...because this is awesome. And narrated by SAMUEL L. JACKSON, muthatrucker!! Great comedic timing in his narration, coupled with genuine parental angst.
Most parents can relate to this tale seeing as we experienced the same emotions if not the exact phrases first hand. Samuel L. Jackson is perfect - he builds on the narrative and you can just feel his emotion as he tries, with not much luck, and as much exasperated patience as he can muster, to get his story book daughter to go the fk to sleep. The illustrations are first rate and the story has just the right imagery to carry it through to the end. I reviewed this story late last night and was thinking the same thing - why can't I just "Go the Fk to Sleep!" I give it five stars and loved to share it!
This is definately what every tired parents thinks but can't say to thier lovely little angels at bedtime. I laughed so hard while listening. It is wonderful.
What a hilarious audio! LOL! Yes! Every word true! My teens could use a bedtime story like this when they won't go to sleep! Read and taken in the spirit that it was meant to be, excellent! Any parent that has had this situation happen can appreciate this story, and it could have been written with1 profanity at the end and still have been hilarious. Right up there with profanity free "Walter the Farting Dog" series of books/audio.
There is no one in the world today that I think is better at swearing in such a lively way than Samuel L. Jackson. After being somewhat disappointed in the book version of Go the Fvck to sleep, I found this Audible read version and about busted a gut. So glad that if someone read this it was him.
I would give this a perfect 5 stars if it didn't have the "extra fluff" at the beginning and the end. I don't care to hear Samuel L. Jackson say why he wanted to read the book, I just want to hear him read it. Also, I don't care that Audible tells me what I am going to listen to or what I have listened to. Aside from these detractors... it's Samuel L. Jackson reading "Go the Fuck to Sleep." It doesn't get much better than that.
I laughed myself silly, and remembered vividly exactly how this felt. My son is getting this from me for Father's Day, as a reminder of what he put his parents through, and to contemplate and I hope, laugh, when his own very bright, beautiful little angel won't Go the F**k to Sleep. Samuel L. Jackson is the perfect narrator - he hits the mix of tenderness and frustration and exhaustion and "can't we get two effing hours to watch a movie and eat popcorn?" exactly, honestly real.