If you are considering either reading the book or listening to it, I recommend listening. The performance is great! If you were thinking about not reading or listening to it at all, then you should change your mind, because you would be missing out!
I have listened to 5 books and this is the lowest rank after Al Gore's book.
He talks about unemployment and benzodiazopines (?) or psychotropic drugs. His reading and jokes are a bit too angry at times for me to enjoy.
When he talks about Vicodim being the wonder drug determined by the open market (high demand for the drug).
No. I listen in parts.
Cobert's first book is a better listen. So much for sequels.
I really enjoyed this because the writers put together a great book, and Colbert does an amazing job narating; it is basically a non-news based episode of his show. This is best produced audiobook I've heard.
I don't know.
He is better for a few minutes on TV. After three hours it gets really old and is no longer funny.
If you enjoy watching the Colbert report you'll probably enjoy listening to this audio book. However, if you're expecting something groundbreaking you'll be disappointed.
Laugh out loud, thought provoking, fun accents for his characters which makes it better to listen to than read. As with the Report, it isn't meant to be concrete fact, getting the laugh is the first priority.
Nice length and great listen. I love Colbert's sharp misdirection humor. Well done.
I was surprised how funny he is. I've never seen his TV show, I just learned of him....yep, from a talk show, and I decided to get his book to learn more about his sense of humor. Which is GREAT!
His tips on how to go to a job interview
A funny look at serious topics
I laughed out loud several times, probably looking like a fool to passersby as I listened while riding my bike and shopping in Target.
It needed to be just plain funnier. Only the "food" chapter made me and my wife laugh out loud. The rest was mild-chuckle stuff that sounded like rejected scripts from the "WORD" feature on Colbert Report.
It wasn't UNfunny, it just seemed that the writing was done with the TV show in mind and without the graphics and visual delivery it wound up really lacking. And after more than a few minutes the same schtick gets old, whereas on the TV show it moves on to something else fairly quickly.
The narration was quite good in terms of clarity and intensity and comic timing.
One of the absolute top books
You cant stop laughing
He is just hilarious!
Everything is funny. Maybe the Wall Street part stands out a bit as being especially funny. Or the outsourcing of jobs part.
It is compelling! A very satirical analysis of the downfall of America. A lot of sharp observations taken to the extreme. Obviously not a very scientific take on the current issues, but definitely food for thought presented in a very welcoming and funny way!