnable to CD. Well, that has changed. Now, I can burn the shows to a CD so I can listen in the car. Not only that, but the "commercials" during the breaks (you know, those public service announcements and ads for upcoming NPR shows) are removed.

I love the new way Car Talk is done. The newest show is always available on Monday for me to get. I don't have to listen to "commercials". I can burn it to CD. Can life get any better?

Way to go, Audible! Oh, and you too, Tom and Ray.
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- Alex

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-24-1998
  • Publisher: Dewey, Cheetham, and Howe