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One Thousand Years of Laughter: An Anthology a Classic Comic Prose Audio CD – Audiobook, Nov 1 2002

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Naxos Audio Books (Nov. 1 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9626342692
  • ISBN-13: 978-9626342695
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 11.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,917,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This collection is amazing. It isn't always funny because in a thousand years standards of humor have changed drastically and topical puns from even a hundred years ago have aged badly. But when it is funny, it's fantastic. David Timson's selections are masterful, including everyone from Dickens to Wodehouse and Parker. The cast brings them fully to life, handling even the pauses and over accenting of syllables it takes to make some puns work, and switching accents from Twain's frontier English to Wodehouse's British. With selections from children's literature (THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS), wonderful nonsense (ALICE IN WONDERLAND), and satire, this anthology spans Anglo-American civilization, offering something for everyone. G.T.B. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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