This book had me on the edge of my seat in horror and laughing the entire book. I was sad when John described his story. It was so fast-paced that I must listen to it again. The dialogue between the two heroes was hilarious. Of course the descriptions David has of John had me bowled over in laughter. Of course I don't see how the blurb fits the book. The narrator isn't really talking to us at all. But the story is so wonderful in its oddities and the narrator is so good that I could not help but want to listen. This was a great read and worth the credit.
I live to ride my bike.
This was to disjointed for me to follow. I enjoyed Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits and really delight his writing style. This just did not get it.
i have yet to listen to a sorry that has made me involuntarily laugh and have such good plot at the same time.
I may be way too young to be into this book, or this author, but John Dies at the End makes me laugh like no other work. There's more to hear even after I've finished the book several times. When ever you think you know what's next, your Dead wrong.
This story starts off great, intriguing, different, funny.... it draws you in, then gets weird, then weirder and then you get lost and by the end it stops making any sense. The last 10 minutes I had to listen to over and over because it seemed completely disjointed from the rest of the story, like it was the ending to a totally different book. I feel like I wasted my time, nothing was wrapped up and *Spoiler Alert* , John does not die at the end. Do NOT waste your time with this ridiculous discombobulated mess of a book
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Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The performance blew me away. I thought Stephen R. Thorne sounded a little like Cecil Baldwin from WTNV which set the tone for the book perfectly. And I love the voices that he did cause it also added to the experience.
The story itself definitely had its moments. One thing I've noticed is the excruciatingly graphic details for certain scenes that were a bit *too* graphic in some aspects (i.e. Molly with the burritos for instance) and basically anything describing what the flying white worms did to people. And sometimes I would be terrified to listen to it especially when it was still dark and while I was driving cause half of the creepy stuff happened when Dave was driving in his car.
But then you would get amazingly funny scenes and sometimes some really weird ones that you had to really question but at the same time the entire book is played out like one huge acid trip so it's no point in questioning anything that happens. I think the best part of it is that it is SO weird that it admits itself to being so. David Wong knows this is insane and ridiculous but he tells it anyway and admits when things sound way out of proportion. He doesn't expect anyone to believe any of it and that's kind of the beauty of it. Because it is such a strange and unusual story that it just drives itself off a cliff but never fully crashes to the ground until the end when you're stuck wondering what you just experienced.
If you're looking to experience a strange acid trip of a book and don't mind gruesome and some disgusting graphic details and a lot of profanity then check it out. Highly recommend the audiobook version.
Like many of the previous reviews I will have to admit that occasionally I did find the story a bit hard to follow at times, having to rewind and 'catch up' with the story arc.
The overall story was pretty good and I loved the narrative aspect of the read. There are a lot of comedic snippets throughout and if you're not careful you can miss some. The narration was done very well and enjoyable also.
Overall I really enjoyed the read and I will be getting the second book.
seriously read this fucker. you will laugh, be horrified, and go 'aww' in a single page. obviously I recommend reading the book on it's own first, but it's a great story however you take it in
I loved it after I was finished I wanted to start over and hear it again , it maybe goofy and childish at times but overall fantastic . Defiantly recommend this to everyone.