It's anything but Grimm when the Tell 'Em Steve Dave crew gives their hilarious takes on some of the best and least known fairy tales.
Join Bryan Johnson, Brian Quinn and Walt Flanagan with special guest Sunday Jeff as they create a magical world of fantasy and wonder, trolls, living plants, and sinful dwarves. It doesn't get any better than this...or funnier.
Not for children but definitely for those who are a child at heart.
©2013 Makin Hay Books (P)2013 Makin Hay Books
Anybody can simply read words on a page and try to add character voices, but Tell 'Em Steve Dave went well past that providing insight and commentary into some classic fairy tales. You won't get just the "what" here, you'll get hilarious opinions on the "why".
Theres not many audiobooks that comment on their own character performances and stop to have conversations during the stories. That alone makes this unique. It's definitely one of the funniest
I've listened to hundreds of hours of podcasts by them so why not?
Since there is no print version, this is not applicable.
I like the way the conversations about explore the scenarios in the stories with an eye toward comparing the events to real life. This leads to big laughs.
The narrators, or the TESD Players in this case, compare and contrast real life to life as lived under the rules of the world in which the stories take place. Lots of funny observations from the TESD crew.
With my grandchildren.
I imagined myself into the story, and quite frankly, I think I spoilt it. I'm obviously not to everyone's taste.
They were a little blue, and liked to talk about bodily functions. They reminded me of my Nanna.
I will email them in when I think of something witty.
All is right in the world when fairy tales become vulgar, and Sunday Jeff is contracted to be a voice talent. I'm sure a majority have no idea what I'm talking about. Buy the book, and find out.
Yes. Sunday Jeff.
Sunday Jeff. Duh.
Yes, I have listened to them all. This includes all bonus pods, overkill eps., and I even got in on a little booty time/glory hole now and then. This holds up to everything the boys have done, and this summer especially they seem to be topping themselves every week(except when Q storms out, or Bry calls in 'sick'. Just kidding Bry I love you!!). If you are a first time listener, this audio book really shows what these guys are all about. If you are a tried and true member of the TESDARMY you will love this just like you love everything else they shill. THEY DON'T EVER ASK THE AUDIENCE FOR ANYTHING JUST SHOW SOME DAMN LOVE!
I laughed, I cried, Sunday Jeff voice nuzzled me softly, hay was made.
A masterpiece of literature.
All of them.
Sunday Jeff is a master orator.
I couldn't stop laughing through the entire book.
"TESD at their best"
As usual a bit chaotic and anarkik but over 2 hours of fun filled honour laghs well worth its price tag.
One for the Ants.
a great addition to the T. E.S. D universe.
great Re Re telling of the classics.
"A must for all ants"
Far too short
So much fun and good humoured banter between them makes this audio book what it is.
The bants between Walt and the always sublime Sunday jeff
"A solid, if a little unfocused, attempt"
Well, I'm not sure how I can compare this to Learning German: Volume 1 (the other half of my audiobook collection), but if I had to choose I would say that Tell Em Steve Dave was slightly more entertaining if a little more incomprehensible.
Hell yeah. It's Tell Em Steve Dave, and as long as the boys keep makin' em, I'll keep listening. Hopefully any further audiobooks will be a little more polished and coherent though.
Compared to their regular podcasts? I'd say this is above par for the course.Walt and Q put a lot of effort into these special outings, and it's noticeable. My only complaint would be that while on their ordinary podcasts going off-topic is fine, often even welcome, with set pieces like this I think a little more structure and preparation would go a long way.
Nothing moves me since the accident.
The joy of listening to the friends dissecting classic tales of everyone's childhood was fantastic
All of them
"Excellent introduction to TESD."
I will definitely keep this audiobook to listen to again, I love the Tell 'Em Steve-Dave podcast, and this is a hilarious companion piece to the show.
"TESD re-tells the tales of yore"
Fun, Sweary, Hilarious
Anything that featured Walt Flanagan's creepy voicing :)
Yes, and then listened to again straight after
This is a TESD production. That's all you need to know, really. The guys examine some of the old fairy tales in depth, and give the usual TESD spin on those tales, and just make you smile for the duration of the book. This isn't a one listen and done book. You'll come back to this one again and again and again.
Yes, it made me laugh start to end.
Walt really stole the show for me, he puts the best voices on and picks perfect timing to make comments.
His chocolatey voice (shout out Bry - good luck for Talking Bad)
It made me laugh a lot, and I was moved to tears when the Goat did that thing with the stop... or whatever that part was.
Download it, Listen to it, it's hysterical - I promise (also listen to Tell 'em Steve Dave)
I love the podcast and I've bought all the other bonus stuff they've ever done. The last Christmas one is fantastic. This is not. From the description it sounds like maybe they're going to read a fairy tail they've rewritten but that doesn't happen. They seem to just halfheartedly joke about fairy tales for ages then get defensive about what they've done. The only review you need is the last 10 minutes of the book. Spend your free credit on something you might actually enjoy.
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