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John Dies at the End | [David Wong]

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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Publisher's Summary

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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    Cameron Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 10-25-12
    Cameron Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 10-25-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book!"

    I really enjoyed this book. It was shocking and disturbing (sometimes forcefully so I must admit). The narration was stellar, dynamic and emotional. This book is hilarious is such a twisted way that really caters to my darker sense of humour. Great read, 5/5.

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    Rey 10-08-12
    Rey 10-08-12 Member Since 2012

    If you give me something original I will probably like it, regardless of the genre. Stick to a formula and I want to hurl a book at your head.

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    "Definitely Different"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. If you're looking for a good laugh and a horror story all smashed into one, you'd definitely like this.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Definitely the performance. He did a good job at keeping the story interesting instead of making me want to gouge out my eardrums.


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

    John, obviously.


    Who was the most memorable character of John Dies at the End and why?

    KORROK. ALL HAIL KORROK.


    Any additional comments?

    It's definitely not the kind of book for people who don't have the humor of a 12 year old boy. Thankfully I do and the book is hilarious to me.

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    Kerri J. Austin, TX USA 10-01-12
    Kerri J. Austin, TX USA 10-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A little psychotic, a LOT awesome!"
    What did you love best about John Dies at the End?

    I absolutely LOVED this whole book! This story was fascinating from beginning to end; in fact, I was disappointed that it ended and have only managed to console myself with the knowledge that the next book is due out shortly. I can't even imagine there even being a conclusion to this story, at least as long as Dave is living (although, with this story, it's highly possible the story could continue even after his death!). I usually read books myself, but I got into audio books for a road trip, and I have continued using audio books to get me through even short driving trips (it is an amazing cure for road rage!). Sometimes, the narration of an audio book leaves much to be desired, but this one really hit the mark. I found the narration fit the character perfectly, so much so that I first thought maybe the author himself had narrated. When I discovered it was someone else, whose name I didn't recognize, I actually googled him! But, in my mind, he is so much David Wong that I don't know if I could listen to him narrate a different story now. Anyway, he was very entertaining, and he did a pretty nice job of capturing different voices of the other characters. My one complaint would be his "Amy" voice; it made me cringe every time. But I don't hold a grudge; I imagine it's tough for a man to do a good female voice. Overall, I am 100% satisfied with this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of John Dies at the End?

    Tough to limit to just ONE memorable moment, but I'll go with the moment when John dies. LOL!


    Have you listened to any of Stephen R. Thorne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the only one.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and no. It fully captivated my attention, but I enjoyed drawing it out.


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    Gary Swartzleonard 09-24-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Not really my type of story..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The genre of this book is similar to reading about someone playing a video game. I am sure it would appeal to many people - probably those who play video games - but I don't and so did not relate to the characters.


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

    There is really nothing wrong with the story. It is just not the kind of story that appeals to me.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen R. Thorne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


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    Alia Rochester, MI, United States 08-16-12
    Alia Rochester, MI, United States 08-16-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Lovely Chaos!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sometimes I don't like stories where you are put into the middle and have no idea what is going on. And then you think you are finally catching on, and something happens to totally change your perception of the story and you're lost again. However, this one is brilliant in its ability to lose you every few pages, yet keep you so enraptured to the story that you couldn't stop listening if you wanted to. It is about monsters, conspiracies, supernatural elements, aliens, paranormal fears, and everything in between, yet it is also none of those things. You really just have to listen to it to know what I'm talking about. Try it!


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

    Its style reminds me of the Monster Hunter International series, with its single, sardonic narrator, fantastic fighting scenes, kind of gross monsters, and likable characters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Oh no, I couldn't possibly tell you. It would ruin everything!


    Who was the most memorable character of John Dies at the End and why?

    Well, obviously John. But also the narrator David Wong. And the worms. Wait, nevermind. I didn't say anything about worms.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    jason COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, MI, United States 08-06-12
    jason COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, MI, United States 08-06-12
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    "Odd..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Funny, but you have to have an odd sense of humor to appreciate.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great one liners!


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah United States 07-21-12
    Sarah United States 07-21-12 Member Since 2013

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    "Not meant for me ..."

    Honestly, I just think that this book was written for a whole different age group or genre. I get the horror and the comedy parts. But overall, I just kept getting lost from horror jump to horror jump. Nothing seriously against the book, I bought the book because so many people gave it 4 to 5 stars. So I thought, why not try something different??? Well ... it way different than I like. Some call it a thriller .... um ... I just didn't get that from the writing. Also, some said that they just couldn't put the book down. Well, trust me, I did. I made to the end and still walked off with the thinking of "huh?"

    Here's my recommendation to future listeners of this book ... read all the comments. If it's your cup of tea, get it! If not, keep looking.

    Nothing against the writer or the listener, it just wasn't for me. And that's cool ...

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    Rebecca PENSACOLA, FL, United States 07-17-12
    Rebecca PENSACOLA, FL, United States 07-17-12
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    "Off in a good way"

    Everything about it was so good I was sitting in my car after the drive just to hear what happend! I cant wait for the sequel.

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    Dann Los Angeles, CA, United States 07-16-12
    Dann Los Angeles, CA, United States 07-16-12 Member Since 2009

    My preference for a good story is something totally unusual and not run of the mill stuff. Give me something I haven't heard before.

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    "Couldn't wait till it was over"

    If acid could take acid that just ate acid, that's this book. REALLY good narrator. It's written well if you like the subject matter.

    I'll file this in with Ex-patriots and Spawn under, "Don't open till - NEVER AGAIN!"

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah 07-05-12
    Deborah 07-05-12
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    "Brilliant !!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved this book. The narration was excellent. The story line engaging. Imagine a gut clenching adventure through the Matrix while spinning inside the Twilight Zone with Dale Gribble leading the way. I laughed, cried, laughed some more and if David Wong had been standing in front of me when I read the final words.. I would have beaten him senseless with my kindle!! I am recommending this book to all my friends & family. :)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John was my favorite character. Without him the story would have fallen flat.


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

    His narration was beyond perfect in this book, just as it is in every book he has done. I don't think anyone else could have brought the characters to life as well as he did.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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