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The Amateur Audiobook

The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House

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Publisher's Summary

It’s amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times best-selling author Edward Klein in his political exposé The Amateur. Tapping into the public’s growing sentiment that President Obama is in over his head, The Amateur argues that Obama’s toxic combination of incompetence and arrogance has run our nation and his presidency off the rails.

“Obama was both completely inexperienced and ideologically far to the left of most Americans when he entered the White House,” says Klein. “And he was so arrogant that he didn’t even know what he didn’t know.”

Klein, who is known for getting the inside scoop on everyone from the Kennedys to the Clintons, reveals never before published details about the Obama administration’s political inner workings, as well as Barack and Michelle’s personal lives, including the inordinate influence Michelle wields over Barack and her feud with a high profile celebrity; the real reason Rahm Emanuel left the White House (it wasn’t for family reasons); why Valerie Jarrett’s role is closer to that of Rasputin than impartial senior advisor; how Obama has purposefully forgotten and ignored those who put him in power, including the Kennedys and the Jewish and African American communities in Chicago.

From Obama’s conceited and detached demeanor, to his detrimental reliance on Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett’s advice, to the Obamas’ extravagant and out of touch lifestyle, The Amateur reveals a president whose ignorance and incompetence are sabotaging himself, his presidency, and America.

©2012 Edward Klein (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

The Amateur is the best book I’ve read on how Barack Obama is wrecking our country. I urge everyone who cares about America to read Edward Klein’s eyeopening book.” (Donald J. Trump)

“This is a racy, entertaining, informative book that illuminates apects of Obama and his team that have not been previously reported. A necessary antidote to the Obama worship that is sure to characterize the election debate.” (Dinesh D’Souza, New York Times best-selling author)

“A devastating indictment of the lethal combination of incompetence and radicalism that has made Obama into one of the worst presidents in American history.” (Norman Podhoretz, New York Times best-selling author)

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    Al Locke 06-18-12
    Al Locke 06-18-12
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    "All voters should read this!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Amateur to be better than the print version?

    The reason I listen to the audio version is I drive a LOT.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The facts!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good read for those who are interested in knowing this President off camera!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn Carty 06-18-12
    Dawn Carty 06-18-12
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    The title says it all. The book sets out to show not that Obama is a bad president but more that he has no experience and has surrounded himself with the staff that do not resolve the problem.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Scott EDEN, VT, United States 06-15-12
    Scott EDEN, VT, United States 06-15-12 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, one has to read it with an open mind


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Conservative writer but gave the liberal perpective too


    Which character – as performed by John McLain – was your favorite?

    N/A


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

    Yes women seem to influence Mr Obamas decision making. It also seems that there was
    Islamic teachings in his childhood that was not mentioned in Mr. Obama's Political biogrphy. He became a christan as an adult. Not that that should matter but living in both worlds myself there is a particular mindset between the two faiths.


    Any additional comments?

    A good read, be opened minded

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Lake Country, British Columbia, Canada 06-13-12
    Steve Lake Country, British Columbia, Canada 06-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    If you could sum up The Amateur in three words, what would they be?

    Well wriiten, interesting, well documented fact based book on the amazing, non-sensical, meteoric rise of the unqualified bum that is Barack Obama.


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    M. Floyd Colorado, USA 06-09-12
    M. Floyd Colorado, USA 06-09-12

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    "Very important book. Incredibly well researched"
    If you could sum up The Amateur in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, revealing, necessary


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The depth of the research and the level of detail provided to back up the information.


    If you could give The Amateur a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Why is he the president?


    Any additional comments?

    This should be required listening/reading for everyone in this country, to the left or the right. We need to know what we've gotten ourselves into to avoid it happening EVERY again.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Chris midvale, UT, United States 06-04-12
    Chris midvale, UT, United States 06-04-12 Member Since 2008

    Dr. Christopher W. Roberts Ph.d I am a Computer Geek working around the U.S. and the world. I have a lot of Air miles to listen to audible titles.

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    "Wow great insite into the Obama Mindset"

    The point of this book is to show how those who have worked with Obama think of him and place the Obama administration in context of experience needed to do the job of President of United States. Listen and form your own opinion of the value of the book. Great Listen.

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    john Chicago, IL, United States 08-09-13
    john Chicago, IL, United States 08-09-13
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    "Boring"
    Would you try another book from Edward Klein and/or John McLain?

    depends on the topic. this book was just boring.


    Would you be willing to try another one of John McLain’s performances?

    he was pretty monotonous. probably not.


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

    disappointment. it wasn't what i was expecting. i didn't really care for any of the anectdotes/information they put forth. not my cup of tea.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't understand why this book got such rave reviews. It sounded like it was right up my alley, but it was really just a bunch of boring anectdotes and 'insider' information. I have little to no interest in anything this book put forth...although i couldn't finish it. I got about half way through and listening to it started to feel like a chore. Perhaps it was the monotonous narration. I was expecting it to be more policy oriented and how Obama's decisions have exacerbated our problems. Instead i got hours of stuff about valarie jarret and michelle obama. Most of what was put forth i sort of intuitively knew. I just couldn't make myself care about this material.

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    Kevin Chardon, OH, United States 09-11-12
    Kevin Chardon, OH, United States 09-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    Would you try another book from Edward Klein and/or John McLain?

    No, I don't think I would. I'm no fan of Obama, but this book was too much of a one-sided hatchet job even for me.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I don't know.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The tone of voice was annoying. Every sentence was read as if it was the most damaging smoking gun anyone ever discovered about any president. One attack followed by another attack followed by another attack... just present the information.


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    Dan United States 09-10-12
    Dan United States 09-10-12
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    "Are You Really Supprised That He's A Politician?!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes. Learned about some of the power struggle for the Presidents trust/need that goes on inside the White House.


    Would you recommend The Amateur to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not really. I can summarize 6 hours of audio book in a few sentences.

    Obama is a Politician: he uses people to get what he wants.
    Obama trusts his Chicago people in his administration more than his non-Chicago people.
    Obama will drop you like a hot potato if what you've done will come back to him negatively.
    Obama is cold inside, only interested in himself, will cut people who helped him win the Office if his very close black chicago advisors/administrators say to.

    Not much else of a story to tell here. Book could have been 1-2 hours long.


    What about John McLain’s performance did you like?

    Who is John McLain?


    Was The Amateur worth the listening time?

    Not really. Should have been a 1-2 hour book. Nothing shocking here about a Politician.


    Any additional comments?

    A politician acts like a politician. What's so new about that? Did you think Obama was not a Politician at heart?

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    William Molino, Florida, United States 06-08-12
    William Molino, Florida, United States 06-08-12 Member Since 2015

    Retired aircraft systems engineer. Teach math (trig and calculus) part time at the local college. Love aircraft, reading, and horses. BS from New Mexico State, MS from Ohio State.

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    "Outstanding! He really is an amateur"

    Well worth the read if you want to know why our country is in such trouble right now. With leaders like Barak, who needs enemies.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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