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John Dies at the End Audiobook

John Dies at the End

STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why?
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STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why? You just have to trust me. The important thing is this: The drug is called Soy Sauce and it gives users a window into another dimension. John and I never had the chance to say no. You still do. I'm sorry to have involved you in this, I really am. But as you read about these terrible events and the very dark epoch the world is about to enter as a result, it is crucial you keep one thing in mind: None of this was my fault.

©2007 David Wong and Permuted Press. All rights reserved. (P)2011 BBC Audiobooks America

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    Michael Lowery 03-13-13

    old software guy

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    "7 yrs - the 1st one I wish I could return."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Only those who enjoy tasteless violence


    What was most disappointing about David Wong’s story?

    That I bought it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance was adaquate.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from John Dies at the End?

    The first three chapters - I quit after that.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't buy this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kaitlin 03-07-13
    Kaitlin 03-07-13 Member Since 2011

    A scientist in training with her head in the clouds. With no time to read but plenty to listen, audible has changed my life forever.

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    "I'm still not sure what was going on"
    Would you try another book from David Wong and/or Stephen R. Thorne?

    Um... maybe just so I could figure out what happened in this first book


    What was most disappointing about David Wong’s story?

    It was soooo disjointed. It had no end. It got so frustrating at points when it was just like "get on with it!" and then at other points it just skipped months worth of story. Like no big deal. It was so...unrealistic (I mean obviously it's science fictiony/fantasy so of course it's not real but it wasn't even...plausible if that makes any sense.) I just..wasn't impressed. And John doesn't even die at the end! (SPOILER) Dave does! And John dies in the middle. Gr.


    What does Stephen R. Thorne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like his voice acting. His John is great :) Also, there's an air of humor and sarcasm I might not have picked up in the book


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It had very vivid imagery and was funny at parts. I liked the characters a lot, but the story was just such a cluster fluff...


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    Melody Ocoee, FL 03-02-13
    Melody Ocoee, FL 03-02-13 Member Since 2016

    Have a renewed interest in books after falling in love with audio books. I am listening to all different genres and exploring different authors.

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    "Am I missing something?"

    I loved the idea of this book. I really wanted to like the book more. However, I am not sure it works in audible format. I would listen in my car and found myself always lost in the story. I would rewind and jump back a chapter just to re-listen to something I thought I missed. This is a story you have to be fully focused on to follow.

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    L. Raguso Lebanon, TN United States 02-28-13
    L. Raguso Lebanon, TN United States 02-28-13 Member Since 2012

    Geek, FanGirl, into Supernatural Horror and the Macabre. Favorite authors: Mark Tufo, Stephen King, John Sandford, Darynda Jones, Z. Recht.

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    "Odd, Wacky and Wierd"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you like odd, wacky and wierd, this book is for you. If you have a hard time following a story line, you will likely get confused early on. All that said, I loved this book. The story was interesting and I couldn't wait to see what bizzare thing was going to happen next.


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    Amazon Customer MARSHFIELD, MA, United States 02-27-13
    Amazon Customer MARSHFIELD, MA, United States 02-27-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A bizarre, crazy, trip!"
    What did you love best about John Dies at the End?

    The narrators performance of John. He was soo funny!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Well, the actual plot was extremely far fetched. I am OK with this, but I wish there had been a little bit more seriousness with the characters and their development. The story started to go there, but then another crazy thing happened.....


    What about Stephen R. Thorne’s performance did you like?

    His performance of John was amazing. I laughed out loud several times. I WILL actually look for his name on other reads because I enjoyed him so much. I enjoyed the narrator more than I enjoyed the story as a whole.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Careful! Exploding people nearby!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan M. Kelley VA USA 02-26-13
    Ryan M. Kelley VA USA 02-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Tried something new, and I liked it!"
    What did you love best about John Dies at the End?

    I loved that this story wasn't a formula driven story. No "good guy battles the bad guy and wins because he is the good guy" stuff. The characters are not knights in shining armor, everyone is broken (or at least chipped), but that didn't make them bad people, or especially good people. Just... people. The story was a little crazy... a little funny... a little surprising... And the twists and turns weren't sadly obvious, or so ridiculous that it ruined the story. It all felt like it just fit together. And fit well.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was afraid the the story was going to get overly complicated... overlapping time, and different dimensions, and all of the classic over-complications of scifi...

    Nope! The story was "filtered" by the point of view of the regular guys on an irregular adventure. They didn't bother trying to explain everything. They figured out what they needed to know, and went with it.

    It was an interesting premise, a good story, and a very good performance. Thorne's performance fit the characters perfectly, in all their imperfect glory.


    Any additional comments?

    I almost hope for a sequel to this book.... but I would be afraid it wouldn't be able to capture the same magic as this one did.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    amanda United States 02-20-13
    amanda United States 02-20-13
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    "worst book I ever heard!"
    What disappointed you about John Dies at the End?

    this book was a complation or random impossible unfinished stories with no central train of thought. I think the author and publisher must have been on drugs.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    nothing by this author ever again


    How could the performance have been better?

    possibly a story line


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from John Dies at the End?

    the whole thing


    Any additional comments?

    dont waste your money

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jason C. Holland seymour, indian 02-19-13
    Jason C. Holland seymour, indian 02-19-13 Member Since 2012

    jason

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    "a very fun story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of John Dies at the End to be better than the print version?

    n/a


    What other book might you compare John Dies at the End to and why?

    This story was all over the place, and I mean that in a good way. It has an Army of Darkness/Evil Dead type of gore, good one liners and tangents like Palahniuk, and a smart-ass quality of a drunk Vonnegut. It has a great pace, good twists, and by the end of the story you are worn out. I'm looking forward to downloading his other book next month.


    Which character – as performed by Stephen R. Thorne – was your favorite?

    They were all done well, Thorne really made the story fun.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the first two minutes either hooks you or not, the rest of the book is pretty like that. So if it appeals to you, then get it.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like stories with a dark humor and enjoy reading/hearing setups or situations that make you say, "what the hell was that about," this will be 15 bucks well spent

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    Bob 02-15-13
    Bob 02-15-13
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    "Juvenile Hijinx - At Times Witty"

    I was mildly amused throughout this book but the story just continued to meander. I checked my timer from time to time and had that 'Oh Sh*t, how much longer is this book going to last?"

    The author is one creative and witty person, though generally in a low-brow way. This is 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure' with aliens.

    The narrator, Stephen R. Thome, was outstanding and I'm sure I would enjoy him on other novels.

    So I give the narrator 5 stars and the story 2 stars because from time to time it was entertaining.

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    JanBreesmom MIRA LOMA, CA, United States 02-14-13
    JanBreesmom MIRA LOMA, CA, United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2012

    Breesmom

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    "Told as a Nightmare, in Bits & Pieces"

    This one is kind of hard to rate. I would give it four stars for ingenuity and inventiveness of the basic story but overall I give it three stars because the story needs to be tighter...I get that it's suppose to be like a nightmare but it meanders all over the place in too many places. A shorter book would have been appreciated, I think.

    The narrator did a fine job with the material. I recommend this book to those who liked books such as a 'Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy'...liked, not loved--people who loved that book are absolutely in love with it, I think and might take offense in this one being compared to it...that said, if you liked that book you should at least find this book to be similarly entertaining.

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