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Don't Start the Revolution Without Me

Narrated by: Chris O'Brien
Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
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Jesse Ventura has had many lives—as a Navy SEAL, as a star of pro wrestling, as an actor, and as the governor of Minnesota. Written with award-winning author Dick Russell at a secluded location on Mexico's Baja Peninsula, Ventura's best-selling book reveals for the first time why he left politics—and why he is now considering reentering the arena with a possible independent run for the presidency.

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  • 03-04-13

Common Sense Solutions to the Nations Problems

If you could sum up Don't Start the Revolution Without Me in three words, what would they be?

Eye-opening, finally, revolutionary

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The most compelling aspect of this narrative is that it appears Americans are being lied to on a huge scale for the purpose of power control and capitalism.

Which scene was your favorite?

There isn't any one moment that stands out, but the two-party's obvious subversion and counter-tactics to Ventura's no-nonsense approach to solving US issues and foreign policy raises an eyebrow. It would appear that a single governor in quiet Minnesota was enough of a threat to the left and right that they worked diligently to discredit him any chance they got. As a result, you begin wondering if a third/independent party candidate could do a better job.

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

Absolutely!

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Jesse is brilliant

Jesse is so honest, so smart and savvy and above all so cool. He just makes loads of common sense. A must read / listen!

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worth it

inspiring that is how I can summarize this book. no more Republicans and Democrats anymore.

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GREAT BOOK!!!!

I have read every book by Jessie, thus was the last one, and as the saying goes "save the best for last". This is a bit more of a biography then the rest, but that is what I liked so much about this book. Getting to hear some of his wife's thoughts on everything was a great idea and what makes this the best book written by Jessie. ENJOY!!!

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  • Lord Peridot
  • 06-25-19

Ventura Autobiography

Jesse Ventura brings intelligence, humour and a literary flair to his autobiography. If the rest of his life is as full and varied as it seems to have been so far, then he will have much more to tell us in due course. Much of Ventura's past writing has been about politics and public matters, but in this book he tells us about his early life, early career and time spent on career breaks as well as his experience of being Minnesota Governor and working as a talk show radio host. Despite his passionate and caring nature he refrains from beating the reader over the head when discussing his political views and relating the inevitably trying experiences he has encountered in his brief political career. On the contrary, every page is laced with humour, compassion and a personal touch that sustains the reader's interest and makes this book a pleasure to read. Well read by Chris O'Brien, though strangely I thought Mr. V. had read it himself.

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  • fran
  • 02-12-16

If nothing else its political fun!

Great read/listen. Jesse is a cool guy who's led a cool life. He comes off as passionate and honest. Id vote for him.