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Bedtime Stories for Cynics

Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (176 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Are the kids asleep? Yes? Good. This one isn’t for them. Now, if your weary, grown-up mind has been searching for a snarkier alternative to your favorite childhood tales, this Audible Original, hosted by Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation), will scratch that itch - and then some. Enjoy a hilarious collection of short stories, featuring performances from the likes of Tommy Chong (Cheech & Chong), Tony Hale (Veep), Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs), and David Spade (Saturday Night Live). 

Contains explicit content.

©2019 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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not near as good as the second.

instant return. if it had even a few funny stories, I would had kept it, but not even one laugh. get the second one, that one is a keeper.

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F....k this and that means your out of ideas

Wish there was a trash bin here so I could throw this garbage away. Funny has to be more than just profanity

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Great audio book

I really enjoyed this. Well worth the choice. The second part is out now and I’m going to check that out now as well.

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Amusing, but not outright hilarious

Pretty funny, but not laugh-out-loud funny. some stories and narrations are better than others. Not exactly an original idea by any means, but still moderately entertaining.

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Depressingly Funny

Firstly, if you had a childhood where you grew up on fairy tales, DO NOT listen to this book. It will literally spoil every single beautiful fairy tale you knew and loved so much as it turns every single one into something horrifying. Don't get me wrong, they are extremely funny but I was so surprised at the outcome of some of these stories...lo... I'm sorry, I can't give a straight comment on this book.

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Not for sensitive people

Hysterical i couldnt stop listening, abosolutly worth it.... Nick Offerman performance is as always stellar.....

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It's Just...Alright.

Unremarkable retellings of fairy tales strewn together by unnecessary narration by Nick Offerman. I found maybe 1 or 2 things that actually made me want to laugh. I'd rather have my credit I spent on it back.

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Baseball

Striking out has its consequences. Bravo. I hope to see more! Thank you making a road trip filled with so much laughter.

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Adults don't impress just bc they drop f bombs

horrid, terrible, lame, self-aggrandizing, weak, non-entertaining drivel. save yourself and get a David Baldacci instead

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  • juliejay
  • 06-14-19

ott

sensationalist with plenty of swearing just to create an effect. much of a muchness after the first one. just became boring.