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Crimebusters & Crossed Wires: Stories from This American Life
Various Artists
Crimebusters & Crossed Wires: Stories from This American Life
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (5) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (5) - Disc #2

Crimebusters and Crossed Wires is a collection of ten stories, with true tales of (sometimes hapless) crimefighters and investigators of all sorts on one CD, and real-life adventures in miscommunication on the other. From ...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Crimebusters & Crossed Wires: Stories from This American Life
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Shout Factory
Release Date: 11/11/2003
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Style: Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 826663019223

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Crimebusters and Crossed Wires is a collection of ten stories, with true tales of (sometimes hapless) crimefighters and investigators of all sorts on one CD, and real-life adventures in miscommunication on the other. From a bungling, squirrel-chasing cop who burns, bloodies, and tears apart a new house in pursuit of the rogue rodent, to a father who resorts to tapping his drug-using teen?s phone, Crimebusters and Crossed Wires offers comical and poignant insight. Among the storytellers featured are best-selling writers David Sedaris and Sarah Vowell.

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CD Reviews

WARNING: Don't listen to this one with a full bladder!
K. Corn | Indianapolis,, IN United States | 11/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"THe first story alone (about an unfortunate incident involving a squirrel and a couple of rookie policemen) had my husband and I laughing SO hard we collapsed onto the nearest chairs. The rest of the excerpts from THis American Life are equally fun to listen to, but we still think the squirrel story is the topper. If you're taking a road trip, this will definitely keep you awake and its a nice choice for a snowy or rainy afternoon, when you just want to veg out. Excellent!"
Take a moment...listen to a story or two...
earlymorningsun | Los Angeles, CA United States | 12/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I you're familiar with the radio show This American Life, then you know the vibe of this CD. If you're not familiar, you're in for a treat. These stories give you the perfect excuse to turn off the TV, unplug the phone, and do something that we never really do anymore in this fast-paced world: listen to stories. Being a musician, I love the story about forming a band from the classified ads. Tragic and hilarious...been there! Get this CD, you'll really enjoy it."
This American Life Rocks!
Miles Price | Bloomington, IL USA | 12/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This second volume of "the best" of "This American Life" is another gem! Each of these stories is amazing in its own right, and each is a perfect example of what a phenomenal show TAL really is.

Most of these stories are on the humorous side, which is really just one side of the show; however, it's still a well-rounded collection. If you are trying to turn someone on to the show, this is an excellent CD to introduce them to it.

The only thing that I didn't like about the CD was the time between Vols. 1 & 2. Come on, TAL...give us more of the best!"