I have found the perfect audiobook to accompany wallpaper stripping: The Areas of My Expertise by John Hogdman, which was offered by iTunes as a free download for a bit but is now not free. Like David Sedaris, Hodgman isn't as amusing on the page as he is in the ear or to the eyes. But if Sedaris is in your comedy sweet spot, so to will be Hodgman. And when you've been scraping walls for hours, he is absolutely hysterical.
I wanted to pull a quote from the book about actuary gangs, which might be my favorite part, but couldn't find one. So let this video stand in instead: