by Kirsten Kearse, Gretchen Enders, Cirocco Dunlap, Aparna Nancherla & Matt Lieb
Today's trend seems to be taking fairytales and mangling, blending and shredding them into new, horrific, yet entertaining adaptations. More Bedtime Stories for Cynics, doesn't do that. They have their own tales to tell, the destruction already complete, and they're not all bad. They even have the nerve to be pretty funny, or bits of great humor.
Let me tell you about these stories for adults...
Written by a handful of authors, these short stories are narrated by a plethora of narrators, ranging from Nick Offerman, to Patrick Stewart and Jane Lynch. So with names like that, you expect the book to be amazing. It's not, but it is worth the three stars I gave it.
Some of these tales, as well as the narrator, are vulgar and gross, but still... funny. Like, I loved the one about a dog who was angry at his master and family and decided to exact revenge. The story is the dog's narration, and is the absolute BEST part of the book! Next was Doc from the Seven Dwarves. A dark parody, but so hilarious, the way it's narrated as though he's a war veteran of Vietnam or someplace like it. It's so good, but like I said, dark.
There are other stories that are good, but those two were the best ones. There were a few that were downright stupid, but all in all, it wasn't as bad as many other reviewers made it. Just not one of those that you'd run and tell your friends to pick ASAP. More Bedtime Stories for Cynics, book 2, was free from Audible.com so one tends to not fuss about freebies- though I've given even freebies back before. LOL
I haven't listened to the first audiobook from the MBSC series, but I may check it out. Maybe you should too. Cheers!
More Bedtime Stories for Cynics, book 2
Written by Kirsten Kearse, Gretchen Enders, Cirocco Dunlap, Aparna Nancherla and Matt Lieb
Narrated by Nick Offerman, Patrick Stewart, Alia Shawkat, Ellen Page, Jane Lynch and many, many more!
Published by Audible Studios
Released May 2019
Runtime: 3 h 25 mins
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