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I think that Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You!: A Very Grimm Tale is more of a mash up of many recognizable faerie tales. Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, Hazel and Gretel, and of course Snow White. This audio performance proved to be hilarious at times, and is definitely for adults only as it is full of sexual innuendos, cursing and more than likely offensive to many. Sound effects and music is something that I am not accustomed to, it did make this performance much more enjoyable. All that said it did entertain me, making me wonder where on Earth will it go next.
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I think you could call Drunk: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse... One Beer at a Time National Lampoon's Zombie Apocalypse or think of it as The Hangover with Zombies. Yes, this audiobook was that ridiculous, full of crude sophomoric humor, plus enough penis jokes to last me at least the rest of the year. I hate to admit it but I was laughing out loud at times and at others it made me cringe with the overly misogynistic vulgarity. The first half of the story is little more than following a group of juvenile thirty somethings (I think) as they do a typical bachelor bar hopping party. Now these are the people that are rarely mentioned in a zombie apocalypse stories and I think it's because there isn't much to the characters, their not the military types or survivalists or individuals with troubled pasts as the typical stars of this genre. There was very little actual zombie encounters, however there were plenty of other ways to be disturbing. If you are looking for something different yet entertaining in the increasingly overcrowded zombie genre, you will love it or hate it, but you will certainly remember, Johnson's undertaking.
My previous experience with David Sedaris' work was When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and after a few months my memory of it was that it was good. After having spent some time on other types of books, I was ready for a few laughs and thought I'd try another of David Sedaris' books.
In this book he again related his personal experiences, most of which were filled with angst. I didn't get to smile or laugh much during this audio book because the stories weren't funny, but they were great 'human experience' stories.
A few were disturbing and I couldn't relate to them because of certain belief systems I am currently operating under. I had a knot in my gut while listening to him recall the teenage boy slumber party with strip poker where another teenage boy had to sit on his lap naked. Or his recollections of panhandling as a teen in order to buy things. And, the story of the elevator ride with the young boy was too long and again full of angst.
So, the stories are great, but maybe not for everyone. And, this is certainly not one to buy if you are looking for cheerful and funny comedy to lighten your heart.
For that I would recommend some of Patrick McManus' story telling. Even though I have no interest in hunting or fishing, his stories are funny and clean and leave me with a positive feeling. After listening to Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, I didn't feel clean or happy or lightened, just the opposite.