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
This book would be fun to read in print, but listening to the monotone/sarcastic narrator dictate a huge plot shift just didn't work for me. I kept having to rewind to re-listen to the random plot changes.
This is by far one of my favorite books I've gotten from Audible.
It's a bit confusing at first, but once it gets going, boy, does it get going!
Why wouldn't I recommend this book...it's freaking awesome!
No this is the first time.
Don't touch the sauce.
I have re-listened to this book countless times.
Saw the movie first, but really enjoyed this book. If you don't like and follow the first 10 minutes you might not like it. It is for people with a strange sense of humor.
I happen to like dark, quirky humor that drips with sarcasm so this book was right up my alley. If you don't like off-beat humor or story lines that don't resemble a line at all then you probably won't like this book. This book definitely falls squarely into the strange category but to me it was strange in a good way.
But this book dies a slow painful death from the very beginning. Don't waste you time or credits.
If David Lynch and George Carlin teamed up to tell a twistedly humorous apocalyptic tale very loosely based on "A wrinkle in time" then this would be that love-child. Demons, zombies, a stupid dog, possession, aliens, shot guns, and a one armed girl, all beautifully visualized through the eyes of a unique video store clerk and his slacker friend.
Definitely. It's an terribly original work in a style that reminds me a hybrid between The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, They Live, and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.
John was terrifically absurd, providing both comic relief and exposition.
If you can keep up with all the twists and turns - part of what makes this audio book so enjoyable is having to pay attention - you will love John Dies at the End. But Gosh I hope John doesn't really die at the end. Did I miss that?
This book was funny, but you have to abandon all logic to follow the story, if "following" it is even possible. There are a lot of poop, fart, and penis jokes. I had a lot of laughs, but found the story unfulfilling. I think my little brother would really like it and appreciate it more than I did. He would probably rate it 4 or 5 stars. I would recommend it to certain people, but I wouldn't recommend it for everyone. Most of the story makes little sense and it hops around so much. There are a lot of puns. I'm cool with puns. I got it when it was on sale, and I am happy with the purchase. I would not have wanted to pay full price for this book, but $4 isn't bad for it. It gave me several hours of comedy while I worked. I was told it was made into a movie. My friend said she loved the movie. I have not seen the movie, but I think this might translate better into a movie.
The narrator did an awesome job of bringing the story to life. I always appreciate that about Audible's books.
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