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Buy the book, then buy the audiobook when it comes out, after which you should probably buy the book again
, November 15, 2011
If you haven't read his previous works "Areas of My Expertise" and "More Information Than You Require", be prepared to be driven down into a dark, bottomless pool of non-fact: the final inclusions on his work of complete world knowledge and a day-by-day break down of the end times. Do not be frightened by sporadic subject matter and frequent callbacks to his previous books, you can pick up the series here as a new reader and follow the excellent story of a deranged millionaire staring into the spectacular, terrifying void.
If you're already familiar with John Hodgman's series then you may be like me: I was going to hold out until Hodgman and Jonathan Coulton got back into a studio to record the audiobook, but I couldn't hold out. Neither should you. There's too much good stuff here, and after multiple listens of hobo names and molemen it's easy to hear the author's voice and the troubadour's guitar as you read.
In addition, the predictions he makes start by December 2011. You won't be able to hear an audiobook version before Ragnarok does or doesn't begin, and reading Hodgman's advice for an apocalypse yet-to-be has a unique value that you'll only be able to cash in on for the next month or so. Additionally, trying to speed read to the end before the blood-red sea devours your home and family may also prove cumbersome.
Worth your money and time, as if you'll have either when the supercollapse begins and the Ancient and Unspeakable Ones return.