Not only is Graham Peterson unlucky in his choice of careers, he's also been terrible with women throughout his adult life. That changed when he met Alison. But within a month of their meeting, he got the news that he was about to become a father for the first time. The Diary of a Hapless Father charts those first three terrifying months of parenthood.
With all the angst and fear of a new father, Graham needs to pull his socks up if he's going to become the father he always dreamed he would be. With all the pitfalls and worries of a new father charted, this book is for all those who have been through early parenthood, or just want to know how a man deals with all those things internally. Hapless Father is the second in a series of diaries by Graham Peterson, who sometimes thinks he's writing to an alien warlord from the future.
The first audiobook in the series, The Diary of an Expectant Father is available on Amazon and Audible.
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This is my first audiobook experience and I would definitely recommend this audio book to anyone.
I would love to hear more books read by Will Watt he does a great job at bringing the characters to life and is a pleasure to listen to.
Book two takes up right where the first left off, in a new journal of course. If you have kids, you will relate to how much truth is in this book. Plenty of entries on the complete exhaustion you experience, and just how much a newborn poos.
Graham still puts a lot of humor in his journals as he goes through bonding with Charlie, trying to help out his partner, and dealing with some massive work drama. While both books were fairly short, they are definitely worth a listen whether you have children or not. I hope there will be more of these in the future, would love to see where the story goes.
Will M. Watt does a great job once again with the narration, would love to listen to more from him.
Audiobook received for an honest review.
"SUPER FUN LISTEN!!!"
Graham!! he is hilarious!!!!
I like how it flows, and it is very honest...I think all new parents could relate to this cute little story!
The 1st book in this series...and he is terrific!!!! This book does not disappoint!
I felt bad for Graham when he lost his job...he was targeted! But at least he won in the end!
** I was given a free copy of this book by the narrator for an honest review **
I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!! The narration is spot on...and the whole book is funny!!! I love the diary format and the honesty in the writing...if you have ever had a new baby,you will totally relate with this....The anxiety and sleep deprivation alone will hit home! This is a quick and light listen that will have you laughing out loud and definitely wanting more!!! 2 thumbs up!!!
"What to Expect the 1st few months for Fathers"
Diary of an Hapless Father is a charming story told via diary entries by Graham over the first 3 months of his son Charlie's life. Only a year ago he was a carefree singleton who was muddling through life working various minimum waged jobs. After a drunken one night stand with acquaintance Alison, Graham found himself in an unexpected pregnancy. The first book in the Unexpected Father series, we learn of Graham's fears and apprehensions that are shared with all soon-to-fathers.
In this book, we see how much love and joy one little colicky baby boy can bring to one virtually clueless (and exhausted) man. This book should be marketed as the What to Expect the 1st 3 months for Fathers.
Will M. Watt did a great job narrating. His pace and comedic timing was perfect. I felt like I was listening to the real Graham. I couldn't help but be reminded of the main character in Bridget Jones' Diary. Graham could be her long-lost twin.
Based on narration, I rate this version: 3.5 stars due to the 4 star rating of the narration. I received a copy of this Audible book in exchange for an unbiased review.
This is the sequel to The Diary of an Expectant Father. I went into this series expecting a comedy about a man making a mess of things. There were a few laughs, but it was actually much deeper than that. Graham is a great guy and did a fantastic job of navigating the first year of becoming a father.
The first book is the journey from finding out his girlfriend of a few weeks is pregnant to the birth. The second book is the first 3 months with a newborn baby. The books are written in diary entry style and I enjoyed seeing Graham's inner thoughts. I liked Graham and Alison, I could relate to the sleepless nights (and days) of early parenthood.
I listened to the audiobook edition which I received free in exchange for an honest review. The narrator was well suited to this book. He spoke clearly and at a good pace.
Welcome to Parenthood!
I don't like to compare books every one is unique.
British accent of course, hilarious narrating, all the characters are inside my head like I'm watching a movie! Generally AWESOME!
Parenthood is a Bitch! (but don't worry you'll love it all the way)
I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own. I was under no obligation to post a review or give positive feedback.I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. Thank you very much Pete Sortwell and Will M. Watt for this book
"Graham is at it again ... with Charlie in tow!"
Graham, the narrator and writer of the diary, is a great character. Becoming a father is a life changing experience and Graham is tackling it head on. Between midnight feeds and napalm poo nappies, Graham is jumping in head first. I love his dedication to his son and what it takes to be a father. Just as in book 1, Graham is doing all the research he can to do the best he can.
The Diary of a Hapless Father: Months 0-3 continues the story of Graham and Alison, a couple who became pregnant after only being together for a month. This book starts where book 1 left off - at the hospital where their son Charlie is born. We join Graham and Alison as they bring baby Charlie home and navigate the first 3 months of parenthood.
As with book 1 in this series, I loved Mr. Sortwell's writing style. Journaling the events as they happen makes for a great read. I also like all of the British slang used in the book ie: nappies (for diapers), lounge (for living room), wind (gas) and grotto (Christmas scene that is usually in a dept store window).
Mr. Watt's reading is just a pleasant as the first book. He continues to give each character their own voice and the emotion he puts forth is great. I loved his display of frustration when Charlie is up all night with colic and how he handled Graham's agitation with it. He truly brought you right into the scene as if you were there.
I would recommend this book to my friends who are new parents and 'old' parents alike. I can't wait to see what happens next to this little family!
"Definitely a great book for new fathers"
I enjoyed this book a lot. It was just as good as the first one by the same author. I'll be looking for the next one in the series.
"great follow up"
I revieved this audiobook in return for an unbiased review.
This continues directly from The diary of an expectant father, now the baby is born and Graham loggs all of his frustrations and joys of his newfound fatherhood.
Just as hillarious as the previous book.
I recomend all prospective fathers (or mothers) to listen/read this book.
once again perfectly narrated by Will M Watt, siuted the comical style without sounding rediculous
"Another witty tale about fatherhood!"
Father Diaries Book 2: The Diary of a Hapless Father is another quirky, witty comedy about family written by a father. This book starts out with the arrival of the baby. I love how the father (Graham Peterson) starts out by saying I lost my other diary so I started a new one. Here we venture into the life styles and habitat of having a new baby in the home. I had chuckled so many times throughout this book. I loved how the baby is described as cold coming from the mother like cold as getting out of the show. These books are eye openers as well as funny.
The author, Pete Sortwell once again had me totally entertained. Some of the things he said had taken me back to when my kids were born and their father didn't know what was going on. We can laugh about it now as we think back. The narrator, Will M Watt once again delivers another flawless story to us and I still love the accent! Great job guys!
"Parenting, made darkly funny!"
No, but I rarely do that.
I felt all of the ups and downs of being new parents: the sleepless nights, the first gas smile, etc..
He has a great accent. His voices are distinct, and his acting ability is great!
I laughed so hard I almost cried, at some of the feelings these poor parents evoked! Thankfully we don't have any babies in the house, or it probably wouldn't have been funny at all!
This story is for those who like to laugh at the misfortunes of others.
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