This was an excellent example of what "The Colbert Report" would be like if produced during the WGA strike. Colbert's delivery and character are great, but this audiobook lacks the subtlety, satire, intelligence and humor that makes me love "The Report".
This is probably the funniest book I've ever run across. It has something to offend everyone, including me, but enough really hilarious comments to more than compensate. Unless watching the Colbert Report gives you massive indigestion, I highly recommend this book. It is guilty, as some have accused, of seeming like it may have been done on-the-fly (in between presidential campaign speeches, possibly), but that's part of its appeal.
Not nearly as funny as I had hoped.
I had expected something of substance not much in the way of content. It seemed like a bunch of Sub TV Quality written "The Word" segments.
Neither a Thumbs Up or a Thumbs Down.
This is one of the funniest audiobooks I have ever listened to. Stephen Colbert is hilarious and his deadpan Neo-Con delivery will have me laughing at Republicans for years to come.
Big miss, doesn't display his comic genius, only an exaggerated parody of Bill O'reily's effort to write a book.
I must say I am disapointed with Steven Colbert's book. As a fan of the show, I hoped the humor of the show would translate to this format.
It did not. In fact, some parts were more offensive and, well, stupid. For example, the football rant in the middle of the book was completly beneath the quality of his show.
No crafty "The Word" no political humor of any merit. Skip this one and buy John Stewart's America...which is well...funny. Colbert's book is not.
How disappointing! A collection of cliches and predictable humor. The "Stephen speaks for me" parts are narrated in annoying, obnoxious voices and go on far too long after the idea has been exhausted.
Give it a miss.
I loved "I Am America (And So Can You!)" I like to view myself as a conservative (Libertarian) and so some of the things Colbert makes fun of are actually representative of me. I just can't help but laugh! I listen to Bill O'Reilly afterwards to get me back on the straight and narrow.
Amazing book. Stephen and his writing staff are brillantly entertaining. I've listened to this a-book three times so far. The great thing about this audio book is how well it complements the hardcover. Each having their own uniqueness.