This is a horrible book. I would never recommend it to anyone. It is very sad that it has become a best seller on Amazon.
This is a funny premise but it is funny only one or two times. After a while I am not happy about it and wouldn't want a kid under a teen to listen too it. Even though they say words much worse than this at school. Anyway it just isn't funny like if CeeLoo did a whole album of songs with a chorus of F--k you! ALSO Samuel is not the one to read this book .... he may add to the uncomfortability of it as it drones on and on and all you hear are the curse words. Ok that's it I'm going the F--k to sleep now.
I believed the hype, and was severely disappointed. Just Samuel L. Jackson swearing...nothing new about that. Just watch snakes on a plane or go to ebaums world and look at a soundboard if you want to hear that, otherwise this is pretty dumb...
Typically I love rye crass off beat humor, adding Samuel Jackson seemed to be a great idea for this. Unfortunately its just a cheap attempt at getting SLJ to say "go the fk to sleep" as often as possible.. I'm glad the download was free.. I was hoping for some sort of comedy. So if you are looking to hear Samuel L Jackson, repeatedly say MotherFkr, and go the fk to sleep, along with other random cursings, then this is for you. If you are looking for Humor, satire, or comedy genius you won't find it here.. Go ahead download it...if its still free, 6mins of "go the Fk to sleep" is about 5minutes too long..
As the parent of a 3-year old and a 6-month old, I think this book is absolutely brilliant. As a regular person, I'm a big fan of Samuel L. Jackson. But I don't like them together and here's why. Jackson is too obvious a choice. He's too on the nose. And that's the problem. The juxtaposition is lost (well, just not as good). I think Mansbach's brilliant and hilarious words would be better served by a more normal, flatter read. Like, a Jack Handy type (SNL). I say, let the funny be funny without someone trying to add their own funny.
I did not care for this story or the reading. It was not humorous or entertaining. It is an insult to parenting. I only downloaded it because it was free, featured a great movie star as a reader and it got great reviews. It was not what I expected. The title should have given me a hint, but a disclaimer or warning of the excessive use of the f-word would have given better guidance. I did not listen to the entire recording as it was painful to listen to. This one was quickly deleted from my device.
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!