Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time, but when it became apparent to Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show that the world was about to end, they embarked on a massive mission to write a book that summed up the human race: What we looked like; what we accomplished; our achievements in society, government, religion, science, and culture - all in a lavishly produced audiobook of approximately 200 minutes.
After two weeks of hard work and nights in the recording studio, they had their audiobook. Earth (The Audioook) is the definitive guide to our species. With their trademark wit, irreverence, and intelligence, Stewart and his team will posthumously answer all of life's most hard-hitting questions, completely unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity, or even accuracy.
Read by Jon Stewart, the Daily Show correspondents, and featuring a special performance by Sigourney Weaver.
©2010 Jon Stewart (P)2010 Hachette Audio
Books are magic!
Like in "the Daily Show" Jon manages to tell a lot of informational and revealing stuff about us humans at the same time! :-)
I was expecting much more. It was rather flat.
It was missing the wit of his usual commentaries
I so wanted this to be as funny as the first book (which made me laugh until I cried). But it just... wasn't. Good idea. But, like most sequels, it didn't exceed the original.
Very funny book. It has some great lines. I wish Jon would slow down so I can absorb more of the jokes.
Comedy at its best. Sharp and insightful from the same people who write and perform on the Daily Show. Sometimes veers off wildly but the punches keep on coming. As a satire about the world we live in today it is never dull but sometimes preaches to the choir. Great voice acting from Stewart & co. Standout performances from Jason Jones and John Oliver as always.
It was entertaining, fiction is not my cup of tea most days..
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They were what made it funny. None individual stood out but as a cast they were a laugh.
A movie no. A TV series? Only if it were more like a Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy tv show.
Stupid. I am a regular watcher of the daily show, and I generally like it. The book was dumb though. It was dumb statements about the world I already knew, boringly simplistic. Really? Aliens are taking over our planet after its destruction, so here a bit of background on it....
There were a few jokes here and there. Most of it was heard it before, ha we're obnoxious human type stuff
The story was not funny. Jon Stewart's humor is so much better than this effort, every night!
Jon narrated it but the story wasn't funny or insightful.
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