Before they Go the F**k to Sleep, they need to Shut the F**k Up. If you give a kid a cookie, will he shut the f**k up? That is the question at the heart of this hilarious, deeply honest, profanity-laced book for parents who will do whatever it takes for a moment’s peace.
What really happens when you give in to your child’s tantrums? The events that follow this seemingly simple act will test parents to the breaking point… while entertaining the millions of us who have been there ourselves (and lived to tell). Also a cautionary and instructive tale for new parents, If You Give a Kid a Cookie, Will He Shut the F**k Up? is a must-have for every family library collection. Just keep it on the top shelf.
©2011 Marcy Roznick (P)2011 Macmillan Audio
First of all, you GOTTA be kidding me! An average of only 2.5-to-3.0 stars???
This is a PARODY of "Go The F**k To Sleep," which was originally narrated by the only voice on the planet which could have possibly narrated "Go The F**k To Sleep"... Samuel L. Jackson.
And now the resultant "Go The F**k To Sleep" PARODY, "If You Give a Kid a Cookie, Will He Shut the F--k Up?: A Parody for Adults," was, likewise, narrated by the only voice on the planet which could have possibly narrated "If You Give A Kid A Cookie, Will He Shut the F--k Up?"... Bobcat Goldthwait!
What kind of narrator were people honestly expecting to read this book aloud to them? Stefan Rudnicki?????
As for the vapid criticism of Mr. Goldthwait's narration performance, are any of the previous reviewers who specifically cited Mr. Goldthwait's narration skills, actually FAMILIAR with Mr. Goldthwait's comedic talents and his unique sense of timing a line for maximum effect?
I can understand that a few folks who are tight with a buck might be a little bummed that they had to pay $0.93 (if they missed the free for a day gift from Audible) for only 2 minutes of material. Oh, well...
As for myself, I feel that Marcy Roznick wrote a GREAT little parody and that Macmillan Audio gets bonus points for actually having taken the time to properly voice this short gem by hiring Mr. Goldthwait.
Kudos all around for a rare, comedic gem!
Ok, this is probably funnier to me than it should be, but I am a teacher and have seen every form of: If you give a ..., book. When I downloaded this, I didn't know if it would actually cuss or just bleep out the cuss words, be forewarned that it does actually cuss. If you are offended by the f--- word, do not download this. But if you are not, it is definitely good for a chuckle, especially if you have some background with the books that it is a parody.
I loved it and it gave me a laugh!
It ended as expected but the humour through out kept you thinking and on your toes!
Why not...a little humour never hurt when it comes to kids and parenting!
I am familiar with the If You Give a Kid a Cookie books and this was my first Audible purchase. I mostly just wanted to see how the program worked. The sound is good, but the text came on a little strong for my taste. I don't know if its only the text or the combinationn of text and voice of Bobcat Goldthwait. So, it's over the top (IMHO) for the text, but mild for Goldthwait.
I loved the way it comes all the way back around. Like a circle. Or better yet like a cookie!!!
Well the narrator made obvious the preparation he has to do for the voice. The long pauses...nah. Didn't like that.
Don't give the damn greedy kid the cookie. Send him to bed.
This isNOTHING like go the fuck to sleep. Bobcat doesnt do a good job.And the story isnt fun or funny like go the fuck to sleep. Godo thing it was only a buck
Uugghhh the story sucked
I'm not much into audiobooks but its a good icebreaker when I'm not playing video-games.
If the writing had more sense than just slap-in humor, it could have been better.
The narration was abnormal, it could have sounded more audible in the first place but it had me thinking if it was funny or just plain stupid.
Simply disappointed, how could they even let this book match up with "Go the F--k to sleep"?
Bobcat used to be funny. That was a waste of time and money.
I wish someone would have warned me.
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