Book Review: Ship the Kids on Ahead

Posted October 1, 2016 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Humor, Non-Fiction, Review / 0 Comments

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is a compendium of pieces written by Bill Stokes for his column ‘Stokes Pokes’ during the 60’s. The original was published in 1968 and it was revived this year again and released in digital format for Kindle and in audiobook format for audible. I am grateful to all those people who contributed to give life and a modern form to this piece of literature.

‘Shipping the Kids on Ahead’ is like traveling to the past. These are short stories about daily things like getting over a cold (in a very special way), having your car stuck in the snow or about the children’s needs for school. Each story is told in a light humorous tone and one almost feels part of the Stokes family.

I have read the Kindle version and listened to the audiobook, and the second has the added value of being narrated by top narrators nowadays. They all do a wonderful job but when I knew that Joe Hempel and R.C. Bray were part of the team I HAD to listen to this book and it was so worth it!

Available at Amazon/Audible