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America the Beautiful Audiobook

America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

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Publisher's Summary

What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future.

From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian acclaim, Carson shares experiential insights that help us understand what is good about America, where we have gone astray, and which fundamental beliefs have guided America from her founding into preeminence among nations.

Written by a man who has experienced America's best and worst firsthand, America the Beautiful is at once alarming, convicting, and inspiring. You'll gain new perspectives on our nation's origins, our Judeo-Christian heritage, our educational system, capitalism versus socialism, our moral fabric, health care, and much more. An incisive manifesto of the values that shaped America's past and must shape her future, America the Beautiful calls us all to use our God-given talents to improve our lives, our communities, our nation, and our world.

©2011 Ben Carson, Candy Carson (P)2011 Zondervan

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    Jason VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, United States 03-05-13
    Jason VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, United States 03-05-13
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    "Great history lessons and balanced solutions"
    Where does America the Beautiful rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great historical reference book for current application


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Ben Carson's life speaks from real experiences


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

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

    Historical facts. Logical approac


    Any additional comments?

    Will listen again and share

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kenn PLantation, fl, United States 03-05-13
    Kenn PLantation, fl, United States 03-05-13
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    Would you listen to America the Beautiful again? Why?

    I wouldn't just listen to it again but I'm going to buy copies to give to people.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of America the Beautiful?

    The whole book, his ideas and his amazing store of his early life and rise.


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

    No, but he was good.


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

    America's path back to the top.


    Any additional comments?

    This is truly an amazing man, with an amazing story. I hope he keeps pushing forward to educate people. God Bless him.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    R.E.D. PELHAM, AL 03-01-13
    R.E.D. PELHAM, AL 03-01-13

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    "Dr, Benjamin Carson is AWESOME!!!"
    What did you love best about America the Beautiful?

    Dr. Benjamin Carson puts his thoughts in to words that is a MUST for our Great Nation call "America".

    He speaks my language and he is a living example of what I see in a TRUE LEADER of America.

    He has a "Vision for America" that all of US are Looking For regardless of your race or background.

    I hope he will run for President of the United States of America in 2016!!!

    He has my VOTE!

    I would challenge everyone to either listen to his book or read his book.

    We still have HOPE in America for our Future.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was so easy to understand and hit the basics principles of what our Country was Foundered on in 1776.


    What about Dion Graham’s performance did you like?

    This book was very easy to listen to and follow and moved at the right pace. Dion did an outstanding job.


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

    It laid out a Simple Blue Print for America for a successful future... but if we don't change our direction in America we will be JUST LIKE ROME and Fall...

    We Still Have Hope in America!!


    Any additional comments?

    It was an Awesome Book that every American should read or listen to as I am doing in my car.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "If you love America, listen to this"

    Regardless of whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, the references in this book about our country's early years are a must read. Later in the book, some of the implications for today seemed a bit repetitive, but the message is worthwhile.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen 02-22-13
    Stephen 02-22-13
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    this book is an excellent read. Dr. Carson makes many very good observations about our counrty and provides common sense solutions to fixing our problems. Read/Listened (Whispersync) to this book in less than 2 days.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ben 05-28-12
    Ben 05-28-12
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    "A truly great listen"
    Where does America the Beautiful rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    First


    What did you like best about this story?

    A great source of wisdom


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Ben Carson overcoming his difficult childhood situation


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

    When Ben sat in his bathroom for hours with fear of his own anger and then leaves a changed man


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book to everyone. It is a great perspective on issues very relevant to the times

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    A. Brown ATLANTA, GA 04-30-12
    A. Brown ATLANTA, GA 04-30-12 Member Since 2012

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    "DR CARSON ROCKS"
    If you could sum up America the Beautiful in three words, what would they be?

    A great story. An the fact that this is a true story, adds to makes it just that much more inspiring.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I enjoyed the entire book overall.


    Which character – as performed by Dion Graham – was your favorite?

    none


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

    No, almost. Could have very well could have be completed in one sitting, but I took two.


    Any additional comments?

    no additional

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 04-30-12
    Michael Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2016
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    "A Fresh View of Politics"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This perspective from an unusual and aclaimed source has some great ideas on how to get the country moving again and restore the civil discourse. It is not right or left wing. It is common sense.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Fresh ideas


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The challenge for the country we should have had after 9/11.


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

    We can be better than we are.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Pat Williamson 05-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great read."

    Common sense ideas that are possible. Enjoyed the history & solutions to our broken country. Thank you!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jenn 03-25-16
    Jenn 03-25-16
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    America The Beautiful is one of the best books I have ever read in my life and Dion Graham is amazing!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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