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Being George Washington Audiobook

Being George Washington

If you think you know George Washington, think again. This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powers—yet changed the world forever. It's a story about a man whose life reads as if it were torn from the pages of an action novel: Bullet holes through his clothing. Horses shot out from under him. Unimaginable hardship. Disease. Heroism. Spies and double-agents. And, of course, the unmistakable hand of Divine Providence that guided it all.
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If you think you know George Washington, think again.

This is the amazing true story of a real-life superhero who wore no cape and possessed no special powers—yet changed the world forever. It's a story about a man whose life reads as if it were torn from the pages of an action novel: Bullet holes through his clothing. Horses shot out from under him. Unimaginable hardship. Disease. Heroism. Spies and double-agents. And, of course, the unmistakable hand of Divine Providence that guided it all.

Being George Washington is a whole new way to look at history. You won't simply read about the awful winter spent at Valley Forge—you'll live it right alongside Washington. You'll be on the boat with him crossing the Delaware, in the trenches with him at Yorktown, and standing next to him at the Constitutional Convention as a new republic is finally born.

Through these stories you'll not only learn our real history (and how it applies to today), you'll also see how the media and others have distorted our view of it. It's ironic that the best-known fact about George Washington—that he chopped down a cherry tree—is a complete lie. It's even more ironic when you consider that a lie was thought necessary to prove he could not tell one.

For all of his heroism and triumphs, Washington's single greatest accomplishment was the man he created in the process: courageous and principled, fair and just, respectful to all. But he was also something else: flawed.

It's those flaws that should give us hope for today. After all, if Washington had been perfect, then there would be no way to build another one. That's why this book is not just about being George Washington in 1776, it's about the struggle to be him every single day of our lives. Understanding the way he turned himself from an uneducated farmer into the Indispensable (yet imperfect) Man, is the only way to build a new generation of George Washingtons that can take on the extraordinary challenges that America is once again facing.

©2011 Mercury Radio Arts, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2011 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    Monterey_Jack Cookeville, TN 04-17-13
    Monterey_Jack Cookeville, TN 04-17-13
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    "More Than a Book of History"
    What made the experience of listening to Being George Washington the most enjoyable?

    As a student of history, it provided details about the events surrounding General/President Washington the I was not aware. But what makes Being George Washington unique, is Author Beck's take on Washington's character in dealing with circumstances.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Being George Washington?

    The several accounts throughout the work of Providence sparing Washington to fulfill his life's purpose.


    What about Ron McLarty’s performance did you like?

    His voice ... it is both pleasing and engaging.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Along with other works on Washington, it further reinforced George Washington as the greatest President, and Father of the Country by his precedences on defining the Presidency. Lesser men would have been tempted to let vanity overtake service to others. For example, had he been so inclined, he could have taken advantage of his popularity to pursue kingdom instead of presidency.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend Being George Washington especially to patriots who love and serve Our Country. It reinforces some of the reasons they do what they do.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert H. Sheeks Santa Rosa, California USA 12-30-12
    Robert H. Sheeks Santa Rosa, California USA 12-30-12

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    Would you try another book from Glenn Beck and/or Ron McLarty?

    Not if it is like this one.


    What didn’t you like about Ron McLarty’s performance?

    Far too contrived. Too much acting.


    Could you see Being George Washington being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Maybe...


    Any additional comments?

    Typical Glenn Beck with is occasional tongue in cheek comments. I could have done without those.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ray 12-28-12
    Ray 12-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The story of a role model for all of humanity."

    “Being George Washington” is a story that is mostly focused on the Revolutionary War and the founding of the United States and our Constitution but is also a narrative of the life and inner soul of one of the greatest men to have ever lived on earth. No one can help not to revere him for what he did for this great nation, the United States, and the example he is for every leader of all nations. Glenn Beck illustrates how George Washington’s way of life can be an example of how people, regardless of their circumstances or state of being can better themselves, and live a more fruitful life.

    Ron McLarty narrated the Audio Book in a way that brings all the characters to life in a way that holds one’s interest in anticipation of how the next part of the story will unfold.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Charles New Bremen, OH, United States 12-11-12
    Charles New Bremen, OH, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2015
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    "gGreat insight on our first president"
    Where does Being George Washington rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Being George Washington?

    Natural leadership


    Which character – as performed by Ron McLarty – was your favorite?

    Definitely George Washington


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The truth about a Great Leader


    Any additional comments?

    Great read about a man that everyone should know about

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kenton SANDY, UT, United States 12-05-12
    Kenton SANDY, UT, United States 12-05-12
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    "Inspiring at a time when presidents are not"
    If you could sum up Being George Washington in three words, what would they be?

    Reading history as a story about an individual who selflessly dedicated his life to make us a free nation was just the medicine I needed after the indigestion left from last presidential election. This kind of character is too rare these days and the more the electorate reads about true patriots the more we will not settle for politicians who pretend to be patriots. Character is everything.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    George Washington was chosen and protected because he chose to stay true to correct principles. What a contrast with today's politicians.


    What about Ron McLarty’s performance did you like?

    Ron's reading was superb.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was inspired.


    Any additional comments?

    Please find more inspiring characters in American history and right about them. We need to see what made this country great so we can see the threats to our freedom and stability.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dana Canyon, TX, United States 10-11-12
    Dana Canyon, TX, United States 10-11-12
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    "Like being there"
    Would you listen to Being George Washington again? Why?

    Yes. I have listened to it twice already and will listen to it again. Performance is excellent and the content is outstanding. Better than a history book.


    What other book might you compare Being George Washington to and why?

    Haven't read or listened to anything that compares. Glenn's comments throughout the book about "Being George Washington" are inspiring.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was in awe of the story of George Washington, the man. The dramatization of the accounts in the book made the story enjoyable without detracting from the facts. Whenever there are inconsistencies in the accounts or if historians are not sure of how certain things happened, it is pointed out so as not to be presented as the complete truth.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was written in a fashion where the reader/listener can live the story and relate to such a great founding father. He was fallible and above reproach at the same time. I listened to this book right after a trip to Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Having just visited Valley Forge, Christ Church in Philadelphia and Constitution Hall and walking the grounds, I listened to the story of the struggles and triumphs that happened there. Sure wish I had listened before the trip.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Miramar, FL, United States 09-10-12
    Tim Miramar, FL, United States 09-10-12
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    "Great Book, Especially if you went to Public Schoo"
    What made the experience of listening to Being George Washington the most enjoyable?

    I learned things in this book that I never knew prior to listening to this book. In one word . . . Character. This book brings out the Character of George Washington, and what disciplines he exercised to bring out that character. It's all about being the right person, at the right place, at the right time. Without being the right person, you'll miss out when the right place and the right time arrives.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey Millington, TN, United States 08-23-12
    Jeffrey Millington, TN, United States 08-23-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Very motivating"
    If you could sum up Being George Washington in three words, what would they be?

    Inspirational, motivating, great


    Any additional comments?

    It made me want to be a better man, a better American, and a more active in my community.

    It's more than just a story or biography, it's a motivational book. Inspiring us to be the best we can be.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    A. Sandoval 08-20-12
    A. Sandoval 08-20-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent book, well worth your time!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I expected this to read like a political book, or a history book, but was drawn in to Being George Washington as surely as if I was hearing a Historical Fiction Novel. Learning so much about the character and integrity of Washington, and the need for us to emulate those characteristics was uplifting!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 08-20-12
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    "Great book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Being George Washington to be better than the print version?

    Listen as I drive, it works for me


    What other book might you compare Being George Washington to and why?

    Killing Lincoln


    Have you listened to any of Ron McLarty’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    N/A


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    You ask to many stupid questions for a review


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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