Have a Nice Day
Have a Nice Day features a live multi-cast script reading captured over two evenings at Minetta Lane Theatre in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.Tony and Emmy Award winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter—and possibly his life.President David Murray starts the day in crisis. He’s lost control of Congress, has to decide whether to run for a second term, and his wife and teenage daughter are barely talking to him. What’s more, the Angel of Death has sent a rather inept “repo man” who is at the foot of his bed, giving him only one more day to live.Cast members include Justin Bartha, Irene Bedard, Annette Bening, Chris Cafero, Dick Cavett, Auli'i Cravalho, Billy Crystal, Rachel Dratch, Darrell Hammond, Christopher Jackson, Robert King, Kevin Kline, and Robin Thede.©2018 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC

Have a Nice Day Details

TitleHave a Nice Day
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 1st, 2018
PublisherAudible Studios
Rating
GenreHumor, Audiobook, Fiction, Plays

Have a Nice Day Review

  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    *listened to audiobook*This was an audible freebie... It was a short play about the president waking up to find death waiting for him. Death is Billy Crystal. I just love him. This was a short, funny and sweet little play.
  • Sidney
    January 1, 1970
    Hilarious! All star cast featuring Kevin Kline, Annette Benning, and Billy Crystal. POTUS (Kline) is visited by an Angel of Death (Crystal) telling him he has until midnight to live. While the Pres is trying to live his last day to the fullest, staff thinks he's losing it when they witness him talking to himself (actually talking to Crystal's character, the Angel of Death). The First Lady (Benning) goes along with the craziness only to find out it's possibly real. Fun listen; free on Audible.
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  • Tena Edlin
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful and funny with a great message and wickedly talented performers. When I thought I had it figured out, I didn’t. I love that! I can totally see this as a one act for speech team.
  • Ilana
    January 1, 1970
    A fun comedy about a man who is forced to face his imminent death and who also happens to be the President of the United States (played by Kevin Kline). The inept grim reaper, (hilariously portrayed by Billy Crystal) who is sent to take him to the beyond has anxiety issues, and the POTUS's staff is scrambling to understand why the President is suddenly acting so strangely as he decides to use his last 24 hours to make things right with his nearly estranged wife (Annette Benning) and teenage daug A fun comedy about a man who is forced to face his imminent death and who also happens to be the President of the United States (played by Kevin Kline). The inept grim reaper, (hilariously portrayed by Billy Crystal) who is sent to take him to the beyond has anxiety issues, and the POTUS's staff is scrambling to understand why the President is suddenly acting so strangely as he decides to use his last 24 hours to make things right with his nearly estranged wife (Annette Benning) and teenage daughter, and also leave a legacy he can be proud of by not allowing a pipeline project to go through. He may be guilty of having too much ambition and having an overinflated ego, but the POTUS in this story apparently does have a soul, and it may yet be redeemable. Of course things go not at all as planned or expected, but in the end, someone is bound to have a nice day. A really good production which was fun to listen to, if not the most profound philosophical work I've ever come across. But then that's not what we've come to expect from Billy Crystal either, who has a talent for making us laugh at life's more absurd sides, and that's more than fine by me. Got this as one of the free Audible Original recording offered in November.
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  • Greg
    January 1, 1970
    Hilarious - and well voiced - "original" story for Audible of the U.S. President's last day before he dies...with Death's emissary voiced by Billy Crystal. A little less than two hours in length, and had me laughing all through my commute.
  • Carole
    January 1, 1970
    Fun listen. Great read for election day...gives hope for redemption.
  • Patti
    January 1, 1970
    What a WONDERFUL play. Fantastic performance, heart warming and laugh out loud story. A must quick listen.
  • Monica
    January 1, 1970
    What a great play, funny story and wonderful listen. The All Star cast was just great in their readings! Thought I figured out the end and then there was a nice little loop in there. 😁👍🏾👍🏾
  • Abby
    January 1, 1970
    I teared up SEVERAL times and was pleasantly surprised by this. Great voice acting, of course.
  • Emily Hale
    January 1, 1970
    Fabulous!
  • Samuel
    January 1, 1970
    For the amount of talent involved in this, it should have been spectacular, instead it came off like an after school special, happy endings all around and our protagonist learns a very valuable lesson.The story is the U.S. president wakes up to find the angle of death, well, one of his minions, at the foot of his bed, and he bargains with the minion for one more day of life. Hilarity and heart warming moments ensue.Often I felt like the laughter was canned as well as the awes. It did have a funn For the amount of talent involved in this, it should have been spectacular, instead it came off like an after school special, happy endings all around and our protagonist learns a very valuable lesson.The story is the U.S. president wakes up to find the angle of death, well, one of his minions, at the foot of his bed, and he bargains with the minion for one more day of life. Hilarity and heart warming moments ensue.Often I felt like the laughter was canned as well as the awes. It did have a funny moment or two, but all in all for the level of talent, I expected so much more.It did get a little political, and was your typical left wing Hollywood feel good rubbish, this would have been fine if the material had been better, for such a first rate cast it felt very amateurish... Billy Crystal is such a funny man, this was not his finest moment.
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  • Deb
    January 1, 1970
    Who doesn't love Kevin Kline! And tith Billy Crystal AND Annette Benning (a personal fav of mine!)...I loved the story! I mean, the POTUS just found out he has until 1-second before midnight to live and then tries to move forward with his day. All the while chatting with the angel sent to get him - which only he can see - which of course goes around the world as viral video's of him at the Piggly Wiggly (and other places) of him talking to himself are shared.A fun, short story with some wonderfu Who doesn't love Kevin Kline! And tith Billy Crystal AND Annette Benning (a personal fav of mine!)...I loved the story! I mean, the POTUS just found out he has until 1-second before midnight to live and then tries to move forward with his day. All the while chatting with the angel sent to get him - which only he can see - which of course goes around the world as viral video's of him at the Piggly Wiggly (and other places) of him talking to himself are shared.A fun, short story with some wonderful turns I never saw coming.
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  • Tracy Tibbels
    January 1, 1970
    This is a fun play that I was able to listen to actually being acted out by various actors. It was delightful!!! The idea of being 'warned' by the Angel of Death (or an associate of his, lol!) and having the day to work out the last few things you need to address before making ready for your demise... this was fun, especially because the person who was granted 'one last day' was the POTUS! So clever, so funny, and so well performed!
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  • Jennifer Taw
    January 1, 1970
    On Audible, with so many voices I appreciate, this is a sweet, and sweetly done little play. There's nothing surprising or very deep in it; it's just comfort food. The people are nice, the lessons are pat, the jokes are gentle. I listened to it the day of the midterm election, while preparing dinner and baking banana bread, and that was just about perfect.
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  • KC
    January 1, 1970
    More of a performance than a book, this "freebie" Audible original was like listening to a stage show on the radio. It was fun. Kline, Crystal, and Benning were all playing characters very similar to ones they've played before, and the storyline put me in mind of the movie "Dave," but it wasn't bothersome... Eh, it was free!
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  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderful!!! I highly recommend this. It is simply a wonderful story. Funny, deep and entertaining. The graduation speech is something I wish everyone listened to at least once a day. The voices are exquisite. This is an audiobook I will re listen to often. Great story and sound ethics to live by.
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  • Natalie
    January 1, 1970
    This was one of the better free options from Audible. The story is a little far fetched and lagging. The performance however, is where the homerun hits. Multiple actors give each character a distinguishable voice and personality. A cute afternoon story about the importance of family.
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  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this audible original! It’s a play by Billy Crystal and Quinton Peeples and was read by an awesome cast! The story is funny, serious, sweet and full of hope. It reminds us how precious life is. I will definitely listen to it again.
  • Lina
    January 1, 1970
    I wish I could see this on a theater but listening to it was great. Billy Crystal is funny as usual but the story here has a deeper meaning about life itself. I laughed and cried and I think that was the point. It stirs your emotions with ups and downs just like life.
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  • Julie Akemann
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this quick listen so much!! It was a great story of lessons learned, and it was full of surprises along the way. I loved the cast and the production. My only criticism was that it was not longer!
  • Glee
    January 1, 1970
    Another snack from Audible. Pleasant recorded stage play about what's important in life. Death (Billy Crystal) comes calling on the President of the United States (Kevin Kline) and and advises him that it is his time. Well, not without a few hiccups....Amusing and less than 2 hours long.
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  • katinameow
    January 1, 1970
    If I could give it 6 stars, or 60 stars, I would. Billy Crystal is a genius, as we all know. This is such a tender, clever, and comical story. A great gift.
  • Gabbie
    January 1, 1970
    This is one of the best pieces I've listened to on Audible. Billy Crystal never ceases to warm my heart. Excellent production with an excellent message.
  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    A fun, too-short listen!
  • Lorrie Belletti
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this one!!!!
  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    Amusing.
  • Lois - Who Reads
    January 1, 1970
    A well-done story about looking at what is important in life. It was funny and the ending got me a little teary eyed.
  • Steven Starry
    January 1, 1970
    Predictable, but fun nonetheless.
  • Liz
    January 1, 1970
    Enjoyable play - very funny with some thoughtful moments. Great for the whole family on a drive.
  • Donna
    January 1, 1970
    Funny play about POTUS (Kevin Kline) being visited by an angel of death (Billy Crystal) and told he has one day left to live. Free monthly Audible original.
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