Not Your Mother's Goose proves that fairy tales and nursery rhymes aren't just for kids anymore. Envision it as the Cliffs Notes of children's stories - if Cliffs Notes was overtaken by Dave Barry or the folks at The Onion. Not Your Mother's Goose is a series of totally irreverent, mega-sarcastic fairy-tale recaps, along with a host of hilarious fake news stories and headlines ranging from Rapunzel getting a bikini wax to Old McDonald bombing on Wheel of Fortune after only buying vowels. The net result is a madcap trip that will leave you laughing all the way from Rumpelstiltskin's Twitter feed to Humpty Dumpty's Facebook page (where Jack is still trying to grow a beanstalk - in FarmVille).
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Because tales should be told.
This is a spoof of the Mother Goose rhymes and Fairy Tales. It is written in the same vein as "Politically Incorrect Bedtime Stories." The spoofs are creative and delightfully irreverent. The narrator's voice is perfect for the role. He gives a good performance with nice delivery. This is a fun book.
The wacky and creative ideas are great. Repunzel goes to a spa to get a bikini wax. Locks of Love is unsure how to respond to her donation. Yep, that's a dilemma. How about when the Big Bad Wolf eats Dr. Phil to fulfill the dying wish of little Timmy from Make-A-Wish Foundation. With stories like this, you can not go wrong.
There are not characters per se in this book. Just awesome short little spoofs of fairy tales.
You certainly could listen to it all in one setting. I like listening to it in half hour chunks on my commute. It was a great way to end the day.
This is definitely for adults. It contains adult language and themes. I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.
If I had simply brought the Kindle version of this, I couldn't have done it justice in the reading. I was telling other people aboit this book b4 I even finished. Well worth the purchase.
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Lover of books with a good plot, strong characters, lots of action, no whiners allowed, and only a small amount of well placed cheese
Yes, it's a funny, light read/listen that's also entertaining.
The monster - classic mash-ups. Although they aren't 'funny' books, they are taking well known classic stories and adding modern obstacles to overcome.
This is the first book I've listened to that was narrated by Eric Martin
Prince Charming, because he was 'dating' a lot of ladies
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This was a fun silly listen and I'm not sure how I would rank it among the other books because it is totally different - apples to oranges comparison.
This is a collection of 'bits" which would allow for interspersed listening but I zipped right through this book. Several places in the stories caused me to chuckle out loud which brought a few looks since I was listening with headphones in a quite environment. Oh well.
I have not listened to Eric Martin but I am going to have to hunt for more stuff from him. He was great for this material. Kudos to Mr. Martin! I want to listen to the book again just to listen to his delivery of the material!
An Updated Farce!
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Great wit. This is definitely not for children or younger teens.
I thought Mr. Martin did a wonderful job with this piece. He truly owned the text. It was fun, snarky, satirical, witty. At times I felt like Rod Serling was narrating. Fun. Great job.
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Short and fun, this is a clever compilation of fairy tales and nursery rhymes re-told with a modern twist. The author gives interpretive summaries of a multitude of fairy tales and folk tales, including "Rumplestiltskin", "Sleeping Beauty", "Snow White", "Hansel and Gretel", and "The Tortoise and the Hare", just to name a few, infusing sarcasm and wit into each. He also includes headlines from supposed newspaper articles and occasionally the article as well. These headlines were some of my favorite parts of the book. Narrator Eric Martin was spot on with the sarcasm and attitude. A word of warning though-- you will likely laugh out loud while reading (or listening) to this book so make sure you are somewhere you don't have to hold back. I had to try and hold in my laughs more than once, better to just let them out.
Be aware that the intended audience is definitely adult and older teens. This is NOT for young children. If you don't mind sexual innuendos and non-politically correct comments and you have a somewhat twisted sense of humor (like me), you will probably enjoy this.
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