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Silence is a Scary Sound

And Other Stories on Living Through the Terrible Twos and Threes
Written by: Clint Edwards
Narrated by: Joe Hempel
Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
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Publisher's Summary

I'd gone to college. I'd written for the New York Times. I had a solid credit score. How did I end up here?

After his breakout hit book, I'm Sorry...Love, Your Husband, Clint Edwards has more laugh-out-loud tales, this time from the "terrible twos" and "threenager" phases each of his kids went through.

His relatable toddler stories leave parents and caregivers cackling, and remind us all that no one is the perfect parent. In fact, sometimes the only thing that gets Clint through the day is thinking about when his kids grow up...and all the ways he can finally exact his revenge. Like leaving a leaky sippy cup full of milk to rot under the back seat of his daughter's car, or waking up at 4 a.m. to incessantly ask his son for a cheese stick.

With essays like "Locking Doors Is Hilarious Until the Fire Department Arrives", "Poop Doesn't Go Easily Down a Tub Drain", "Dad's Never the Favorite", and "Face It - You'll Never Pee Alone", Clint knows exactly what's "terrible" about the twos...and threes.

©2019 Clint Edwards (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Yume Leona
  • 2019-11-12

Dads love it too

My husband feels dads are underrepresented in the parenting blog community. I look at tons of Instagram profiles showing toddler foods or advice on tantrums and he wants nothing to do with it. Dads get the short end of the stick. Then I started following Clint and the funny memes, quotes and content started appealing to him. I got the audio book so we could listen together and it was a HUGE success. I’ve never seen him laugh so hard. The unspoken husband/wife battle about keeping score and who changes the next diaper particularly resonated with him...so much that he laughed so loud and woke up the sleeping baby in the car. There’s a point to be made here but I’ll let that one go and instead say that this book is awesome. Get it, read it, listen to it, and take a breath knowing you’re not alone.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-09-09

Good Book- Not great Narration

The book was great- full of such true stories it hurt, haha. But the narration and punch lines to the jokes weren’t delivered very well by this narrator. He made it a little dry.

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  • K. Elizabeth Lane
  • 2020-04-24

Completely relatable

This is the second book now that I’ve read by Clint Edwards. I cannot stress enough exactly how relatable this book is. I have three kids under three, and I’ve never heard my experiences put on a page like this so that they were understandable and slap hilarious. I definitely recommend that any parent with children of any age reads this, it is a hilarious and lighthearted take on parenting and the trouble that comes with it, but also a warm tribute to the rewards of raising tiny humans. This and “I’m Sorry Love, Your Husband” are excellent books that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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  • marti rothlisberger
  • 2020-03-06

Meh

Some parts were funny and for the most part it's relatable. It's very dramatic though.

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  • Thomas M.
  • 2020-03-01

Hilarious

I have never laughed out loud so hard while reading before. Anyone who has ever had a child or spends a lot of time with a child or children will relate to this entire book. It is both reassuring and heartwarming.