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Publisher's Summary

The new nonfiction from number-one best-selling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck.

©2014 Mercury Radio Arts, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Enjoyable

The only problem I had is that it ended. I think that these are stories of the way Americans effected the culture of this country told in a way I could get into the story.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Another great book learn a lot

Glenn Beck is a great story teller with facts and interesting story lines. You come away with a better understanding of the people in history, some you grew up with.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic read!! So many interesting stories!

I love the way Glenn and his team make history come alive with stories like these, and from his other books. There is so much hidden history in this country and so much truth that we never get to hear. Thanks Glenn!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great true stories of America

Outstanding stories of American innovators and infamous people from our history. It is told in a very compelling and exciting way. Mostly good family listening.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Interesting listen

It was a little slow going for me in the beginning but the flow picked up as I continued to listen and I learned some fascinating things.

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History read without the emphasis on memorizing.

little snippets of history not found in text books with emphasis on seeing how our Democracy has operated in the past.

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Engaging

Wonderful stories told in such an engaging style. Loved it!! I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys history, young or old.

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One of my favorite listens...EVER.

What did you love best about Dreamers and Deceivers?

Such a great mix of history and drama. Really enjoyed each story and learned something I didn't know in each chapter. The chapter about Desi and Lucy had me all chocked up!

Any additional comments?

I like this compilation because it makes it easy to listen to and come back to. I like my share of 30 hour novels but every once in a while it's nice to have something to break it up.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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great topic, great revelations, so-so delivery

What made the experience of listening to Dreamers and Deceivers the most enjoyable?

It had a lot of revelations and/or new/different details about well known peoples, places, and things.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dreamers and Deceivers?

This is sad, but I waited to long to write the review to give you my best answer. What stuck with me till today is how Tesla and Edison fought and how dirty Edison got (using the electric chair as a way to demoralize his competition!) and over-all how even our most well known heroes were white washed and served to us as golden.

What three words best describe Jeremy Lowell’s voice?

Not that memorable.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Again, the part about the using the naming the electric chair after the competition and getting "tests" to prove how bad "Their" idea was, when in the end it really was the better idea.

Any additional comments?

If you don't mind, or even enjoy, changing your opinions about things you were just taught as "fact" (probably at a very young age), then you will enjoy this book. It's hard to contradict much of what is stated, as much of it is backed up with empirical evidence that was suppressed until forgotten.

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  • Plymouth, PA, United States
  • 11-13-14

Astounding History stories gather life

What did you love best about Dreamers and Deceivers?

The way Glenn and his team are able to shed insight on stories you thought you knew, and stories you never knew.

What did you like best about this story?

extraordinary real stories of History brought to Life. So many stories you thought you may have known, and some I never knew.

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

A marvelous story teller, he took Glenn becks words and gave life to them. Very good job at this. I hope Jeremy gets to do many many more in this series.

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

Ponzi,Armstrong,Disney,Desi and Lucille,Turing,Jobs,Hiss. Stories you thought you knew, now find out what you didn't. Dreamers and deceivers

Any additional comments?

The rerun, TV Filming, Theme park??? Numbers and a machine??? an apple??? FM radio??? nothing but your money??? Great stories in a great book by a great man and story teller

14 of 19 people found this review helpful

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  • Edward
  • 12-02-14

Not Just for Americans

Where does Dreamers and Deceivers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Dreamers and Deceivers ranks in the top 10% of the Audiobooks in my Library of nearly 100 books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Alan Turing was by far the most important historical character, His impact on world history and progress puts him in the same class of world changers as Albert Einstein and the bloke that invented the wheel. Turing however actually built a device that changed world history. His story is described in such detail that the impact of its significance is brought home with irony and awe.

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There are eight stories in this audio book each about an hour long , excellent lengths for many tasks including commutes and exercise. I actually enjoyed the book while clearing the garden after the last harvest in the fall. Audio books are an excellent way of keeping your mind engaged while doing mundane physical tasks.

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