Audiobook: Have a Nice Day
Billy Crystal and Quinton Peeples
with Annette Bening, Dick Cavett,
Billy Crystal and Kevin Kline
A live multi-cast script reading captured over two evenings in October of 2018
at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village
With so much to do lately, it’s nice to find something fun and easy. Listening to this terrific Audible Audiobook made my day!
First I want to thank Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies for linking me up with this Audible audiobook. She has a great blog about books, DVDs and TV series and it’s one of my favorites. I saw her review of Have a Nice Day this week (take a look here) and knew it would be perfect for a car trip I was taking the next day.
Thank you again, Lisa – it was great!
Have a Nice Day is a play, but this version is a live script-reading that was held earlier this fall in New York. In addition to the headliners, the cast is full of stars, including Rachel Dratch and Darrell Hammond.
Dick Cavett is the narrator and Kevin Kline plays President David Murray, who has just received a visit from the Angel of Death, played by Billy Crystal. Murray learns that this is his day to die and he makes a deal with the Angel to give him until one second before midnight so he can finish strong. What to do? Will he go to his wife, Katherine, played by Annette Bening, his teenage daughter who’s about to graduate high school, or will he continue to lobby against a pipeline bill? In the rush to make sense of the day, Murray struggles with his decisions.
I wondered if this story would be loaded with political commentary. It is not – thank goodness!
Funny and moving, with a feel-good finish, Have a Nice Day is a great way to make a brief escape from the holiday season and the current world. It’s a quick listen and is currently available on Amazon Audible. You can check out how to download it here.
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