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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
America's March to Socialism: Why We're One Step Closer to Giant Missile Parades (audiobook) by Glenn Beck
Not original material, but a compilation of an ongoing segment of his radio show
Published by Simon and Schuster Audio in 2009.
Multicast performance (but mostly Glenn Beck).
Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes.
Glenn Beck's America's March to Socialism: Why We're One Step Closer to Giant Missile Parades is a compilation of an ongoing "bit: or segment of his radio show called, "America's March to Socialism." The bit features a 1940s/50s style voice over guy telling us he's bringing us even more proof that America is heading towards socialism while a military marching plays in the background, bringing those old Soviet-style "missile parades" to mind, thus the title.
There are about 20 bits on here, including an introduction. One problem is the relentless background theme music - it can be annoying, although I listened while walking the dog and it kind of helped get me in a rhythm...
This is the happy Glenn - the Glenn that lampoons and questions, not the crying, "the world is ending" Glenn that seems more prominent lately on his radio show (I don't watch the TV show and, come to think of it, I don't listen as much now that he's transformed into the "end of the world" Glenn).
So, why the 3 stars and not more? Well, it's a bit repetitive and really only about 1/3 of these are high quality. The rest are of varying quality and some don't even qualify as socialism, such as the concern about grade inflation in colleges.
I rate this audiobook 3 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: America's March to Socialism.
Reviewed on December 3, 2009.