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America Again Audiobook

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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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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    marisol 01-20-16
    marisol 01-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "you are awesome Colbert!"

    loved it definitely an eye opener, and plus it made me laugh so much. To love America you have to be willing to work towards a better America how ever is in your power to do so.

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    Mark 01-01-16
    Mark 01-01-16 Member Since 2014

    Enjoy books about History, Sports, Travel, Geography

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    "Not Funny"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Insightful humor. This book is juvenile and not thought provoking. More like an audio version of "slap stick" comedy and too much about Stephen no social commentary


    What was most disappointing about Stephen Colbert’s story?

    No insightful humor or true social commentary


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

    No


    What character would you cut from America Again?

    Stephen C and most of the guests


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    Luke Venables United States 12-12-15
    Luke Venables United States 12-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Freaking Hilarious"

    This book is a crack up. I have always loved Stephen Colbert and this didn't disappoint. Recommend to anybody who likes to laugh or wants to enjoy what they are listening too.

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    Jared 11-30-15
    Jared 11-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good but not great"

    All in all the book is ok. It's not great but not bad. It's a treat to hear Stephen narrating his own book but honestly I think I just liked him better in small doses.

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    Perry L. Porter 11-30-15
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    "Nice!"

    the narrator was excellent as always but the story was not so so....

    it is hard to compare an audiobook - his TV show because he was so animated in this facial expressions and you don't quite get that in an audiobook

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    Jim 10-23-15
    Jim 10-23-15
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    "A Little Colbert goes a Long Way"
    Where does America Again rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not among my favorites.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Seriously?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    na


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    This is not a book that "moves" you. It entertains.


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    Jessica Einstein 10-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Meh"

    A great performance, but just not as funny as I was expecting. I guess it was just too much satire for me? I had thought there might be some substance along with the funny.

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    Amazon Customer 10-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Funny & Enjoyable. Well worth the price and time."

    I listened to it several times!!! You'll find it hard to put down. Once you begin listening to it, plan on finishing it all at once.

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    MikeTheStone 10-13-15
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    "Get ready for a lethal dose of cynicism!"

    You probably already know who Stephen Colbert is and are familiar with the character he played on The Colbert Report, as I was when I bought this book, but you are not prepared for the onslaught of cynicism that is about to lay siege to your earballs. It's nearly unmitigated, and to be honest, I found it tiresome after about half an hour.

    Make no mistake, there were some serious laughs to be had, but when you consider the gravity of the subject matter, namely the decline of our society, the nonstop barrage seems in bad taste. I guess the best solution is just not considering the gravity of the subject matter. It appears to have worked for Colbert.

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    Khalid 10-07-15
    Khalid 10-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Funny without real substance"

    Steven is as always a brilliant sarcastic however in this book you he lacks genuine ideas or real substance to talk about. At times you feel some of the stuff is just there to fill space. After reading the previous book "I am America, and do can you" I was expecting much more from this one.

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