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  • The Chapo Guide to Revolution

  • A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason
  • By: Chapo Trap House
  • Narrated by: Felix Biederman, Virgil Texas, Brendan James, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 604

In a manifesto that renders all previous attempts at political satire obsolete, The Chapo Guide to Revolution shows you that you don’t have to side with either the pear-shaped vampires of the right or the craven, lanyard-wearing wonks of contemporary liberalism. These self-described “assholes from the Internet” offer a fully ironic ideology for all who feel politically hopeless and prefer broadsides and tirades to reasoned debate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the podcast

  • By my man know on 08-22-18

brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-28-18

Brilliant comedy that skeweres the feckless liberal establishment and the bitter, nihilistic far right. Ends on a hopeful note but ultimately it is up to us to be what needs to change and its not merely electing some Democrats or reforming a system whose purpose is to manage society to keep the 1% powerful.

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  • Accidental Saints

  • Finding God in All the Wrong People
  • By: Nadia Bolz-Weber
  • Narrated by: Nadia Bolz-Weber
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637

In Accidental Saints, New York Times best-selling au­thor Nadia Bolz-Weber invites readers into a surprising encounter with what she calls "a religious but not-so-spiritual life." Tattooed, angry and profane, this former standup comic turned pastor stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve. But God keeps showing up in the least likely of people - a church-loving agnostic, a drag queen, a felonious Bishop and a gun-toting member of the NRA.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Irreverent Humor/ Ordinary Grace

  • By Joey Armstrong on 09-10-15

This brought me to the faith

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-15

Would you listen to Accidental Saints again? Why?

Absolutely, the story was incredibly touching and I see a lot of myself in Nadia and her parishiners. I am a 30 year old teacher who is transitioning male to female. I've been an atheist most of my life but there has always been an absence within me. She and others have shown me that I don't have to be straight or cisgender or perfect to find grace in God. She (among others in my life) showed me that the Rapture was not a mainstream belief, nor is biblically supported, nor were chick tracts, which were my first contact with Christianity growing up. She showed me that there is a different kind of christian than the guys on tv getting poor people to send them money for a private jet. And that when I went to visit a church, I found it was for real, my chains breaking.

So yeah good book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite moment was when she consoled the family of a victim of suicide, telling them something to the effect of, if love was enough to prevent the suicide, it would have.

Which character – as performed by Nadia Bolz-Weber – was your favorite?

Nadia herself but in particular her story about the George Zimmerman shooting and also the one about making the saint cookies and realizing a feminist who was also a racist is like the struggle between sin and sainthood.

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

Nobody is perfect but we are all loved by God.