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America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't | [Stephen Colbert]

America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't

Book store nation, in the history of mankind there has never been a greater country than America. You could say we're the number one nation at being the best at greatness. But as perfect as America is in every single way, America is broken! And we can't exchange it because we're 236 years past the 30-day return window. Look around - we don't make anything anymore, we've mortgaged our future to China, and the Apologist-in-Chief goes on world tours just to bow before foreign leaders.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Humor, 2013

Book store nation, in the history of mankind there has never been a greater country than America. You could say we're the number one nation at being the best at greatness.

But as perfect as America is in every single way, America is broken! And we can't exchange it because we're 236 years past the 30-day return window. Look around - we don't make anything anymore, we've mortgaged our future to China, and the Apologist-in-Chief goes on world tours just to bow before foreign leaders. Worse, the L.A. Four Seasons Hotel doesn't even have a dedicated phone button for the Spa. You have to dial an extension! Where did we lose our way?!

It's high time we restored America to the greatness it never lost!

Luckily, America Again will singlebookedly pull this country back from the brink. Covering subject's ranging from healthcare ("I shudder to think where we'd be without the wide variety of prescription drugs to treat our maladies, such as think-shuddering") to the economy ("Life is giving us lemons, and we're shipping them to the Chinese to make our lemon-flavored leadonade") to food ("Feel free to deep fry this book-it's a rich source of fiber"), Stephen gives America the dose of truth it needs to get back on track.

©2012 Stephen Colbert (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Thomas Olympia, WA, United States 12-10-12
    Thomas Olympia, WA, United States 12-10-12 Member Since 2007
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    While I enjoy Colbert and certainly agree with most of his insight into our politics, this book is not interesting or very funny.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen Colbert again?

    Yes


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    Yes


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    This book is simply Boring


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ann California 04-23-14
    Ann California 04-23-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I like Colbert but this was a little too much"
    Any additional comments?

    This is in keeping with his humor and style. I enjoy his 1/2 hour show but a book is a little too much of the same thing for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Allison NEW YORK, NY, United States 04-08-14
    Allison NEW YORK, NY, United States 04-08-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Not So Different from Watching the Show"

    Stephen Colbert is a top-notch comedian, and I'm a longtime fan. This book lives up to his caliber. The writing is excellent and the performance employs great comedic timing.

    I will say, however, that this audiobook wasn't really anything special compared to just watching the show. In hindsight, I probably wouldn't have spent my credit on the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Desmond Grand Prairie, Texas, United States 03-23-14
    Desmond Grand Prairie, Texas, United States 03-23-14 Member Since 2011
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    "GET THIS BOOK NOW :)"

    If you are in the mood for some seriously funny Colbert narratives, get this book now. The bit about chiropractics was just too funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    aria San Francisco, CA, United States 03-23-14
    aria San Francisco, CA, United States 03-23-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Too short, such a tease"
    Would you consider the audio edition of America Again to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely. TV vs audible is comparable (yeah, that good, though this is really short and there is only one) - but print? This is audible, how do you think I feel about this?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of America Again?

    Well the whole thing lasted 3 hours, so I mostly spent it being sad it was about to end.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    I have yet to review a book that this question even works with


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I mean... yes, not wanted - I did. It's painfully short.


    Any additional comments?

    Get it if you enjoy life and / or laughter

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Decatur, IL, United States 01-18-14
    Robert Decatur, IL, United States 01-18-14 Member Since 2011

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    "If you like Colbert's show you'll like this book."
    Would you listen to America Again again? Why?

    Yes, I'd listen to this again which is saying something because I rarely re-listen to audio books due to having so many I have yet to listen to.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    There are certain books that just work better as audio books. You get the inflection of Colbert as he would want the book to be read. I think that adds to the enjoyment of the work.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alon Shwartz Woodland Hills, CA United States 07-22-13
    Alon Shwartz Woodland Hills, CA United States 07-22-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Couldn't stop laughing"
    Where does America Again rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The funniest book I have ever listen to. Stephen is smart, witty, and funny! People were looking at me driving and laughing like I'm crazy. That said, Stephen knows how to walk the thin line between joking about a topic and pointing real and tough problems. SMART.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I couldn't know if he's joking or serious. I guess he was both which what makes this book good.


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

    Cry from laughter


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindra Harrisonburg, VA, United States 04-12-13
    Kindra Harrisonburg, VA, United States 04-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Just plain great...as usual!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of America Again to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely!


    What other book might you compare America Again to and why?

    Only another Stephen Colbert book can compare. He is one of a kind!


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ha! Well, Stephen Colbert. His style is just plain funny!


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

    Jobs, Medication, Gold and Sh*t Brownies: Important facts about America


    Any additional comments?

    Funny, Hilarious, and Sad...but mostly, funny!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    nagi NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA, United States 03-24-13
    nagi NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA, United States 03-24-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Stephen Colbert again"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Stephen Colbert


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Anyone who listens will become a Stephen Colbert Stalker


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    by being Stephen Colbert


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    there can never be anything wrong with his performance....he is Stephen Colbert


    Do you have any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dale K. Adcock Detroit 03-18-13
    Dale K. Adcock Detroit 03-18-13

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    "Satire at its best."
    Would you consider the audio edition of America Again to be better than the print version?

    Why read the book when Stephen will read it at me so well.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of America Again?

    His delivery of every bit was spot on.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many good bits to pick from.


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

    I wouldn't change a thing.


    Any additional comments?

    The road trip got even better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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