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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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    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!

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    nagi NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA, United States 03-24-13
    nagi NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA, United States 03-24-13 Member Since 2014
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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

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    Dale K. Adcock Detroit 03-18-13
    Dale K. Adcock Detroit 03-18-13

    doctor dale, RN

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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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    michael Cedar Grove, NJ, United States 03-18-13
    michael Cedar Grove, NJ, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2011

    documentary filmmaker

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    "Colbert does it again, nation!"
    What made the experience of listening to America Again the most enjoyable?

    Steven's delivery is essential to this book! If you love his show, you will like this.


    Would you recommend America Again to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would definitely recommend this book


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

    Of course I laughed out loud! It's Colbert!


    Any additional comments?

    The book seemed a little short, maybe that's because I was enjoying it so much. Stephen can make deep insights into the current political and pop culture scene that make you think and laugh at the same time!

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    Ella 03-11-13
    Ella 03-11-13
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    "Loved it"

    If you are considering either reading the book or listening to it, I recommend listening. The performance is great! If you were thinking about not reading or listening to it at all, then you should change your mind, because you would be missing out!

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    Marcia Riverside, CA, United States 02-15-13
    Marcia Riverside, CA, United States 02-15-13 Member Since 2016
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    "The first book was better!"
    Where does America Again rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to 5 books and this is the lowest rank after Al Gore's book.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    He talks about unemployment and benzodiazopines (?) or psychotropic drugs. His reading and jokes are a bit too angry at times for me to enjoy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he talks about Vicodim being the wonder drug determined by the open market (high demand for the drug).


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

    No. I listen in parts.


    Any additional comments?

    Cobert's first book is a better listen. So much for sequels.

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    Mark SAINT JOHN, NB, Canada 02-14-13
    Mark SAINT JOHN, NB, Canada 02-14-13
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    "Amazing Naration"
    What made the experience of listening to America Again the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed this because the writers put together a great book, and Colbert does an amazing job narating; it is basically a non-news based episode of his show. This is best produced audiobook I've heard.


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    Ooopsie! WEST NEW YORK, NJ, United States 01-24-13
    Ooopsie! WEST NEW YORK, NJ, United States 01-24-13 Member Since 2011

    I just follow the signs!

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    "funny.. but not too funny ! Colbert can do better!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of America Again to be better than the print version?

    Smartest guy out there ! If you are a fan a must. Not a fan ? u r not missing anything.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Beaufort, NC 01-19-13
    Jim Beaufort, NC 01-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Funnier on TV"
    Would you try another book from Stephen Colbert and/or the narrators?

    No


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen Colbert again?

    No


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

    I don't know.


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

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    He is better for a few minutes on TV. After three hours it gets really old and is no longer funny.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sverre United States 01-15-13
    Sverre United States 01-15-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Funny, but nothing surprising"

    If you enjoy watching the Colbert report you'll probably enjoy listening to this audio book. However, if you're expecting something groundbreaking you'll be disappointed.

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