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The Naked Communist Audiobook

The Naked Communist

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Publisher's Summary

The Naked Communist has sold almost two million copies. It found its way into the libraries of the CIA, the FBI, the White House, and homes all across America and the world. The Naked Communist contains a distillation of more than a hundred books and treatises on communism, many written by Marxist authors. We see the communist the way he sees himself - stripped of propaganda and pretense. Explained here is the amazing appeal of communism, its history, and its basic and unchanging concepts - even its secret timetable of conquest.

This audiobook has been called "the most powerful book on communism since J. Edgar Hoover's 'Masters of Deceit'". In one clarifying and volume, the whole incredible story of communism is graphically told. It includes the tragic story of China, Korea, Russia, the UN, Alger Hiss, Whittaker Chambers, Elizabeth Bentley, General MacArthur, and others.

In 1961, Skousen added the 45 goals of communism. Today, all but one of those goals is fulfilled as detailed in Chapter 13.

Among the many questions The Naked Communist answers are:

  • Is communism taking over the United States of America?
  • What is the progressive agenda?
  • Who gave America's nuclear secrets to the Russians?
  • Why did the West lose 600 million allies after World War II?
  • What is communism's great secret weapon?
  • Is there an answer to communism?
  • What can I do to stop communism?

But the most important question of all that this book answers is how to stop communism and how to do it without a major war. National broadcaster Paul Harvey at CBS said, "I have never given any volume such an unqualified endorsement."

©2015 Izzard Ink Publishing, W. Cleon Skousen, Paul B. Skousen (P)2015 Izzard Ink Publishing

What the Critics Say

"The Naked Communist lays out the whole progressive plan. It is UNBELIEVABLE how fast it has been achievable." (Dr. Ben Carson, The Sean Hannity Show)

"No one is better qualified to discuss the threat to this nation from communism. You will be alarmed, you will be informed and you'll be glad you heard him (W. Cleon Skousen)." (President Ronald Reagan, United States President)

"I went back and I read 'The Naked Communist' and at the end of that Skousen predicted someday soon you won't be able to find the truth in schools or in libraries or anywhere else because it won't be in print anymore. So you must collect those books. It's an idea I read from Cleon Skousen from his book in the 1950s, The Naked Communist, and where he talked about someday the history of this country's going to be lost because it's going to be hijacked by intellectuals and communists and everything else. And I think we're there." (Glenn Beck, Host of the Glenn Beck Show)

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    K 11-17-15
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    "History Repeats"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. So much information about communism in is this book.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The simplicity and clarity was the most compelling aspect of the narration.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Deakins – was your favorite?

    There is not a character in this book but Mark did a wonderful job.


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

    How the communist are taking over freedom.


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Freedom Salt Lake City, UT 11-16-15
    Freedom Salt Lake City, UT 11-16-15
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    "The History of Communism"
    What made the experience of listening to The Naked Communist the most enjoyable?

    The history of communism was really intriguing. The book plainly lays out the goals for communism.


    What other book might you compare The Naked Communist to and why?

    The Naked Socialist, which is another book in this series is comparable to this book. The Naked Socialist details socialism just like this book does for communism.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Deakins – was your favorite?

    There are not any characters in this non-fiction political book.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    That communism is alive today. American's need to become educated and wake up that communism is on our doorstep.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is the history of communism clearly defined.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Inspector U.S.A. 11-17-15
    Inspector U.S.A. 11-17-15

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    "John Galt is Ghost Writer for Skousen"
    If you could sum up The Naked Communist in three words, what would they be?

    Communism: Revealed, Unraveled.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    While listening to this book, I felt a profound respect for the author who distilled the complexities and trickeries of Communism into an easy and helpful playbook. My favorite character: The Author.


    What about Mark Deakins’s performance did you like?

    He has a uniquely clear all-American wholesomeness to his sound. It is neither an easy task to accumulate and layout such a subject as Communisim, nor is it an easy task to vocally deliver such material, but both W. Cleon Skousen and Mark Deakins deliver superbly. Their product is a masterpiece.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    I can't believe the 45 Communist goals were so plainly laid out when this book was first published, and yet their fulfillment continues in force today.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for The Naked Communist, a book which should display prominently on the bookshelf of every American!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 11-17-15
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    ""Must Reading" before the 2016 elections"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've heard about this book for years. Finally, here's a format so I can listen while driving, etc. The book gives a clean description of the reasons that America is in the mess it is in today---and, the way out is therefore more easily seen and understood. It is suitable content for high school and above. Skousen gives history, context, reasons and warnings. Being an old book, some might dismiss it and that would be a mistake. It sounds like it was written for today. Finally, a breath of fresh air regarding America's problems. Now I'm pointed in the right direction to help turn things around.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Deakins – was your favorite?

    Deakins performance brings the nonfiction subject matter to a high level of delightful listening, and thereby, greater understanding. I've heard other works by Deakins and I'd recommend this particular book for those not yet familiar with him---you will become a fan.


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

    How to Prevent the Fall of the United States


    Any additional comments?

    People who believe the Constitution is out of date need to read what happens when documents such as that one, and the Declaration of Independence, are pushed aside for alternative forms of government such as Communism and Socialism. Skousen spells it out clearly and succinctly. People who think they've got these upcoming elections all figured out should first read this book---it will prevent some bad judgments from being made at the ballot box.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sam 11-17-15
    Sam 11-17-15
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    "Where is Freedom?"
    Where does The Naked Communist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is top five non-fiction political book that I have read or listened to.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The facts and how well researched the book is.


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

    Yes. I love Mark. I loved Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham and The Maze Runner. Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls was also very well done.


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

    Communism is at our doorstep.


    Any additional comments?

    All the facts of Communism are in this book. I can see why it has been a best seller and why it is still relevant today.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce 11-21-15
    Bruce 11-21-15
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    "Liberals Do Not LIke it When You Know Their Plan"
    Where does The Naked Communist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top five in non-fiction and politics.


    What other book might you compare The Naked Communist to and why?

    Rules for Radicals


    What about Mark Deakins’s performance did you like?

    He did a very nice job with the pronunciation of the names and did a marvelous job with the facts.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Liberals and progressives will not like this book. They will say it is out of date or not true. But look at everything that has happened in the last 20-30 years. It is in this book.
    The goal of Communism is to get America to destroy herself from within. That is almost done. As a nation we need to repent and and live morals lives. Only then we will be free again.

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    MaryannD 12-02-15
    MaryannD 12-02-15
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    "I've been so blind."

    This book is a completly eye-opening experience. Beautifully written. I highly recommend listening to the narration. Mark Deakins is captivating.

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    Joshua 11-21-15
    Joshua 11-21-15
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    "I understand so much better now!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Naked Communist to be better than the print version?

    Audio is fantastic! Easy to listen too!


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Very entertaining.


    What about Mark Deakins’s performance did you like?

    Mark Deakins is easy to understand.


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

    I couldn't seem to stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    Love it!

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    David USA 11-18-16
    David USA 11-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "disappointing ending"

    This book starts out with an amazing history and analysis of communism, however the last few hours turns into nothing but bible quotes and religious preaching. I was not expecting a review of the old testament and the 10 commandments. Disappointing end ruined what I was thinking to be a 5-star book.

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    Amazon Customer 11-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    A timeless tail almost lost from our history. Knowing it makes current chaotic social discourse make sense.
    Exposed is the flimsy pretense behind the savage race for power in the guise of altruism.

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