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.
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©2011 Adam Mansbach. Cover Illustration © 2011 Ricardo Cortes. (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"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)
This was my first time getting an audible.com audiobook. I figured I'll try it out with this free promotion and see how it was. As a professional sound engineer, the audio quality of this recording is absolutely despicable. Even the enhanced format sounds absolutely dreadful. Audible needs to hire better engineers, and release better sounding products. Me like many others, will probably never give up even a dime after hearing this garbage. Promotion Failed.
This is really funny to anyone who has ever had small children. However, it will only play on iTunes, which has always messed up my computer. It continues to create weird folders, with letters and numbers, that you can't delete - just like a virus - until your computer slows to a crawl. Now, I have to wax the thing again. This is funny, but it was NOT worth it!
trying to see the world with my ears
Thanks for the free download, but for me the joke wore thin after two repititions of the refrain. Perhaps I haven't had to read enough children's bed time stories yet to get the hilarity .
Disgusting. How many times can you hear F...K in 6 minutes? This so called humorous book has absolutely no saving grace and was a total waste of time. Just forget this one, it is coarse and rude.
Congratulations Mr. Mansbach on bringing your readers and listeners down to your level which is somewhere between mire and feculence. My father would have never given any thought to using foul language in the presence of his children. He worked three jobs to raise us and saw we had a good education at Catholic school. This short story is just more one bit of positive proof that the scales of decency are tipping toward amorality in America. Mr Jackson, if you think this book is funny you need some time spent on Sundays back in your church. "For what hath a man if he gains the world but loses his soul?" I'd gladly give up unlimited hours to be able to read to my little girl. I'd relish all her imaginative excuses to stay up with the grown ups. I only wish I could turn off my TV to spend even just one more minute enveloping very memory of her and her angelic face and never complain about how tired I was. But I can't do that as she died when she was 9 years old and left me with only sparse and fleeting dreams of days long ago lost.
Rotten book. It is like a child wrote it...a child that just learned the F-word. It makes no sense and it is not funny. I thought it would be funny...Nope. Anyway, it was free. So, I can't say I was cheated. I will, however, never get those 6 minutes back again.
I'm sure that this would be hilarious if Amazon wasn't so incredibly difficult to deal with. I downloaded it, I followed the directions, they keep telling me I can't play it. Yay ... thanks so much.
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