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America Again Audiobook

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

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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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    Amazon Customer 09-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not as Good as Previous Colbert"

    Read on paper, two previous Colbert's, I Am America and I Am A Pole, both funnier in the reading than this one in the listening. I LOVE Stephen Colbert!; but was unfortunately underwhelmed.

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    Amazon Customer 09-20-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good overall"

    while this book does not have much story to it, it didn't make me laugh a few times. it's interesting to see a way of having fun while still shining light on some of the problems in America.

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    Joe S. 09-17-15
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    "Shouldn't have high expectations"

    It's a funny book. Expect it to be pretty nonsensical at times. It's Stephen Colbert, after all.

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    one hot mama 08-05-15
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    "Awesome book"

    Highly recommend every American read or listen to. Don't be cattle! Lots of factual information.

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    Pen Name 06-20-15
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    "Extraordinarily lazy"

    Really sad to see such a smart, capable performer so completely phone it in like this. Apart from one or two clever moments it was genuinely difficult to listen to, and I'm a big fan of his work.

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    Justin OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, United States 05-12-15
    Justin OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, United States 05-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    "You can't not like this"

    Like the first book, this is classic Colbert. In fact, I think "Colbert" is the best word to describe it. In the same way that Monty Python effectively created its own sub-genre ("Pythonesque"), "Colbert" has become its own style. If you never watched the Colbert Report, I have no idea how this book will strike you, but if you have, you'll get it. My only complaint is that I wish the book were longer!

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    Julie Kiley 03-24-15
    Julie Kiley 03-24-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Funny, surprisingly concise assessments"

    We liked Colbert's TV show, so this comes from fans. As a medical professional, I found his drug faves to be the best part of the recording. The hedge fund description and the Citizens United case were both informative and funny. The last drunken bit was wierd. Oh well. We still love you, Stephen.

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    Rachel R 01-29-15
    Rachel R 01-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Always fun with Colbert"

    Really enjoyed this. If you liked the Colbert Report you will definitely like this book. Stephen's satire is always hilarious

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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.

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    Allison NEW YORK, NY, United States 04-08-14
    Allison NEW YORK, NY, United States 04-08-14 Member Since 2016
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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.

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