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I can really appreciate this book. I highly recommend it to anyone who has to deal with people who still have John Kerry bumper stickers on their cars.
Love listening to many different Styles and types of books.
Ann gets her point across in a very "stick in the liberal's eye" way. Some have compained that she is harsher than necessary, and I agree a little bit (But really enjoy it as well). She treats the cry baby libs in the way they are used to treating other, only instead of making up information to try to prove her point, she has to goods! This is a great book; entertaining as well as educational!
This book won't win over anyone from the left. It's basically a guilty pleasure for those of us on the right. All of the attacks on this book have been about her tone(from many who embraced Al Franken's personal attacks) but none have addressed the facts she presents.
I pride myself on always taking input from all sources, including those at the very extreme (say Ayn Rand and Naomi Klein as book-ends), but this 'book' is a constant rant based on hyperbole, and introduces facts only when they are convenient.
To make an argument that Chernobyl shouldn't be used by the anti-nuclear 'liberals' as an indication of the dangers of nuclear power because it only killed 4000 instead of 10,000 people is almost hilarious, if I didn't think she was serious. As a person who is pro-nuclear myself, I wouldn't touch that argument with a 10 foot pole.
This book only succeeds at three things:
1. I read this to try and better understand how the far-right thinks, it proves they do not.
2. It makes a strong case for ultra-conservatism being a form of mental illness.
3. The 'liberal religion' that runs the country is a hell of a lot better than Coulter's alternative.
This book didn't make me laugh, it only made me sad for this sort of person.
This is Ann's best book yet. Highly recommended. Coulter once again uses the left's own words and deeds to illustrate their agenda. The narration is great. The reader handles Ann's sharp wit very well.
Who said liberal critics have to be dry and devoid of humor. Ann Coulter just saved me from an major depressive episode. Really funny with unique and cutting insights. Read anything from this savant.
I thoroughly enjoy Ms. Coulter's dry wit and was not disappointed with this offering. The only dissapointment was when I realized she paid someone else to do her reading for her. (VERY Republican!) Look elsewhere if you want to HEAR what she has to say.
I love Ann's material and this book is as good or better than her previous books. My only disappointment is that Ann herself did not narrate the book. While the reader does a credible job, she is not Ann Coulter. Part of the fun of an Ann Coulter audio book is to actually listen to Ann and all her wit being put across exactly the way she wants it. She is a wonderful narrator of her own books - so that is my only (but big) disappointment. Still a great book.
Often the media presents only the liberal view. It is good to hear another viewpoint. I only wish that she would speak less insultingly of those she disagrees with.
In this book, Ann contrasts the Christian belief system at she was raised under with the Liberal belief system. I found it not quite as engrossing as my other Ann Coulter books from Audible, but part of that may be the narrator. Don't get me wrong, Elizabeth White does a good job. However, she doesn't match the strident touch that Ann's own reading of the just slightly shorter "abridged" version. I've found Ann's words read by Ann herself best.
This contrasts strongly with Maureen Dowd's "Are Men Necessary?". I loved Ann reading her books so much that I tried Maureen. What a mistake! Maureen wasn't familiar with the text and stumbled over it terribly. It make me wonder who REALLY wrote it.
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