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Publisher's Summary

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

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  • Rich
  • Las Vegas, NV, United States
  • 01-31-11

We need more disruptors...

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.

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    3 out of 5 stars

A "Back-Handed" Compliment from a fan.

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 membership.

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  • nicholas
  • stephentown, NY, United States
  • 01-04-11

Skip this one

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.

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    2 out of 5 stars


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.

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  • Judith
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • 11-26-10

A bit disappointed

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.

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  • Michael
  • WALNUT, CA, United States
  • 11-26-10

Missing Much of the Written Book's Contents

Flip through the book for yourself at a regular bookstore and you'll see how much you're missing on the Audiobook!

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Diana
  • Laredo, TX, United States
  • 11-08-10

True to form Stewart!

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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  • Deborah
  • Bedford, IN, United States
  • 10-28-10

Nice, but naughty

A guru for the younger among us, a potty mouth for those who are more mature. I liked it, snickered and giggled, but how the standards of comedy have changed. Not for young teens.

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  • steve
  • kearny, NJ, United States
  • 10-14-10

Great stuff....

Stewart is a comic genius. Funny and educational. A great listen and I would definitely recommend this for all Earthlings and for all Aliens as well!!!

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  • ANTLink19
  • West Des Moines, IA, United States
  • 10-06-10

Funny, Original, Jon Stewart

A post-humorous look at the human race, as portrayed by Narrator Jon Stewart speaking towards an alien being or race that has stumbled upon earth. A definate for fans of Stewart or Colbert.

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