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Lies the Government Told You Audiobook
Lies the Government Told You
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Andrew P Napolitano
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Andrew P Napolitano
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Lies the Government Told You Audiobook

Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power and Deception in American History

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You've been lied to by the government. We shrug off this fact as an unfortunate reality. America is the land of the free, after all. Does it really matter whether our politicians bend the truth here and there? When the truth is traded for lies, our freedoms are diminished and don’t return. In Lies the Government Told You, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano reveals how America’s freedom, as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, has been forfeited by a government more protective of its own power than its obligations to preserve our individual liberties.

©2010 Andrew P. Napolitano (P)2010 Oasis Audio

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    Jake St. Petersburg, FL 04-25-13
    Jake St. Petersburg, FL 04-25-13
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    Where does Lies the Government Told You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is by far one of the best books i've listened to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Judge is the only character and he reads the book great. Very enthusiastic.


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

    His enthusiasm really gets you into the story.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Everyone in America Should Read This.


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    J. Frank 10-27-12
    J. Frank 10-27-12

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I have always been a fan of Andrew Napolitano and look forward to his analysis of current events. Unfortunately, this was not a very good book. It is rare that I have to stop listening to a book before the end. In this case, the story lines were all over the place and not presented in a compelling or spellbinding manner. I would definitely listen to other books of Napolitano's because of my respect for him. This one was just too abstract.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dogmother MANTEO, NC, United States 10-07-12
    Dogmother MANTEO, NC, United States 10-07-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Exposing the Educational Gaps"
    Where does Lies the Government Told You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the most interesting ones I have listened to, and the first political audio book I have done.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lies the Government Told You?

    One of the most memorable parts of the book was finding out that the part about "Innocent until proven guilty" was illustrated with a case I had read a book about, and that the impression that book left me with was not the whole truth!


    What about Andrew P Napolitano’s performance did you like?

    I liked his narrating, especially because his passion for the topic comes through. That might not be the same with another narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    It is amazing how much of what one is taught in American History classes misses, as I found out with this audio book. Things that I took for granted as "fact" turn out to not be true. If you have an interest in history and politics, this book will make you think!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steve INDIO, CA, United States 09-20-12
    Steve INDIO, CA, United States 09-20-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent read"

    Interesting read. I'm going to look into some of the historial items he lists as facts considering that they are not accepted as facts by most in this country. If they are facts then my mind has been blown a few times in this book. I really like Napolitano's takes though and that he's not afraid to trash either party.

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    George Waterloo, IL, United States 08-17-12
    George Waterloo, IL, United States 08-17-12
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    "Outstanding!!"
    If you could sum up Lies the Government Told You in three words, what would they be?

    Excellent eye opener!


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

    Kept my attention the whole time i was listening.


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

    Didnt want to turn it off!


    Any additional comments?

    Filled with eye opening details, makes you think, shocking, have to listen to it again!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 03-26-12
    Amazon Customer United States 03-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "The Judge MUST run for President"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Judge


    Which character – as performed by Andrew P Napolitano – was your favorite?

    The Judge


    If you could give Lies the Government Told You a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Why the average man should become a libertarian.


    Any additional comments?

    After listening to this book, as a conservative Republican......I will change my voter registration to Libertarian.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas davison, MI, United States 03-15-12
    Thomas davison, MI, United States 03-15-12 Member Since 2010

    Member since 2003 90 Audio Books on line dozens more purchased on CD I mostly like historical fiction & newer counter terrorism & political

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    What did you love best about Lies the Government Told You?

    The Historical Overview.


    If you’ve listened to books by Andrew P Napolitano before, how does this one compare?

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    If you could give Lies the Government Told You a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Both Parties are Liars!


    Any additional comments?

    The author is not afraid to hit both Rep and Dems. Bush and Obama are laid bare and it is shocking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jack Daniels 09-29-12

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    "For a judge, this guy really doesn't get it."

    I should have known this was going to be a bad one after listening to the introduction by Ron Paul. To say there are numerous flights into fantasy here would be an understatement.

    One example alone is the 2000 presidential election. To hear Judge Napolitano tell it you would think the Supreme Court hijacked the Presidential election for their own gain. Those of us that were there, covering it day after day as it happened, know it was much more simple then that. The Supreme Court of the United States simply told the Florida Supreme court to obey their own law. They added an admonishment that the Florida court cannot simply make it up as they go along.

    This one was a waste of money. I've heard the Judge give interviews on Fox News. It is not certain what happened to the judge that gave those interviews and thoughts when he composed this work.

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    Rami Dubai, United Arab Emirates 12-06-12
    Rami Dubai, United Arab Emirates 12-06-12
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    "Too AMERICAN"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Well I think I did notice the TITLE. The book is great for what it promises but it is too american and lots of legal refernces to my liking. If you are not american or really involved dont buy it. However I DID LISTEN TO IT.


    Would you recommend Lies the Government Told You to your friends? Why or why not?

    To hard core americans who argue abt the perfect world YES. To everyone else maybe no.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    War on terror.


    Could you see Lies the Government Told You being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not really it is too disconnected.


    Any additional comments?

    Again good book if do not assume to be anything besides the title. A mistake that I did.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Howard Grove City, PA, United States 11-23-12
    Howard Grove City, PA, United States 11-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Worthwhile with some reservations."

    This book was very informative. But I couldn't help but think that some of what the judge calls lies are simply different versions of history. He disagrees with many Supreme Court decisions. Don't we all? The judge is free to say what he wants because most of the people he criticizes are not able to give their version of events. But, to be fair, most books are that way; feeding their target audience. He calls Lincoln a "tyrant." Many people called him that; he was not all that popular while he was in office. But if all tyrants were like Lincoln I could deal with it in a time of serious crisis. He believes FDR provoked the Japanese into war so American would fight in Europe. I can see how he feels that way. I have wondered the same thing myself. But what would the world be like if we had not stopped Hitler? His criticism of the Japanese internment during WW2 was like all of it is: anachronistic. I was afraid he was going to say that 9-11 was an inside job but he didn't. I would have sent the book back if he had said that. If everyone in the country felt as strongly as the judge does about our government Washington would have a lot to answer for. The government manipulates people. It is happening as I write this and most people are happy with it. Call me jaded and cynical. What else is new?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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