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.
I've listened to a lot of books on audible. This is a sleeper and by far my favorite. Rob crushes it! Awe inspiring but calm and amazing in its own way. I didn't know who he was before and now I'm a huge fan. Best of of luck Rob .. from a new (and real) fan who won't show up in your underwear! If family life permits, I would love to see more in the future. Please...
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