Say something about yourself!
Halpern's first book about his father was fantastic. This second work about his own life is pretty boring - except when his father makes an appearance. Go for the first book and skip this one.
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The performance is great. Love the "voice" of Dad.
The first book was great. While this one had some laugh out loud moments it wasn't quite as good. Nevertheless glad I "read" it.
The reading of this book is excellent. The portrayal of all characters works, but that of the father is extremely well done. The overall book is decent, cute, but it's not great. It's somewhat of a history of the author's relationships, presumably embellished for humor's sake, but it's really the relationship with the father that makes the book (not surprising from the writer of "Sh*t my dad says"). It's not bad reading, it's humorous at times, it's short and quick to get through. I don't feel like I wasted my time reading it, but I can't think of anything about it that would cause me to recommend it to anyone.
Some of this is very funny, but in the end, it just wasn't for me. I guess am too jaded to listen to stories about boys and young men's troubles with girls. I kept cringing like I do to some sitcoms. Somehow I thought it would be more metaphorical...
yes but all i really want is more about his dad.
More wisdom from dad,
not impressed not unimpressed
brian Dunahey Jude law and emma stone.
Ok. I don't think I've ever given a bad review Sh*t My Dad Says was very good. It is better than this book in every conceivable way. The story was good, it was funny, the narrator was good. None of which is true for this book. I literally struggled through 30 minutes of it before I simply could not take anymore of it.
Halpern has a lot of potential. I expected a lot more which is probably why I was so disappointed.
Performance between the two characters created a very annoying contrast. The dad sounded like something in between a baboon and a character on the Muppets. Well not in between... 85% Muppet. Gruff, non realistic, voice. Just awful and annoying. Nobody talks like that and I could not relate to the characters at all.
the entire book and pick a different narrator.
If you are looking for a better pick check out anything by Mike Birbiglia. Same space, better writing and hilarious.
Student, teacher, music, and book lover
A better narrator
I really enjoyed the story much more than I enjoyed the narration. The father's voice was so irritating to me. It was so overly exaggerated and sort of belittling. It makes him sound like some low end thug when really he was a brilliantly sarcasti doctor of nuclear medicine. I know it's a personal opinion, but I could not stand the narration of the father. I should have read the book so I could enjoy the stories.
I realize the father is supposed to be the highlight, but I found the way Justin told the story and his own additions to be funnier than the quotes from the father.
The narration is great, except for his "girl voices." These made me cringe. I would have rather he just read the female parts in his own voice, rather than sounding like a man doing a church-lady voice. It was awkward and I thought really took away from those moments.
I'd still give Justin another shot just because I loved Sh*t my dad says so much
I might not. It was a little monotonous
No. It tied itself up nicely.
So freakin hilarious!
Only his other book "sh*t my dad says".
The voices are great. They add to the humor of the book.
Warning: Sporadic uncontrollable laughter may occur. A lot
I need more Justin Halpern books. It's hard to find a truly funny book, perfectly paired with a hilarious narrator.