Rush Limbaugh

  • by Zev Chafets
  • Narrated by Erik Synnestvedt
  • 8 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"I know the liberals call you 'the most dangerous man in America,' but don't worry about it, they used to say the same thing about me. Keep up the good work." -Ronald Reagan in a letter to Rush Limbaugh, December 11, 1992
Do you remember your first time? People tend to remember the moment they first heard The Rush Limbaugh Show on the radio. For Zev Chafets, it was in a car in Detroit, driving down Woodward Avenue. Limbaugh's braggadocio, the outrageous satire, the slaughtering of liberal sacred cows performed with the verve of a rock-n-roll DJ-it seemed fresh, funny and completely subversive. "They're never going to let this guy stay on the air," he thought. Almost two decades later Chafets met Rush for the first time, at Limbaugh's rarely visited "Southern Command." They spent hours together talking on the record about politics, sports, music, show business, religion and modern American history. Rush opened his home and his world, introducing Chafets to his family, closest friends, even his psychologist. The result was an acclaimed cover-story profile of Limbaugh in The New York Times Magazine. But there was much more to say, especially after Limbaugh became Public Enemy Number One of the Obama Administration.
At first Limbaugh resisted the idea of a full-length portrait, but he eventually invited Chafets back to Florida and exchanged more than a hundred emails full of his personal history, thoughts, fears and ambitions. What has emerged is an uniquely personal look at the man who is not only the most popular voice on the radio, but the leader of the conservative movement and one of the most influential figures in the Republican Party. While Limbaugh's public persona is instantly recognizable, his background and private life are often misunderstood.

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Enjoyed it, despite poor narration

As an avid Rush fan for many years, I consumed this audiobook in two sittings. Enjoyed knowing more of the story -- especially his radio days -- that Rush has mentioned now and then through the years.

Who chose this narrator? Ouch! Annoyingly choppy. Obviously not a Rush listener either, he mangles the "Duddle lit, duddle lit, duddle lit" vocalization Rush leads with in some of his impromptu updates. The narrator also mispronounces Mark Levin's name. Good grief, Mark is a best-selling author and has his own syndicated radio show, can't we get his name right?
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- David

Pretty bland

The author's obviously star-struck, so it's no wonder that Rush promotes this book all the time on his show. Very little new that wouldn't have been obvious from listening to Rush's show for the past couple of years. Any criticism in this book is EXTREMELY mild. Mostly a dry recitation of history over the past few years, with large numbers of verbatim quotes from Rush thrown in to keep it vaguely interesting.
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- Matthew "Avid audiobook addict!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-25-2010
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC