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Go the F--k to Sleep Audiobook
Go the F--k to Sleep
Written by: 
Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
Narrated by: 
Samuel L. Jackson
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Go the F--k to Sleep Audiobook

Go the F--k to Sleep

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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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    Brian NYC 09-09-11
    Brian NYC 09-09-11
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    "Funny and Irreverent"

    Sam Jackson is the best possible narrator for this book. The story is hilarious and serves as a great gift for any soon-to-be parent.

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    Jewelie Indianapolis, in, United States 09-08-11
    Jewelie Indianapolis, in, United States 09-08-11 Member Since 2008
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    I listened to this book at least five times. I still laugh at different parts. This was very witty and entertaining. If you are a parent, you will know exactly what they mean in the title. Well done. Well done indeed.

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    Robert Lowery 09-08-11 Listener Since 2010
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    "Good but..."

    It made me chuckle a couple of times because it pegged some of my children's bed time antics. For those with out children, you can easily imagine the frustration of the parent of the child in the story. Samuel L. Jackson did a vary good job narrating and I wouldn't mind hearing more narrations by him. Now for the "but...", the cursing in the story bothered me more than I thought it would. Yes, I expected there to be some "F" bombs scattered through out the book. I did not expect them to occur in nearly every other sentence. I am glad that I got this book as a promo because I would have been disappointed, due to the cursing, if I had purchased it.

    It is a funny book, but you will not want to play the audio version for your children.

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    Buss Columbus, NE, United States 09-05-11
    Buss Columbus, NE, United States 09-05-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Still Laughing"

    I love reading to my daughter, but this book is soooo hilariously true. Samuel L Jackson has a new calling for reading children's books to adults.

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    Andrea 09-04-11
    Andrea 09-04-11 Member Since 2011

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    "funny but vulgar"

    Sam Jackson is an amazing performer. I love his work. However, sadly, he is largely popular for vulgarity in his career.
    This story is so funny; but the extreme profanity, in particular taking God's name in vain, robs the listener of what would otherwise be a delightful experience.
    God bless~

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    Amazon Customer 09-04-11 Member Since 2015
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    "hilarious for about 20 seconds"

    I'm only judging on the free chapter, but this selection's delightful vulgarity quickly gives way to disappointing repetitiveness. So maybe one story a night for the little b@$t@rd$.

    Samuel L Jackson is the perfect reader for this book. (Second choice: Lewis Black)

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    Laurent 2 New York, NY, United States 09-02-11
    Laurent 2 New York, NY, United States 09-02-11 Member Since 2011

    I like to listen, read and get lost in a story.

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    "Hilarious Book!"
    Would you listen to Go the F--k to Sleep again? Why?

    Yes, it's short and funny so there's not much to loose!


    What other book might you compare Go the F--k to Sleep to and why?

    There's no other book that compares!

    Please add more.


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    Mitchell thousand oaks, CA, United States 08-30-11
    Mitchell thousand oaks, CA, United States 08-30-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Truer words.."

    Have never been spoken. I have many many audible titles in my library, most of which are thoroughly enjoyable, and I have never felt compelled to write a review or even rate a book. However, I am the father of an almost three year old son and a girl who is close to a year and a half. ( I refuse to be one of those parents who tells the age of their kids in months, I won't be that guy.) That being said, listen to this. If you have or have had small kids, you'll soil your trousers laughing, if you don't have kids, it's gonna be great birth control. And did I mention it's funny? Real funny?

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    Daina Wichita, KS, United States 08-28-11
    Daina Wichita, KS, United States 08-28-11
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    "Go the F@ck to Sleep"

    Love this book. We have a grandson now and we are truly enjoying watching his parents go through this like like we did.

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    Rhett HOUSTON, TX, United States 08-24-11
    Rhett HOUSTON, TX, United States 08-24-11
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    "This is why I don't have kids."

    Hi-lar-ious. And, good for the environment! Just when we start thinking that maybe it's time to have a baby...someone always comes along to remind us why we don't want one. Thanks Adam and Ricardo!

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