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NPR Driveway Moments All About Animals

Performance - Spoken Word
Nonfiction: Garrison Keillor / A Prairie Home Companion / Humor
Unabridged   1.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 09/25/2007

NPR Driveway Moments All About Animals

Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go

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Audio CD ISBN:9781598875119
Digital Download ISBN:9781611748567


Humorous, touching stories from the National Public Radio archives illuminate and celebrate our relationship with our furry, feathered, and sometimes scaly friends.

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Product Description

What’s a “driveway moment”? It’s when you’re so captivated by a story you’re hearing on NPR that you stay in your car to hear it to the end—even if you’re sitting in your driveway with the motor running. For years, listeners have written to NPR to describe such moments. Now animal lovers especially will want to make sure their tanks are full.

Heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Talk of the Nation, and Wait WaitàDon’t Tell Me!, hosted by Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep, these stories will make you laugh out loud and shed a tear or two.

  • The Dog Who Loved to Suck on Toads
  • My Mother, My Parrot
  • The Sad Story of Ziggy, the Too Perfect Parrot
  • Pet Tricks—and an Accidental Career
  • A Dog Walker’s Dog Walker
  • Search for Lost Pets Continues in Louisiana
  • Turtle Holds On in Center of Vietnam’s Capital
  • A Dog’s Life in Vietnam
  • Precisionist Nears a New Pasture
  • An Entrepreneurial Dog’s Private Life
  • The Dog Stays in the Picture
  • Cute and Fuzzy as the Nation’s Lead Story
  • The Wait Wait Petting Zoo
  • No Chump Change for Chimp Art
  • Miss Pudding: A Feline Farewell
  • Vacuuming Prairie Dogs
  • When Hummingbirds Come Home
  • Bird Clothes
  • Drive-Up Boar Semen
  • The Boy Who Ran Like a Deer
  • The Soul of a Dog


“an eclectic and . . . charming set of stories about animals and people.”

Author Bio

Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPR’s audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.