Review: The Daily Show Presents America (The Book), The Audio Book.

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America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy InactionAmerica (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction by Jon StewartMy rating: 2 of 5 stars

**Review for Audio Book** What a disappointment! That this book is credited with audio awards is proof that those awards are decided on the text and the celebrity of the reader, not the audio elements. I don't know who directed this, but they somehow managed to get one of the most energetic, passionate comedians to sound about as bored with his own work. There are one or two points when Jon goes into full performance, otherwise his performance is clearly going for deadpan, but deadpan doesn't work on audio, and the director should have convinced Jon of that. It was probably interesting, even amusing to watch Jon record it, and I'm sure it was giddy to have him in the studio, but that doesn't just magically translate to audio.

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