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No Apology Audiobook

No Apology: The Case for American Greatness

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On his first presidential visit to address the European nations, President Obama felt it necessary to apologize for America’s international power. He repeated that apology when visiting Latin America, and again to Muslims worldwide in an interview broadcast on Al-Arabiya television.

In No Apology, Mitt Romney asserts that American strength is essential—not just for our own well-being, but for the world’s. Governments such as China and a newly robust Russia threaten to overtake us on many fronts, and Islam continues its dangerous rise. Drawing on history for lessons on how great powers collapse, Romney shows how and why our national advantages have eroded. From the long-term decline of our manufacturing base, our laggard educational system that has left us without enough engineers, scientists, and other skilled professionals, our corrupted financial practices that led to the current crisis, and the crushing impact of entitlements on our future obligations, America is in debt, overtaxed, and unprepared for the challenges it must face. We need renewal: fresh ideas to cut through complicated problems and restore our strength.

Creative and bold, Romney proposes simple solutions to rebuild industry, create good jobs, reduce out-of-control spending on entitlements and health care, dramatically improve education, and restore a military battered by eight years of war.

Most important, he calls for a new commitment to citizenship, a common cause we all share, rather than a laundry list of individual demands. Many of his solutions oppose President Obama’s policies, many also run counter to Republican thinking, but all have one strategic aim: to move America back to political and economic strength. Personal and dynamically-argued, No Apology is a call to action by a man who cares deeply about America’s history, its promise, and its future.

©2010 Mitt Romney (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

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    jg othello, WA, US 03-31-10
    jg othello, WA, US 03-31-10 Member Since 2012
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    well written -- Romney's economic skills could be the answer to the financial problems of our country

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Doyle Mission Viejo, CA, USA 03-24-10
    Doyle Mission Viejo, CA, USA 03-24-10
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    "Telling it like it is."

    This was an extremely informative book. Mitt explained everything in detail that was understandable by the reader. Nothing was left to the imagination. My biggest takeaway from the book was that the news media needs to stop using news bytes and curtailing candidates' responses. Having the book read by the author was also very enjoyable.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Washington, DC 03-17-10
    Daniel Washington, DC 03-17-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Just ask for one apology"

    I was very excited to read this title and was very disapointed with the first third where Romney discussed his foreign policy ideas and bashed Obama but I had hope that the book would improve and it did. I was very intrigued as he discussed economic, health care and education issues and felt that he elaborated much better on these issues than on foreign policy where I feel he bombed.
    I just wish the book would have had less Obama bashing as I'm tired of the same old rhetoric from conservatives.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Janet United States 10-10-15
    Janet United States 10-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Understands how government works"

    Every American should read this book and give thought to understanding and how implementing his suggestions would improve our society. This would be a very strong nation.

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    James 12-28-13
    James 12-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Ah Shucks and Gosh Darn It, I'm Mitt Romney"

    In This Book, No Apology by Mitt Romney, he presents an easy to digest case about America’s Greatness and what it would take to get our country back on top of things.

    Of course, Romney being a Republican, he is going to have a lot of the typical traditional Republican themes interwoven throughout, but that’s okay, as Romney seems to try to be a “moderate Republican” as best he can an appeal to as many as he possibly can. Depending on where you are politically, that may or may not work for you.

    Romney, with his sometimes “folksy - ah shucks” approach, tries a little too hard to portray himself and his family as the typical All American family, but that’s a stretch as it seems they all live in a fantasy world of sorts.

    He’s a good person though and he has a lot of good points on what it will take to get the USA back on top of things.

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    Douglas Scroggs auburn ,georgia 11-14-12
    Douglas Scroggs auburn ,georgia 11-14-12 Member Since 2014

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    "i have now heard what a leader sounds like"
    What made the experience of listening to No Apology the most enjoyable?

    his depth and understanding ,in comparison to incapable leaders, history will prove, that we made a decisive mistake in allowing emotions to enter our decision of leader picking.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of No Apology?

    it is amazing to hear someone who has done their homework, not just faking it...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    to many to describe


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

    yes


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    Jan 11-05-12
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    "Four Stars for Gov. Romney"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Overall this book was very informative and interesting as Gov. Romney lays out his view of America, how he sees our place in the world and his vision for our future.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    He is very clear in laying out his concerns for American foreign affairs. I found his discussion of radical Islam very helpful as he laid out the difference between an Islamist and a Jihadist. His view of our relationship with China and Russia was also clear and interesting.

    The chapter on Energy Independence was thought provoking asking the reader/listener to consider which is more of a threat - a nuclear power accident or depending upon and sending all our wealth to countries that hate our way of life? Hmmmmmmmmm


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

    The audio edition read by the author was great for giving one a sense of Gov. Romney's sincerity, enthusiasm and commitment to his principles.


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

    The second half was interesting but not as clear or concise as the first. Topics
    like our educational system, deficit, health care, entitlements etc are complicated and these chapters while informative tended to be duller than the first half dealing with his larger view and vision for our future.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall a good read for this Election year and learning more about the man who may be the next President of the United States.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 11-02-12
    Elizabeth 11-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Read - Romney's vision for America!"
    What made the experience of listening to No Apology the most enjoyable?

    It was a well-laid out plan for Romney's Presidency. I learned much about this man's view on foreign-policy and economics. Something the mainstream news media will not report on.


    Have you listened to any of Mitt Romney’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you could give No Apology a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Vision for America!


    Any additional comments?

    I wanted to educate myself on the 2 Presidential candidates. This was a great book to learn about Romney's views and character as it relates to politics. Instead of writing about himself, like Obama's books do, Romney provides solutions for America.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MK ANG Aurora, CO 10-08-12
    MK ANG Aurora, CO 10-08-12

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    "Intelligence with a plan!"

    I wish everyone could hear this from Mr. Romney instead of the constant barrage of lies we are subjected to on a daily basis. What happened to our civility?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Willis McLaughlin NORTH HILLS, CA, US 10-01-12
    Willis McLaughlin NORTH HILLS, CA, US 10-01-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Romney in his own words"
    If you could sum up No Apology in three words, what would they be?

    It is important to me that that the writer whose voice I know read his own words. It seems more authentic to me. I am always surprised when people say that Romney is not clear on his position: he is not against gays, he is against gays stealing the definition of marriage; he is not against health care, he is against Obamacare etc... This book is plainly spoken and easy to listen to and understand. A good listen.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I was impressed on how solid his opinions are on all the political issues. I don't understand this "flip-flop" business, he may have flipped ( I hope to high heaven an intelligent being can change his opinion) but he never "flopped"


    What about Mitt Romney’s performance did you like?

    .I like it when the author reads his own words. He knows what he is saying and knows how to say it, particularly puvlic figures. My mother in law wrote poetry and could hardly stand haveing someone else read her her own poetry because they did not know how to read. I think that is the difference between the spoken word and the written.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The last chapter was particularly moving. You could hear , not only in his words but also in his voice, how much he truly loves this country. I think he loves it almost as much as he does his wife.


    Any additional comments?

    Get other authors to read their own words, it is far more personal and intimate -- like listening to an old friend.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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