I'd pass. Hoping it would be more like the daily show and about current topics but it's more of a novelty book rather than anything of any substance. Maybe laughed twice. Maybe the actual book would be better than the audio book as some of the readers are not good.
After having listened to "A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction" and loving it, I truly looked forward to listening to this latest book. Though there were some smart commentaries on culture as we know it, a lot of the humor, and delivery was IMHO sophomoric and forced.....I expected more from this team.
Flip through the book for yourself at a regular bookstore and you'll see how much you're missing on the Audiobook!
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.