It would have been appropriate for ages 8 to 10 ... and then, if really bored with Sunday cartoons.
Not having written it.
Did an OK job with trash to work with.
Not AT ALL. Absolutely positive: no redeeming qualities.
1. The WORST book in my 100+ books on Audible's two accounts. Can you PLEASE remove it?
2. Robert Wong, write children's "scary" books.
I've never heard of David Wong (or the guy behind the pseudonym Jason Pargin) before until my brother told me about this hilariously awesome book he just finished called "John Dies at the End." I thought he was kidding, who would name a book that? But after listening to him explain a few of the scenes from the book I was sold. I picked up the kindle version and the audio recording (there is usually a deal when you buy one you get the other at a reduced price) and starting reading/listening.
At first I was a little confused, then I was really confused, then I laughed, and laughed some more, and overall had a blast with this book. I listened to the book more than I read because the guy reading (Stephen R. Thome) did an absolutely amazing job with the reading. The way he took potty mouth humor and made it sound like it was coming off his lips naturally was astounding. He really knocked it out of the park.
The story of the new drug Soy Sauce and the way in which this drug starts the apocalypse is crazy in it's manner of telling but the yarn is worth the listen. I highly recommend this book and I already picked up the next in the series!
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There is never a moment in the story that is not filled with action and imagination.
The chemistry and wit between John and Dave is beyond exceptional. I think every reader can connect with the two charaters.When the two discover how to use the "fur" gun, it actually had me laughing out loud while listening.
Stephen's performance was over the tops. He went from being the scientific psychologist, to be Amy, to being a distinct John and Dave voice - seemlessly throughout the entire story. he is one of my top narrators!
John and Dave Save the World - Twice!
I don't think I would recommend this book as it often makes little to no sense. It begins with a ghost hunt and ends mid sentence (I kid you not). It's as though you are listening to someone on LSD telling a story that makes no sense what so ever. It's disjointed and very little is ever resolved. I think this would probably be a better read only because it would be easier to find where your confusion began. Although the lack of cohesion, even in a rewind, leaves you thinking you must have missed something. I kept hoping that something would fit together, but it never did.
The narrator was fantastic! The only saving grace to the story.
It inspired me to regret buying the book.
If you are in the mood for flat characters, a book you couldn't possibly understand as it is a babbly trip through the retelling of a bad acid trip, then go for it. Otherwise, give this one a miss.
The narrator perfectly capture the goofy charm of the book.
This book was the perfect combination of goofy humor, surreal imagery, and horror. It made fun of a lot of horror cliches while still being terrifying in places. The only knock I can give it is that its origins as a blog serial are evident in the slightly disjointed nature of the story.
While not my usual read, I thought the description was funny and gave it a try.,
It is very funny (at first) and the gross out and horror parts of it were so over-the-top that, though I'm usually squeamish, they didn't bother me at all.
But somewhere, a little bit before the midway point, it really ran out of steam and became repetitive. (I saw where it had originally been released on the net episodically, and it shows- it really could use an editor.)
over and over, you get.....
"I couldn't have known, at that moment, that my life was going to change for ever.
There before me stood a ________(Insert weird thing here), that looked like a cross between a _______(Insert slimy or horrifying thing here) slug/spider/winged bat/ with seven ten inch long _____ (tentacles/stalks/antlers) emerging from it's back, each ending in what appeared to be a ________(hand/eyeball/ear).
Strangely, it also seemed be wearing ____________(insert quirky pop cultural reference or banal household object here) a hoover vacuum cleaner/microwave oven/can of Vienna sausages) on what would've been its head. It shuddered, slightly, and then emitted a steady stream of _______ (flatulence,/bodily fluid/bodily gas product/weird sounds)"..
I really enjoyed the first part, and the narrator does a great job. It just kept going way past the point where it should have ended. After the midpoint, it felt like it was being written with the idea of making it a movie in mind.
Oh, I'm sure it is because the narration was really the only enjoyable part.
It made no sense, was unnecessarily gross and disgusting without any apparent relationship to whatever plot there was.
His performance was fine; the characters were non-existent.
Please don't ask.
I'm sorry, but this book was a total waste of time. I couldn't listen to it at mealtime because there was something disgusting every 10 minutes. I kept waiting for something to make sense and nothing ever did.
I'm honestly not sure
I'm sure others enjoyed it, just not my style.
The reader was good.
No reaction honestly. I just wanted to get to the end.
What a waste of time. The 2 hours that I did listen to was full of imagery that sounded like a bad acid trip. Gore, gore, and more gore seems to be the theme of this book, and each statement was gorier than the preceding statement.
Even after 2 hours of listening, there seemed to be no plot. It is a disjointed bit of writing that seems to rely on the shock factor of the gore to keep the reader interested.
The narrator was not bad. His reading flowed well and the voices were good.
All in all, I'd have to say it was a waste of money and time. This book had no redeeming qualities whatsoever.