From Publishers Weekly
Each week, over four million National Public Radio listeners turn to Massachusetts mechanics Tom and Ray Magliozzi—aka Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers—for an eclectic mixture of practical car repair advice, automotive consumer empowerment, razor-sharp puzzlers and self-deprecating wit. As both erudite MIT grads and gritty garage enthusiasts, Click and Clack would fit naturally into the Boston bar stools of the classic sitcom Cheers
. At the close of each program, the siblings announce that their devotees have squandered another perfectly good hour. Their new audio collection consists of four complete 60-minute programs that the hosts deem their all-time favorites, including a visit from domestic diva Martha Stewart and a Mother's Day memorial tribute to their mom. The recordings selected do happen to showcase some especially entertaining telephone queries, including a discussion of what to do when the friendly neighborhood fix-it shop finds out that you have cheated and visited your dealer for service. Fans who savor the familiar Car Talk
rituals and quirks will appreciate the continuity, a rarity in the choppy waters of the best-of multimedia marketplace. (May)
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From the Back Cover
What was the best Car Talk show ever? Impossible to say. But here are four all-time favorites from Tom and Ray Magliozzi, aka Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers.
- Martha Stewart visits the show, and Ray heartily greets her as "Margaret."
- A Mother's Day tribute to Tom and Ray's own beleaguered and beloved mom.
- Tom and Ray share John "Bugsy" Lawlor's letters home from summer camp.
- And Ray's worst puzzler error ever, which the staff happily throws back in his face.