There is no better way to get your point across than to push it with a sarcasm stick, and Jon certainly knows how to do that. If you like The Daily Show, sorry, it has nothing to do with it. The book is a narrative for extraterrestial visitors which explains the pathetic state of our planet. Funny, sarcastic, sometimes a little over-the-top, but so true. Especially loved Cenac and Oliver's narrations.
A guru for the younger among us, a potty mouth for those who are more mature. I liked it, snickered and giggled, but how the standards of comedy have changed. Not for young teens.
Addicted to Audible since 2009
Stewart is a comic genius. Funny and educational. A great listen and I would definitely recommend this for all Earthlings and for all Aliens as well!!!
A post-humorous look at the human race, as portrayed by Narrator Jon Stewart speaking towards an alien being or race that has stumbled upon earth. A definate for fans of Stewart or Colbert.
I gave it three stars because the cost was a big high (for 4 hours) and the audio sounded like a casette tape. Other than that same brilliance you hear on the Daily Show- just not very many laugh out louds, more like warm smiles.
It's the first time I've 'read' this type of book, so I'm not sure if I can really comment (since I'm more into novels and memoirs). It's alright - it makes you laugh at times - and is relatively short and keeps you somewhat entertained ... Having said that, I'm probably not going to recommend it as a MUST read to each and every person ...
Lover of ideas who feels no guilt at all about her pleasures.
I'm a fan of the Daily show, and really loved the America audiobook, which I've listened to many times over the years. This book, while outwardly similar, has a completely different, and for me, 'way worser' tone. The book is a letter written to aliens who might stumble upon our planet after the human race becomes extinct. Whether or not you can laugh at it will now depend on how easy it is for you to a.) chuckle at the end of life as we know it and b.) get used to listening to an imagined conversation between Jon Stewart (now dead) and a space alien. I couldn't manage either of those tricks. I found the material dark unto crotchety and. with the exception of Sam Bee, the new correspondants seem stiffly uninspired in their performances.
Of all the things on Earth, I missed Stephen Colbert most of all.
Fewer F-words though. Still plenty to offend people who get offended by such things but, definitely fewer than in the last book. I hated it.
The first thing you should know is that I gave this book four stars instead of five because it just didn't live up to how good the first Daily Show book [America: The Book] was. In fact, if you haven't listened to that one, do it first. It's funnier.
THAT BEING SAID,
This book really is great. The "new" Daily Show cast never phones it in and every personality leaps into your ears. The book is whimsical, angry, funny, politically crazy, and everything else we look forward to from Jon Stewart and his gang. Listen to this one and America: The Book. you won't be too disappointed.
I???m kind of embarrassed for Jon Stewart. And I???m equally embarrassed that I???m listening to his audio-book. His last production ???America??? was light, but really funny. This audio-book is just plain bad. Well over half of the sophomoric content is stand-up one-off???s without substantial substance. Perhaps to mask the uneven content, he chose to over-dub the production with every bell and whistle imaginable (including actual annoying bells and whistles). This is not an audio-book it is a pinball game. The fast moving mix of extreme character actors completely override any salient jokes. I often characterize a book (or audio-book) as ???a good bathroom book??? (meaning, you can pick it up in 15 min. increments and still enjoy it). Jon Stewart???s ???Earth??? is a bad bathroom book, that I will now simply flush ...and wash my hands... remember to always wash your hands.
John Stewart is a national treasure. He helped me make it through the Bush years without giving way to despair. This book is thin stuff. A few laughs, but nothing on the level of his best stuff.