Sunday, January 1, 2012

Book Review: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race by Jon Stewart et al

I started by listening to this book on audio, but since I had the print book I decided to flip through it too, which I'm so glad I did because even though the audio said it was unabridged, there were parts left out. Mostly photo captions, but sometimes whole sections. And what was omitted wasn't consistent from one section of the book to the next. So with trying to skim the book, I really had to reread the whole thing which was annoying. But you know, it's hard to decide which format was better.

The audio gives you Jon Stewart and buddies. You get sarcasm, sound effects, Samantha Bee, and Wyatt Cenak. The print gives you photos (with captions). The whole thing was hilarious of course. My favorite was a description of the earth, which has something no other planet has: "A marginally successful publishing industry." This book was a good audio for a car trip as it appealed to both my boyfriend and me (in fact he picked it out.)

I got the audio book from the library and the print book was a gift from my brother.

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