by Simon Rich
Narrated by Fred Berman
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 27 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 27 Jul 2021
Hachette Audio, Little, Brown & Company
Called a “comedic Godsend” by Conan O’Brien, and “the Stephen King of comedy writing” by John Mulaney, Simon Rich is back with New Teeth, his funniest and most personal collection yet.
Two murderous pirates find a child stowaway on board and attempt to balance pillaging with co-parenting. A woman raised by wolves prepares for her parents’ annual Thanksgiving visit. An aging mutant superhero is forced to learn humility when the mayor kicks him upstairs to a desk job. And in the hard-boiled caper, “The Big Nap,” a weary two-year-old detective struggles to make sense of “a world gone mad.”
Equal parts silly and sincere, New Teeth is an ode to growing up, growing older, and what it means to make a family.
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Thank you to Little, Brown and Company, and NetGalley for the advanced copy! Simon Rich is a new to me author, but I was quickly sold on this humorous set of short stories, focusing on parenthood. His writing is bold and witty and the pacing of the storytelling kept me reaching for more. I had no idea what I was getting into when I picked up "New Teeth" but I found this book totally amusing and I look forward to reading more of Rich's writing in the future. The narration on the audiobook was perfect for this content and I highly recommend it.
I received this audiobook earlier today, turned it on to listen to “some of it” while I cleaned the house and before I knew it, I was laughing and continued to listen until I finished it. I found things to do around the house so I could have an excuse to continue to listen to this fantastic audiobook. From the very beginning, the narrator (I mean...pirate) had me interested. When I first read this book was about “parenting,” I was a little nervous as a child-free by choice person, but honestly, this was such a good collection of stories as it was so much fun and not the “typical” parenting sort of jokes/genre. I really liked it and can see just about anyone enjoying this collection. I did not read this, but listened to this audiobook and the narrator was FANTASTIC.
Thank you Netgalley for this advanced audio edition of New Teeth by Simon Rich. These are a series of short stories chock full of humor, wit, irony, and sarcasm. Each one made me laugh out loud, and smiling at the creativity of the author. The narrator was absolutely perfect for each story, and I was very impressed with his range in accents and acting. If the F word doesn't scare you, these would be great to listen to with a family of teens. I loved listening to this, it was a delight for the summer.
Braces yourself for a wild ride ____________________________________________ This is my first time reading - or listening to - Simon Rich and it's been transcend-dental (sorry, not sorry). As is the nature of a collection of stories, I liked some more than others, but almost all of them were one the "more" end of the scale. Rich overlays familiar situations or concepts - parental advice, city budget cuts - with absurd elements, such as a mutant superhero forced into management. The result is hilarious, the humour ranging from a smile-raising quip to a solid snort-aloud-on-the-train punchline. My favourite tale is the toxic workplace with the socially inept robot. Not only are the robot's futile attempts to entertain his co-workers utterly genius, but I loved the well-observed digs at workplace culture. Tooth be told (last one, I promise), I was initially sceptical. When I heard the first story I was put off by the pirate accent, but I moved on to the next one and am so glad I did. ________________________________________________________ SOUNDBITE I cannot believe that this entire audiobook was read by one person. Fred Berman is incredibly vocally versatile, delivering a pirate's drawl as easily as the stilted boom of a giant ape. What's more, he delivers the funny. Will keep an eye out for more books he narrates. ________________________________________________________ SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO... Given Rich's SNL creds, it's unsurprising, but still delightful that this listen reminded me of a sketch show, but one with little heartwarming messages. Massive thanks to Hachette Audio, Little, Brown & Company and of course NetGalley for the audio ARC I received in return for an honest review.
Thank you to Simon Rich, Hatchette Audio and Net Galley for an ARC audiobook copy of "New Teeth." This is my first time to read Simon Rich, no idea what I'm getting into. I've read that he is a comedic writer with SNL creds. His stories in "New Teeth" are not funny at all, some of them almost made me cry!! As a parent, I was able to relate to the pirate story. It would be the most memorable and emotionally relatable story for me. The other stories are funny and I just love the absurdities in his stories. I would definitely recommend this collection of short stories! I truly enjoyed it! Kudos also to the narrator!