Not as good as America the Book. Not great as an Audiobook. Hard cover version is much better.
America the book was more of a single story with some related stories around it. This is more of a collection of stories bound together with one story.
I liked that it made some serious points on few occasions.
Not for children at all. Way too many sexual references.
The stuff about religion is just not funny.
Still think The Daily Show is great.
Sorry Jon! I love ya and the whole Daily Show staff but this book is WAY too difficult to make into an audio book. The comedy comes out disjointed and overall is just difficult to listen to for too long. I am sure the coffee table edition is great. I loved AMERICA.
This is Jon, but he's missing something. His punchlines ran flat and they felt tiresome from early on. I bet Jon would like to redo this whole audiobook.
and enjoy it.
afterwards, it gets slower and tend to repeat itself.
I listened to the first chapter maybe 4 times: definitely tops the rest.
Overall, a fun experience.
I enjoy sci-fi, fantasy, non-fiction, historical fiction genres. Liked Hyperion, Stormlight, Mistborn, GoT. Last read: Born a crime
The book is not that great as the show, so the people who love the show might be a little disappointed. I gave it 4 stars because certain chapters of the book were really funny.The jokes did get repetitive but listening to the entire cast of The Daily Show was a treat.
I love a good book...
Jon, Samantha, Wyatt, Jason and John certainly make this reading of The Daily Show book very enjoyable. I especially appreciated Segorney Weaver's interjection at the Title/subtitle points.
This was the first audio book that I listened to that was specifically made for the audio format. It was very funny. Some parts made me laugh out loud even. Overall I would say that it was just good, not great. But totally worth the download.
Witty commentary on current world order (or lack thereof). Pithy takedowns of morally corrupt "establishments." The political slant: If more moderates with a conscience would get involved, then the voices of extremism would be marginalized.
A "generous" 3 stars to this book (mostly because I'm a devoted fan).
It's nice that added narrations are provided by other "Reporters" from the show, and Mr. Stewart's "narration" is as good as his nightly deadpan performance on "The Daily Show."
If you're a fan of the show, you'll love it.
If your a fan of Political Satire, you'll like it.
But, I can't help but feel that this would have made a "Better Than Average" "Daily Show Special if given a slightly larger than normal budget.
Still, I did enjoy and was very happy to find it was so very quickly made available to the Audible.com membership.