I went straight into this book from John Dies at the End, and I was thrown off by a few things. First and most notable, the formatting of the book changed from the first, it has more traditional structuring now which is good for the story telling but in an audio format doesn't run quite as well for me. John Dies At the End was unique to listen to because it was almost like your friend sitting down with you telling you a crazy story where this feels more like a regular book. And second for those who listened to the audible audiobook for John Dies at the End, the voice actor is different, and it's not an improvement over the stellar performance and voices in the last book. It's serviceable, but the narrator in the last book was amazing and this one is just good.
The plot is wonderful though and it is good listening. I highly recommend it.
Terrific story, likable characters, really great narration, and a lovable dog. I liked this book, A LOT, and am adding it to my 'listen to regularly' list. And as promised, here are the exclamation marks!!!!!!!!!
A semi-sequel to John Dies at the End, this book brings back several of those characters and introduces new ones. Wong provides humor more consistently than most writers without ever taking away from excellent action and sly bits of philosophy.It's easy for a writer to find a great concept, especially in an invented world, and then to get horribly stuck in it with all the books that follow (see Peter Cline) but even with familiar characters Wong manages to be fresh and funny. Nick Podehl does a great job with the characters. There are a few characters (the psychologist) where I thought he made a strange choice for the voice at the start, but by the end of the book the characterizations make perfect sense. It would be easy to go overboard with many of the characters, especially John, but Podehl keeps everyone consistent, interesting, and realistic.
It's not just full of spiders, it's crawling with classic David Wong wit, too. This Book is Full of Spiders is not just infested with thick, armored bodied arachnids. It's brains, boners, and guts splattered all over your trailer wall. Get infected with this enthralling tale, and give up hope for a normal future. Instead, have a beer.
I am going to listen to this two more times! loved it! John is the best Character. when he ramped the barricade blasting creed! I howled! yess! it was freaking awesome!
Loved it. Been a fan since I read John Dies at the End in high school. haven't heard of it watch the movie. if you like that read, or listen to the books. movie leaves a lot out, but manages to capture the spirit. unlike most Hollywood adaptations of books.
Ms. Lou Hoo
I loved this one almost as much as John Dies At The End. I listened to John Dies a while ago and then took a break to get that narrator's voice out of my head. I usually hate it when they switch narrators but I didn't even notice it this time since I waited so long between books. If you liked John Dies, I think you'll like this one. It is a bit different, though. The format takes some getting used to. It jumps around a lot and I would sometimes have to rewind a bit if I zoned out while the chapters changed. But I loved it nonetheless. It might be time for a relisten already. Thanks, David Wong, for getting so bored with your insurance job that you decided to unleash your crazy on the world in book form.