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Driveway Moments: Classic


Driveway Moments: Classic


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  • Presented together for the first time, here are the very first, and very best, definitive listener favorites that came to be known as Driveway Moments: the classic, spellbinding stories that keep getting better with repeated listening, selected from the National Public Radio archives.

    These tales were first heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and other NPR programs. Like the unforgettable “Amy’s Answering Machine,” in which comedian and author Amy Borkowsky shares quirky, hilarious messages left by her mother. And “My So-Called Lungs,” an emotional audio diary by a young girl with cystic fibrosis. And “Hitching a Ride with Junior McGhee,” in which musician/storyteller Charlie Barnett takes listeners on a hitchhiking adventure across the U.S. Literate, intelligent, mirthful, and moving, these stories are worth repeating—and hearing again and again.

    What is a Driveway Moment? Maybe it’s happened to you as it has to countless others. . . . You’re driving home, listening to a story on NPR. Suddenly, you find yourself in your driveway (or parking space or parking garage). Rather than turn the radio off, you stay in your car to hear the piece to the end. It’s a Driveway Moment. The NPR Driveway Moments Series collects these “best of” stories so that you are never more than a “play” away from a Driveway Moment.

  • Amy’s Answering Machine

    His Father

    My So-Called Lungs

    Hitching a Ride with Junior McGee

    Death of a Child: Losing Adam

    Misunderstood Song Lyrics

    Dead Groundhog

    An Unexpected Kitchen: The George Foreman Grill

    There’s Just Something About that Cowbell

    Rato Interesso

    My Dad the Ex-Con

    Charlie Goes to College

    Sweet Potato Queen’s Latest Dish

  • ISBN-13:9781615730384

    Format: CD

    Publisher: HighBridge Company

    Publication date:03/09/2010

    Unabridged, 2 hours