I loved this book. I read it first and then decided to buy it so my dad, brothers and I could listen to it on our road trip. We laughed so hard and made for great conversation about our childhood with him. Sean Schemmel is wonderful with the voices. Simply brilliant.
Hilarious stories, clever one-liners, and excellent narration make this my absolute favorite audiobook ever. Definitely worth a listen. I didn't delete it from my mp3 player because I plan to listen to it again soon.
This book is an easy listen, and it's funny. Unfortunately I find the narrator's impersonation of Justin Halpern's dad very annoying. Also Justin sounds like a whiney wuss. I think he was going for Archie Bunker or Ralph from the Honeymooners. It's unfortunate, because the story telling pretty much requires that Justin's dad sounds outrageous, but charismatic.
I truly enjoyed this book and loved every minute of it.
I highly recommend it.
The similarities between the authors father and my father are uncanny.
I usually listen to books when going to bed..rarely comedies though. I loaded the book up and proceeded to start laughing almost immediately. This is funny sh*t!!! Really. I tried to stifle my laugh repeatedly to the point that my wife said....LISTEN IN THE LIVING ROOM!! This never happens. I Loved this book because a little bit of it reminded me on my own father! It shorts and just keeps you laughing!!!! It is also great to listen to on a break from work unless you really stimulating co-workers! Well done!!!
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This is such a funny book! I made the mistake of listening to it on a long train ride. I'm sure the people sitting close to me thought I was crazy for laughing out loud so often.
Downloaded this book yesterday based on the previous glowing reviews. Had high expectations that I'd be laughing so hard I'd wet myself. Got through the first hour with barely a chuckle. I consider myself as someone having a pretty good sense of humor but just didn't find this material very funny. I'm no prude either but did Justin's dad REALLY cuss like a sailor around the house and in front of young kids?! Sorry, this one didn't work for me and I refused to subject myself to the remaining hours.
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.