FYI - this book contains adult language. That is the only thing that prevents me from saying that it wouldn't be suitable for all audiences. Other than that - its hilarious. We all know someone like Mr. Halpern - he wears his opinions on his sleeve and thats the end of it. Don't like it - tough. The thing is - no one dares to disagree with him since the simple raw audacity to say some of these thoughts leaves others caught off guard.
In short - if you liked the preview or are a fan of the twitter stream - buy this book. Personally, the audio version is more like a performance than a book, and it really comes to life when listened to.
All of em. As a kid, I watched Dragon Ball Z ... 20 times over - and Sean Schemmel was Goku, the main character. To find out that he was the narrator was enough for me to get the book. He does great voices for all the characters. You can hear a little bit of Goku in this narration. Too bad he didn't do a Kamehameha! Hahaha
Yep. I was on a flight.
Please do more real books Sean! No more kids books... as those are the only other books you've been narrating. :(
Perhaps, given the title, I should have expected the language to be crude but I was not prepared for how crude the book was. I gave up after about half an hour of listening and finding nothing particularly amusing.
To answer the question of if I had to use 3 words to describe the book, they would be: Funny as Sh*t!
Dad. The reason being is that albeit very educated, Dad is very down to earth, extremely loving and protecting of his family and very very funny!
Again Dad, the rendition was akin to a curmudgen but I could relate, my Dad too had a lot of good sh*t in the way of advice to offer, which has turned out to be sage.
I enjoyed the way the stories were told and how they related to some of my own memories.
Dad is a work of art and a real man.
I hope this is the first of many books to come.
Yes, The book sounds like everyones dad. This guy was pretty smart
The star of the book- my dad
The only extreme reaction was the use of fu*k every other word
I think the book would have been just as good and even as funny without every other word being fu*k! I was expecting sh*t but was quiet shocked at fu*k 1 million times
the way it was narrated was spot on.
the quotes about growing up in school was the funnest.
this is the first time listening to Sean but i am going to look for more books that he has narrated.
It's nice to have a mindless laugh sometimes. Not much of a plot, but a light-hearted escape.
In my opinion, it's not really applicable to this book. It's an experiential book that's good for some laughs.
The narrator did a nice job with the voices. You do get some feel for the author's feelings regarding the relationship with his father, but I did not walk away wanting to hear more about him or his life. I just enjoyed the sound bites when they came.
I thought the narrator did a nice job.
It's short. It's funny. A great book if you're looking for a one-timer on a road trip - just don't listen with young kids.
funny, my life, so true
There were some things he said that I have actually heard my husband say to our kids.
I probably should have expected it to be what it was but it was really not that funny, like it was made out to be. Would take a credit back if Audible would give it back to me.