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If your weary, grownup mind has been searching for a snarkier alternative to your favorite childhood tales, this Audible Comedy series, hosted by Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation), will scratch that itch - and then some. Enjoy hilarious appearances by the likes of Tommy Chong (Cheech & Chong), Tony Hale (Veep), Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs), and David Spade (Saturday Night Live).

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Stories for stoners

What did I just listen to?
The performance was good but ho-boy this is not for me

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Hilarious

I’m gonna give it a full rating because it was one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard out loud congrats guys I highly recommend especially if you have a dark sense of humour

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I just wanted to go to sleep

But so so fucking funny. Highly recommended!! More words needed okay good night. Joke f

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Really bloody loved em, well the majority of them anyway

As a whole, overall I found this set very entertaining, there were a few or couple that didn’t please me as much as the rest but that’s incidental.

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Humerous Entertainment

Short stories , funny and entertaining.
You will hear them over and over again.

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Nick Hofferman makes it

Does what it says on the box. Great intros by Nick, stories are mostly hilarious.

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Soooo good!

More episodes please!!!! This series is very addictive. I don’t really have anything else to say, but there’s a mimimum 15 word limit so I had to add some filler.

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  • Kevin Rush
  • 20-06-2018

Very interesting and entertaining stories.

Story telling, bedtime stories by comedians. The stories are engaging and worth listening to more than once.

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  • Ruby
  • 03-05-2019

Hilarious

I didn't know what to expect, glad I took a chance on this. Love it!

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  • Lama
  • 23-04-2019

Tried to like it. But alas, not for me

Started out well. Good reading. Clever adaptions of classic stories. Then went down hill from there. The last few stories are terrible. Find dark humor elsewhere.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-12-2018

This is rad, I mean really sick and sarcastic

This stuff will leave you dumbstruck and saying: "Just what am I listening to?!". I would not say that it is for the cynics because it has such a dark sense of sarcasm that it corners horror.

But in the end you will have some good laughs and you will also want to hear the next episode. Nick Offerman is brilliant as always and so are the readers of the stories. So if you are in for some sarcastic, rad, juicy stuff and foul language doesn't bother you too much then I do certainly recommend it.

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  • Sharon
  • 27-11-2019

Awful. Just awful

This was so much not funniness I am forced to write my first review. A total waste of time, talent and storage space.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 27-10-2019

Enjoyed!!

Some stories were better than others but I enjoyed the short, twisted, tales. Worth listening to a second time.

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  • Warnick Seamons
  • 24-08-2019

No thank you, cheap humor is not my thing.

Children are more creative and less crass.
A low bar was set for this type of humor.

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  • Aaron S
  • 14-08-2019

Just terrible

Not funny, not interesting, not worth the $0 it cost. Nick Offerman is a great orator but it simply is not enough to save this.

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  • Kevin Anderson
  • 29-07-2019

Too funny to fall asleep

5 stars but I made the mistake of trying to fall asleep to and I stayed up all night listening to all of them :(

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  • Allen
  • 10-07-2019

Goodnight Ambien

hilarious! my favorite is goodnight Ambien oh, I don't know why oh, but it is so there's that.

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  • Simon
  • 30-07-2018

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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  • Michael Mir
  • 10-08-2019

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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  • Steve Reeder
  • 30-05-2019

Beyond bad

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

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  • Sally Pattison
  • 05-08-2019

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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  • Len-R8R
  • 02-07-2019

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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  • Carole Birtwistle
  • 26-07-2019

rubbish

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

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  • Jo
  • 23-05-2019

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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  • Emccallion n
  • 01-05-2019

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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  • Jon
  • 11-10-2020

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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  • Sally
  • 20-05-2020

nope

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

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