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More Bedtime Stories for Cynics

Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
4 out of 5 stars (344 ratings)

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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.

This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 15 episodes to your Library now.

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'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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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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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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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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Great<br />

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

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Don't get the point of these stories

not scary, not funny, just random stories that lead no where. I expected a twist at the very least. I'm going back to listening to Stephen Fry.

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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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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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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 funny

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

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very funny

this is a great series.
very entertaining and original.
try it, you won't be disappointed!

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