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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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    "Extraordinarily lazy"

    Really sad to see such a smart, capable performer so completely phone it in like this. Apart from one or two clever moments it was genuinely difficult to listen to, and I'm a big fan of his work.

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    Justin OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, United States 05-12-15
    Justin OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, United States 05-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    "You can't not like this"

    Like the first book, this is classic Colbert. In fact, I think "Colbert" is the best word to describe it. In the same way that Monty Python effectively created its own sub-genre ("Pythonesque"), "Colbert" has become its own style. If you never watched the Colbert Report, I have no idea how this book will strike you, but if you have, you'll get it. My only complaint is that I wish the book were longer!

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    Julie 03-24-15
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    "Funny, surprisingly concise assessments"

    We liked Colbert's TV show, so this comes from fans. As a medical professional, I found his drug faves to be the best part of the recording. The hedge fund description and the Citizens United case were both informative and funny. The last drunken bit was wierd. Oh well. We still love you, Stephen.

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    Rachel R 01-29-15
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    "Always fun with Colbert"

    Really enjoyed this. If you liked the Colbert Report you will definitely like this book. Stephen's satire is always hilarious

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    Ann California 04-23-14
    Ann California 04-23-14 Member Since 2017
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    "I like Colbert but this was a little too much"
    Any additional comments?

    This is in keeping with his humor and style. I enjoy his 1/2 hour show but a book is a little too much of the same thing for me.

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    Allison NEW YORK, NY, United States 04-08-14
    Allison NEW YORK, NY, United States 04-08-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Not So Different from Watching the Show"

    Stephen Colbert is a top-notch comedian, and I'm a longtime fan. This book lives up to his caliber. The writing is excellent and the performance employs great comedic timing.

    I will say, however, that this audiobook wasn't really anything special compared to just watching the show. In hindsight, I probably wouldn't have spent my credit on the book.

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    ar 03-23-14
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    "Too short, such a tease"
    Would you consider the audio edition of America Again to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely. TV vs audible is comparable (yeah, that good, though this is really short and there is only one) - but print? This is audible, how do you think I feel about this?


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

    Well the whole thing lasted 3 hours, so I mostly spent it being sad it was about to end.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    I have yet to review a book that this question even works with


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

    I mean... yes, not wanted - I did. It's painfully short.


    Any additional comments?

    Get it if you enjoy life and / or laughter

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    Robert 01-18-14
    Robert 01-18-14

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    "If you like Colbert's show you'll like this book."
    Would you listen to America Again again? Why?

    Yes, I'd listen to this again which is saying something because I rarely re-listen to audio books due to having so many I have yet to listen to.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    There are certain books that just work better as audio books. You get the inflection of Colbert as he would want the book to be read. I think that adds to the enjoyment of the work.


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    Alon Shwartz Woodland Hills, CA United States 07-22-13
    Alon Shwartz Woodland Hills, CA United States 07-22-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Couldn't stop laughing"
    Where does America Again rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The funniest book I have ever listen to. Stephen is smart, witty, and funny! People were looking at me driving and laughing like I'm crazy. That said, Stephen knows how to walk the thin line between joking about a topic and pointing real and tough problems. SMART.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I couldn't know if he's joking or serious. I guess he was both which what makes this book good.


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

    Cry from laughter


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended

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    Kindra Harrisonburg, VA, United States 04-12-13
    Kindra Harrisonburg, VA, United States 04-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Just plain great...as usual!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of America Again to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely!


    What other book might you compare America Again to and why?

    Only another Stephen Colbert book can compare. He is one of a kind!


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ha! Well, Stephen Colbert. His style is just plain funny!


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

    Jobs, Medication, Gold and Sh*t Brownies: Important facts about America


    Any additional comments?

    Funny, Hilarious, and Sad...but mostly, funny!

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