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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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    Brett Charlotte, NC, United States 12-16-13
    Brett Charlotte, NC, United States 12-16-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Funny as usual"

    Much like the show. His tongue in cheek opinions that represent a FOX news pundit on steroids are so laughable that even conservatives will find it amusing. In this installment he covers everything from jobs and the economy to Obamacare. The strongest bits were at the beginning but then wavered towards the end of the book. His set on food towards the end was so forgettable that I can't even remember it and I finished this book just the other day. I would have given this book higher ratings if it was longer and if the material was more timeless. This was a short book and is already a little dated.

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    Anders 10-16-15
    Anders 10-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Unexpectantly poor"

    I expected the exuberant witty Stephen Colbert from the Colbert Report. But this must have been all material that didn't make the cut. Uninspired and long betweens kernels of wit. I will not be able to finish this - and that is unusual.

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    Blair K. Hartman 09-29-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Pretty Whitty and Funny - Light On Content"

    I enjoyed the few hours of lighthearted political commentary. There wasn't really anything here to make me think. I'm not saying that sort of thing is necessary. This is a funny and intelligent book, but I don't really feel I gained anything from it.

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    Troy 05-07-15
    Troy 05-07-15
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    "Not His Best, but Still Funny"

    As with his other book "I Am America (And So Can You!)," the guide to know whether or not you'll enjoy this is whether or not you enjoy the Colbert Report. And if you're going through withdrawals because that's not on the air anymore, this is a quick hit to normalize you.

    It's not nearly as funny as the other book, but I still laughed. How can you not laugh? The whole reason to get the audio is the performance. Sure, you could read it in book form (and maybe you should!), but you'd be missing that vital Colbert-ness that makes it more entertaining than it really has a right to claim.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Desmond Grand Prairie, Texas, United States 03-23-14
    Desmond Grand Prairie, Texas, United States 03-23-14 Member Since 2013
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    "GET THIS BOOK NOW :)"

    If you are in the mood for some seriously funny Colbert narratives, get this book now. The bit about chiropractics was just too funny.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elisabeth Durham, NC, United States 02-27-13
    Elisabeth Durham, NC, United States 02-27-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Too Much Hyperbolic Hyperbole"

    In a phrase that Colbert himself might use, this book contains too much hyperbolic hyperbole. I enjoyed his previous book, which was very entertaining and more subtle. That book kept leaving me with a question of "wait, does he really think that? Oh no, of course not." In this book, he hits you over the head with a humor hammer; he is working too hard for the laughs by making all his exaggerations huge. It is still entertaining, just not his best work. Too dramatic, which he really doesn't need to create a successful work.

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    Drew Chandler 05-05-17
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    "Not nearly as funny or effective as the previous"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This second book by Colbert was still pretty funny, but not nearly as much as his first book "I Am America." This book, though funny, was very forgettable.


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    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

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    L. K. Sterling Brighton, MA United States 03-09-17
    L. K. Sterling Brighton, MA United States 03-09-17
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    "Colbert was satirizing MAGA years in advance"

    brilliant, of course. expect nothing less from Colbert!. worth repeated listening. my nightly bedtime story!

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    Darcy 01-21-17
    Darcy 01-21-17
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    "so so"

    It was okay. Not as good as his other audiobook and can't compare to the Colbert Report. If you're debating between this one or I am America, I say go for the other one. All in all, had a few laughs

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    Alan 01-20-17
    Alan 01-20-17
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    "Entertaining, masterfully narrated but that's that"

    Very entertaining and incredible narration. I didn't expect much but I thought I might learn something from the book. It's hard to trust anything that's being said, so that part was disappointing.

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