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Step right up as the gates swing open at fairgrounds across the USA. This delightful collection explores the unique joys of the public gatherings that take place in cities and small towns, when people of all stripes and sizes meet to gawk at cows, ponder seed art, get hypnotized, compete in husband-calling contests, and eat virtually anything on a stick. Farming, food, polStep right up as the gates swing open at fairgrounds across the USA. This delightful collection explores the unique joys of the public gatherings that take place in cities and small towns, when people of all stripes and sizes meet to gawk at cows, ponder seed art, get hypnotized, compete in husband-calling contests, and eat virtually anything on a stick. Farming, food, politics, parades, shilling, glad-handing, people-watching, and silliness are celebrated here. If you’ve been to a fair or festival, you’ll love this collection. If you haven’t, here’s what you’ve been missing....

Title : NPR Road Trips: Fairs and Festivals: Stories That Take You Away . . .
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ISBN : 9781611746754
Format Type : Audio CD
Number of Pages : 60 Pages
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NPR Road Trips: Fairs and Festivals: Stories That Take You Away . . . Reviews

  • Tamara
    2018-11-19 03:30

    A lighthearted listen for a road trip. Nothing exceptional, but it kept me awake and entertained!

  • Jay
    2018-12-10 04:45

    Expectations. I expected that an NPR collection would really contain compelling audio, great radio bits that got behind the scenes and left you knowing more and enjoying the experience. Not so much this set. The shortness of the bits, mostly a couple of minutes, didn't allow the drama to come out like some of the better (often longer) stories in other collections. There was one story about a sideshow act that pounded metal spikes into his nose that was obviously visually interesting but didn't make the leap to being a good audio story -- why include something that really doesn't work? There were a few times where the background audio was interesting, but the stories didn't hold up. In all the topics were good, but the execution was not. At least it was only an hour. I'd suggest trying another NPR collection before this one.

  • Everett
    2018-12-14 05:43

    Fun radio segment. Learned about a lot of festivals and fairs I didn't know existed. Really made me rethink my career goals too lol maybe I should be selling cotton candy.

  • Patrick
    2018-11-17 06:24

    Thinks it’s Walden.

  • Carol Havlik
    2018-11-15 23:45

    Testing audiobook on Libby I consider it more of a podcast then book

  • Chris
    2018-11-18 22:42

    I love NPR!

  • Dale
    2018-12-01 22:39

    Lots of fun.Published by HighBridge in 2012.MulticastDuration: about 1 hour.My family and I are avid fans of fairs and festivals. We like to wander around and experience the hullabaloo of all of the people, the noises of the midway, the incessant sales pitches of the guys trying to sell replacement windows or guttering and, of course, the animals.We just attended the Indiana State fair last weekend and spent an astounding 13 hours wandering around the giant circle of the fair (it is built around a one mile dirt track) seeing everything from Star Wars Stormtroopers to a petting zoo filled with week-old calves to a giant carving made of cheese (still being carved as we watched!). I learned about $261,000 John Deere Tractors, heard an acoustic blues band, bought a wallet and saw a clown marching band performance - all before we hit the midway!So, when I found this little audiobook of stories collected from NPR over the years about fairs and festivals I knew this was right up my alley. There are 18 little stories here that originally broadcast on the air from 1999 to 2011. Most are two to five minutes long, the longest being a little over ten minutes...Read more at: http://dwdsreviews.blogspot.com/2012/...

  • Karen!
    2018-12-11 23:32

    Maybe my standards are too high.Maybe my expectations are too high.Maybe it's because I am from the Midwest.Maybe this book suffers from coming after two exceptional texts.Whatever the circumstances, NPR, I am disappointed.This was the third in a slew of NPR audio collections, the first two of which were Fan. Tastic! However, this book sucked. It wasn't informative. It wasn't funny. It wasn't enriching. Sad face.

  • Erin
    2018-11-23 02:26

    Well, they were all NPR broadcasts, and they all featured fairs and festivals, so there's that going for it. I guess I was expecting the best of the best, those "driveway moments" that keep you sitting in your car because you're just so engrossed in the story. Not so with this; they were more "I just drove 5 miles and didn't notice until my exit that I've tuned out" moments.

  • Drew Weatherton
    2018-12-09 02:35

    NPR always has an interesting perspective on what makes a story, and I think they did well in this collection with the subject matter they had. It just wasn't the most interesting subject in the world. Worth a listen though (if you like NPR), as this is just over an hour ;)

  • Mark Buehl
    2018-12-08 22:21

    This was a neat book to listen to on the way to work. Lots of interesting stories.