Not as good as COMMON SENSE. Some part good, some parts silly.
Unless you are a Glenn Beck fan, this audio-book has marginal appeal. While Mr. Beck's enthusiasm for his country seems sincere and honest, unfortunately his aptitude for humor is inconveniently average. He undercuts some of his best points with goofy highschoolish attempts at jokes and silly sarcasm. Too many cheap shots at environmentalists undercut his better, more sensible arguments for protecting our borders, cutting our government spending/defecit, and taking more seriously the radical Islamic extremist threat to American democracy.
This book is funny and honest. I find it interesting that others reviews are so simple minded. When I read a book or even watch a move before I can be a critic I take all things in consideration. How well was the book written, was it honest and factual, etc. I also always read/watch/listen to all of the content before I rate the movie or book. For instance "Inherit the wind" decent movie and acting terribly inaccurate. If you know Glen Beck you know he cares for his country and is very "arrogant" about how great this country is. Though I would call it proud of what our country has sacrificed for freedom. I can see why he gets so upset when so many Americans refuse to pull the wool from over their eyes and fight the ternary that is developing. I guess it is inevitable, but I wont die without a fight
I thought this might be fun until I popped the first CD into the car box. First, the author's narration is so arrogant and smug and self-satisfied and sophomoric (I can keep going; please stop me!) that it immediately set my teeth on edge. Couple this with the obvious, sophomoric rhetoric meant to be funny -- something that sounds like a filibuster by a not terribly well-informed high school sophomore high on stimulants -- and you've got a real "I have no frontal lobe"-fest on your hands. I couldn't make it through the first CD; all I could think of while the CD was playing was slapping the obvious grin off the author's/narrator's face. A huge waste of time and oh so not-funny.
This was a very entertaining book but kind of light weight. The first chapter is definately worth reading though.
I would have enjoyed hearing Mr. Beck's take on politics, etc. but I could not get past his annoying narration. Perhaps I'll read the book.
Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio and Fox News television show host, is the author of five previous #1 "New York Times" bestsellers: "Arguing With Idiots, " "An Inconvenient Book, Glenn Beck's Common Sense", " ""The Christmas Sweater, "and his children's version of "The Christmas Sweater". "America's March to Socialism" is available now from Simon & Schuster Audio or downloadable from Simon & Schuster Online. He is also the author of "The Real America" and publisher of "Fusion" magazine. Visit www.glennbeck.com.