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The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House | [Edward Klein]

The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House

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.
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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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    Anastacio Brooklyn, NY, United States 07-09-12
    Anastacio Brooklyn, NY, United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Fascinating. Couldn't stop listening"

    This book is a very good listen. The stories seem credible, even though some believe the book to be exaggerated. I usually take a while to finish an audiobook, but I finished this one in less than a week because it held mt interest. John McLain narrated The Amateur smoothly.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    rlovegreen 05-17-12
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    I have read mixed reviews of the author's other works so I listened with a skeptical ear. However I was immediately drawn into the story and enjoyed it very much. It promises to tell us about a man we know little about other than his carefully manicured public image. People on the right will have their suspicions confirmed. People on the left will dismiss it out of hand. I thought it was a good read, if a little unbelievable. That being said, if just 10% of this book is true, we are in big trouble. Recommended for political junkies.

    43 of 58 people found this review helpful
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    Kalie Birmingham, AL 03-14-13
    Kalie Birmingham, AL 03-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "So, you are telling me he is a politician??"
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    Obama didn't call campaign donors back?? He is an egotistical academic elitist?? WHAT! This is brand new earth shattering news!

    The man is a politician! That is what politicians do. While this book gives you a little more insight into the life of Obama, I felt like the author was digging for reasons to hate President Obama. Things that actually mattered, like how he voted as an Illinois Senator, opposing the Induced Infant Liability Act and repeatedly voted against requirements and restrictions intended to stop what opponents label "born alive" abortions were talked about for a quick minute. Then the author proceeded to talk a good thirty minutes talking about how Michelle Obama had a temper... again what a shocker that a woman can be emotional. It was slightly informative regarding foreign policy, but even then it felt like a one sided attack.

    In the end, it was one man's crusade to prove why Obama was a terrible person and an Amateur on the side. Not really the unbiased perspective on his lack of qualification I was hoping for.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 08-25-12
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 08-25-12 Member Since 2010

    Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.

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    "No one is this evil, awful, bad, or dark. Aaargh!"

    Look, I decided not to vote for President Obama before I read "the Amateur: I'm sorry I wasted the time on this polemic. According to Kline Mr. Obama is the worst PERSON to ever sit in the oval office. He has no redeeming characteristics. Klein is so over the top that he convinced me to take another look at The President. And while I will probably still have sufficient reservations regarding his economic strategies, I'm certainly going to give him the benefit of the doubt after listening to Klein's relentless vilification. Okay... I have learned never to read anything by this author again. Unless you feel the need for a loooooong injection of hatred delivered by an author who may even have contempt for your intelligence.... Skip this book.

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    Ryan Forbes Fresno, CA, US 06-12-12
    Ryan Forbes Fresno, CA, US 06-12-12 Member Since 2010
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    If you could sum up The Amateur in three words, what would they be?

    Eye Opening Information


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Amateur?

    Barry & Michele's "relationships" with the other people in their lives and how they just throw them under the bus.


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

    Inteaction between Hillary & Bill was like being a fly on the wall.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me feel sad that we have someone so incompetent in the White House but sadly we knew that already. This book just confirmed it.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book! Would recommend it to anyone who wants to know what is REALLY going on in the White House.

    13 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    mark Canton, OH, United States 09-03-12
    mark Canton, OH, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was very matter of fact. Not a hit piece.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Amateur?

    Michele Obama's past


    What about John McLain’s performance did you like?

    good


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. Frustrated with the ignorance of the voters


    Any additional comments?

    no

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Fayetteville, NC, USA 09-10-12
    Joseph Fayetteville, NC, USA 09-10-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Scary"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A very unflattering and disturbing description of what happens behind the scenes at the Whitehouse. A must read/listen during this very important time in history and the election process.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Patty United States 09-10-12
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    "Fascinating read!"
    Where does The Amateur rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Klein's book is one I hope everyone will get a chance to read before the election in November. His sources are people in the news who can be trusted to be truthful.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Gary R Santino 07-10-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Why did this guy get elected?"
    Where does The Amateur rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It told first hand accounts and was well researched


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The parts with the Clintons was very eye opening


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

    No


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

    Kids in the White house


    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Alan WICHITA FALLS, TX, United States 05-21-12
    Alan WICHITA FALLS, TX, United States 05-21-12 Member Since 2010
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    "COMPLETELY AMAZING!!!"

    Thank God there is finally someone that will tell the truth about obama. I'm so sick of the lapdog media begging at the table of obama and spinning his crap in a positive direction.

    Both the author and narrator did a masterful job of presenting the information. The book delves deep into the ego and arrogance of the illegitimate presidunt. I will be listening to this book at least 2 or 3 times!

    I highly recommend this book to every American!

    35 of 61 people found this review helpful
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    "I think he really doesn't like Obama"

    Of course, as a European, criticism based on Obama wanting to make the USA like some crazy socialist European state with a working national health insurance system, takes me a moment to decipher. I can understand the poor chap's frustration with a liberal media treating Obama's election like the second coming, but I got a bit tired of his polemic style, which never really managed to land killer blows on his object.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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