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Go the F--k to Sleep Audiobook

Go the F--k to Sleep

Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential - If you are at all familiar with the behavior of small children, you know that it is often torture to try to get them to sleep at night. Samuel L. Jackson names our pain with a parental performance that is as relatable and funny as it is profane. Against the backdrop of a subtle, tinkly lullaby tune, Jackson evolves from soothing to exasperated to defeated, all in a span of 6 hilarious minutes. —David

Publisher's Summary

Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep.

Go the F--k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach’s profane, affectionate, and radically honest verses perfectly capture the familiar - and unspoken - tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. In the process, he opens up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations and laugh at their absurdity.

Beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny, Go the F**k to Sleep is a book for parents new, old, and expectant. Due to its explicit language, you probably should not play it for your children.

Feel free to share the link to this page with tired parents and other people who could use a good swear and a laugh.

©2011 Adam Mansbach. Cover Illustration © 2011 Ricardo Cortes. (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Total genius." (Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn, father of two)

"A children's book for grown-ups! I really did laugh out loud - hilarious!" (David Byrne, musician, father of one)

"Finally, someone tells it like it really is. This is no-guilt funny and a godsend!" (Cristina Garcia, author of The Lady Matador's Hotel, mother of one)

"The viral phenomenon comes to audio in this clever adaptation of Mansbach's "children's book for adults." NOT a family-friendly listen, this audio will have you giggling and looking around to see if anyone else heard what just came through the speakers. Samuel L. Jackson, known for his foul-mouthed onscreen characters to begin with, is a perfect choice for such a lovingly irreverent audiobook. The desperation in his voice rises as the child, who is the object of the parental pleading, refuses to cooperate. By the end, both seasoned and expectant parents will be alternating between laughing and cringing at the exasperation in Jackson's tongue-in-cheek narration. The production begins with a casual introduction from Jackson, which appears to act as an apology for what's to come, as if Jackson (and author, producers, etc.) wants to assure the listener not to worry—despite everything, we DO love our children very much. Even when they refuse to go the f--k to sleep." (AudioFile)

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    Joanie C 07-15-11
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    "Fantastic!"

    The perfect marriage of material and reader! I laughed until I cried, and then I listened again and laughed some more.

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    GemInI1963 FLOODWOOD, MN, United States 07-13-11
    GemInI1963 FLOODWOOD, MN, United States 07-13-11 Member Since 2014
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    "LovesAudible.com"

    It's not MY granny's bedtime story but it is very funny! My kids are all grown up but I know there were times that I wanted to say just that- and probably did!

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    teresa new york, NY, United States 07-13-11
    teresa new york, NY, United States 07-13-11
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    "a must for every parent!"

    So funny, And narrated by Samuel Jackson nonetheless! Thank you audible for this instant classic.

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    Linda GREENVILLE, SC, United States 07-08-11
    Linda GREENVILLE, SC, United States 07-08-11

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    "A must for every new parent..."

    This book is now topping my list of baby shower gifts. It's a must for every parent to hear at least once or to revisit when their own precious little darling won't go the F*** to sleep.

    Samuel L.Jackson was perfection as the reader - the man should patent the word F***.
    This is a humorous tidbit that will provide many a laugh to overstressed parents everywhere. Buy it and listen to it on your way to work - it'll start your day off with a good bellylaugh.

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    amy Montreal, QC, Canada 07-07-11
    amy Montreal, QC, Canada 07-07-11
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    "Fabulous"

    It is really hard not to laugh out loud while listening to this - or to let little ears hear the f word. Super job - and VERY VERY FUNNY.

    and so authentic.

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    Tamara Durham, NC, United States 06-21-11
    Tamara Durham, NC, United States 06-21-11
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    "Sheer Joy and Giggles"

    I can not express to you how this book makes me delightfully pee my pants

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    Nancy Westbrook, ME, United States 06-21-11
    Nancy Westbrook, ME, United States 06-21-11
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    "Where was this 25 years ago?"

    What a delight! I thought I was the ONLY parent who felt this way....young parents will weep with recognition. Jackson is the perfect narrator.

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    Cheryl Austell, GA, United States 06-21-11
    Cheryl Austell, GA, United States 06-21-11
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    "ROTFLMFAO!"

    I am still laughing my f*ck*ng ass off! PERFECT NARRATOR FOR THIS WONDERFUL BOOK!

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    Linda 06-17-11
    Linda 06-17-11
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    "Samuel L. Jackson is amazing!!"

    What a perfect narrator! I was hysterical from the get-go. I'm going to get this for all my new-parent friends out there!

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    julius lithonia, GA, United States 06-17-11
    julius lithonia, GA, United States 06-17-11
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    "funny as hell!!!!!!!"

    Sam deserves an Oscar for this sh-t because he's being himself. He needs to be on the hollywood walk of fame.

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