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Bedtime Stories for Cynics

Length: 2 hrs
Categories: Comedy, Other
4 out of 5 stars (179 ratings)

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Summary

The closest you'll get to having Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson read you a bedtime story, this sharp and silly series features inappropriate children's stories for adults only - performed by masters of the comedic arts. 

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©2016 Bedtime Stories for Cynics (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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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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Great bedtime reading!

Loved it, although it would have been better if Nick had read the stories rather than just introduced them.

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Beyond bad

This book is terrible, full of short not funny stories that are totally pointless and anal.

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utter crap

app won't let me remove this utter crap from my library. I'm forced to look at it every time I scroll through my books.

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rubbish

this was in my opinion complete rubbish.a very strange retelling of much loved stories.Laking in humour.

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Bedtime realism for Irish people!

Bedtime realism for Irish people! Well done and aptly narrated by Nick Offerman. Great for the insomnia.

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Love these

These stories are perfect for the modern age. I tend to dip in and out of them between books and they are the perfect palate cleanser!

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nope

this really did not catch my interest. I found it facile and so I have abandoned it.

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Hilarious.

Funny AF. Reality being introduced to bedtime is the thing I didn't know I need.

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read

not much better than boring not quite good enough for a bed time story sorry