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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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    ar 03-23-14
    ar 03-23-14
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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

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    Robert 01-18-14
    Robert 01-18-14

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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.


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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 2014
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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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    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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    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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