Narrator: Stephen Colbert, Tom Hanks
Published by Hachette Audio on 08 May 2012
Length: 8 mins
Genres: Horror, Humor
Source: Library, Purchased
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The story of a pole, searching for his purpose in life.
"The perfect gift to give a child or grandchild for their high school or college graduation. Also Father's Day. Also, other times."
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2012 Stephen Colbert (P)2012 Hachette
What the Critics Say
"The sad thing is, I like it." (Maurice Sendak)
Audiobook purchased for review by ABR.
Why did I buy I am a Pole (And So Can You!) you ask? Because there was a lot of hype behind it, because Maurice Sendak likes it, because proceeds from this book will be donated to charity, because I needed a break from the book I am currently listening to, because I am sucker, I will let you decide. I had to know what a pole’s purpose in life would be according to Stephen Colbert.
I am a Pole (And So Can You!) is a cute tale of the dreams of a pole, yes a pole. Ridiculous, yes absolutely. Entertaining, yes. I do not feel bad for buying I am a Pole (And So Can You!) because 100% of the proceeds will go to US vets! This was my first adventure into children’s audio books and audio books that are less than 10 minutes in length. All in all I am a Pole (And So Can You!) did make me laugh out loud. Audible.com gives you a PDF version of the book so you can follow along with the story while you listen to this with your kids.
The banter between Tom Hanks and Stephen Colbert is very humorous and possibly the best part of the audiobook. I think Hanks should narrate more audiobooks in the future. This audiobook has constant background music, which I think helps you listen a bit harder.
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