Some real funny business

14 Jul

Who doesn’t like a good laugh? You don’t? Well, this week’s free SYNC downloads aren’t for you then (ah well)! This week’s YA+classic pairing engages in some funny business in the form of short stories by Christopher Paul Curtis, Kate DiCamillo, Mac Barnett, Jack Gantos (to name a few), and Mark Twain. The only short stories I’ve listened to on audio were also funny stories – David Sedaris – and they treated me well, so I’m excited to dive in and give some others a try.

The following two titles are available for download through July 18 (once downloaded you can listen at your leisure):

Guys Read: Funny Business
By John Scieszka [Ed.] et al.
Read by Michael BoatmanKate DiCamillo, John KeatingJon ScieszkaBronson Pinchot
Published by Harper Audio

Ten stories guaranteed to delight, amuse, and possibly make you spit your milk in your friend’s face, from the following esteemed writers: Mac Barnett, 
Eoin Colfer, 
Christopher Paul Curtis, 
Kate DiCamillo, Jon Scieszka, 
Paul Feig, 
Jack Gantos, 
Jeff Kinney, 
David Lubar, 
Adam Rex, and 
David Yoo.

Ok, so I’ve never had one of those spit milk in your friend’s face moments, but I have laughed so hard that milk shot out my nose which in my opinion is both more funny and more gross so…. I really have no point here, but promises were made in the above blurb and I’m holding them to it! Also, I’m taking Bronson Pinchot as audiobook reader as an opportunity to plug my favorite new site of 2012: Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now. Have fun in there!

The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Stories
By Mark Twain
Read by Norman Dietz
Published by Recorded Books

“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is a wild yarn involving a case of mistaken identity, a gambler who’d bet on anything, and a very unusual frog named Daniel Webster. First published in The Saturday Press in 1865, the tale was immensely popular, and in 1867 an expanded version was published with 26 additional short stories, told as only Mark Twain could tell them.

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