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If This Book Exists, You're in the Wrong Universe

By: Jason Pargin,David Wong
Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Jason Pargin’s hilarious and horrifying John Dies at the End series continues with If This Book Exists, You’re in the Wrong Universe.

"Pargin once again delights with scathing social commentary thinly disguised as an outrageous action novel.... This is a feast." (Publishers Weekly)

If the broken neon signs, shuttered storefronts, and sub-standard housing didn’t tip you off, you’ve just wandered into the city of “Undisclosed”. You don’t want to be caught dead here, because odds are you just might find yourself rising from the grave. That hasn’t stopped tourists from visiting to check out the unusual phenomena that hangs around our town like radioactive fallout. Interdimensional parasites feeding on human hosts, paranormal cults worshipping demonic entities, vengeful teenage sorcerers, we’ve got it all.

Did I mention the possessed toy? It’s a plastic football-sized egg that’s supposed to hatch an adorable, colorful stuffed bird when a child “feeds” it through a synchronized smartphone app. What’s actually inside is an otherworldly monstrosity that’s enticing impressionable wayward youth into murdering folks and depositing their body parts inside the egg as if it’s a hungry piggy bank to trigger the end of the world.

That’s where Dave, John, and Amy come in. They face supernatural threats so the rest of us don’t have to—and sometimes even earn a couple of bucks to so do. But between the bloody ritual sacrifices and soul-crushing nightmares, our trio realizes this apocalypse is way above their pay grade.

©2022 Jason Pargin (P)2022 Audible, Inc.

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The narrator makes or breakes an audio book.

I'm going to have to agree with some of the other reviewers in that this one is probably the best release since the original.

Paired with Stephen this is an excellently written and well produced audio book.

it's hella dafilthy! ;)


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Best one since the first

I absolutely loved everything about this book, but especially the fact that the greatest source of fear and anxiety for people who face down mind shattering horrors on a regular basis, is the same kind of stuff that keeps most everyone up at night: money, stability, self image, and purpose. I feel like it makes us take a real look at the true sources of anxiety and horror in our own lives, will still enjoying the hilarious, rarely predictable, and often terrifying world John, Amy, and Dave face in undisclosed. Love it! I do miss Molly horribly though.

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Amazing. what are you waiting for?

He does it again. This whole series is amazing. I loved every second of it. I hope he keeps writing these characters

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Another fantastic entry

Hands down some of the best comedy horror series out there. Even better, the books have lots of positive messages and thoughtful social commentary. This was my favorite book in the series. I hope for more.

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Monsters, jokes, and social commentary

Jason Pargin does an amazing job of detailing modern American poverty, mental health struggles, and compassionately but honestly explains the challenges of modern masculinity all while hiding it behind nasty monsters and dick jokes. I have not laughed so hard and so long at a book in my life. It will inform you, delight you, and, if you grew up poor, will scary the holy hell out of you by exposing long buried trauma (like all good horror writing should do)

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Never disappoints

Damn it I love these stories so much. I would read 900 more of them more happily than I would watch Doctor Who
That’s right. I said it.

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Da Filthy

This is another great book in this series. Well worth the price. Great narration too!

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Never ceases to amaze

This series just keeps getting better, weirder, funnier, real-er. Hope Jason stays in shape so he can churn out 20 more.

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If you're reading this review...

You're in the wrong dimension.

Not released yet, but can review it. Will update when it finally does become available.

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Pargin nails his universe once again

Jason has been one of my favorites for awhile and for anyone who enjoys this particular blend he’s been cultivating this will be another great experience!

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  • Oliver Platts
  • 10-20-22

Gripping, hilarious, moving

Also, I choose to listen to these instead of read, because Stephen R Thorne's narration makes it even better.

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  • DeanP
  • 11-25-22

Excellent.

Creative, fun, abstract, original. Always enjoy Jason / David's novels. This latest novel kept the standard impressively high.

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  • wowbobwow
  • 11-14-22

Beautiful

I never thought that I'd use that adjective to describe a book in this series, but I stand by it. without losing one iota of the madcap brilliance which is so striking in the previous books this one is truly moving. Social commentary is not something I would of expected here. There's so much love, so much humanity and so much wisdom contained within. Now please, don't let that put you off, as all the stuff you want from John, Dave and Amy is here. In fact it's here in droves. Laugh out loud hilarious, mind-bending, clever and cool as always, just even more so, now with the sense that the author really has something he wanted to say. Not that there isn't always an element of that in his stories. it's just that this one truly took my breath away in that sense. Pargin, for me, has always been a unique voice and his books are all, in my humble opinion, classics. But this one firmly cements him in my mind as the Douglas Adams of epic slacker horror. Joyous, humane, hilarious, witty, wise, deeply original and imaginative, book 4 is my personal favourite. "If..." will be a hard act to follow, but I fully expect the next "Zoe" book to rise to that considerable challenge. One day this guy's books will be universally accepted as the true classics that they undoubtedly are. I want to see them on school reading lists. Thank you Mr Pargin, you've cast a little light into, what has been, for me and mine a pretty douchey year.

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  • Mark M.
  • 11-09-22

More of the same brilliantness

If you’re new to the series then congratulations on finding it, enjoy!

If you’ve read the other books first you probably won’t need a review to go ahead and read this one. Everything that you love about the series is included in this novel

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  • Jennifer R.
  • 10-24-22

Gruesome good fun!

All the gang are back and they are still solving their monster problems with time travel, friendship, lots of weapons and weird sh*t. And don’t forget the sauce. Good gruesome fun!

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  • C. J. Toft
  • 10-24-22

worth the wait

waited a long time for this and was not dissapointed, excellent addition to the series with excellent narration, loses a point on performance as too me it sounded a bit echoey.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-29-22

Super fun

Super fun with surprises. I’ve read all Jason Pargin’s books and this does not disappoint. Kind of feel like reading it again!

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  • Rebecca de Salis
  • 10-25-22

Another book in the series? Sign me up!

Another great book in the series. Not quite as well formed and pulled together as the others but still funny and enjoyable!