The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook)

A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race
By Jon Stewart (Audiobook, 2010)
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.

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.

Jon Stewart was born in New York and lives with his wife and kids in New York City.
  • "[T]he devil's own comedic handiwork, a side-splitting guide to the abuses and absurdities built into our political processes and institutions." (New York Times).

  • Jon Stewart's blisteringly funny take on US history that becomes even better when you hear it.
    "Welcome, non-reader." From the moment you hear The Daily Show host Jon Stewart's voice utter that deliciously tongue-in-cheek salutation, it's clear that this is no ordinary audiobook. As a rabid fan of both America (The Book) and its primary author (other Daily Show writers contribute), I was skeptical that this tome, with its panoply of visual jokes and lush graphics, could be successfully rendered in audio. Put simply, I was stupid.

    ....If someone were to ask me whether she should pick up the print or audio version of Stewart's side-splitting send-up of our beloved nation and its governance, I would be hard-pressed to choose. With appearances from Daily Show luminaries such as Stephen Colbert, Ed Helms, Rob Corddry and Samantha Bee, the audiobook comes to life in a way that the (albeit brilliant) print version just can't. Even if you've read America cover-to-cover more times than you'd care to admit, check out the audio version. I swear on the sainted heads of our Supreme Court Justices, you won't be disappointed.

  • "[T]he most ecumenical, evenhanded, and hilarious political satire since...Our Dumb Century. I'd recommend it be taught in schools, even though some teachers may feel uncomfortable contextualizing the photo of a presidential candidate tea-bagging a hooker. (Grade: A)"

  • "[I]nspired parody....[T]he book's ultimate joke...is that it's not only more informative about how American government and culture work than the textbooks it burlesques, but gives us a keener sense of having a stake in both."

  • (PW Annex Reviews).

Product Details

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook)
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $14.98 US/$16.50 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 210
  • ISBN-13: 9781607886167
  • On Sale Date: 09/21/2010
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook)