NPR Classic Driveway Moments: Radio Stories that Won't Let You Go

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: NPR

Narrated By: Michele Norris

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: March 2010

Duration: 2 hours 2 minutes


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.


Introduction by Michele Norris
Misunderstood Song Lyrics
Dead Groundhog
Amy’s Answering Machine
My So-Called Lungs
His Father
An Unexpected Kitchen: The George Foreman Grill
Rato Interesso
There’s Just Something About That Cowbell
Sweet Potato Queen’s Latest Dish
My Dad the Ex-Con
Death of a Child: Losing Adam
Charlie Goes to College
Hitching a Ride with Junior McGee