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Download The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,427 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee Narrator: Jon Stewart, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, John Oliver, Sigourney Weaver Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 two hundred minutes.

After two weeks of hard work and nights spent 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. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Like The Daily Show this parody delivers wittily framed absurdities in a sweetly deadpan way…Like the show, it’s best when it takes on subjects of real substance…That’s why the funniest material is about religion and science.”

    New York Times

  • “A laugh-out-loud, rollicking social satire.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Jon Stewart offers a hilarious satiric guide to the planet Earth and the human race for aliens who will someday discover this planet when we cease to inhabit it. Although he provides most of the narration, he is supported by Daily Show cast members Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, and John Oliver, as well as Sigourney Weaver, who narrates chapter and section headings. Stewart and the Daily Show cast give ample evidence of their sparkling comedic timing…With this group narrating, it seems extremely doubtful that any listener will be able to avoid laughing out loud at some point.”


  • “Once again fearless anchor and ringleader Jon Stewart and his gang of snark-attack writers at The Daily Show bring barbed, laser-guided intelligence camouflaged with gleeful vulgarity to the page, this time to tell the story of Earth…Patches of actual science, albeit laced with such silly business as a recipe for Primordial Soup, give way to comedic takes on everything from adolescence to Larry King, our obsession with skin color, love (which has inspired poetry and restraining orders), celebrities, religion, advertising, and war. Funny on levels high and low, this rambunctious chronicle of the defeat of reason is a topsy-turvy tribute to a planet of ‘singular beauty’ and its problem children.”


  • “This is a timely and entertaining title sure to do well among Stewart’s many fans, who will doubtless laugh along. Recommended.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • “A goofy guide to our planet, with literate ironist Stewart at the helm…The legions of readers of America will know exactly what they’re in for—and readers of whatever stripe, save those who are fans of McDonald’s and Satan, are likely to enjoy this one.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenn | 2/20/2014

    " I enjoyed this audiobook, but didn't think it was spectacular. It made me smirk alot, but rarely had me laughing out loud. Creative and interesting, but not something I'd ever listen to again... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emilyn | 2/11/2014

    " Some laugh out loud funny moments, but not as many as I would have hoped. An interesting concept for a book. I skimmed most of it since it was due back at the library, but I don't think I'll be trying to get it again to really sit down and read the rest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lynzo | 2/11/2014

    " brilliant, just brilliant. i think the audiobook is probably better than the text because jon stewart, john oliver, wyatt cenac and samantha bee are all reading. hilarious satire about human life and earth in general. read this (no...listen to it!)! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amatullah Richard | 2/6/2014

    " Entertaining but nothing to write home about. A bit disappointing and not nearly as good as the first book, America. "

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