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Nov 11, 2014 1:44 PM

Bryan Cranston reads profane hit nursery rhyme

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Bryan Cranston has lent his voice to a sequel to the profane hit nursery rhyme "Go the (Bleep) to Sleep."

The "Breaking Bad" and "Malcolm in the Middle" star follows in the footsteps of Samuel L. Jackson by narrating "You Have to (Bleeping) Eat," by novelist Adam Mansbach. The new audiobook will be available free from Audible starting Wednesday.

"This is a very funny book and my hope is that listeners will agree that I can swear with just as much panache as Samuel Jackson," Cranston said in a statement.

Sample line: "The bunnies are munching on carrots. The lambs nibble grasses and bleat. I know you're too hungry to reason with but you have to (bleeping) eat." Now imagine it's read by Walter White.

"Go the (Bleep) to Sleep," with illustrations by Ricardo Cortes, was a surprise hit in 2011, inspired by Mansbach's daughter's resistance to sleeping. It sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Mansbach is the author of such novels as "Rage Is Back" and "Angry Black White Boy." The new book features illustrations by Owen Brozman.

British fans can hear Stephen Fry read the new book for free from www.canongate.tv before Nov. 19.


Online: http://www.audible.com/eat


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