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Meet the essential Bernie Sanders, an authentic and uncompromising champion of the people.

Independent United States Senator Bernie Sanders, who has a 35-year career in public service, first as Burlington, Vermont's mayor, then as Vermont's sole representative to Congress, and currently as a United States senator, is now campaigning to become president of the United States. His goal is to build a movement to take back our country from the rich and powerful, and return it to its rightful owners - we, the American people.

Sanders' common-sense, populist message is resonating with Democrats, Republicans, independents, as well as ordinary working-and middle-class Americans from all walks of life, including millennials, seniors, veterans, immigrants, environmentalists, union workers, and more.

In this short, accessible audiobook, author Jonathan Tasini draws heavily from Sanders' ample public record of speeches, statements, and interviews, and couples his working-class spirit with specific legislation he has championed on a number of core proposals that comprise a broader people's agenda for America, including:

  • A national, single-payer health care system
  • Free public higher education
  • Taking on wealth and income inequality
  • Preserving Social Security
  • Caring for our veterans
  • Ensuring civil rights for all
  • Combatting climate change
  • Reforming Wall Street
  • And much more

The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America is a must-listen for anyone who shares a vision for a forward-looking, sustainable, and more just United States of America and is eager to change the course of history.

©2015 Jonathan Tasini (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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  • A. Haase
  • Denver, CO United States
  • 09-17-15

primer on Sanders positions

Largely presented in his own words and including many bills he has written and past stands he has taken.

my only criticism is that the narrator tried too hard to be passionate and came across as just speaking too loudly.

6 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • jaye
  • GREENWICH, CT, United States
  • 08-01-16

I FEEL THE BERN AND IT WILL NEVER EVER DIE!

What made the experience of listening to The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America the most enjoyable?

BERNIE HAS MY VIEWS. I FOLLOW POLITICS EVERY YEAR ALL YEAR. ELECTION OR NOT. WHEN I HEARD HE WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT I WAS ELATED!!!

What did you like best about this story?

IT GIVES YOU A BASICS ON BERIECRATICS.

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

NO BUT I KNOW BERNIE'S POLITICS VERY WELL. I READ IT IN SEVERAL SEGMENTS.

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I AM MOURNING THE FIXED PRIMARY THIS YEAR. BERNIE MAY HAVE WON IF THERE HAD BEEN MORE DEBATES ON DAYS WHEN PEOPLE WATCH MORE TV. THE PRESS AVOIDED COVERING HIM UNTIL THEY HAD NO CHOICE, AND THE DNC HAD NOT INTERFERED WITH THE ELECTION. I LEFT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AFTER OVER 40 YEARS LAST APRIL AFTER VOTING FOR BERNIE IN THE CONNECTICUT PRIMARY.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Help in deciding

i'm still trying to decide with primary day in NY coming up. I learned some things about Bernie that I didn't know...both positive and some negative. The book was helpful and informative.

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Just another disciple of Saul

As a concerned citizen I feel the need to listen to all sides of the political sphere. After listening to this book I simply cannot wrap my brain around his health care solutions. If our health care is so horrible why do doctors from all over the world come here to train? I know if I needed a complicated medical procedure completed I can guarantee you it would be done in the US. The single pay system you advocate will lead to mediocrity in care. It will become a numbers game. Free market economy is imperative. What incentive would docs have to build a practice based upon compassion if everyone were to make the same amount of money??

6 of 14 people found this review helpful

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The enemy is us, apparently

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The essential Bernie Sanders was what I thought it was going to be, a one legged butt kicking of those who actually contribute to America. And nary a word on business, invention or creation, which all enemies of the people, apparently. A politician who has made a career of catering to the aggrieved no matter what ails them. I am disappointed in the message and philosophy which goes against the very grain of what once made America what it is. To appreciate Bernie--and to feel the Bern--is not to know America or understand its Tocquevillian roots. One star for the message, I can't bring myself to give it more than that.

5 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Feel the Bern

Through his speeches and steadfast commitment to fairness sheds light on how Sanders will save America and capitalism from the rabid jaws of corruption.

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most informative resume

one of the most extensive and informative resume in deciding who to pick for POTUS

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A Sane Statesman

Would you listen to The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America again? Why?

Yes.

What did you like best about this story?

The excellent, sensible recommendations for change.

Have you listened to any of Tom Parks’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

If you could give The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America a new subtitle, what would it be?

Our Next President (Hopefully)

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Clear, to the point presentation of this candidates philosophy. Superb candidate. Superb audio presentation.

4 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Save us Bernie Sanders, you are our only hope!

Great read about a great man! his policy's are simple and brilliant. his record speaks for itself. #feelthebern

6 of 17 people found this review helpful

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great info great ideas I enjoyed all of it

great ideas
I hope the people will see. I hope corporate America sees before it is too late

1 of 5 people found this review helpful