The book is well written, but has no plot and goes nowhere. Had to give up at the halfway point. I am highly disappointed because I am a huge Stephen King fan and also really like Joe Hill, but Owen King just doesn't seem to have their skills at drawing you into the story.
Larded with obscenities and anger, makes for tedious listening. The advertising for the book says: "in this book, his son weaves a brilliantly funny, touching coming-of-age memoir around the best of his quotes". Nonsense; its just raving and ranting.
One of the most (if not the most) hysterical books I have ever read/listened to! Very entertaining and uplifting; guaranteed to cure anyone from a depressive state!
I am not sure if it is the completely unnecessary use of foul language or the ridiculous voice the narrator uses to portray the father, but this audiobook couldn't be worse. I am no prude, I have used my fair share of curse words - daily - but it becomes less funny the more you use it. And really?! Who's dad sounds like that? I mean, maybe someone when they are 70, but not 30-45, which is the likely age group for most of these comments. I can't even bring myself to listen to that second half. Waste of money. The first word of this book describes it perfectly.
The content is humerous but I have two complaints.
1. The book is more of a bulletpoint list of quotes than a story which I think I would have enjoyed more, seems somewhat lazy. Just listing things that someone else said is kinda lame.
2. The narrators voice for Dad is way too over the top and cartoonish, it totally takes awY from the humor and personality, as well as bordering on unlistenable.
Good stuff. It is hard for a book to make me laugh out loud but this book does it a lot. I recommend it to listen to 15 minutes at a time.
It's not just boring -- it's abrasive and offensive. It should be called "F Words MyDad Says" Every other word seems to be an f word and "Dad's" voice grates on the nerves. He's supposed to be a neurologist (or something) and I've never heard ANY doctor speak like that. Boo hiss. I take that one star back.
I allowed myself to become swayed by the good reviews but in the end it was a waisted credit. Their was way too much cursing and foul language to find any of the saying and stories clever. This book was simply not worth the time or download.
This book is sh*t. Don't waste your f***ing money or credits on this trash. It's inconceivable an educated man who is a nuclear medicine doctor would use such language so casually in the presence of his wife and children as depicted in this book. Obviously an attempt at a "trash novel".