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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.

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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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I actually listened to the sequel first...........

I loved the second one so got this. And loved it just as much..... I will be prompting it on Facebook too

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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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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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I loved it but too short!

I guess it's a good review to say I wanted to hear many more stories.

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Disappointed.

You'd think a gathering of renowned comedians would be able to pool their talents and create something funny. They didn't.

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Great stuff but short

This audio book had fantastic and humorous narrations with some of the best production quality I've heard from an audio book. My one problem was the length of it. 1 hr 42 min goes by quick!

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Great it may me smile and laugh all in the reading

it made me laugh so hard I cryed I let my friend know to download this one

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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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wonderful

it's amazing twist on classic tales with a up to date modern reference and life

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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.

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