My preference for a good story is something totally unusual and not run of the mill stuff. Give me something I haven't heard before.
If acid could take acid that just ate acid, that's this book. REALLY good narrator. It's written well if you like the subject matter.
I'll file this in with Ex-patriots and Spawn under, "Don't open till - NEVER AGAIN!"
I loved this book. The narration was excellent. The story line engaging. Imagine a gut clenching adventure through the Matrix while spinning inside the Twilight Zone with Dale Gribble leading the way. I laughed, cried, laughed some more and if David Wong had been standing in front of me when I read the final words.. I would have beaten him senseless with my kindle!! I am recommending this book to all my friends & family. :)
John was my favorite character. Without him the story would have fallen flat.
His narration was beyond perfect in this book, just as it is in every book he has done. I don't think anyone else could have brought the characters to life as well as he did.
I can't decide if I was more terrified or entertained. Like riding a roller coaster, this book scares just as much as it delights.
I would compare this book to creepy folklore lurking around the internet. Like Black Eyed Kids, The Grifter Video, The Russian Sleep Experiment, or Polybius. It's a modern horror tale meant to seem like a real artifact.
I have not listened to anything else Thorne has done, but he is wonderful, and really brings the story to life.
John Dies At The End: Witness The End Of The Beginning. (Because it's going to be a series.)
There's a sequel coming out pretty soon, and I'm definitely going to listen to it. If you're a fan of horror and comedy, this ones for you.
A lover of quirky stories and characters.
This one ranks at the top. Well written and a superb performance.
Where to begin? was it the Meat Monster? the Roach Man? or the scene where it turns into a video game? Answer..D) All of the above.
The openning scene and the ending. The story moves at a good pace, but the openning really sets up what's to come incredibly and the ending is great.
Full of honest chuckles and some great laugh out moments are delivered along with some truly scary scenes rich with terror, dread, and creepiness.
John Dies at the End is the kind of book that there should be more of. It is a perfect blend of HP Lovecraft creepiness and madness with the witty and absurdity of Douglas Adams.
We must prepare.
That's really hard to answer because I liked all of the story. Molly. Definitely Molly.
I've never heard any of Mr. Thorne's other performances, this is the first one. I must say, he deserves an award. He is the perfect person chosen to narrate this book.
I laughed my butt off from the beginning to the end. Even through the graphically gory parts.
This is the perfect blend of Horror and Comedy. I can't wait for the movie, as well as David Wong's next book.
I'm already planning on listening to it again before the sequel comes out. Can't wait for the movie, though I know it will have to leave out a lot.
The characters in this book are slackers, but not stupid. They are realistic people put in a world our sci-fi horror culture has prepared us for... which is what I've always said. You want to survive the coming apocalypse? Watch a lot of movies! David Wong and John are basically my friends and I summed up. Very relatable.
The book is equal parts funny, thrilling, profound and witty. It doesn't take itself seriously until it catches itself taking itself too seriously, then it steps back, thinks about that mistake and walks away with moral indignity, grumbling something about a chili dog. In the end, it's a modern day take on H.P. Lovecraft. If there were ghosts and goblins... this is what they'd be and this is how it would go down.
I love this book. The narration was also very well done. They picked the perfect voice for David Wong.
Definitely, already have his second book pre-ordered.
Tough call. Dave has the everyday persona that you can relate to but John has that charisma that draws you to him as well.
I have not, but will in the future.
Arnie Blondstone. Great character arc for him.
A person who enjoys a confusing Grant Morrison style of storyline.
The main character was a disorganized mess of a person which is why the story (told in first person) probably reads that way. If I wanted to listen to a rambling story told by a mental case, I'd talk to my friends.
The narrator did a good job of character differentiation and had a pleasant voice.
The author does a good job of setting the scene and descriptions.
John Dies at the End was a fun read. Wry. I enjoyed the way Wong twisted all the horror and action tropes. I actually laughed a couple of times.