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Pinheads and Patriots Audiobook

Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama

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Publisher's Summary

When Bill O'Reilly interviewed then-Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 Presidential elections, the two had a lively debate about the nation's future.

Since that time, America has changed rapidly - some would even say seismically - and many believe these shifts are doing more than just rocking the political and social climate; they're rocking the American core.

In his latest spirited book, O'Reilly prompts further debate with the president and the American people on the current state of the union. While the changes that took place in America during President Obama's first 18 months in office are dizzying to just think about, their real-life impact on the average American is a helluva lot stronger than that. Tempers have reached the boiling point over the shifts in health care, immigration, national security, energy, and the environment. And then there's the economy.

O'Reilly sorts it all out with his trademark mix of humor and bluster in his most impassioned book to date. This is just the book to guide you through the most important issues of the midterm elections and beyond.

©2010 Bill O'Reilly (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Jennifer GRIFFIN, GA, United States 12-08-12
    Jennifer GRIFFIN, GA, United States 12-08-12
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    What made the experience of listening to Pinheads and Patriots the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoy when an author narrates their own book. Only the author can convey their thoughts and ideas 100% accurately through their voice. O'Reilly conveys passion, sarcasm, sympathy and seriousness in all the right ways that are easy to understand while riding or listening.


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

    No, not necessarily. Too much politics in one sitting is exhausting.


    Any additional comments?

    Bill O'Reilly honestly surprised me. I had not been an avid watcher of his show, but through this book I realized how fair Bill really tries to be. He genuinely likes the president and like a true gentleman, respectfully disagrees with the president's points, but not all his points. Bill takes you through Pinheads and Patriots and helps us all to realize that we're all pinheads at one point or another. It's not a permanent label.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-13-10

    Walt

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    "Have you seen the show?"

    If you watch the show somewhat faithfully then you have already heard about 3/4 of this book. If you like O'Reilly then you will love this book and you probably aren't concerned about my review. If you like Bill O'Reilly and haven't a chance to watch the show, you'll love the book. It's really very much about Bill O'Reilly and his approach to political ethics commentary, how it applies, and a bit about how his method was developed.

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Everett T. McGill 11-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "It's Attitude vs Reality"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If someone else wrote it.


    What could Bill O'Reilly have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Look, Bill is not wrong, he's just an A-hole about everything. He does not say things that are incorrect he just has the worst possible attitude about everything. So maybe that is what works for him and makes him money, but I just don't want to listen to him. I was fully willing to love his books, but I won't read another one.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Bill O'Reilly’s performances?

    no


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    monotony boredom


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William TUCSON, AZ, United States 11-29-11
    William TUCSON, AZ, United States 11-29-11 Member Since 2010

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    "O'Reilly as usual"

    This is a good read and fun. I did not get any great revelations or super new knowledge from this, but the book was a quick read and held my interest.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Michael PUYALLUP, WA, United States 03-23-12
    Michael PUYALLUP, WA, United States 03-23-12
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    "Nobody's Perfect - You Decide"
    If you could sum up Pinheads and Patriots in three words, what would they be?

    Thought-provoking, clear, pointed


    What does Bill O'Reilly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The nuances of language and the subtleties of intonation and inferred meanings


    If you could give Pinheads and Patriots a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Nobody's Perfect - You Decide


    Any additional comments?

    O'Reilly leaves little doubt about how he feels. I can't say I always agree with him, but I also know where he stands on the issues.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Stafford, Virginia, United States 08-05-11
    Thomas Stafford, Virginia, United States 08-05-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Like the Factor - his opinions"

    O'reilly hits the main points but offers the same overbearing approach he uses in his television program. He is always right and never admits an error. Nevertheless, I agreed with his opinions - otherwise I could not watch the factor or read his books.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Joe 06-30-16
    Joe 06-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not quite up to Bill O'Reilly's standards."

    Short in length. Too much hitting on Obama. There has to be other pinheads to write about.

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    Robin in Alaska Kenai, Alaska, United States 01-04-16
    Robin in Alaska Kenai, Alaska, United States 01-04-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Outstanding delivery and very balanced viewpoints"
    If you could sum up Pinheads and Patriots in three words, what would they be?

    Informative, engaging, enjoyable.


    What about Bill O'Reilly’s performance did you like?

    O Reilly has the voice and passion that I personally find very enjoyable to listen to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert TOMS RIVER, NJ, United States 11-25-11
    Robert TOMS RIVER, NJ, United States 11-25-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Outstanding!"

    Bill calls it like he sees it. No spin here. Enjoyed every chapter. Enjoyable to listen to. I always enjoy when the author speaks in his own voice!

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Rod McCammon, ID, United States 12-28-10
    Rod McCammon, ID, United States 12-28-10

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    "Same Old Same Old!"

    Staying strictly within the left right paradigm and NEVER wandering outside that tightly defined box Bill drones on for 5 hours and 40 minutes about surface politics always careful to pay homage to his benefactors-those who write his paycheck- and NEVER dealing with behind the scenes controllers except to deride anyone who believes in such things as "Nuts" and "Kooks" and other defamatory slanders! This book is shallow, self serving and delivered in BillBo's predictable arrogant style! I took Audible.com up on their free two week offer in order not to give O'reilly ANY money for this book! Even though there are a few funny comments on this it is NOT worth the money in my opinion! I am NOT a liberal, I'm a Constitutionalist, a fiscal conservative more of a social Libertarian with the exception of NOT supporting the murder of pre-birth children. Before I listened to this book I always said that O'reilly was the guy "I loved to hate"! I've become convinced that O'reilly is but a shill for the powers that be! Now I simply hate him!

    13 of 29 people found this review helpful
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  • Christopher
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    "I think I'll listen again..."

    Sometimes I have to roll my eyes (even driving alone) with how conceded he is but the man tells a good story, has the gumption to tell it like he sees it, and doesn't back down. I like that he believes in America, believes America is an exceptional country that provides the rest of the world with the hope of freedom. In this book, he reasons through a 2008 interview with President Obama as well as campaign promises to illustrate where he went wrong and also what he did right. He talks about a number of other influential people, their impacts on our country, and his take on whether those impacts have been positive or negative. He throws in a lot of humor, interesting anecdotes, and logical insights.

    Hey, I like Bill, I like what he does, I like his reason, I find him interesting and informative; I've read all of his books except "Culture Warriors." I like that he reads it himself and think it is a quick listen - highly recommend it!

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