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More Bedtime Stories for Cynics

Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (85 ratings)

Regular price: £22.89

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Summary

Make sure the kids aren’t around! Just because you’re a grown-up doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the art of the children’s bedtime story. Nick Offerman presents this collection of 15 short stories written in the style of a classic kid’s tale, but with a decidedly dark and adult approach. 

What really happened after Snow White died, from the perspective of the one medically trained dwarf? A naive wizard professor reports back from the trenches of an underprivileged school of magic. A middle age man is haunted by the voices of his own aging body. 

The stories will make you laugh, cry and probably squirm a little. All performed by actors like Patrick Stewart, Alia Shawkat, Ellen Page, Mike Birbiglia, and many more.

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add More Bedtime Stories for Cynics to your library, you'll get all 15 episodes.  

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Critic reviews

'Darkly Entertaining & Magically Rooted in Reality'

"These amazing stories are darkly entertaining and magically rooted in reality. Each story is read by talented actors that makes the imaginative writers' visions come alive. Nick Offerman's intros set the tone and bring even more humour to this cynical journey through fairy tales rooted in modern reality. Any fan of great story-telling and dark humour may not be lulled to sleep, but they will be thoroughly entertained." - [Claudia Whitt, Audible Member]

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Not inventive or interesting.

I expected more in all honesty. Wasnt offended or anything but there also seemed to be no point or even an interesting or imaginative portrayal of the bedtime stories. That said the narration is pretty good and the intros are more amusing than the stories themselves.

It was average and i doubt I will even attempt finishing all the stories. A few giggles here and there but not more than that. There are plenty of better things to spend any time on. Perhaps if you have nothing left to do and Internet...

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Great<br />

loved it ! really funny and a bit dark in some places (like the frog lady )

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very dark. lots of fun

it was fun and disturbing at the same time. highly recommend, keep it away from anyone young...

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audible please use less sound effects

all these back ground music, sound effects should enhance the imagination, I agree. they make me to skip to the next. audible please use less sound effects or make them less vigor
thank you

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Sorry not my type of thing at all.

Especially the one with the oesophagus cancer in. my brother died of that & he had a very good diet. This issue upset me to be honest. Won't be listening to the rest of them.

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Not cynical enough

Not sure if this was supposed to be funny or not. Was it supposed to be funny because it was so bad? Maybe I have a different sense of humour and comedy is subjective, but it wasnt even very silly

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Not funny

Not funny at all I am afraid; loud and not comedic. Not worth buying sorry

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couldn't enjoy it at all. What's this is all about

Spectacular waste of time. Some morbid mamblings...
I've listened several parts of it hoping it will get better. but it left me disappointed.

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Review of bedtime stories

A good and funny selection of stories They are well read by some very good narrators.

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Intelligent Fun. Stand out stories in my review.

Nick Offerman is Great in the intros!

Alien Integration was my favourite story idea.Could be made into a series. Cartoon or film in B Movie style. Loved the story telling and great fx. The Giving Child will resonate knowingly with those who care for someone and has a wicked Tales of The Crypt twist. Aisling Bea's reading of Amelia Bedelia is engaging. She does brilliant accents and maintains them throughout. Lily and Georgie's story was a wonderful mix of Hansel and Gretel in the style of Roald Dahl read beautifully by Ratchel Dratch. The sound fx and music perfectly complimented the reading. Beg for Mercy was a good story read excellently by Gary and finally Doc was a great spin on a classic fairy tale.This story idea also has series potential. The ones not mentioned were more nonsensical with a smattering of toilet humour which I would have enjoyed when I was 17. Great production of overall!!