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  • Summary

  • Adults-only takes on classic children’s tales told by famously funny people. Presented by Parks & Recreation star, Nick Offerman.
    ©2016 Bedtime Stories for Cynics (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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  • Nov 14 2017

    [Contains explicit content] Phoebe Robinson performs "The Thirsty Caterpillar", a modern-day tale of what happens when the desire for fame goes too far. Written by Guy Branum, this story features a larval creature desperate for internet attention and documents her exploits as she transforms into a social butterfly.

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    10 mins
  • Nov 14 2017
    [Contains explicit content] Tommy Chong lends his voice to the retelling of Aesop's classic fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare". Our version, written by Matt Lieb, features some familiar elements - like the race - but our animals live in a hippie co-op, where sometimes a race isn't about, like, racing. Right, man?
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    10 mins
  • Nov 14 2017
    [Contains explicit content] Things started going bad for Heinz Linge the moment he woke up with gum in his hair. When the day ended, Hitler was dead and Heinz was mopping the floor. As they say, one man's day of victory and liberation is another man's day of rejection by his genocidal dictator best friend.
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    8 mins

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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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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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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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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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rubbish

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

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  • Jo
  • 23-05-19

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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Ok bit random, not sure how it's bedtime reading!

struggled to actually listen to it- lost interest in it- totally a waste of time

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Not Funny

I deleted this series without finishing it. I think there was possibly one or maybe 2 stories that raised a slight smile. There rest were just stupid and not funny at all. A lot of swearing that just seemed to be there because someone thought it would be funny. it wasn't. At least they were free, but I won't be listening to any more.

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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.