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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: September 2010 ISBN: 9781607886167
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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!

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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.”

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  • “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.”

    Booklist

  • “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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen C | 2/5/2014

    " It's exactly what you would expect. snarky comments about everything. I am enjoying it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Will | 2/3/2014

    " Kind of disapointing. But more importantly not so funny. There were some humorous moments (The photo/idea of the playbill for the failed "The Diahrrea of Anne Frank" play), but mostly it didn't stand up to "America". Something was missing. The idea is good - a guide for Earth to aliens in the future after we've destroyed ourselves. It just fell flat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 1/30/2014

    " I thought this book was hilarious. I really enjoyed the 'alien' insights into the often ignored but completely strange human condition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cameron | 1/27/2014

    " Some very funny bits, though a bit more sporadically humorous than America (the book). Difficult to read in long segments, but it makes a great bathroom book. So, I guess what I am saying is that you probably don't want to borrow my copy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 1/8/2014

    " Another funny offering from the team at the Daily Show, though I thought America: The Book was much funnier. Still this book is a great summary of all the silly things we hold dear and our history. You will laugh outloud and most of the material "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri Pell | 12/14/2013

    " Too funny. The audio book is awesome with bits by Daily Show Correspondents that are hilarious. Short for an audio book, it was humorous and one of the few audio books my husband has listened to with me all the way through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Weber | 10/11/2013

    " laugh out loud funny--in parts "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri Light | 9/14/2013

    " I both snickered and howled with laughter. Humans should do that about themselves much more often. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lily | 9/8/2013

    " Very funny book! Must listen to it on audio cd to appreciate the humor of the book! If I had read the written version, I probably would've never finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rita | 8/26/2013

    " My teenage boys and I listened to this in the car on a road trip to Niagara Falls. It was funny! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 8/8/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed America (The Book). I had high hopes for this one--and, while I wasn't disappointed, I have to state that it didn't quite live up to the quality of its predecessor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sean | 2/20/2013

    " Very disappointing follow-up to America (The Book). I know the adage of, "it's funny because it's true" makes a lot of things funny, but not always. This book was filled with lame, obvious jokes and inane "chatter" in each section. Good idea but immensely flawed in execution. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Petts | 1/9/2013

    " Entertaining. Worth reading for fans of the Daily Show. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 12/12/2012

    " My brother brought this to me in the hospital over the weekend, and I devoured it. Seriously one of the funniest books I've ever read in my entire life. I had to read something aloud from every single page to whomever was in my room, and had them cracking up too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Bloom | 10/13/2012

    " Not bad. Reminds me of HHGG. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clif Smith | 9/16/2012

    " Lots of satire and off-the-wall humor. Not exactly "laugh-a-minute" but fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ted | 6/27/2012

    " It had it's moments, but not all that great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 5/2/2012

    " Entertaining, but at times too easy. There were a few gems, of course, but overall it was a little disappointing. Note that I listened to the audio book, and perhaps the hard-copy's visual presentation is important. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 rinabeana | 4/6/2012

    " Wildly entertaining. I popped it in at 6am when I headed on a road trip and was in stitches. No need for caffeine to stay awake! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Dancer | 4/4/2012

    " I LOL a few times "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 mary | 3/12/2012

    " even when read by the cast and narrated by Sigourney Weaver, it just wasn't very funny. I don't think I laughed out loud even once. very disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hitbybus | 12/28/2011

    " This book is completely hilarious! It also points to some truisms about our world and it's history. I cheated and listened to the audio book, which I'm about ready to listen to the whole thing again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 pri | 10/14/2011

    " listened to audio and read book. i had high hopes after America (i loved that audio book and still listen to it for a laugh) and while this was funny and had its moments, i didn't find it as funny. still highly recommend for fans of the show. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curtis | 5/20/2011

    " This book is really funny. I haven't laughed this hard since I watched "The Hangover". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 5/19/2011

    " Meh. It was funny in spots, but pure silliness can only carry a book so far . .. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 5/17/2011

    " I went with the audio version simply because I knew having the folks from the Daily Show read this would make it that much better.

    I was correct.

    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/17/2011

    " Hilarious, as always. America (the book) is still my favorite, but still. My tummy always hurts after reading these books, in the best possible way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francesca | 5/13/2011

    " I listened to the audiobook which provides a very funny 3 hours of political satire and the off-hand humor of the Daily Show. I will have to get the book, though, to enjoy the accompanying sidebars and graphics. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alyssa | 5/12/2011

    " Amusing, but it gets old after a while. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 5/8/2011

    " It was pretty funny throughout. Not something I would actually recommend 'reading' but listening to on audiobook when stuck in traffic? Definitely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kwesi | 5/5/2011

    " I agree with many reviews I've seen. If you like the Daily Show you'll like this. It also confirmed for me that this kind of humor and satire works best via audio and in short spurts...say about 22 minutes a night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 5/2/2011

    " Excellent bathroom book. I don't think I'll ever look at Tang the same way, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 4/28/2011

    " very funny, if you like his humor.

    "If necessity is the mother of invention, laziness has to be its drunken step-father." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Flasher702 | 4/25/2011

    " Didn't read the whole thing. Humor was hit-or-miss with no real agenda just an ultra-stereotypical liberal bent. I had some good laughs though and if you're a fan of the Daily Show you'll probably like this book at least as much. "

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About the Author
Author Jon StewartChris Smith is a contributing editor at New York, where he has covered politics, sports, and entertainment. He lives with his wife, son, and daughter in Brooklyn.

Jon Stewart is a comedian, writer, actor, producer, director, bestselling author and former host of The Daily Show. He lives with his wife and children in New Jersey.