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M. Amburn

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  • Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Al Franken
    • Narrated By Al Franken
    Overall
    (2085)
    Performance
    (319)
    Story
    (330)

    Finding logical inconsistencies, factual errors, and doublespeak wherever he looks, Al Franken takes on and destroys the myth of liberal bias in the media, hoists the Bush White House on its own rhetorical petard, and punctures the mean-spirited sanctimony of such media darlings as Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly. Timely, provocative, unfailingly honest, and always uproarious, Lies is sure to raise hackles and spark hilarity inside the Beltway and from sea to shining sea.

    Peter says: "Franken's One Sided View"
    "Both entertaining and educational"
    Overall

    I was really surprised with this work. Franken's previous major release ("Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot") was the most hilarious audiobook I've ever had the pleasure of hearing, and I was expecting the same type of comedic parody. Not the case with "Lies". This book starts by dissecting each member of the conservative media and how they've lied or misled their consumers. And by dissecting, I mean really dissecting. For example, he takes you through Ann Coulters, pointing out statistical errors, misleading statements using footnotes/endnotes, and outright lies. The humor is still there, but the point of the book is more about providing clear evidence that there are members of the conservative media that are intentionally misleading the public. The book then leads into Bush's administration, focusing on people in his administration like Rove and Ashcroft. When I finished the book, I was reminded of Paul Harvey's tagline: "...and now you know the rest of the story."

    I can honestly say that I completed this book with more factual information about the last four years in politics than I did with any other book, including more serious contemporary works like George Stephanopoulos' biography. It was truly that informative. I have no doubt that Franken's future in politics will be successful. I don't know any politicians that can educate me *AND* make me laugh at the same time.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Take Command: 10 Leadership Principles I Learned in the Military and Put to Work for Trump

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kelly Perdew
    • Narrated By Kelly Perdew, Brent Osborn
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Kelly Perdew, winner of The Apprentice 2, has what it takes to lead. His secret weapon: the principles he learned at West Point, as a U.S. Army Intelligence officer, and as an Airborne Ranger, principles that he's applied to business with the same firepower determination that makes our military the best on the battlefield.

    M. Amburn says: "Very disappointed"
    "Very disappointed"
    Overall

    The most disappointing thing about this book is that I can tell it had incredible potential. I enjoyed reading about the author's history and how the military impacted his life. However, I could only suffer through half due to the quotes. Literally every other sentence is a "but you know what they say..." or "and as such-and-such said..." or "like Famous Person 142 said to the such-and-such when such-and-such happened...". It was horrible. After a hundred or so of those, I just couldn't take anymore, and it's a real shame.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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