If humour was the intent here, this story fails miserably. I had heard that this is a knock-off of another children's story which is sweet and likely to help a child go to sleep - and so I ordered it (since it was free). I don't know who this might be written for, it certainly is not written for a child anyone cares aboutl!
I would have given it Zero stars but you can't go that low - not worth it for free and even if they pay you to listen....
Not worth the effort downloading it. I found myself amused at the title and book cover initially, then came to my senses and realized that the subject should stay taboo. It didn't help that the book just isn't funny.
Terrible..This is what is wrong with our kids and our country today. Curse, abuse your children. That works!
This was my first time getting an audible.com audiobook. I figured I'll try it out with this free promotion and see how it was. As a professional sound engineer, the audio quality of this recording is absolutely despicable. Even the enhanced format sounds absolutely dreadful. Audible needs to hire better engineers, and release better sounding products. Me like many others, will probably never give up even a dime after hearing this garbage. Promotion Failed.
This is really funny to anyone who has ever had small children. However, it will only play on iTunes, which has always messed up my computer. It continues to create weird folders, with letters and numbers, that you can't delete - just like a virus - until your computer slows to a crawl. Now, I have to wax the thing again. This is funny, but it was NOT worth it!
Disgusting. How many times can you hear F...K in 6 minutes? This so called humorous book has absolutely no saving grace and was a total waste of time. Just forget this one, it is coarse and rude.
trying to see the world with my ears
Thanks for the free download, but for me the joke wore thin after two repititions of the refrain. Perhaps I haven't had to read enough children's bed time stories yet to get the hilarity .
Congratulations Mr. Mansbach on bringing your readers and listeners down to your level which is somewhere between mire and feculence. My father would have never given any thought to using foul language in the presence of his children. He worked three jobs to raise us and saw we had a good education at Catholic school. This short story is just more one bit of positive proof that the scales of decency are tipping toward amorality in America. Mr Jackson, if you think this book is funny you need some time spent on Sundays back in your church. "For what hath a man if he gains the world but loses his soul?" I'd gladly give up unlimited hours to be able to read to my little girl. I'd relish all her imaginative excuses to stay up with the grown ups. I only wish I could turn off my TV to spend even just one more minute enveloping very memory of her and her angelic face and never complain about how tired I was. But I can't do that as she died when she was 9 years old and left me with only sparse and fleeting dreams of days long ago lost.