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Bedtime Stories for Cynics

Length: 2 hrs
4 out of 5 stars (71 ratings)
Regular price: $24.95
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Publisher's Summary

If your weary, grownup mind has been searching for a snarkier alternative to your favorite childhood tales, this Audible Comedy series, hosted by Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation), will scratch that itch – and then some. Enjoy hilarious appearances by the likes of Tommy Chong (Cheech & Chong), Tony Hale (Veep), Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs), and David Spade (Saturday Night Live).
©2016 Bedtime Stories for Cynics (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Very interesting and entertaining stories.

Story telling, bedtime stories by comedians. The stories are engaging and worth listening to more than once.

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Please do more!

Love everything about it. Perfect way to end a day. It’s captivating but also helps turn my brain off so I can fall asleep.

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refreshing

The stories versions were refreshing, the narration was awsome, couldnt stop without finishing the entire thing, loved it

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I didn't get it

I tried listening at work and it was confusing. I'm good. not my cup of tea

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i dont like it at all.

wanna return it. its not what i expected from it. any clue how to return it?

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love it!! so funny!

Loved this book. great funny stories. made me laugh- when I really needed it. tnx audible!

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Meh

Just not my sense of humor. Got a few laughs, but overall just not for me.

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Waste of money

This is a huge waste of money. Not funny really at all and I have a twisted sense of humor.

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This is rad, I mean really sick and sarcastic

This stuff will leave you dumbstruck and saying: "Just what am I listening to?!". I would not say that it is for the cynics because it has such a dark sense of sarcasm that it corners horror.

But in the end you will have some good laughs and you will also want to hear the next episode. Nick Offerman is brilliant as always and so are the readers of the stories. So if you are in for some sarcastic, rad, juicy stuff and foul language doesn't bother you too much then I do certainly recommend it.

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Ugh! Thought these would be clever

Why do humorists believe that anything can be made clever without good writing, but with the inclusion of f#%k gratuitously? Funny and smart parodies have been done before and wildly better. These would be for boys 15-20, if they had read the fairy tales. Free was too much to pay for a waste of my time.

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  • Simon
  • 07-30-18

Sclerosis of the Ears?

I took a very scientific approach to reviewing this:

Episodes 1-4 Bored, uninterested, Americans trying very hard to be funny but totally failing to resonate much with my Anglo ears. That said, although I didn't like the material some of the vocal performances were pretty impressive.

Shared a couple of bottles of wine with friends.

Episodes 5-8 Experienced little in the way of change.

A couple more beers watching the wonderful Leslie Nielsen in Police Squad, the perfect antidote to what I had heard so far.

Episode 9 My Lord why am I doing this after Leslie nearly split my sides open for the umpteenth time?

Episodes 10-12 I'll grumpily admit that I did have the odd chuckle and maybe some of it wasn't so bad after all. I've been wrong before, all too often!

So for this rare drinker it seems the ideal treatment is to apply a bottle of Chablis, two bottles of IPA and allow the subject to breathe gently for about 30 minutes before listening.

There is much better stuff within these Audible shows but this might raise the odd laugh or two if approached with the right mindset.

Please consume Audible Shows responsibly.

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  • happyshopper
  • 01-19-19

great spin on bedtime stories for adults.

humorous, easy listening, enjoyable bedtime chuckle! The Cynics will love this i did. it's free too

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  • Ayma 🐱
  • 08-13-18

Not for kids, and No need for adults.

I found this podcast in the name of "bedtime stories", and I have finished the listening nowadays. As an English learner, it's quite difficult for me to understand it. In a word, it is not the kind that made for kids. As for adults, there is no need to listen this type of audio shows.
It tells stories in the tone of adults opinion.

There are three faults in my opinion:
1. Some words are not suitable for kids.
2. As a bedtime show, the length of 10 minutes is a little short to comfort you fall asleep.
3. Maybe this show could make you awake other than sleep.

I think this show is a little boring instead of interesting.

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  • A. Crick
  • 01-01-19

Spoilt by unnecessary bad language

Why do folk think it makes an impression to swear for no reason. These stories might have been good but if the author must resort to bad language then he has my attention on the delete key.

My advice to him .... grow up, get a life! You are not funny.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-12-18

Offensive distasteful...

Unable to review could not finish and wonder why who could publish this audio ,sorry

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-03-19

Soooo good!

More episodes please!!!! This series is very addictive. I don’t really have anything else to say, but there’s a mimimum 15 word limit so I had to add some filler.