Calypso (audiobook)


6.7 hrs • 6 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 05/29/18
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 05/29/18 9781549198311
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 05/29/18 9781549198328
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A #1 New York Times audio bestseller

An Audible Editors Top Pick for Road Trip Audiobooks

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A USA Today Pick of Summer Beach Reads

A New York Times Editor’s Choice of Books We Recommend This Month

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of 12 Excellent Summer Reads

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.

Review Quotes

“The latest essay collection by humorist David Sedaris humorist is a meditation on aging. It’s a sardonic one at that, that he narrates himself in his quintessential tongue-in-cheek fashion. It’s a good thing he does because the listener gets the sense that only Sedaris could balance the witty observations alongside the heartrending sadness of life…Fans of Sedaris, who may well be in the middle of their own lives by now, will listen along, laughing, and perhaps wiping away a few tears.”


“Sedaris shines in tales of family, loss, and a favorite turtle…[which] Sedaris’ wry voice enhances.”

USA Today

“Grapples seriously with themes of family, mortality, and illness. As always, his very essence seeps through the pages like an intoxicating cloud.”

New York Times Book Review

“The king of the humorous essay returns…Sedaris fans will find plenty of familiar delights: His misanthropic charms and wry wit are as delightful as ever, even if some of the subject matter has changed….The audiobook version of Calypso will be the perfect travel companion during road trips and getaways this spring and beyond.”

New York magazine

“Sedaris’ new story collection is earthy, to say the least—concerned with all the gross things that happen as we live and age but also full of wonder at his life and appreciation for his family.”


"Chock-full of Sedaris’ signature brand of laugh-out-loud humor, interlaced with moments of introspection and melancholy that will hit you like an arrow to the heart.”


“Sedaris hasn’t lost his capacity for bemused observations of the people he encounters…But bad news has sharpened the author’s humor, and this book is defined by a persistent, engaging bafflement over how seriously or unseriously to take life when it’s increasingly filled with Trump and funerals. Sedaris at his darkest—and his best.”

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Twenty-one essays largely about family bonds and getting older in this hilarious yet tender volume…Fans and newcomers alike will be richly rewarded by this sidesplitting collection.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)