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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Idiots Unplugged: Truth for Those Who Care to Listen (audiobook) by Glenn Beck
Beck makes his points but this is a tedious collection.
Published in 2010 by Simon and Schuster Audio
Read by Glenn Beck and Pat Gray
Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Idiots Unplugged is a collection of promotional sketches that were aired on Beck's nationally syndicated radio show to promote his 2010 book Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government. Every sketch starts and ends with the same theme song (which means you get to hear it 15 or 16 times in an hour and 15 minutes of listening! Fun? No.)
Every sketch consists of Pat Gray speaking with a muppet-like voice and stating some sort of fairly common liberal argument. Beck then lays out his counter-argument, tells you where to find it in his book and then the liberal caller calls him fatso or makes some other insult about his weight.
While Beck's arguments were generally sound, the easy, slow pitch softball style set up of the questions make the arguments way too pat and simple. These sketches were probably pretty entertaining when originally aired on the radio show with 24 hours between each of them, but back to back to back to back they lost a lot of their oomph.
I rate this audiobook 2 stars out of 5.
This audiobook can be found on Amazon.com here: Idiots Unplugged: Truth for Those Who Care to Listen.
Reviewed on April 19, 2012.