2 stars Audiobook: After having this book recommended to me for years by so many friends, I gave it a go. I struggled with this one. It went from being monotonous to semi interesting for me. The main character Joe, was too much inner dialog, repetitive and boring. His mantras ticked away at my cares about the book till there was nearly nothing left. When the book ended I was relieved to be finished. The female character ? I finished this yesterday and I can't even remember her name right now. I do remember she was an sheep. I don't care about sheep. Why were all the characters so stupid ? They were all carrying big stupid sticks, not a drop of common sense between any of them. I'm still dumber, I bought book two when I bought this one.