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America Again Audiobook

America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Humor, 2013

Book store nation, in the history of mankind there has never been a greater country than America. You could say we're the number one nation at being the best at greatness.

But as perfect as America is in every single way, America is broken! And we can't exchange it because we're 236 years past the 30-day return window. Look around - we don't make anything anymore, we've mortgaged our future to China, and the Apologist-in-Chief goes on world tours just to bow before foreign leaders. Worse, the L.A. Four Seasons Hotel doesn't even have a dedicated phone button for the Spa. You have to dial an extension! Where did we lose our way?!

It's high time we restored America to the greatness it never lost!

Luckily, America Again will singlebookedly pull this country back from the brink. Covering subject's ranging from healthcare ("I shudder to think where we'd be without the wide variety of prescription drugs to treat our maladies, such as think-shuddering") to the economy ("Life is giving us lemons, and we're shipping them to the Chinese to make our lemon-flavored leadonade") to food ("Feel free to deep fry this book-it's a rich source of fiber"), Stephen gives America the dose of truth it needs to get back on track.

©2012 Stephen Colbert (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Jim 10-23-15
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    "A Little Colbert goes a Long Way"
    Where does America Again rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not among my favorites.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Seriously?


    Which scene was your favorite?

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

    This is not a book that "moves" you. It entertains.


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    Jessica 10-23-15
    Jessica 10-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    A great performance, but just not as funny as I was expecting. I guess it was just too much satire for me? I had thought there might be some substance along with the funny.

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    Amazon Customer 10-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Funny & Enjoyable. Well worth the price and time."

    I listened to it several times!!! You'll find it hard to put down. Once you begin listening to it, plan on finishing it all at once.

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    MikeTheStone 10-13-15
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    "Get ready for a lethal dose of cynicism!"

    You probably already know who Stephen Colbert is and are familiar with the character he played on The Colbert Report, as I was when I bought this book, but you are not prepared for the onslaught of cynicism that is about to lay siege to your earballs. It's nearly unmitigated, and to be honest, I found it tiresome after about half an hour.

    Make no mistake, there were some serious laughs to be had, but when you consider the gravity of the subject matter, namely the decline of our society, the nonstop barrage seems in bad taste. I guess the best solution is just not considering the gravity of the subject matter. It appears to have worked for Colbert.

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    Khalid 10-07-15
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    "Funny without real substance"

    Steven is as always a brilliant sarcastic however in this book you he lacks genuine ideas or real substance to talk about. At times you feel some of the stuff is just there to fill space. After reading the previous book "I am America, and do can you" I was expecting much more from this one.

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    I think Stephen Colbert is an amazing Comedian, Writer, and Entertainer. He covered a lot of great topics and make me chuckle along the way. His satire is so strong, it was hard for me to figure out which side he was on. Maybe that wasn't the point? I had a good time. I bought it on sale, which was well worth it.

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    "Not as Good as Previous Colbert"

    Read on paper, two previous Colbert's, I Am America and I Am A Pole, both funnier in the reading than this one in the listening. I LOVE Stephen Colbert!; but was unfortunately underwhelmed.

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    "Good overall"

    while this book does not have much story to it, it didn't make me laugh a few times. it's interesting to see a way of having fun while still shining light on some of the problems in America.

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    Joe S. 09-17-15
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    "Shouldn't have high expectations"

    It's a funny book. Expect it to be pretty nonsensical at times. It's Stephen Colbert, after all.

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    "Awesome book"

    Highly recommend every American read or listen to. Don't be cattle! Lots of factual information.

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