This is the REAL truth of how a parent can occasionally feels when their little angel just WON'T go the f__k to sleep! A better narrator could not be found. Sam Jackson's way of putting just the right inflection on a curse word makes it even more entertaining.
I have replayed this for everyone I know who had 5" of spare time & they all loved it! Anyone who doesn't agree is either f.o.s. or had a nanny to put their kids to bed. If they object to the language, they need to recall the times of being frustrated & just plain bone dead tired & how it feels, or someone needs to tell them to lighten up & get a life if they can't recognize when they are hearing a 'tongue in cheek story for adults,
I am a huge fan of Samuel L Jackson and was so excited to listen to him read this book. As the working mother of a 4 and a half year old, I totally understand this book. I have been there! It was great to read the hardcopy of the book but to listen to it being narrated by Mr. Jackson is a whole other pleasure indeed. It was great to have it available for free to members.
i have twins....enough said. didn't sleep thru the night until 10 months old.....9 months later stillllll fighting sleep!
I like the idea of a dramatic reading from Samuel Jackson, and the story is clever, short, and funny enough. I was chuckling and stifling a few out loud laughs and the pictures conjured up. A+ on creativity of the rhymes.
That being said, the first 30 seconds with Jackson talking about his own 'sleeping' experiences with his daughter added nothing to the read. This easily could have used a little ambient sound effects for a more dramatic flair. Lastly, while I understand the use of the 'f___' word is the schtick here, the author is a little too liberal with its use and maybe detracts a bit for me.
I read the actual book months ago and I couldn't control the laughter that ensued. It was sheer genius and down right honest on the parents perspective of putting a child down for bed. It's unadulterated nature is to be revelled. But upon hearing Sam Jackson narrate it, it kind of took away from the appeal because he simply didn't project as much enthusiasm as I expected from him. You may be familiar with his boisterous, tough guy, carefree attitude in his films and so I anticipated that same energy with this audiobook. Given the slight disappointment, he still fits the bill for being the perfect candidate to narrate such content and the book itself is just hilarious!
This was perfect use of Samuel L. Jackson's voice and talent. I laughed when I read the book and hearing him read it was just too funny.
The book was wonderful, but Samuel's delivery using a tone of frustration contrasted with the gentle background music is just too much. I think my lungs will never be in the same position again from laughing so hysterically.
Although the repeated use of the F-word did make me cringe because it is not a word that I use. I had to say that I found myself giggling! It reminds me of the stories that I had to read over and over and over to my kids. (How Baby Birds Balloon Burst by Dr Suess. I HATED that book and all of my kids LOVED it!)