I write for myself, for my own pleasure. And I want to be left alone to do it. - Salinger ^(;,;)^
Before I heard Samuel L. Jackson read this post-modern self-help book in his deep, authoritative, GOD-like voice, I had: restless leg syndrome, sleep apnoea, delayed sleep phase syndrome, parasomnias, night terrors, nocturia, caffeine induced insomnia and somniphobia. After listening to this self-help book, I turned over, told my leg to "chill out motherf--ker" and went the f--k to sleep.
I don't think there could be a better narrator for this book, and Samuel L. Jackson does an excellent job!
I always knew about Audible and thought "someday I would get an account". The idea of this book read by this narrator pushed me over the edge. And it was everything I had expected.
Jackson's exasperated style expressing Mansbach's frustration could not more perfectly, or more humorously, capture that delicate, priceless moment in a parent's life when one fully grasps the phrase "parental responsibility".
OMG. My son is 23 now, and I just played this for him ... can't wait until he has one of his own! I just about wet myself when Samuel got to the movie & popcorn bit ... can't believe how many times that actually happened. And, admit it or not, this is EXACTLY what goes thru your head while you're reading (and reading, and reading, and reading...) your child -- the f@%k to sleep. Couldn't have chosen better than Samuel Jackson! (Love you Sam!)This if f%$king BEAUTIFUL!
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
Samuel L. Jackson liked it. It has lots of great reviews. You get to hear the F word in almost every sentence, what could be funnier. I wish they would charge more for it, so only us cool people could enjoy it. Maybe Adam could write another masterpiece in which he says fart in every sentence, that would be soooo cool. I raised two kids and I said all seven of the words you could not say on TV. I said them a lot. I most have been a great dad.
By the way did you see the Emperor's New Clothes, weren't they cool!!
Samuel L. Jackson is probably the only actor (possibly besides Eddie Murphy in his early years) who could get away with this. Mr. Jackson has a great voice for narration. I hope to hear his clean stuff. If profanity offends you, this short listen is NOT for you. The F-word is throughout as well as other swear words. This would be recommended for parents who can relate to reading a story at bedtime with a kid who just won't go to sleep.
Master of Random Skills
The only thing that could make this awesome book better would be a great narration. Samuel L Jackson delivers in spades.
This is hysterical and what a perfect narrator SLJ is! My child is just about one, but this story lets me know what I am in for once he starts talking!