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I Am a Pole (And So Can You!) Audiobook

I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)

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Publisher's Summary

The story of a pole, searching for his purpose in life.

"The perfect gift to give a child or grandchild for their high school or college graduation. Also Father's Day. Also, other times."
—Stephen Colbert

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2012 Stephen Colbert (P)2012 Hachette

What the Critics Say

"The sad thing is, I like it." (Maurice Sendak)

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    Clydene San Diego, California 05-08-12
    Clydene San Diego, California 05-08-12 Member Since 2014

    So many books, so little time...

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    "I love Stephen Colbert (And So Can You!)"

    This is the must have for the Stephen Colbert fan. You must not only buy this audio book, but also the hardback copy. The proceeds are going to a charity.

    What could be better, Tom Hanks reading the heart and soul of Stephen Colbert.

    Lovely children's story.

    Perhaps he will write a follow up book 50 Shades of a Grey Pole by Stephen Colbert. Now that would be an interesting follow-up book.

    Buy this book!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Janice Sugar Land, TX, United States 05-17-12
    Janice Sugar Land, TX, United States 05-17-12 Member Since 2010

    Rating scale: 5=Loved it, 4=Liked it, 3=Ok, 2=Disappointed, 1=Hated it. I look for well developed characters, compelling stories.

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    "Worthwhile for what it is"

    This was a nice little story and I smiled at the end when the pole learned his true purpose. I'm happy too that the proceeds go to a good cause. I was able to download the PDF pictures which did make it more enjoyable.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lori J. Rosendahl Magna, UT United States 04-12-16
    Lori J. Rosendahl Magna, UT United States 04-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I can't get these 9 minutes of my life back!"

    This is a waste of 9 minutes. I guess the only redeeming thing is that the profits are donated to vets.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    WhatTHEeff 03-05-16
    WhatTHEeff 03-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "boop"

    boop boop boop boop boop boop boop boop boop boop boop boop boop boop boop boop moop moop doop floop goop noop doop choop

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Tampa, FL 10-05-15
    Brian Tampa, FL 10-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A good quick chuckle"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's light, funny, but really only get it if you are obsessed with Colbert.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Humor


    What does Tom Hanks and Stephen Colbert (introduction) bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The banter between the two


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Cool that they give all proceeds to american GI vets.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Conner 01-10-15
    Conner 01-10-15
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    Exceptional. Apparently you cannot give a one word review, for this book. Stupid. Nope,! You have to use an exact number of words!!! Hilarious

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie United States 12-31-14
    Stephanie United States 12-31-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Silly"

    Worth the $2 for 10 mins of silliness. The warnings were longer than the book... which made it more funny to me.

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    Denae 12-28-14
    Denae 12-28-14 Member Since 2016
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    "I thought it was going to be funny. I was wrong."

    I was hoping it would be funny. I'm not a Stephen Colbert fan or hater. I just saw the title and thought it would have to be funny, then add narration by Tom Hanks. I was disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 02-24-14
    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 02-24-14 Member Since 2015

    Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.

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    "Stephen and Tom Hanks.... What more do you need?"
    If you could sum up I Am a Pole (And So Can You!) in three words, what would they be?

    Hilarious, awesome. short


    What did you like best about this story?

    The banter with Tom and Stephen.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Hanks and Stephen Colbert (introduction) – was your favorite?

    Stephen Colbert of course


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

    I would like to see a 4 min book turned into a movie... That could be fun.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William 02-15-14
    William 02-15-14 Member Since 2011

    I love a good book...

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    "I am proud to know a Pole..."

    Steven and Tom nailed this one. I appreciated how the money for their part of this is going to American Vets...Thanks guys!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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