• Dads vs. the World

  • Dads vs. Series, Book 2
  • By: Benjamin Wallace
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

John, Chris, and Erik are neighbors in the quaint subdivision of The Creeks of Sage Valley Phase II. The three men happily live the typical suburban family life. But, it’s not all birthday parties and bounce houses.

These men struggle every day to fulfill their roles as fathers, friends, and husbands. They face challenges like grocery shopping under pressure, learning to be the Tooth Fairy, and competing for Halloween bragging rights. Throw in Santa and the HOA, and it all adds up to a whole lot of crap. 

This handsome volume includes: 

Dad vs. the Grocery Store - John would rather sit and watch the game, but his wife needs some things at the store. Can he complete the list and get back in time to see the end of the game? 

Dad vs. Halloween - Every Halloween, Chris has the scariest house on the block and gives out the best candy. But this year, someone is showing him up, and he'll stop at nothing to find out who. 

Dad vs. Santa - Erik has planned the perfect Christmas for his family. The plan is foolproof, bulletproof, and flame retardant. Nothing can undo the hours of planning and preparation. Nothing except maybe odd-shaped packages, ill-timed fruitcakes, or an errant neighborhood Santa Claus.

Dad vs. the Tooth Fairy - Erik always has a plan, and he's sure he would have figured out the whole Tooth Fairy thing, eventually. But, when his three-year-old son takes a frisbee to the mouth, he's forced to speed things up. 

Between neighborhood kids with big mouths and unhelpful dentists, he's going to need to improvise. Will he bend to the pressure of inflation? Will he get caught in the act? And, what do you do with those teeth anyway? 

Dad vs. the HOA (a novella) - There comes a time in every man's life when he must stand for the things he believes in. John doesn't believe in bagging his grass. So, when a new allergy-prone neighbor gets the HOA to require it, there's only one thing he can do - run for president of The Creeks of Sage Valley Phase II. 

John, Chris, and Erik put aside most of their differences to run a campaign that they hope will see John elected as president and end the meddling of the rule-loving new kid on the block. 

Will they succeed? It's doubtful.

©2021 Benjamin Wallace (P)2021 Benjamin Wallace

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fun for all Dad's!!!!!!!

First off how has Phill not the most celebrated narrator yet!!! This man has some pretender to the throne hogging the spotlight for too long. I won't say a name but it sounds like Thorgan Screammon. I have been waiting for too long for the next Dad vs book. Ben please let's step it up a bit. if you have not read his "Duck and cover" searies please for the love of all that is great and wonderful in this world read it! All I can say is another home run with this one. I will now sit quietly in a dark corner and sip my beer and wait for the next one. for the sake of my liver let it be soon. Ben , Phill please keep up the great work. Any news on the next "Space team" book?

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Not really a sequel

I loved Dads vs Zombies so much I couldn't wait to listen to the sequel.

The title might be similar but this is not a true sequel. Instead it is individual stories that have absolutely nothing to do with the previous book. The characters are the same but this is more about each individual one and something about their life pre-zombie world.

I would love a true sequel to Dads vs Zombies where the Dads continue to battle zombies on a quest for a cure.

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  • K
  • 03-20-22

A set of suburban fractured fairy tales

It is hard not to see the quirks of folks in your own life, just amplified. So many laughs, such a great narrator and thank you for the giggle inducing out takes.

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loved it

hilarious and entertaining would recommend to any dads out there . made laugh non stop

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Dads vs My Funny Bone

Benjamin Wallace has become one of my very favorite authors. It's so hard to find books to make me laugh, and provide action/adventure.
Though THIS 2nd book in the "DADS VS." series isnt and action novel...it does provide so much more humourous insight into John, Eric, and Chris' characters...which just makes you love Book 1 even more.
PHIL THRON is the perfect narrator for Benjamin's storys (please listen to the outtakes at the end)..HILARIOUS!

I really hope Mr. Wallace will keep the "Dad's vs" stories coming. Both future Adventures, and blasts from their past.

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The Dads Are Back

I absolutely loved Wallace’s novel, Dads vs. Zombies, so I was very excited to read this prequel book with the dads dealing with ordinary mundane problems such as who has the best Halloween display or running errands for your wife at the grocery store. The stories were all funny, but after the incredible adventure in the first book, they also felt rather mundane. So, it’s a fun collection of stories, but it’s not an exciting adventure.

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Hilarious

Perfect reader and so funny! LOL funny! Kinda like Colbert's Hot Takes only more local. Loved it...next!

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Loved it!

This was great. The short stories and the novella really fun! I would read this one before dads vs zombies it just makes more sense. Still grate read Berry humorous. Made me laugh the entire time. It was so good I listened to it in one go. 10/10 would recommend.

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very... normal day humorous

no spaceships, no gunfights, but funny for us suburban Dads trying to cope.. and ANYTHING narrated by Phil Thron is bound to be good!

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Not a sequel !!!! Do not buy

Starts with 32 min description of trip to store!!!! That when I figured out it was not a flash back.

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  • ronnie
  • 08-04-21

dads around the world will understand

Insightful and a downright dangerous sharing of how men's brains work. if the females of the species get hold of this we are all doomed men.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-08-21

Love these books

They need to get there thumb out and make more of these books, love the natural male drama and insults. Your a d***k, it got me laughing for 20 minutes made worse by coworkers looking confused... And top marks for the narrator he makes the book