While at first, not being a parent, I didn't really relate to the parent, as the "bedtime story" progressed, I exercised some imagination - and I could imagine all the beleaguered parents desperately trying to get their kids asleep.
Samuel L. Jackson's narration really went a long way in helping me imagine this scene. His story of his own struggles to get his daughter to sleep helped me see him as the parent putting his child to sleep. He read this bedtime story with such a tired voice with the spurts of frustrated tenderness that it was obvious he had had practice. :D I thought he did a great job, and his performance helped me enjoy this story better than I would have otherwise, not having the experience to relate to it - yet.
Books make the world a better place
Picturing Samuel L. Jackson slowly but surely losing complete control. Hilarious!
Short, funny and this is exactly how frustrating it is to put a child the f*ck to sleep...I have empathy for the author, not just sympathy.
I've listened to this one several times and I always laugh, shaking my head, as I am a parent with very stubborn kids. They always seem to know exactly when to wake up!
Not sure what I was looking for in this book, but I know I didn't find it.
The performance by Samuel L. Jackson is spot on. I think every parent can relate, and myself, not having kids, can definitely sympathize.
The Audible Book Announcer just is so official sounding when reading the title... Cracks me up
The desperate emotion in his voice
Kid's book for parents only
the intro and closing - "we hope you've enjoyed, ....."
the first time he told it like it was -- uttering the unspeakable, but much thought phrase....
it went on too long -- it was tiresome, and almost dumb in the end. would've carried a heavier punch by losing a few stanzas. clever though!
use suitable language or rate the piece to alert people who are sensitive to foul language
the reading was very good would have enjoyed if language was not so abominable
not for me
This is the least funny, least classy thing I've ever purchased in my 10 years as an Audible.com member.
This is just trash....don't fall for it!
I would and have recommended this book to friends, family and co-workers. It is hilarious.
Samuel L. Jackson's performance of this first person narrative is supurb. Any parent, grandparent or caregiver of a toddler can identify and sympathize with the frustrations of the main character. Although I never verbalized my frustrations in such a manner; I do get a little guilty pleasure hearing someone else do so.
I have not listened to any of Samuel L. Jackson's other performances. However, I plan to listen to A Rage in Harlem.
Go the F--k to Sleep is only about 5-6 minutes long. It has become my favorite stress relieving tool.
Believable, easy listening.
the father as his character was truly the only one.
I have no idea
no additional comments