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Mary Guidone

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  • Dad Is Fat

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jim Gaffigan
    • Narrated By Jim Gaffigan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2142)
    Performance
    (1983)
    Story
    (1974)

    In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who’s best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children - everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to toddlers’ communication skills ("they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news"), to the eating habits of four-year-olds ("there is no difference between a four-year-old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor").

    Sean says: "Good for Gaffigan fans - better for expecting dads"
    "Good comedian, great dad"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Dad Is Fat the most enjoyable?

    His insights into parenting were really wonderful


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dad Is Fat?

    We found ourselves cracking up often - with five kids, there are plenty of great stories


    Have you listened to any of Jim Gaffigan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    We have heard his stand-up routines and enjoyed them. A lot of the book is poached from his stand-up, which was not bad, just not new.


    Any additional comments?

    The text was wonderful but his performance reading it was a little rough. We could tell he meant for certain lines to be punchlines, but they were read just like text from a novel. The book itself is great, but I think that if I had read it myself, I would've delivered it in his voice in my head with his comedic timing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Rob Delaney
    • Narrated By Rob Delaney
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (124)

    Who is that hairy guy in the green Speedo? Rob Delaney is a father, a husband, a comedian, a writer. He is the author of an endless stream of beautiful, insane jokes on Twitter. He is sober. He is sometimes brave. He speaks French. He loves women with abundant pubic hair and saggy naturals. He has bungee jumped off of the Manhattan Bridge. He enjoys antagonizing political figures. He listens to metal while he works out. He likes to fart. He broke into an abandoned mental hospital with his mother.

    Dan Williams says: "I loved this book!!"
    "Completely gorgeous memoir"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Rob Delaney the most enjoyable?

    Rob Delaney is famous for sending offbeat messages to companies and corporations on Twitter. The man behind the page, though, has an incredible story. Having struggles of my own with addiction and depression, it was wonderful to hear him speak so candidly about his struggles and his process to find peace with himself.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rob Delaney?

    Jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge - his storytelling ability is absolutely breathtaking.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    His honesty - it's just unbelievably refreshing.


    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely, completely loved this book. If you approach the book anticipating Rob's Twitter persona, you'll find some of it - but maybe not as much as you might expect. Trust that this is a good thing. He tells his story with as much comedy as appropriate - serious when he needs to be, then lightens things up again with some of his trademark comedy.

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