Gutfeld succinctly and humorously puts into words what I've been thinking about the antics of the entitled lefties for a long time. There were actually passages that had me laughing so hard at the ironic truths put forth in this book that I actually had to rewind it to hear the parts that I missed while I was laughing..., much to the amusement of some of my coworkers. I highly recomend this book to anyone who's looking for a few laughs at the expense of the heavily biased media and the liberal elites.
There was absolutely, positively nothing positive about the United States in this book. I'm a generally cynical person, and certainly not a fan of society as a whole or people and their agendas for that matter, but this guy makes me feel like Dale Carnegie by comparison. It couldn't have been more biased.
Nope. I feel the same way about his work as he does the United States.
Perhaps it was the material that influenced my opinion of the performance, but I thought that he came across as snarkey and condescending.
Anger, definitely anger. Yeah, disappointment. Did I mention anger?
I'm a pretty big Who fan. It was my hope that there'd be some sort of inside stories of how some of my favorite songs came to be which, to fair there are, but not anywhere near enough. I was also hoping to hear some inside stories about the recording process and their legendery screaming matches but alas, only a scant few. The narrative pretty much goes on about his neurosis’ and accompanying substance abuse problems, which is fine. But personally I would have preferred more of the former and less of the latter.
Beyond that, the sniggering smarminess that dominate spots of his narration tend to wear thin after a while and have left me having to listen to this in installments. I havn't even finished listening to the book, but intend to. In conclusion, it's just a difficult listen where I fully expected to devour it.
Ordinarily I'm not a fan of Scott Brick. IMHO he butchered the narration of Atlas Shrugged, one of my all time favorite favorite books. However he excelled in this one.
As a lifelong admirer of Thomas Jefferson. Listening to this book, and the bio of John Adams has shown Citizen Jefferson in an entirely different light in HIS OWN WORDS in letters to James Madison and in articles he ghost wrote ripping the reputations and intentions of both Hamilton and Adams to promote his own political agenda. Still a great man, though a decidedly flawed and duplictous one. Though a misfit toy himself who made some ridiculously stupid decisions in his personal life, Hamilton had a gargantuan intellect and forsight that created sytems that are still relevent and in use today. There are few more glaring examples of the expression "history is the lie that everyone agrees on" than that of what is commonly believed about Hamilton.On a side note. I listened to this soon after listening to the Steve Jobs bio, and the similarities in how they presented their ideas, the accuracy of their visions, and how they interacted with people while promoting them is startling.
If you like Ann Coulter (and liberals, not so much), you'll love this book. Her razor sharp writing is absolutely riveting. I only regret not having bought the unabridged version, which had a different woman reading it. The less than stellar reviews of the other reader, along with the fact that Ann Coulter herself reads this abridged version is what ultimately influenced my decsion. I highly recommend this book, and expect I'll listen to it multiple times.
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