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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Free audio book of Go the F**k to Sleep


Samuel L. Jackson


Personally, I always thought the fun part of swearing was doing it yourself.

However, the 62-year-old star of "Pulp Fiction" and "Snakes on a Plane" is reading the foul-mouthed parody of a bedtime story book, Go the F**k to Sleep, ostensibly for those too inhibited to recite it aloud.

Except that the swear words aren't actually said.  Instead, you get those censorship bleeps.  Not recommended for those who like their swearing full-blooded, or suffer from bleep-triggered tinnitus.

As the whole world knows, the book, penned by stressed-out, sleep-deprived academic Adam Mansbach, is this summer's surprise hit.

The book and the audio version were both released on Tuesday.  You have to pay for the book ($8.18 on Amazon, and I don't know how much for shipping), but the audio book can be downloaded for free through http://www.audible.com/  (Complete with bleeps.)


Believe it or not, the film rights have been sold.

How the hell they can create a film out of a foul-mouthed nursery rhyme book absolutely beats me.  But one thing I can guarantee, it won't be released during school vacation time.

Unless, of course, the film comes complete with bleeps.

2 comments:

Franklin Researcher said...

Audible's free audiobook download is unexpurgated, at least in the States.

Joan Druett said...

Really? Good lord! It occurred to me that the reader wasn't putting much passion into it, as if he knew it was going to be bleeped.