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The James Thurber Audio Collection - Fables and Selected Stories by James Thurber-logo

The James Thurber Audio Collection - Fables and Selected Stories by James Thurber

James Thurber

My father was in the hospital and every night when I visited him, I read aloud to him. James Thurber. And one night he said "you really should do that on your show," and I said "Dad, it's a television newscast. I'd love to, but how could it possibly fit?" And he said "How often have I ever suggested anything for your shows?" And I remembered that he never had. But I also reminded him that there were things like copyrights and bills, to which he said "Try it. You never know." I began to read Thurber once-a-week on television, and continue to do so whenever and wherever I can. I'm happy to say this has sparked a mini-revival which I hope erupts into a full scale newfound appreciation for a man whose writings are nearly perfect. He did not intend them to be read aloud, but they are ideally suited for the task: clean, economical, vivid, full of crashes and thuds-and silences, too. And for that matter, they make wonderful tributes to memories-memories of my Dad, and Rosemary Thurber's.-Keith Olbermann, May 19, 2011 Stories included in The James Thurber Audio Collection: There's No Place Like Home, The Bear Who Let It Alone, The Greatest Man in The World, The Night the Ghost Got In, I Went to Sullivant, The Unicorn in the Garden, How to Relax While Broadcasting, The Tortoise and the Hare, A Box to Hide In, The Owl Who Was God, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox, The Moth and the Star, The Dog That Bit People, The Topaz Cufflinks Mystery, The Little Girl and the Wolf, The Macbeth Murder Mystery, The Rabbits Who Caused All the Trouble, The Night the Bed Fell, Sex Ex Machina, The Scotty Who Knew Too Much, The Car We Had to Push, and The Peacelike Mongoose

My father was in the hospital and every night when I visited him, I read aloud to him. James Thurber. And one night he said "you really should do that on your show," and I said "Dad, it's a television newscast. I'd love to, but how could it possibly fit?" And he said "How often have I ever suggested anything for your shows?" And I remembered that he never had. But I also reminded him that there were things like copyrights and bills, to which he said "Try it. You never know." I began to read Thurber once-a-week on television, and continue to do so whenever and wherever I can. I'm happy to say this has sparked a mini-revival which I hope erupts into a full scale newfound appreciation for a man whose writings are nearly perfect. He did not intend them to be read aloud, but they are ideally suited for the task: clean, economical, vivid, full of crashes and thuds-and silences, too. And for that matter, they make wonderful tributes to memories-memories of my Dad, and Rosemary Thurber's.-Keith Olbermann, May 19, 2011 Stories included in The James Thurber Audio Collection: There's No Place Like Home, The Bear Who Let It Alone, The Greatest Man in The World, The Night the Ghost Got In, I Went to Sullivant, The Unicorn in the Garden, How to Relax While Broadcasting, The Tortoise and the Hare, A Box to Hide In, The Owl Who Was God, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox, The Moth and the Star, The Dog That Bit People, The Topaz Cufflinks Mystery, The Little Girl and the Wolf, The Macbeth Murder Mystery, The Rabbits Who Caused All the Trouble, The Night the Bed Fell, Sex Ex Machina, The Scotty Who Knew Too Much, The Car We Had to Push, and The Peacelike Mongoose
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

My father was in the hospital and every night when I visited him, I read aloud to him. James Thurber. And one night he said "you really should do that on your show," and I said "Dad, it's a television newscast. I'd love to, but how could it possibly fit?" And he said "How often have I ever suggested anything for your shows?" And I remembered that he never had. But I also reminded him that there were things like copyrights and bills, to which he said "Try it. You never know." I began to read Thurber once-a-week on television, and continue to do so whenever and wherever I can. I'm happy to say this has sparked a mini-revival which I hope erupts into a full scale newfound appreciation for a man whose writings are nearly perfect. He did not intend them to be read aloud, but they are ideally suited for the task: clean, economical, vivid, full of crashes and thuds-and silences, too. And for that matter, they make wonderful tributes to memories-memories of my Dad, and Rosemary Thurber's.-Keith Olbermann, May 19, 2011 Stories included in The James Thurber Audio Collection: There's No Place Like Home, The Bear Who Let It Alone, The Greatest Man in The World, The Night the Ghost Got In, I Went to Sullivant, The Unicorn in the Garden, How to Relax While Broadcasting, The Tortoise and the Hare, A Box to Hide In, The Owl Who Was God, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox, The Moth and the Star, The Dog That Bit People, The Topaz Cufflinks Mystery, The Little Girl and the Wolf, The Macbeth Murder Mystery, The Rabbits Who Caused All the Trouble, The Night the Bed Fell, Sex Ex Machina, The Scotty Who Knew Too Much, The Car We Had to Push, and The Peacelike Mongoose

Language:

English

Narrators:

Keith Olbermann

Length:

3h 2m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:24


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:30