Really sad to see such a smart, capable performer so completely phone it in like this. Apart from one or two clever moments it was genuinely difficult to listen to, and I'm a big fan of his work.
Like the first book, this is classic Colbert. In fact, I think "Colbert" is the best word to describe it. In the same way that Monty Python effectively created its own sub-genre ("Pythonesque"), "Colbert" has become its own style. If you never watched the Colbert Report, I have no idea how this book will strike you, but if you have, you'll get it. My only complaint is that I wish the book were longer!
We liked Colbert's TV show, so this comes from fans. As a medical professional, I found his drug faves to be the best part of the recording. The hedge fund description and the Citizens United case were both informative and funny. The last drunken bit was wierd. Oh well. We still love you, Stephen.
This is in keeping with his humor and style. I enjoy his 1/2 hour show but a book is a little too much of the same thing for me.
Stephen Colbert is a top-notch comedian, and I'm a longtime fan. This book lives up to his caliber. The writing is excellent and the performance employs great comedic timing.
I will say, however, that this audiobook wasn't really anything special compared to just watching the show. In hindsight, I probably wouldn't have spent my credit on the book.
Absolutely. TV vs audible is comparable (yeah, that good, though this is really short and there is only one) - but print? This is audible, how do you think I feel about this?
Well the whole thing lasted 3 hours, so I mostly spent it being sad it was about to end.
I have yet to review a book that this question even works with
I mean... yes, not wanted - I did. It's painfully short.
Get it if you enjoy life and / or laughter
Yes, I'd listen to this again which is saying something because I rarely re-listen to audio books due to having so many I have yet to listen to.
There are certain books that just work better as audio books. You get the inflection of Colbert as he would want the book to be read. I think that adds to the enjoyment of the work.
The funniest book I have ever listen to. Stephen is smart, witty, and funny! People were looking at me driving and laughing like I'm crazy. That said, Stephen knows how to walk the thin line between joking about a topic and pointing real and tough problems. SMART.
I couldn't know if he's joking or serious. I guess he was both which what makes this book good.
Cry from laughter