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  • If You Give a Kid a Cookie, Will He Shut the F--k Up?

  • A Parody for Adults
  • By: Marcy Roznick
  • Narrated by: Bobcat Goldthwait
  • Length: 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 131

Before they Go the F**k to Sleep, they need to Shut the F**k Up. If you give a kid a cookie, will he shut the f**k up? That is the question at the heart of this hilarious, deeply honest, profanity-laced book for parents who will do whatever it takes for a moment’s peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Did any of the previous reviewers ACTUALLY LISTEN?

  • By Jim on 02-01-12

Did any of the previous reviewers ACTUALLY LISTEN?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-12

First of all, you GOTTA be kidding me! An average of only 2.5-to-3.0 stars???

Really, Nation???

This is a PARODY of "Go The F**k To Sleep," which was originally narrated by the only voice on the planet which could have possibly narrated "Go The F**k To Sleep"... Samuel L. Jackson.

And now the resultant "Go The F**k To Sleep" PARODY, "If You Give a Kid a Cookie, Will He Shut the F--k Up?: A Parody for Adults," was, likewise, narrated by the only voice on the planet which could have possibly narrated "If You Give A Kid A Cookie, Will He Shut the F--k Up?"... Bobcat Goldthwait!

What kind of narrator were people honestly expecting to read this book aloud to them? Stefan Rudnicki?????

As for the vapid criticism of Mr. Goldthwait's narration performance, are any of the previous reviewers who specifically cited Mr. Goldthwait's narration skills, actually FAMILIAR with Mr. Goldthwait's comedic talents and his unique sense of timing a line for maximum effect?

I can understand that a few folks who are tight with a buck might be a little bummed that they had to pay $0.93 (if they missed the free for a day gift from Audible) for only 2 minutes of material. Oh, well...

As for myself, I feel that Marcy Roznick wrote a GREAT little parody and that Macmillan Audio gets bonus points for actually having taken the time to properly voice this short gem by hiring Mr. Goldthwait.

Kudos all around for a rare, comedic gem!

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  • Stiff

  • The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
  • By: Mary Roach
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,557

For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful and En'gross'ing

  • By Joel on 05-28-05

Simply Superb!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-07

I work for a hospital and although I personally don't come across any cadavers in the course of my job, there's always something in the back of my mind which quietly reminds me that there aren't just "alive" people here in the hospital; there are some dead ones in the building, as well.

I normally would not have purchased/read a book about cadavers. However, the reviews out there on the Internet convinced me to take a chance on this book.

This book is superb in every way!

Mary Roach did an enormous amount of research before writing this book, and she fills it with not just tons of factual information, from Medieval times through modern day, but she presents it with a subdued, dry wit which made this book not only informative, but also hilarious.

I listened to this audiobook on my way to and from work for an entire week, and the following Monday I found myself wishing that Mary Roach had more audiobooks available on anything scientific, as she has to be one of the most informative, yet funny science writers I've ever come across.

I feel that this book deserves a 5-star rating. It is simply superb!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful