Title: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth: A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race
Author: Jon Stewart
Read by: Jon Stewart
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Genre: Audio, Comedy
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 Book) 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.
My Take: Love it! If you watch the Daily Show you are sure to love this audio book. I was surprised to hear Sigourney Weaver narrating you through the chapters (It made me think of her monologues in the Alien movies) and you are sure to recognize the voices of popular The Daily Show "news anchors": Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Wyatt Cenac and John Oliver. I must say there are times when it does get kind of boring and you can lose your train of thought but then someone will say something funny and it brings your attention right back. The book basically begins at the beginning of time and takes you through the creation of the Earth and everything that has happened on it. It makes you feel like you are sitting through an inappropriate history or science class that you can't help but giggle through! I would recommend this to any Jon Stewart fan or any other person that likes sarcastic humor!
Buy it: This book was just released on October 8 and can be purchased from local bookstores or online retailers for the SRP of $24.98US and $27.98CAN.
Win it: Of course I have two copies of this audiobook to giveaway. Remember they will make great Christmas Gifts. (I might actually pass mine on to my grandmother because she is such a Jon Stewart fan!) This giveaway will begin on November 8 and end on November 22. It is open to the US and Canada. No PO boxes please. The winners will be chosen via random.org and notified by email. They will then have 48 hrs to respond before another winner is chosen. Just leave a comment to enter!
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