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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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    Joseph R Williams Moscow, ID United States 10-30-12
    Joseph R Williams Moscow, ID United States 10-30-12
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    "Entertaining Listen"
    What made the experience of listening to America Again the most enjoyable?

    Very entertaining. If you like Colbert then you'll like this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I like Colbert Report because its an entertaining way to learn about politics and current events. I found this book equally entertaining as his show but didn't learn anything useful.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Oli 10-18-12
    Oli 10-18-12 Member Since 2015

    “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges

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    "Okay"

    Not as funny as 'I am America' but worth a credit. Colbert's satirical humor is always fun to listen.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Alex Chatsworth, CA, United States 06-02-13
    Alex Chatsworth, CA, United States 06-02-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Not funny. The guy hates everything around."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Not funny. The guy hates everything around.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not funny. The guy hates everything around.


    What three words best describe the narrators’s voice?

    Not funny. The guy hates everything around.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not funny. The guy hates everything around.


    Any additional comments?

    Not funny. The guy hates everything around.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robert D. San Antonio, TX 12-17-12
    Robert D. San Antonio, TX 12-17-12

    Duda Right Thing

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    "Love Political Satire"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Stephen Colbert does not disappoint. This book was absolutely enthralling. I couldn't stop laughing and it makes you think. If you like Jon Stewarts book you will love this book as well.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nicholas CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE, United States 12-01-12
    Nicholas CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE, United States 12-01-12
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    "My first audio book!"

    I am a fan of the show so I was prepared for a certain level of sarcasm. The performance was just as well done as any episode of the Colbert Report. While I didn't "read" the book it was adapted very well into an audio book. The only real negative comment I have is that the sarcasm was too thick (at least for me). I never knew there was such a thing, but at times I actually forgot the topic he was even referring to because it was so obscured by sarcasm. It was a lot of fun to listen to, but it falls very short of an insightful read if that's what you're looking for. I wouldn't advise to listen or not based off of my opinion, but if you think you like sarcastic humor, this could prove you wrong.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jacob PROVO, UT, United States 12-01-12
    jacob PROVO, UT, United States 12-01-12
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    "Hilarious and surprisingly informative. As always."
    Would you listen to America Again again? Why?

    I imagine I will be playing certain parts for my friends every now and again.


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    Danielle BOWLING GREEN, OHIO, United States 11-07-12
    Danielle BOWLING GREEN, OHIO, United States 11-07-12
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    "Really well done"

    I really enjoyed thus book. It was fun to listen to while driving. I reccomend it.

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    Rod portland, OR, United States 10-29-12
    Rod portland, OR, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Do NOT drive listening to this!"
    What made the experience of listening to America Again the most enjoyable?

    Stephen Colbert does satire so strong that it gets your gut aching. The writing team that produced this book have mixed some old and new stuff to make an hilarious listen.


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

    To get the full performance, with the unique Colbert intonation, inflection and timing, is incomparable to just reading the book.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    It is so easy to make "Clean Coal" once you know how. Colbert illuminates this and many other aspects of American scientific achievement, life, economy and politics


    Any additional comments?

    As a native of Australia and unable to vote in the US, it is wonderful to see that America has the ability to laugh at itself. The recovery from the Bush years is still precarious and that is what makes satire of this calibre so important- as well as simply hilarious.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    K. Mckenna 10-18-12
    K. Mckenna 10-18-12

    Dunlop

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    "Look! It's Mitt Romney's policy platform...in 3D!"
    Which character ??? as performed by the narrators ??? was your favorite?

    Colbert is a Genius!


    What???s the most interesting tidbit you???ve picked up from this book?

    Even though it's satire, Colbert nails the GOP on some it's most insane platform stances and their absurd logic in defending those views.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    A. Augustine USA 11-22-12
    A. Augustine USA 11-22-12
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    "It's no "I Am America, and So Can You!""
    What did you like best about America Again? What did you like least?

    I enjoy Stephen Colbert's character go on his ridiculous rants but it felt like a bit less than full-effort. I enjoyed his previous book/audiobook more.


    If you’ve listened to books by Stephen Colbert before, how does this one compare?

    Of his two, this one would come in second. It is enjoyable enough, but it left me a bit wanting and missing the original.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    It's his own pace, so yes, though I felt like it was as quality as in "I Am America".


    Did America Again inspire you to do anything?

    No.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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