Series: John Dies At The End #1
Published by AudioGo on September 14, 2010
Genres: Paranormal, Science Fiction
Source: Owned Audible Book
You should not have touched this book with your bare hands.
NO, don’t put it down. It’s too late.
They’re watching you.
My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours.
You may not want to know about the things you’ll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it’s too late. You touched the book. You’re in the game. You’re under the eye.
The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why? You just have to trust me.
The important thing is this:
The drug is called Soy Sauce and it gives users a window into another dimension.
John and I never had the chance to say no.
You still do.
Unfortunately for us, if you make the right choice, we’ll have a much harder time explaining how to fight off the otherworldly invasion currently threatening to enslave humanity.
I’m sorry to have involved you in this, I really am. But as you read about these terrible events and the very dark epoch the world is about to enter as a result, it is crucial you keep one thing in mind:
None of this is was my fault.
I love audio books. In the author’s notes on the audio version of Joe Hill’s NOS4A2, he talks about how the first stories we learn are read to us. I listen to audio books when I’m in the car, shopping, and playing Candy Crush.
In typical book blogger fashion, I already have a tbr shelf just for audio books. Reviewing them is a bit more difficult, because I don’t take notes and I don’t always know how to spell the characters names. So these reviews will be a little different from my book reviews.
I wanted to read this book the moment I first heard of it simply because the title seemed like a very Midnight Book Girl kind of read. But of course, there are always a hundred titles I feverishly want to read RIGHT NOW, so I put John Dies At The End on my to be read list. I finally purchased the audio, which may have been on sale, because the little snippet I heard was promising. I have to admit, I wanted so much to like this book that part of the reason I avoided it was because I was afraid that it wouldn’t measure up to expectations.
I was completely unprepared for how incredibly funny this book was!
This is a weird ass book, though, fair warning. I have a weird mind, but even I had trouble at first understand what the heck was happening- but I kind of loved that fact. Anytime a book can out-weird me is a day for the history books! David and his goofy friend John end up taking a substance that gives them the ability to see and do some weird shiz. Ghosts, aliens, alternate times, a cool ass dog and lots of randomness made this an awesome midnight read. I don’t know if the quirk would work (lol) for everyone, but I ate it up like delicious gelato.
Stephen P. Thorne helped make this book the awesome listen it turned out to be. There is so much humor and freaky weirdness going on that this should have been a hard book to narrate. Thorne rised to the challenge though and had me driving around, wasting gas, just so that I could more. I really look forward to listening him narrate more books!