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
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.
Yes, especially men, it is definitely from a male perspective, especially in as often as peni are mentioned. women don't think much about them, but apparently if you have one, you think about it all the time.
none. It is quite unique....a little Army of Darkness esque.
nope, but I would again.
Dave Saves the World!!!!!..........sort of.
I really enjoyed this story. it is very well written and read. I liked Dave and John, The plot was great, It ended a different story than it started, but it is a work of fiction which allows the author a lot of freedom.
I watched the movie first. (Four Times and counting) I had to get the audio book to compare it to the movie. I was so impressed how close the book was to the movie. Except there is more book and therefore well worth the listen.
The most memorable part of the book was the scene with Arnie Blondestone, when John tells him he is dead and has been murdered and is only there because John basically made him up in his mind.
Excellent performance, he made the audio book.
The only extreme reaction I had to the book was that I had a hard time putting it down. I know these two don't really compare, but this book and Joyland are my most recent favorites. I could hardly tear myself away from them.
Watch the movie and get the book. The movie is a great complement to the book.
I have always loved reading, helping people to find a passion for these amazing books lead me to work in a local bookstore.
I am not the type of person to pick up a second book in a series first; however, I did so with this series. I purchased the follow up book "This Book is Filled with Spiders; Dude Seriously Don't Open It." without even realizing it was the follow up to "John Dies at the End"
This series is very fun to listen to, the story is a bit odd and hard to follow compaired to its sequel but the oddball humor and deliver make it a great light read, the heroes of the book come off as just incompetent enough to make you feel like they could really be two drunken stupid friends who stumbled into super powers.
This is a difficult book to review, as it had some downright clever and funny parts and some other areas that were either boring or downright stupid. It is for these last two points that I dropped my rating a bit.
To sum up the book, 2 stoner/loser type characters do some alien drugs and end up being able to cross dimensions and talk with ghosts and other unworldly creatures. That really sums up the novel. Throw in weird friends and occurrences that eventually lead to....? Well, I don't really know what it lead to.
Don’t get me wrong, the book was entertaining, but I think the author tried too hard to be funny and weird all at the same time. In the end, he missed the mark. The narrator was quite good and definitively made the story much more enjoyable than it really was.
Would I recommend this? Yes, but only after your “A-list” is depleted.
I know this is supposed to be horror-comedy and I don't know if its the narrator's delivery or what but I'm not finding this book that funny or scary. So far I'm about 1/2 through and wondering why it isn't over yet. I don't care about either of the main character's. There is nothing to really like about either of them. The female characters that seem to come and go are one-dimensional and interchangeable. Apparently the end of the world is nigh and its a big yawn. At this point I'm just listening out of stubbornness. My advice is skip this and go listen to some Sandman Slim books.
David Wong manages to tell a poignant tale about the supernatural and the risks of snorting any kind of mystery substance some random Jamaican guy gives you. John Dies at the End is a ludicrously ridiculous supernatural story that is not only funny but a enjoyable read. By the end of the book you will want to join with John Cheese and David Wong on their next supernatural adventure.
Started audiobooks years ago. Now instead of pop music on my ride to work or walk around the neighborhood I get enriched and smarter.
I don't know about the print version, but compared to the movie it was better and worse in some ways. The movie contains about half the plot line, but it's more dramatic. IF you liked the movie you won't be disappointed
It wasn't John dying at the end.
He brings some tempo and suspence. He narrates from one character's point of view and does that charater's impression of the other people. Nice.
How can you rename the book? Otherwise you won't be expecting John to die at the end.
Weird start. Weird middle. Weird end. I think I enjoyed it. I laughed a lot. It's completely different from what I normally read/ listen to. I'd probably listen to it again... just to see if it really is as weird as I thought the first time around... and to see if I missed any jokes.
Did I mention it is weird? Because it is. And I'm pretty sure that's a good thing. Decide for yourself. It's worth the credit.
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