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Cut and Run

Cut and Run

A Light-Hearted Dark Comedy


Written by: Ben Acker, Ben Blacker
Narrated by: Meg Ryan, D’Arcy Carden, Sam Richardson
Genres: Dark Humor | Humor
Published: 30th of January, 2020
Length: 2 Hours 44 Minutes


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Welcome to a tale of love, adventure, and organ theft.

In this charming, scripted audio crime comedy, Samantha Dugan (D’Arcy Carden) and Abe Lally (Sam Richardson) are best friends and partners in crime. They steal kidneys. Like all jobs, it’s complicated. Despite being Robin Hoods of organ thievery, Abe and Samantha are just the sweetest people.

Samantha, a professional con artist, uses her charms to steal kidneys from bad people and get them to good ones. Abe, Sam’s surgeon-in-crime on their illicit kidney theft operation, is using unfettered access to the human body to advance his research to cure diabetes. This gig is hell on their social lives.

This hilarious and twisted Audible Original tale features just about everything you could hope for: crime, punishment, law, order, love, romance, air travel, Ed Begley Jr., and a quinceañera.

Cut and Run, a star-studded scripted audio performance, boasts the talents of Meg Ryan (You’ve Got Mail) as The Narrator; Sam Richardson (VEEP) as Abe Lally; and D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place) as Samantha Dugan—plus the aforementioned Ed Begley, Jr. (Arrested Development) as Gordon Grimbsy, the amiable crime boss; Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Katie Reynolds, Abe’s girlfriend and best selling children’s book author; and Thomas Lennon (Reno 911) as Jeff Calvert, an FBI agent and unwitting organ donor. This Audible Original also features Eugene Cordero, Baron Vaughn, Carlos Alazraqui, Arturo del Puerto, Dustin Ybarra, Aaron Abrams, Ginger Gonzaga, Greg Santos, Oscar Montoya, Roberta Valderrama, and Shulie Cowen.


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Reviewed: 2020-10-19

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Star-studded Fun and Kidney Theft
Since the introduction of Audible Plus, I've been waiting for this one to get added to the list so I could listen to it. I've got a long list of things I want to spend my credits on, and while this could have been one of them, I was prepared to wait to see if it would.

Kinda cranky at myself for waiting! This full-cast comedy was a lot of fun, plenty of laughs and a bunch of quick wit and banter. Meg Ryan is the narrator but equally shares the voice time with co-stars D’Arcy Carden, Sam Richardson, Rachel Bloom, Thomas Lennon, Ed Begley Jr, Eugene Cordero.... and so on and so on.

Ed Begley Jr's character I thought was a particular standout. A bored crime kingpin mostly in the game for the lulz and distractions that being a crimelord can provide.

The story follows the misadventure of Sam and Abe, a pair of organ thieves as their latest harvesting goes sideways. Sam, falls for the victim. Abe, needs to come clean to his long-time girlfriend. Mexico's most-wanted crime boss gets involved... and things spiral out of control for the unlucky.

The casting was spot-on in my opinion. I enjoyed every minute of this, and it was only the fact I had to go to work was the only reason I couldn't smash through this in one sitting. Will definitely be listening to it again!



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