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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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    Tim Eureka, MO, United States 06-26-11
    Tim Eureka, MO, United States 06-26-11
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    "S.Jackson PERFECT"

    I havent laughed this hard in quite a while. Mr. Jackson could not have been a more apropriate narrarator! 6 minutes of giggles, laughs and tears...I loved it!

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    Jessica 06-26-11
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    "Awesome!"

    Laugh out loud funny. They couldn't have picked a better narrator. I listen to it before I put my 1 yr old to sleep. Highly recommend!!!!

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    Tiffany Grand Prairie, TX, United States 06-25-11
    Tiffany Grand Prairie, TX, United States 06-25-11
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    "Great Reading My Samuel L Jackson"

    Besides being a great humor book, this is a great audio reading my Samuel L Jackson. He makes the story very animated and makes you laugh and even possibly picture him saying/reading this to you!!!!

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    Judy New York, NY, United States 06-24-11
    Judy New York, NY, United States 06-24-11 Member Since 2015

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    "I <3<3<3 this book..especially when read by Samuel"

    Brilliant! And Free, bonus!! I'm not a parent but I can understand how parents can lose their patience every now and again, especially when exhausted. This is a great way to blow off some steam and laugh your ass off in the process.

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    Gib 06-24-11
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    "Funny, but..."

    This faux child story is so funny, especially read by SLJ. His prior career seems to have been designed to read this book. That being said, I felt too guilty to give it five stars.

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    Kristie C. West Warwick, RI, United States 06-24-11
    Kristie C. West Warwick, RI, United States 06-24-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Best Book Ever"

    Anyone who has had to read a good night story needs this!! Also check out Once Upon a Time, the End. Both great books.

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    Grace Beaumont, TX, United States 06-24-11
    Grace Beaumont, TX, United States 06-24-11
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    "I said go the F to sleep"

    By far the most hilarious thing I have heard this yr. I love Samuel L. Jackson's narration. I completely relate to this book. I loved it!

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    Amazon Customer Hyattsville, MD, United States 06-23-11
    Amazon Customer Hyattsville, MD, United States 06-23-11 Member Since 2010
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    "One less reason to go the F**K to sleep"

    Samuel Jackson! He read that book and I could see that child running down the hall! Excellent job! I've listened to it at least ten times. At six minutes, I make everyone I meet listen to it with me.

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    BEEJ 06-23-11
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    "A Bedtime Story for Parents"

    This is the REAL truth of how a parent can occasionally feels when their little angel just WON'T go the f__k to sleep! A better narrator could not be found. Sam Jackson's way of putting just the right inflection on a curse word makes it even more entertaining.
    I have replayed this for everyone I know who had 5" of spare time & they all loved it! Anyone who doesn't agree is either f.o.s. or had a nanny to put their kids to bed. If they object to the language, they need to recall the times of being frustrated & just plain bone dead tired & how it feels, or someone needs to tell them to lighten up & get a life if they can't recognize when they are hearing a 'tongue in cheek story for adults,

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    Char73 06-23-11
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    "Samuel L. Jackson brings the words to life!"

    I am a huge fan of Samuel L Jackson and was so excited to listen to him read this book. As the working mother of a 4 and a half year old, I totally understand this book. I have been there! It was great to read the hardcopy of the book but to listen to it being narrated by Mr. Jackson is a whole other pleasure indeed. It was great to have it available for free to members.

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