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
I read all the time, or nearly. I always have, I guess, since I was very young ... and now, getting older, more audio than any other medium.
If you like the Daily Show, it's a pretty sure bet you'll like "Earth" too. It's ironic, frequently laugh-out-loud funny, and often on the mark true. You have to like word play and it doesn't hurt to actually know more than a little world history. The narration by the Daily Show cast and other celebrities is perfect. A funny book with a serious subtext ... I enjoyed it very much!
It was one of my favorite.
John Stweart and samantha b.
The chapter about commerce was funny.
This book will have you laughing from start to finish! It's satire at it's finest. Jon Stewart's sardonic wit makes every day observations absolutely hilarious whether it be Caligula's bucket list or the definition of society and the wackiness of the social contract.. modern man will kill you for timber...
Very Funny, a must read. Jon Stewart, Jon Oliver, Sam Bee, etc make a great performance. If you like The Daily Show you will love this audiobook. I would recommend it.
In the middle - one of the better non fiction selections.
I enjoyed all of his performances in this audiobook.
The narration was amusing
Dear Aliens: We really f-ed up...
Funny at times, no realy organization to the book
Basically my same review to America. Always enjoy content from the Jon Stewart crew.
Not really a funny read. There's a few laughs, but this is pretty much like reading an encyclopedia. Truly. It's a list of things on Earth described to aliens who might be watching. Eg "Rivers: moving bodies of water. Largest of which was the Nile." Followed by a gag which usually wasn't that funny. Highly forgettable book.
I really thought I would like this book, as I love the Daily show. All the sound effects and the jumping around of narraters was so awful I couldn't finish.
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