This book had some memorable moments and ideas, but the writing style and organization were just atrocious. The voice actor did well with what he was given, but well-read garbage is still garbage. Avoid.
What a bizarre, intriguing story. I've never read a book like this before, and probably never will have the honor of doing so again... but it was very, very good!
Hilarious anecdotes and adventures, delightful characters, and some really crazy twists... I don't even begin to know how to describe this book except that it's eccentric, off-the-wall, and leaves you wondering, "why do I love this so much?"
If you're not okay with obscenity or get easily offended, this book is definitely not for you. It's pretty crass but didn't seem to be unnecessarily vulgar. It just is what it is and I loved every moment of it.
It was quirky, unexpected, and a delightful break from the usual, cookie-cutter novel experience.
The voice was just perfect for this character. I could picture him perfectly! His pacing was spot-on as his fast reading style made me feel uncomfortable and rushed, which set the perfect mood.
If you came to this book from the movie - then you won't be disappointed. The film basically covers the first and last portions of the book. There's plenty of extra content, weirdness and story that was left out of the film, and some of is is pretty genius.
That being said, if you haven't watched the movie, then who can say if you'll loathe or love the book. Other reviews seem to indicate a schizophrenic response that ranges from disgust to worship.
Generally speaking, it's a lovecraftian comedy about a couple of suburban knucklehead twenty somethings. Yes there are fart jokes. And yes, I think the writing would have been better minus a few of them. For the most part though, they come from characters who would speak like that and some of it is admittedly pretty original - and sometimes even funny.
That originality is why I would recommend this book. There are ideas in here that are just a thread shy of insane. That thread is the difference though between just plain strange and just plain brilliant. To say anymore would ruin it... and likely invite the shadows in.
This has become one of my favorite books. I almost never reread novels, but I've now listened to this one three times. Something new jumps put at me each time.
Dang, I can be stubborn. I wadded through this thing. It was too long and never made a point or had a punchline. I feel it was good time wasted on a not so good book.
The writing is witty and humorous. The author does not talk down to the audience, he simply talks at the reader and expects them to keep up. Well preformed given the graphic nature/language in certain chapters.
This is a great book. It's amazingly well-written and entertaining.
Everything is described vividly. Even the things that you don't want described vividly. Consistency is important.
Absolutely. I have no doubt that Stephen R. Thorne is a great speaker. He pronounces things well. However, he was not the right person to narrate this book. All of the great writing is tarnished because his tone doesn't at all match the personality of the character and this is a book that's written from a specific perspective. There were so many jokes and moments that could've been a lot better if delivered correctly. I've decided to just read the book on my own.
I really tried to listen to it, but I had to stop because how I felt about the narration was distracting me from the story. It's also over 14 hours, I have other things to do.
Driving long miles across Wyoming can be soooo boring , but ever since I founds Audible my wife and I love to travel !
As a house-wife I listen to new Audible books every few days. However, I've listened to this book six times and I'm still not finished with it. I love the story, the narration, the outlandish adventure, and the actual wording. A big thank you to David Wrong for his books.