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 enjoy sci-fi, fantasy, non-fiction, historical fiction genres. Liked Stormlight, Mistborn, GoT. Last read: Shadows of Self
The book is not that great as the show, so the people who love the show might be a little disappointed. I gave it 4 stars because certain chapters of the book were really funny.The jokes did get repetitive but listening to the entire cast of The Daily Show was a treat.
I love a good book...
Jon, Samantha, Wyatt, Jason and John certainly make this reading of The Daily Show book very enjoyable. I especially appreciated Segorney Weaver's interjection at the Title/subtitle points.
This was the first audio book that I listened to that was specifically made for the audio format. It was very funny. Some parts made me laugh out loud even. Overall I would say that it was just good, not great. But totally worth the download.
Witty commentary on current world order (or lack thereof). Pithy takedowns of morally corrupt "establishments." The political slant: If more moderates with a conscience would get involved, then the voices of extremism would be marginalized.
A "generous" 3 stars to this book (mostly because I'm a devoted fan).
It's nice that added narrations are provided by other "Reporters" from the show, and Mr. Stewart's "narration" is as good as his nightly deadpan performance on "The Daily Show."
If you're a fan of the show, you'll love it.
If your a fan of Political Satire, you'll like it.
But, I can't help but feel that this would have made a "Better Than Average" "Daily Show Special if given a slightly larger than normal budget.
Still, I did enjoy and was very happy to find it was so very quickly made available to the Audible.com membership.
I usually don't write reviews but I had to for this one. I love Jon Stewart and I liked his last book AMERICA, however EARTH doesn't live up to his reputation. It doesn't flow very well and It is a constant fight to keep my attention on this book. There's a few cracks that will make you laugh, but I recommend you save your 3 1/2 hours, your money, and the disappointment.
I'd pass. Hoping it would be more like the daily show and about current topics but it's more of a novelty book rather than anything of any substance. Maybe laughed twice. Maybe the actual book would be better than the audio book as some of the readers are not good.
After having listened to "A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction" and loving it, I truly looked forward to listening to this latest book. Though there were some smart commentaries on culture as we know it, a lot of the humor, and delivery was IMHO sophomoric and forced.....I expected more from this team.
Flip through the book for yourself at a regular bookstore and you'll see how much you're missing on the Audiobook!
There is no better way to get your point across than to push it with a sarcasm stick, and Jon certainly knows how to do that. If you like The Daily Show, sorry, it has nothing to do with it. The book is a narrative for extraterrestial visitors which explains the pathetic state of our planet. Funny, sarcastic, sometimes a little over-the-top, but so true. Especially loved Cenac and Oliver's narrations.
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