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What The Daily Show is to evening news, The Colbert Report is to personality-driven pundit shows. Stephen Colbert brings his sarcastic charm to a half-hour report, tackling the important issues of the day and telling his guests why their opinions are just plain wrong. Stephen stands for "truthiness" and his American right to copyright that word and claim ownership of it.

The author describes his audiobook as a simple audiobook from a simple mind: Stephen Colbert's. In plain conversational language, not to mention the occasional grunt and/or whistle, Stephen explains his take on the most pressing concerns of our culture: faith, family...hygiene.

Why now? Stephen fears America has lost its balls and he hopes to re-ballify us...even the ladies. Ladies can have balls: lady-balls too. Stephen likes to call those "Thatchers". Stephen will show how he got his mammoth swinging sack with tales of courage and vital documents from his own life, including the Mother's Day card he made at age six, disputed credit-card bills, and putt-putt score cards - all the major milestones.

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Not as funny as his show

I think Colbert might benefit from the play he gets off his audience and guests. He just doesn't come across as funny in a straight-up audio book. I stopped listening / reading about halfway through, I just found myself losing interest and paying attention to other things instead of the book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Dabney
  • murrieta, CA, USA
  • 10-09-07

Not Up to His Show

I adore him on the Report, and try never to miss it, but this sounded to me like "out-takes." The religion descriptions are pretty funny, though, and I'm sure die-hard fans will love it.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Erika
  • San Diego, CA United States
  • 10-07-07

The Great American Book

As soon as I saw this title for sale I bought it immediately and listened to it straight until the end. I was not disappointed by this book. It is one of the funniest books out there. If you enjoyed "America (The Book)" you will love this. It is brilliantly read by Stephen Colbert along with many guest voices such as Jon Stewart and Amy Sedaris. My only problem was that it wasn't long enough. I am definitely going to buy the book when it comes out as well. Stephen is an American hero!

18 of 24 people found this review helpful

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This is pure brain candy

This book rode high on the hog for a majority of it. I truly enjoyed it. There were a couple moments that didn't resonate with me (the Steven speaks for me sports fan spots) but other than that, it was really great satire that you'd expect from Mr. Colbert. Loved it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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excellent book!

This was fantastic! Stephen Colbert is hilarious and makes listening to this audio book a real treat. Buy it. You won't regret it

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Colbert at his best

This book is typical Colbert style laugh out loud funny. I listened to it on the train and I am sure people around me thought I was crazy for just laughing to my self.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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This is hysterical !!!

I purchased this for a long car ride - fantastic! So funny I listened to it twice on my trip! A must read/listen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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You'll listen to it again and again

If you don't like silly, if you offend easily or if you are one of those people who just can't live in the Colbert Nation, then don't buy this book, otherwise, buy this book. This is a download you will keep on your device forever because when you need some cheering up, here it is nearly as new as the first time you heard it. One warning though, don't listen to this with your mother. If she laughs at it, you will lose respect for her.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Empty

Doesn't offer anything to think about. His writers must have been on strike when he put this out. Love the show.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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okay read

I laugh out loud when I watch his TV program and I was expecting the same level of humor in the book. It was funny, but it was not the political humor that I was hoping for.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful