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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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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

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

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

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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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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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

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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  • nagi
  • NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA, United States
  • 03-24-13

Stephen Colbert again

What did you like about this audiobook?

Stephen Colbert

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

Anyone who listens will become a Stephen Colbert Stalker

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

by being Stephen Colbert

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

there can never be anything wrong with his performance....he is Stephen Colbert

Do you have any additional comments?

no

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Satire at its best.

Would you consider the audio edition of America Again to be better than the print version?

Why read the book when Stephen will read it at me so well.

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

His delivery of every bit was spot on.

Which scene was your favorite?

Too many good bits to pick from.

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

I wouldn't change a thing.

Any additional comments?

The road trip got even better.

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  • michael
  • Cedar Grove, NJ, United States
  • 03-18-13

Colbert does it again, nation!

What made the experience of listening to America Again the most enjoyable?

Steven's delivery is essential to this book! If you love his show, you will like this.

Would you recommend America Again to your friends? Why or why not?

I would definitely recommend this book

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

Of course I laughed out loud! It's Colbert!

Any additional comments?

The book seemed a little short, maybe that's because I was enjoying it so much. Stephen can make deep insights into the current political and pop culture scene that make you think and laugh at the same time!