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John Dies at the End Audiobook

John Dies at the End

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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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    Pen Name 12-13-15
    Pen Name 12-13-15 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Suspension of Disbelief"
    What did you love best about John Dies at the End?

    This book absolutely does not take itself too seriously. It is infectious from the get go.There are loose ends that I wish were explained, so i could make sense of them but that is honestly just for me. The humor is outstanding, the plot shifts itself into 5th gear from the Prologue and keeps it red-lined all the way through the book. You have to get out of a serious mindset when listening to this, as well as get used to his repetitive way of describing ridiculous scenarios, which there are plenty. But it is worth it just as a breath of fresh air, which this book is.


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

    I believe through a combo of how well written it was, and how well performed it was, John is my favorite character. Buy and large most friend groups have a John type and he is just extravagantly well written in this.


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    Sebastian 12-05-15
    Sebastian 12-05-15
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    "A Disgusting Trip Through Shit and Demon Blood"
    Would you listen to John Dies at the End again? Why?

    I would listen to John Dies at the End—In fact, I plan to do that very soon, because it's one of those books that leaves delicate clues throughout the beginning, and then has the big reveal at the end, and therefore it's one of those books that'd be nice to read again, once we know the plot, so we can find all the little easter eggs.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how imaginative this story was, how brutal the disgusting elements were, and how I could never fucking guess what was coming next. It was like what I imagine going on a roller coaster while tripping balls is like, crazy and terrifying but definitely something you're going to want to talk about afterwards, and maybe drag your friends into if they'll let you.


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

    Dave, the narrator. We got up close and personal with his character, and so its hard not to like him. He's got a good heart, a probably-more-than-healthy amount of self loathing, and really valid reasons for the way he acts. There was never a second where I was listening to him where I was like "what the fuck is with this guy" because he was just so believable.


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

    I'd say the most memorable character, probably aside from Dave, was Molly. I don't know. Molly was great. Good dog. Weird dog. Really, really weird dog.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good book to draw to, if you need to doodle or work on an art project. It's also probably good for long train rides, but I might gently caution you against listening to it as a before-sleep book if you're easily freaked out.

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    David Damascus, OR, United States 11-20-15
    David Damascus, OR, United States 11-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great story, bad reader."

    story is hilarious. the performer wasn't that good. wish he would have tried harder to project emotion.

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    Jeffry R. Blackman Central Michigan 11-15-15
    Jeffry R. Blackman Central Michigan 11-15-15 Member Since 2009

    nerdsnotallowed

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    "I can't believe people think this is good"
    Would you try another book from David Wong and/or Stephen R. Thorne?

    No. It tries to be funny but in most instances it is not. The characters are thin.


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    Rich 10-24-15
    Rich 10-24-15
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    "Good but too long"

    I listened to this during a solo road trip, so I might have enjoyed it more than I would have otherwise.

    I like the books sense of humor and overall weirdness, but it was too long. There is enough material for three books in here. The book tells three completely separate stories - they tie together but each could have been its own book. The paper version is 500 pages, way too long for a book like this.

    I do plan on reading the sequel, or listening to it on the return trip.

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    Timeviewer 10-14-15
    Timeviewer 10-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "nice"

    ...and kids let this be a reminder that doing acid is always bad for you.

    Future Violence and John are both ridiculously funny, but 'Future Violence and Fancy Suits' is 100x's better for my tastes. FVaFS is less of an oft convoluted awaking into sheer insanity and more of a traditional storyline arch with moments of insanity that make it fun.

    John Dies at the End is so rich it's overwhelming it's difficult to digest it all while remaining sane (think Stephen King's 'Gunslinger' series but on acid, bathsalts and steriods... or like standing on a beach as a 1000 foot wave rushes toward you). Listening to John, via audiobook, you will have to pause often so you don't miss story from laughing so hard and missing the story - or just listen to entire chapters over again.

    Be warned, very funny! Glad I discovered this storyteller, I will be buying future releases (new fan).

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    Cheri 10-06-15
    Cheri 10-06-15
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    "Just happy it's over"

    I haven't been so happy to finish a book in a long time. The concept is really interesting and I wanted to care but the constant penis jokes/taunts/fascination, use of the word "retarded" as a descriptor for people or situations, and, well, the author's voice and style all combined to make this a painful read. I wouldn't have finished it at all if I didn't need a book starting with "J" for an A-Z title challenge.

    I'm sure I would have enjoyed it much more if I were a teen-aged boy.

    The narrator did a fine job. Except for the voice he used for John sounded too much like Jack Nicholson.

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    Ross Gibson 09-30-15
    Ross Gibson 09-30-15
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    "Good story."

    it is an excellent story with a flawless, if slightly monotonous reading. I would definitely recommend it to people who like lovecraft and have the humour of a highschooler. All hail Korrok.

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    Randy D Shelton 09-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Something totally Different"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The book was very different And I would leave it that way.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The fantasy trip it took you down.


    Could you see John Dies at the End being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It was made into a movie, but it was a very bad movie.


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    Kyle Barnes 09-03-15
    Kyle Barnes 09-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Well written and fun"

    if you're a fan of Lovecraft or The Dark Tower , this is a funnier version.

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