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Okay, so this is a bowdlerisation of the picture book for adults, "Go the F*** to Sleep". It's supposed to be a version with all the swearing & blasphemy edited out.
That would be fair enough ... but that's not all the editing that's been done. It's been almost entirely rewritten, and I wouldn't have wanted to touch this version with a ten-foot bargepole had I realised how bad it was. Even I could have edited GTFTS into a better clean version than this rubbish, and I don't consider myself a professional!
On top of that, the man assigned to narrate this version is utterly abysmal at the job - he sounds more bored than someone watching paint dry as he speaks the lines as though he's hardly awake, and his feeling for any kind of rhythm and rhyme in what he's reading is simply nonexistent. It's embarrassing just to listen to him.
I know some parents are iffy about exposing their kids to swear-words in the original, but my honest advice to them is this: either forego reading the book to your kids entirely or do your own editing as you read, because it <i>cannot</i> be worse than this.
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