Monday, July 22, 2013

Dad is Fat

Dad Is Fat
Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan is a specialized book. Gaffigan is a comedian, but also a dad. He wrote essays about parenting and put them together in book. It's not a book about parenting tips and tricks, it's about his observations and interpretations, as well as, life events as a parent. He's a father of five children in a two bedroom apartment in New York City. Quite a different lifestyle then my life, but I can enjoy the humor of it. If the reader is familiar with Gaffigan's comedy routines, they will hear (or read) some of comedy segments, but they are part of the story not a written standup act.

Gaffigan stayed true to reading his book. He's a fun and unique comedian, but his standup is very different from his reading of the book. It's a non-fiction book, yes, it's humorous, but no it's not going to be dynamic with crazy voices.

Reviewed from a library copy.


Why is an adult audiobook on the Adolescent Audio Adventures blog?

Every once in a great while, I switch up my books. I enjoy Gaffigan's comedy and was excited to see his book available as an audiobook. I added it here, because this is my audiobook blog and parenting is a part of childhood. No, I would not recommend this title for children, but parents might appreciate it. Happy listening, friends!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

In Harm's Way

In Harm's Way (Keepers of the School, #4)In Harm's Way by Andrew Clements

In Harm's Way is the newest installment of Clement's Keepers of the School series. Benjamin, Jill, and Robert are still working hard to stop Lyman and his new janitor buddy. The technology is still present and they're tracking the children as well as plotting to take down the school their way. Ben, Jill, and Robert need to uncover the clues and catch the fake janitors red handed

I cannot wait for each book to appear on the shelf in the this series. The characters stay true in each book. The mystery unfolds and more people are drawn into the mission to save the school. Book 4 involved more mystery than boating. The boating race didn't play too much except at the very end when there was a race, which was interrupted with a school emergency. As always, the book ends on a cliff hanger and the mystery continues. I cannot wait for the next Keepers of the School book!

Again, Keith Nobbs returns to read! Huzzah! I'm still enjoying his rendition of the characters and the dynamics of his voice. Keep up the good work, Keeper Keith!

Reviewed from an Audiobook Jukebox copy. Thank you, Simon & Schuster Audio!

Audio Book Details...
In Harm's Way by Andrew Clements
Series: Book 4, Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School
Read by Keith Nobbs
Produced by Simon & Schuster Audio
Number of Discs: 3
Total Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes
ISBN: 9781442353022
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